Ezekiel 40:2
the visions: There can be little doubt, that the grand outlines of the description of the temple, in the following extraordinary vision, were taken from that of Solomon's, with all the additions made to it in after ages; and we may suppose that Zerubbabel and the other Jews had respect to it, as far as circumstances would permit, in rebuilding the temple after the captivity. There are, however, many circumstances which conclusively shew, that something infinitely superior to either the first or second temple was intended; and that the external description must be considered as a figure and emblem of spiritual blessings. Probably the more immediate accomplishment of the prophecy will be subsequent to the conversion and restoration of the Jews, the destruction of Gog and Magog, and the pouring out of the Spirit, mentioned at the close of the last chapter; but whether there will be any external forms analogous to these cannot be determined, though in some respects it seems improbable. Eze 1:1, Eze 8:3, Dan 7:1, Dan 7:7, Act 2:17, Act 16:9, 2Co 12:1-7 a very: Eze 17:22, Eze 17:23, Isa 2:2, Isa 2:3, Dan 2:34, Dan 2:35, Mic 4:1, Rev 21:10 by: or, upon as the: Eze 48:30-35, Gal 4:26, Rev 21:10-23 frame: 1Ch 28:12, 1Ch 28:19 on the south: Isa 48:2, Isa 14:13 Reciprocal: Deu 34:1 - showed him 1Ki 18:12 - the Spirit of the Lord 2Ki 2:16 - the Spirit Eze 3:12 - spirit Eze 7:2 - unto Eze 11:1 - the spirit Eze 41:1 - he brought Eze 42:1 - he brought Eze 43:5 - the spirit Eze 43:12 - Upon Mat 4:1 - of the spirit Act 10:10 - he fell