Ezekiel Temple
Temple of a Man
Yeshua answered and said unto them, You shall destroy this temple; and in three days I will raise it up! Then said the Yhudim, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and you will raise it up in three days? But he spoke of the temple of his body.

As shown in Part 2 of this study the people are the temple, and the Gentiles are included, for king Solomon gathered an hundred fifty three thousand and six hundred, all the strangers and fellow sojourners in the land of Yisrael, to help build the Temple, (2 Chronicles 2:1-2). In the opening statement from the passage quoted above it is the Passover, and Yeshua stands in the court wherein were found the oxen, sheep, doves, and tables of the money changers, and Yeshua had just overthrown their money tables and chased them out of the court of the temple with a whip of small cords. This occurs in the court of the Gentiles where the oxen, sheep, and doves were bought and sold; and the money was exchanged for a profit by the wolverines installed by Ananus, the head of the Tsaddukim ruling party, (which branches of his own had set up an abomination in the holy place court of the Miqdash-Temple by committing this evil). When Yeshua therefore says, You shall destroy this temple; and in three days I will raise it up!, he speaks of the temple of his body: yet this body of which he speaks is the whole body of the faithful in Messiah and not his own physical body, as the majority have generally assumed and taught for doctrinal reasons. It is rather in the sense of the whole body of the people-temple and indeed each of us is raised in his or her own appointed times which are times appointed of the Father, and the like typology is witnessed in the three days and a half which Lazaros slept before Messiah raised him from the dead. In the same way therefore that the Tanach body of the faithful were called the Body of Moshe the Brit Chadashah body of the faithful are called the Body of Messiah, and likewise the Body of Moshe was folded into Messiah in Matthew 27:51-53 when a great body of the saints which slept arose, and entered into the holy city Yerushalaim of Above, and many of these were exhibited in the writings as the text says, such as Hezekiah who was promised that he would go up into the House of YHWH in the Third Day. When Yeshua therefore makes the statement he speaks not of the physical building made with the hands of men, over forty and six years, but rather he speaks of the people standing in the court, which people of Elohim the leaders and chief priests were destroying with their doctrines and traditions of men.

However the base understanding and underlying foundation begins with the physical body of Yeshua because he offered it up, both as a living sacrifice during his earthly ministry, and also once and for all time at Golgotha, to attest, solidify, and confirm both his Testimony given to him from above and to confirm the Covenant(s). The Ezekiel Temple is therefore first and foremost a representation of the body-Miqdash Temple wherein we serve: it is the mathematical representation of the temple of a man, the man Yeshua, Moshiya-Deliverer. The Ezekiel Temple has six gates: inner and outer gates facing the north, inner and outer gates facing the south, and inner and outer gates facing the east. Each of the six gates are sixty cubits in height, (enter by the narrow gate) and each has six small chambers which are six cubits by six cubits square. The outer wall of the outer court is six cubits high and six cubits wide and its length is five hundred cubits by five hundred cubits square, (five hundred cubits per side). However with the outer suburb of fifty cubits round about the overall dimension of the square, including the common or profane area, is six hundred cubits by six hundred cubits square. Therefore the temple in which we serve is indeed the temple of a man and the same is the Body of Messiah Yeshua. Thus the overall basic measurements of the Ezekiel Temple are Six hundred, Sixty, and Six.

Ezekiel 40:5
5. And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the hand of the man a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the structure, one reed, [six cubits] and the height, one reed, [six cubits].

Ezekiel 43:7-11
7. And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the sons of Yisrael for ever, and My holy name, shall the house of Yisrael no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom, nor by the carcasses of their kings in their high places.
8. In their setting of their threshold by My thresholds, and their post by My posts, and the wall between Me and them, they have even defiled My holy name by their abominations which they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in Mine anger.
9. Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcasses of their kings, far from Me, and I will dwell in the midst of them for ever.
10. You, son of man, show the house to the house of Yisrael, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.
11. And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
From the diagram above it is clear that the eastern gates necessarily must be located at the center points of their respective walls because, if not, the inner eastern gate would not align with the sanctuary. However the same is not true for the north and south gates concerning their respective positions along the northern and southern perimeter walls. We are not given their locations in the north and south walls but rather most have simply assumed the locations to be at the midpoints in the outer walls. The offsetting of the northern and southern gates toward the west in each of their respective walls, as shown in the diagram above, is perfectly acceptable according to what is written because we are not told that the gates are centered along the perimeter walls. The offsetting of the north and south gates causes the temple layout to take on the form and shape of a man with his arms outstretched and the sanctuary then clearly becomes the chest cavity and belly of the man, (out of his cavity flow rivers of living waters). The Ezekiel Temple represents the Body of Messiah. Yochanan the Immerser is told to measure the Temple in Revelation 11 but nowhere are we plainly given the measurements unless they have something to do with the passage from Revelation 13:18. Yochanan employs nearly identical language to that of Ezekiel:

Let them measure the pattern . . . (Ezekiel 43:10).
Let him with understanding pebble-count the number . . . (Revelation 13:18).

The measurements given in Revelation 21 are of the holy city, (and measured rather with a golden reed) which Yochanan then clearly states, concerning the city, that he saw no temple therein because the Father YHWH, and the Lamb, are the temple thereof. What then happened to the measurements of the temple which Yochanan was commanded to measure? Perhaps it has to do with the 144000 of the Book of the Revelation of Messiah Yeshua, for the people of Elohim are His Temple, and the Ezekiel Temple Altar of Sacrifice is stated to be twelve long by twelve broad in its four quadrants, (12 x 12 = 144).

Revelation 13:18
18. Here is wisdom: Let him with understanding pebble-count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man, and his number is six hundred sixty and six.

Who has wisdom and understanding? Those having fully repented and being ashamed of their own iniquities. Only then is the veil removed from over our hearts and minds when we read the Scripture: only then might we understand the Word, the only Wisdom of Elohim. And perhaps then, as Yeshua the Nagiyd-Commander and Malak of the Covenant leads the Way, might we understand the measure of the pattern given to Ezekiel. Messiah came to build the prophesied eternal temple and there are references to the Ezekiel Temple in the new covenant writings if indeed the Ezekiel Temple is the Body of Messiah. The post modern pseudo-prophets generally defer the Ezekiel Temple to a so-called literal future thousand year millennium because they see only with the eyes and mind of the literal-physical and flesh. However, if the Ezekiel Temple is indeed the Body of Messiah, then it is now built, and continuing to be built one block at a time: and we worship therein if we are indeed in Messiah Yeshua.

The Body of Messiah Foretold

Zechariah 3:8-9
8. Hear now Yeshua, haKohen haGadol, you and your associates that sit before you: for they are men of a sign: for, behold, I bring forth My servant, Tsemach-Branch:
9. Behold, the Stone which I have laid before Yeshua: upon one Stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will etch the graving thereof, says YHWH Tsabaoth, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day!

Zechariah 6:12-13
12. And speak unto him, saying, Thus says YHWH Tsabaoth, saying, Behold, an 'iysh whose name is Tsemach-Branch! And he shall tsemach-sprout up out of his place, and he shall build the heykal-temple of YHWH:
13. And he shall build the heykal-temple of YHWH and bear the glory: and he shall sit and rule upon his throne, and shall be Priest upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be amidst the two.

Amos 3:7-8
7. Surely Adonay YHWH will do nothing unless He reveals His secret unto his servants the prophets.
8. The lion has roared, who will not fear? Adonay YHWH has spoken, who can but prophesy?

Hebrews 10:5-7 (Psalms 40)
5. Wherefore coming into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you katartizo-fitted-framed for me:
6. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure.
7. Then said I, Behold, here am I, in the volume of the book it is written of me, to do your will, Elohim.

The first temple was said to have been one hundred and twenty cubits in height, (the inner sanctuary) yet the second temple sanctuary was only half of that, (sixty cubits in height). The religious leaders later blamed Koresh-Cyrus for giving the order which he, doubtless, must have received at least some confirmation from those in captivity who knew the writing of Ezekiel. Herod was therefore more than happy to redesign the temple so as to gain the favor of the religious leaders and rulers of the people. But apparently they merely desired only a taller and more grand sanctuary for the prestige, without truly understanding the significance of its dimensions, and ended up with Herod adding forty more cubits to the original sixty, (for a total of one hundred cubits in height) and this one hundred cubits was the new height of the temple inner sanctuary at the time of the advent of Messiah. Thus the forty six years of rebuilding was to the pride of Herod and the priestly class and resulted in a height not found in the Scripture.

Ezra 6:3
3. In the first year of Kuros the king, the same Kuros the king made a decree concerning the house of Elohim at Yerushalaim, Let the house be builded, the place where they offered sacrifices, and let the foundations thereof be strongly laid; the height thereof sixty cubits, and the breadth thereof sixty cubits:

Josephus comes to the same conclusion, that the first temple was 120 cubits tall, on two separate occasions. The Zerubbabel temple was only half the height of the first temple. It stood at sixty cubits or about ten stories tall. The Mishna also agrees in that it states that the Zerubbabel temple was later remodeled and forty cubits were added to make it a total of one hundred cubits in height. This is what king Herod the Great did when he embarked on his temple remodeling project and thus he made it forty cubits taller.

Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, B-XV, C-XI, V-1
Our fathers, indeed, when they were returned from Babylon, built this temple to God Almighty, yet does it want sixty cubits of its largeness in altitude for so much did that first temple which Solomon built exceed this temple nor let any one condemn our fathers for the negligence or want of piety herein, for it was not their fault that the temple was no higher; for they were Cyrus and Darius the son of Hystaspes, who determined the measure for its rebuilding; and it hath been by reason of the subjection of those fathers of ours to them and to their posterity, and after them to the Macedonians, that they had not the opportunity to follow the original model of the pious edifice, nor could they raise it to its ancient altitude.

Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, B-XI, C-IV, V-2
Now the priests and Levites, and the elder part of the families, recollecting with themselves how much greater and more sumptuous the old temple had been, seeing that now made how much inferior it was, on account of their poverty, to that which had been built of old considered with themselves how much their happy state was sunk below what it had been of old, as well as their temple . Hereupon they were disconsolate, and not able to contain their grief, and proceeded so far as to lament and shed tears on those accounts; but the people in general were contented with their present condition; and because they were allowed to build them a temple, they desired no more, and neither regarded nor remembered, nor indeed at all tormented themselves with the comparison of that and the former temple, as if this were below their expectations; but the wailing of the old men and of the priests, on account of the deficiency of the temple, in their opinion, if compared with that which had been demolished, overcome the sounds of the trumpets and the rejoicing of the people.

Be it incorrect or not this is the temple that Messiah Yeshua suddenly came to as prophesied in HaNavi Malakiy. But the word Malakiy employs for temple is again heykal as in the Zkaryah passage quoted above. Why? Because the body that was prepared, fitted, and framed for Yeshua is the true temple. The temple that Herod remodeled was nothing more than a fancy building made by the hands of men, (and the incorrect altitude). Malakiy refers to it as more of a heykal-palace:

Malakiy 3:1
1. Behold, I will send My malak, and he shall prepare the way before me: and ha-Adon, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to his heykal-temple, even the Malak of the Covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come! Says YHWH Tsabaoth.

Strong's Reference #1964
Romanized heykal
Pronounced hay-kawl'
probably from HSN3201 (in the sense of capacity); a large public building, such as a palace or temple:
KJV--palace, temple.

Also of note is that it was the doctors whom the young man Yeshua spoke and reasoned with, at the age of twelve, in the temple. Why the doctors? Because not only are they doctors of the Torah but they knew about the body, which is the temple, because the whole typology of the temple speaks of the body of the man, which is the temple of Elohim:

Luke 5:45-47
45. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Yerushalaim, seeking him.
46. And it came to pass that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

Likewise the camp of the sons of Yisrael and the camp of the saints is laid out by the Grand Designer in the same orderly arrangement as the Ezekiel Temple, that is, the formation of a cross:
From "Temple of Yeshua" we have the following pebble-count based on the 153 Fish:
Sum(17) = 153

001 = Capstone
003 = 1+2
006 = 1+2+3
010 = 1+2+3+4
015 = 1+2+3+4+5
021 = 1+2+3+4+5+6
028 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7
036 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8
045 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9
055 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10
066 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11
078 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12
091 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13
105 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14
120 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15
136 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16
153 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17

Sum(23) = 276

001 = Capstone
003 = 1+2
006 = 1+2+3
010 = 1+2+3+4
015 = 1+2+3+4+5
021 = 1+2+3+4+5+6
028 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7
036 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8
045 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9
055 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10
066 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11
078 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12
091 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13
105 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14
120 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15
136 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16
153 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+ 17
171 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18
190 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19
210 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20
231 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21
253 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22
276 = 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+13+14+15+16+17+18+19+20+21+22+23
Continuing on then with the ancient "pebble count" method as shown above:

Sum(36) = 666

And the total pebble count for all the Sum numbers before it, inclusive, is 2300. Now therefore, without having to write out all of the numbers and addition symbols, what follows below is simply the continuation of the pebble count from Sum(23).

Sum(24) = 300
Sum(25) = 325
Sum(26) = 351
Sum(27) = 378
Sum(28) = 406
Sum(29) = 435
Sum(30) = 465
Sum(31) = 496
Sum(32) = 528
Sum(33) = 561
Sum(34) = 595
Sum(35) = 630 -- Total Pebble Count = 7770

2300+300+325+351+378+406+435+465+496+528+561+595+630 = 7770

This mathematical fact is important to our understanding of Scripture numbers. The next Sum is that of the number Thirty Six:

Thirty Six is the number of the Four Quadrants or Four Quarters:

2 x 36 = 72
4 x 36 = 144
Sum(36) = 666

Ezra 2:64
64. The whole assembly together was forty two thousand three hundred sixty:

Count the total numbers in Ezra 2, the total is nowhere near 42,360, but rather, only 29,818. Perhaps the author is telling us something else even more critical under the surface:

Ezra 2:64 Transliterated
64. Kal- haqahal k'echad --
'arba` ribow' 'alpayim shlosh- me'owt shishiym:
The whole assembly as one -- four myriads: two thousand three hundred sixty:

The ribbow or myriad can imply different things, depending on context, but generally one myriad is twelve thousand as in Yonah 4:11 where twelve myriads are one hundred and forty-four thousand.

Each Quarter is a Myriad Quadrant of the Camp and consists of three Tribes:

4 x 36000 = 144000
4 x 36000 = Four Myriads of the Four Quadrants.
2300 - Kodesh Sanctuary Cleansed - Daniel 8:14.
Sixty - Enter by the Narrow Gate - Ezekiel Temple Gates are 60 Cubits high.

3 x 12000 = 36000 Per Quadrant - Revelation 7 (3 x 12000 from each Tribe).
4 Quadrants x 36000 = 144000
The Altar of Sacrifice
Ezekiel 43:13-17
There are many reasons for why the Ezekiel Altar of Sacrifice is understood the way it is herein, aside from the foremost reason being, of course, what is actually written in the passage concerning this altar. Many of the words employed have multiple meanings and therefore the understanding of the reader will be according to his or her own preconceived paradigm. For instance the word for bosom is used in Hebrew for the cavity of the upper portion of the altar and this is exactly what we see rendered in the Septuagint, that is, the Greek word kolpos which is the same used for the bosom-bay of Abraham in Luke 16:22, the bosom-chest of Yeshua in John 13:23, and is likewise used in close association with koilia, which is also the chest cavity but used more broadly for the belly as in the cavity of the great fish that swallowed Yonah. In addition Ezekiel does not write the same thing as we find in Ezekiel 40:5 concerning the cubit and the hand-breadth. It is the measuring reed which is six cubits by the cubit and the hand-breadth but here the proper wording for "by the" or "according to" is not complete in the text and rather assumed by the translators. Instead of repeating again that these measurements are "by the cubit and the hand-breadth" the statement actually gives the first measurements if we simply read it literally, word for word, without adding anything to it from our own minds concerning what we think it ought to say. This being the case then not all cubits in use throughout the Ezekiel Temple are "a cubit by the cubit and the hand-breath" but rather, in this instance, the cubit appears to be the ancient common cubit of eighteen thumbs or inches, (which would be 17.17 inches by the modern standard inch). This means the height of the altar being four cubits, (rather than seven or eleven as others have portrayed) is seventy-two inches or, once again, the half of one hundred forty-four, albeit this is counting in the terms of the Prophet by the ancient cubit of eighteen "thumbs", which in modern terms is the average height of a normal man, (about sixty-nine inches or five feet nine inches). Concerning the measurements of the greater and the lesser `azarah-courts, (which are rendered "settles" in most English translations) we also do not find the word cubits although the English translations add the word into the text. Where we see twelve by twelve cubits and fourteen by fourteen cubits the word for cubit, (ammah) is simply inserted into the text and not actually there. This should be an immediate red flag to any honest student of the Word: there must be a reason why the author does not use ammah in these cases and the reason in such cases is nearly always that the true intention has supernal and hidden implications. In addition this altar cannot be an altar meant to be built by the hands of men because, if so, it immediately breaks the Torah commandment plainly stated in Exodus 20:26 not to ascend the Altar of YHWH by steps or stairs lest the nakedness of the Priest be exposed:

Exodus 20:26
26. Neither shall you go up by steps unto My altar, that your nakedness be not discovered thereon.

Yet we read clearly in Ezekiel 43:17 that the steps of this altar are looking eastward and, therefore, the statement reveals that this altar represents something much more important than a physical altar of sacrifice built by the hands of men. The altar is the altar of the heart, and the mountain of Elohim is thus a man, that is, the High Priest, and now the High Priest after the order of Melki-Tzedek, which is Messiah Yeshua who lives evermore. The steps are seven because they are the same as the seven steps into the mikvah of immersion. However these steps ascend rather than descend, and these seven steps of immersion ascend to an immersion by fire upon the altar. Peter himself ascended these seven steps and in Acts 12:10, after being released from the chains of Herod, went back down the seven steps after his immersion by fire, (Spirit). This was at one time witnessed in the text of Acts 12 but has since been redacted-omitted, (likely because it was deemed to have been "too Jewish" by the early so-called church). However the passage remains intact in the manuscript known as Codex (D) Bezae:

Acts 12:10 (Codex Bezae Translation)
10. And when they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth into the city, which opened to them of its own accord, and they went out, and went down the seven steps, and passed on through one street; and straightway the angel departed from him.

The seven steps in the above are the same symbolic seven steps which descend into the mikvah of immersion. This is the commencement of the conversion of Simon Peter foretold by Yeshua in Luke 22:31-33 and John 21:15-19 and therefore makes the Acts 12:1-10 passage utterly supernal in meaning. The same are the seven steps which ascend to the Ezekiel Altar of Sacrifice, which are the seven steps of the one immersion, as revealed through haNavi Elisha when he tells Naaman the leper to go dip or "plunge" seven p`amiym-times in the Yarden. These seven dips or plunges are likewise symbolized in the traditional seven steps into the mikvah which tradition still exists to this day.

Seven plunges of the one immersion:

1) The Reed Sea Crossing - The Exodus - Hosea 11:1 - Matthew 2:15
2-3-4) Three plunges at Yarden under Yochanan Eliyahu the Immerser
5) Forty Days fasting and the temptation-testing under the Satan
6) The Cloud of YHWH at the Transfiguration - Luke 9:34-35 - Nahum 1:3
7) Golgotha - Matthew 20:22-23 - Mark 10:38-39 - Luke 12:50

The Sea is the Sea of Reeds, (Yam Cuwph) which, although it be a literal place, surely is written as symbolic typology for future generations as Paul likewise teaches in 1 Corinthians 10:1-11. Yeshua himself undergoes this immersion also but it is on dry land because it is symbolic, and he does so when the Father calls His Son out of Egypt, (a symbolic passing through the Sea of Reeds). The man Yeshua in fact undergoes all seven steps of immersion, which are the one immersion, according to the symbolism laid out through haNavi Elisha in the seven symbolic dips or plunges of immersion in the Yarden River, 2 Kings 5:14, where "seven dips", or seven times may also be understood as "seven strokes", sheba` p`amiym, which have a connection to the seven strokes of the sprinkling of the blood in the Atonement ceremony of Leviticus 16, and the seven strokes of Revelation 15:1, (which are not the orges-angry-wrath of Elohim but rather the thumos-passion-fury of Elohim). The seven strokes and seven dips are seven times because that is what the word pa`am specifically means; a beat, a pulse, a chime, a moment, "a time". These seven times are likewise symbolized in the seven bells upon the quadrants of the hem of the Priest because the bells are called pa`amon which comes directly from pa`am. The bells on the hem represent the seven times which the Priest sprinkles the blood of atonements, (Leviticus 16:14, sheba` p`amiym) the seven times of the immersion in Yarden, the seven times of Daniel 4:16, the seven strokes of Revelation 15:1-8, and the Seven Fingers of Elohim with which the High Priest casts out devils, (Luke 11:20). Thus there are seven pa`amon-bell-chimes upon each of the four quadrants of the hem of the tkeleth-blue-zeal robe of the High Priest; a golden bell in a pomegranate, then a pomegranate, a golden bell in a pomegranate, then a pomegranate: fourteen pomegranates on a quadrant side, (seven pomegranates with bell-chimes inside them although the image file herein depicts the bells simply for visual purposes). The total number of fourteen per side, multiplied by the four wings or quadrants of the hem of the robe of the tkeleth-blue-zeal, is fifty-six pomegranates in all. This is very likely the reason why we do not find the word ammah for cubits in the text concerning the measurements of the length and breadth of the greater and lesser courts; for the garments are also likened unto courts, the Azarah Gadol, and the Azarah Katan.

The pomegranates obviously represent fruits on the hem of the robe of tkeleth-blue-zeal of the Priest but what might the more supernal meaning be? The pomegranate produces many seeds, which are essentially the whole of its fruit, and each white seed itself is enveloped in a pouch full of red juice like the blood of the grape. It was said by the sages that the seeds contained in one pomegranate were invariably six hundred and thirteen, (as per the same number of commandments in the tradition). However this is clearly not a factual statement and probably was not meant to be taken as such in the first place. The more important observation is that the pomegranate produces what is considered holy fruit of the holy land, as it is one of "the seven species" listed in Deuteronomy 8:8, and it produces much seed: some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold, (Matthew 13:8). It may likewise be said that the pomegranate represents all forms of fruit in a generic sense because of how it is used in symbolism. The two pillars Boaz and Yakin also had pomegranate fruits upon their fisherman's networking and chains. The pomegranate also has a close connection with the number six hundred which is the outer perimeter of the Ezekiel Temple as shown above herein. In 1 Samuel 14:2 Saul tarries under a pomegranate tree at Migron with his six hundred men. In Judges 20:45-47 we read of the six hundred men of Benyamin who fled to the Cela-Rock of Rimmon, (rimmon is the word for pomegranate) and hid therein four months. The Cela-Rock is that which Moshe struck twice with the rod of Elohim, but misspoke, which caused himself and Ahron to be disallowed from leading the sons of Yisrael into the land. The Cela-Rock is the Son in typology; this one followed the sons of Yisrael in the wilderness journey as Paul states in 1 Corinthians 10:4. The same according to the sages was a fountain or well which was shaped like a beehive, (this is an above ground cistern like the six stone water cisterns at the wedding at Kana in John 2:6). The words employed in the Hebrew text of Deuteronomy 32:13 make the distinction between the Rock-Tsuwr and the Rock-Cela more readily apparent:

Deuteronomy 32:13
13. He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the Cela-Rock, and oil out of the Tsuwr-Rock:

The Rock at Horeb is called haTsuwr, (Exodus 17:6) and there YHWH says to Moshe, "I will stand before you there upon the Rock", (haTsuwr). In this place Moshe does not go astray but in the other place where he misspoke the Rock is called haCela, (Numbers 20:8-10). Thus the Tsuwr-Rock which gives forth pure oil olive, (shemen) represents the Father, YHWH, while the Cela-Rock which gives forth honey represents the Son, Messiah Yeshua. The sages likely came to the understandings that they did concerning the beehive shaped rolling rock because of these things. The Tsuwr-Rock implies the whole substrata of rock foundation, the Great Rock, the proverbial bedrock foundation of all things, while the Son is the fountain, well, and rolling Rock which followed the sons of Yisrael in their journey through the desert as also Paul states. Like as the Cela which gave forth honey in Deuteronomy 32:8 the same appears to be the case with the Cela-Rock of Rimmon, that is, giving forth the fruit of the pomegranate to the last remaining six hundred men of Benyamin that were hiding at the Rock of Rimmon, ("Rock of the Pomegranate").

In addition to the above we find three sets of fourteen generations listed in the Matthew genealogy. In the Lukan genealogy we find another fourteen generations from Enoch to Terah because the Lukan genealogy quotes from the Septuagint which includes Cainan the son of Arphaxad, (omitted in the Masoretic Text). Thus we have four sets of fourteen generations from Enoch to Messiah provided in the Gospel accounts of Matthew and Luke combined. The same are the fifty-six fruits of the pomegranates on the hem of the blue-zeal robe of the Kohen Gadol High Priest Yeshua Messiah. These fifty-six generations have all borne fruit, and continue to bear fruit, for their names are names of the generations of men having been written, producing much seed, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold; and one may go at any given time, summer or winter, and read of them in the eternal Word. All of the names are likewise symbolically, typologically, and literally in Messiah because they are in his genealogy. Each of the four sets of fourteen generations also go toward the four cardinal directions of the compass in their respective times and therefore complete the typology in Messiah in the Word. From Enoch to Terah the elect race comes from the north into Haran where Abraham then enters into the land from the north and traverses the whole land, even down to Egypt, and then returns to the promised land. From Abraham to David is the southern quadrant and king David reigns from the south, even Hebron at the beginning of his reign, being from Yhudah which is in the south. From David to Yechoniah the people of Yisrael go into captivity to Babylon, that is, to the east which is the eastern quadrant. From Yechoniah to Messiah the people of Yisrael come back from the east, out of captivity, toward the west and back into the holy land of the promise, symbolizing the western quadrant. Thus we likewise have all four quadrants represented in the four sets of fourteen generations of pomegranate fruits upon the hem of the tkeleth-blue-zeal robe of the Kohen Gadol. When the woman having an issue of blood for twelve years touches the hem of the robe of Yeshua, in Matthew 9:20-22, it is her faith in the fact that Yeshua was indeed who he claimed to be which makes her whole, (Yeshua more clearly makes the claim when he quotes Psalm 110:1 in Matthew 22:41-46 which is a remez-pointer to verse four of the same passage concerning Melki-Tzedek; and no doubt the Pharisees, Sadducs, and Scribes knew the entire passage from memory and surely knew exactly what it was he was implying). The measurements of the upper Azarah, being twelve long by twelve broad, are easily identifiable in supernal terms. The Kohen Gadol wears the square of the holy city of Yerushalaim itself upon the Ephod Breastplate of Righteous Judgment. The twelve gates of the holy city have the twelve names of the twelve tribes of Yisrael and the twelve foundations of the wall have the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb, (Revelation 21:10-21). These are all of precious stones which are the same precious stones having the names of the twelve tribes upon the Breastplate. The measurements of the Breastplate itself are one span by one span, (Exodus 28:16) as likewise shown in the diagram below. Thus the word for cubit, (ammah) is left out once again in the length and breadth of the upper azarah-court because it is supernal in meaning, (12 x 12 = 144) and not an altar to be built with the hands of men.
From Enoch to Terah - Northern Quadrant
Fourteen pomegranate generations of fruit:
1) Enoch
2) Methuselah
3) Lamech
4) Noach
5) Shem
6) Arphaxad
7) Keynan (Septuagint and Lukan genealogies)
8) Salah
9) Eber-Hebrew
10) Pheleg
11) Raguel
12) Sarug
13) Nachor
14) Terah

From Abraham to David - Southern Quadrant
Fourteen pomegranate generations of fruit:
1) Abraham
2) Yitschak
3) Yaakob
4) Yhudah
5) Pherez
6) Hezron
7) Ram
8) Amminadab
9) Nahshon
10) Salmon
11) Boaz
12) Obed
13) Yishay
14) David

From Sholomoh to Yechoniah - Eastern Quadrant
Fourteen pomegranate generations of fruit:
1) Sholomoh
2) Rehoboam
3) Abiyah
4) Asa
5) Yehoshaphat
6) Yhoram
7) Uzziah
8) Yotham
9) Ahaz
10) Hezekiah
11) Manassheh
12) Amon
13) Yosiah
14) Yechoniah

From Shealtiel to Yeshua the Messiah - Western Quadrant
Fourteen pomegranate generations of fruit:
1) Shealtiel
2) Zerubbabel
3) Abiud
4) Eliakim
5) Azor
6) Tzadok
7) Achim
8) Eliud
9) Eleazar
10) Matthan
11) Yaakob
12) Yoseph the andraMariam
13) Yeshua the son of Yoseph - Netser Yishay - Yeshayahu 11:1
14) Yeshua HaMeshiach - Tsemach Branch - Zkaryah 3:8-6:12
Ezekiel 43:13-17
13. And these are the measures of the altar in cubits: a cubit, a cubit, and an hand-breadth; and the cavity-bosom [is] a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the cord of the rim roundabout [is] one span, and this [is] the higher-hollow-curve of the altar.
14. And from the midst of the erets to the lowermost Azarah [is] two cubits, and the breadth [is] one cubit: and from the Azarah Katan to the Azarah Gadol [is] four cubits, and the breadth [is] the cubit:
15. So the mountain of El is four cubits; and from the Ariyel and upward are the four horns.
16. And the Ariyel is twelve long by twelve broad; quadrate in his four sides.
17. And the Azarah is fourteen long by fourteen broad in his four sides; and the cord roundabout thereof is the half cubit, [the span is equal to the half cubit] and the bosom thereof is a cubit roundabout, and his steps are looking eastward.
And I heard the Altar saying, Yea, YHWH Elohim the Almighty:
True and Righteous are Thy judgments! (Rev. 16:7 ~ Passover 30CE).
1 Kings 8:12-14
12. Then spoke Solomon, YHWH has said that He would dwell in the `araphel-thick darkness.
13. I have surely built unto you an house to dwell in, a settled place for you to abide, into olam:
14. And the king turned his face about, and blessed all the congregation of Yisrael: and all the congregation of Yisrael stood:

And Solomon never turns himself back around to face the temple building made with hands because he knows that the people are the Temple of the Most High:

Acts 7:44-51
44. Our fathers had the Tabernacle of Witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moshe, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
45. Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Yeshua into the possession of the heathen, whom Elohim drove out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David:
46. Who found favor before Elohim, and desired to find a Tabernacle for the Elohim of Yakob.
47. But Solomon built him an house.
48. Howbeit the most High does not dwell in temples made with hands; as says the prophet:
49. Says YHWH, The heavens are My throne and the earth is My footstool: what house will you build unto Me? or what is the place of My rest?
50. Has not My hand made all these things?
51. You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so you do.

2 Chronicles 7:11-16
11. Thus Solomon finished the house of YHWH, and the house of the king: and all that came into the heart of Solomon, to make in the house of YHWH, and in his own house, he prosperously effected.
12. And YHWH appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place to Myself for an house of sacrifice.
13. If I shut up the heavens that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people:
14. If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from the heavens, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15. Henceforth My eyes shall be open, and My ears attentive unto the prayer that is made in this place.
16. For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there forever: and My eyes and My heart shall be there perpetually.

Body of Messiah Yeshua - Ezekiel Temple
Great Congregation - Mishkan-Tabernacle - Solomon-Zerubbabel Temples

Matthew 7:13-14
13. Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14. For narrow is the gate, and straight is the way, which leads unto life; and few there be that find it.

Messiah Yeshua is the only Door and every man is like a gate frame with his door posts:

Yohannes 10:7-9
7. Then said Yeshua unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9. I am the door: if any man enter in by me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The Temple in which we serve is the Temple of a Man
Ezekiel Temple represents the Body of Messiah:

The Ezekiel Temple has Six Gates
2 Gates: inner and outer gates facing the east.
2 Gates: inner and outer gates facing the north.
2 Gates: inner and outer gates facing the south.

All Six Gates are identical except for the Steps
Each 6 Gates has 6 small chambers measuring 6 x 6 Cubits
Outer Gates: 7 Steps - Inner Gates: 8 Steps

The Ezekiel Temple measurements are taken with a 6-Cubit Reed
The building structure of the outer wall is 6 x 6 cubits - Ezekiel 40:5
1 Cubit is by the cubit and a handbreadth - Ezekiel 40:5
1 Reed = 6 Cubits - Ezekiel 40:5
The word employed in Hebrews 10:5 concerning the body of Messiah is translated as "prepared" yet the word means "fitted" and "framed" like as a house is framed. The Hebrews 10 passage, (quoting Psalm 40) perfectly states that "in the volume of the Book, (Scroll) it is written" of Messiah Yeshua. And that the physical body of Yeshua was prepared, fitted, and framed for Messiah to dwell in, (with the Father) when Messiah descended from the heavens in the somatikos-bodily form of a Yonah-Dove and remained-abode with the man Yeshua. Likewise HaNavi Amos clearly states that surely Elohim will do nothing unless He first reveals His secret unto his servants the Prophets.

The prophetic Ezekiel Temple description begins in chapter forty. The year is well documented as 573BCE because of the information given in Ezekiel 40:1. If then the prophecy was given in 573BCE, and if also two prophets prophesied later during the building of the second temple, (Zkaryah and Haggai) why then did they not lay the foundation so as to build the previously foretold Ezekiel Temple? The prophets knew that the Ezekiel Temple was not a temple meant to be built by the hands of men.

King David paid six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the Holy Place:

1 Chronicles 21:15-25
18. Then the Malak of YHWH commanded Gad to say unto David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto YHWH in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
19. And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spoke in the name of the YHWH.
20. And Ornan turned back, and saw the Malak; and his four sons with him hid themselves. And Ornan was threshing wheat:
21. And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshing floor, and bowed himself unto David with his face to the ground.
22. Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build an altar therein unto YHWH: you shall grant it me for the full price so that the plague may be stayed from the people.
23. And Ornan said unto David, Take it to you, and let my master the king do that which is good in his eyes: behold, I give you the oxen also for ascending offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meat offering; I give it all.
24. And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is yours for YHWH, nor offer ascending offerings without cost.
25. So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.

In the reign everything comes together in all of the building projects. Solomon is recorded to have received a yearly income of six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold, (which number only concerns the gold). Likewise the temple was built upon the Rock of the threshing floor of Ornan which full perimeter his father, king David, paid the full price of six hundred shekels of gold by weight to acquire.

2 Chronicles 3:1
1. Then Solomon began to build the house of YHWH at Yerushalaim, in mount Moriah, where YHWH appeared unto David his father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing floor of Ornan the Yebuciy.

We are given an expanded understanding of the Torah in Ezekiel 43 concerning the Holy Place from the same passage of Scripture already in discussion from above: "Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit round about" is to be "most holy", that is, "qodesh qadashiym", or "holy holies", which is the same wording that is generally rendered as "the Holy of Holies" of the inner Sanctuary. The whole limit of the mountain top therefore includes the fifty cubits roundabout outer perimeter for the common-"profane" unwalled area, (which represents the flesh or "outer perimeter" of the body-miqdash-chapel-temple in supernal typology) which makes the whole complex six hundred cubits by six hundred cubits.

Ezekiel 43:10-12
10. You, son of man, show the house to the house of Yisrael, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.
11. And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
12. This is the law of the house: Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most Holy. Behold, this is the law of the house!

Six Hundred, Sixty, and Six is indeed the number of a man, and therefore any spirit of a man or anthropon-man-faced who puts himself at the center of the camp, in the midst of the great congregation, likewise puts himself in the place of Messiah: becoming an anti-Messiah.
This page is part four of a five part Temple Series:
Tetragonos - II Temple of Yeshua - III Giza Altar - IV Ezekiel Temple - V Altar of Adamah
Daniel 11 King of Persia - Chronology of Messiah
Enoch Torah Calendar - Ten Weeks of Enoch - Olivet Zeytiym
Olivet Zeytiym II - Pente Artous - Tetragonos - Temple of Yeshua
Ezekiel Temple - Giza Altar - Altar of Adamah - Tzemach Tzedek
Daniel 8 - A Sower Went Forth To Sow - Apocalypse of Job
Enoch and the Book of Giants - The Beasts of Man
Ruling Seven Mountains with a Rod of Iron
Herodian Dynasty - House of Ananus
Confirmation of the Covenant
Testimony My Patmos
Elaias Index