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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Ezekiel 48

Verse 1

48:1 Now these [are] the names of the {a} tribes. From the north end to the border of the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazarenan, the border of Damascus northward, to the border of Hamath; for these are his sides east [and] west; a [portion for] Dan.

(a) The tribes after they entered into the land under Joshua divided the land somewhat otherwise then is here set forth by this vision.

Verse 8

48:8 And by the border of Judah, from the east side to the west side, {b} shall be the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty thousand [reeds in] breadth, and [in] length as one of the [other] parts, from the east side to the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it.

(b) That is, the portion of the ground which they will separate and appoint to the Lord which will be divided into three parts for the priests for the prince and for the city.

Verse 16

48:16 And these [shall be] the measures of it; the north side

(c) four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred.

(c) Meaning that it would be square.

Verse 20

48:20 All the oblation [shall be] five and twenty thousand by {d} five and twenty thousand: ye shall offer the holy oblation foursquare, with the possession of the city.

(d) Every way it will be five and twenty thousand.

Verse 22

48:22 Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, [being] in the midst [of that] which is the prince’s, between the border {e} of Judah and the border of Benjamin, shall be for the prince.

(e) So that Judah was on the north side of the princes and Levites portions and Benjamin on the south side.

Verse 28

48:28 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the {f} border shall be even from {g} Tamar [to] the waters of strife [in] Kadesh, [and] to the {h} river toward the great sea.

(f) Which is here taken for Idumea.

(g) Which was Jericho the city of palm trees.

(h) Meaning, the Nile that runs into the sea called the Mediterranean.

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Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Ezekiel 48". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/ezekiel-48.html. 1599-1645.