Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #17
Temple of Ezekiel’s Prophecy
Until the Nineteenth Century, all the principal ex-positors of Ezekiel had pictured the Temple foretold inchapters xl.-xliii. as a building 500 cubits square (about 875 feet), enclosed within a wall of 3,000 cubits (500 reeds, or about 5,250 feet); but, in the year 1885, Brother H. Sulley, of Nottingham, after about seven years of close and critical study, in which his training as an architect greatly helped him, discovered reasons for concluding that the Temple comprised a huge inner circular building, surrounded by vast four square outercourts, covering a space not less than one mile square. These outer courts alone comprised, according to his calculations, 1,776 large rooms, suitable for the reception of millions of worshippers, deftly contrived for a House of Prayer for all people, who, according to the prophecy of Zechariah (chap. xiv. 16), must assemble at Jerusalem for worship in the Age to Come.
The result of Brother Sulley’s labours was the book,”The Temple of Ezekiels Prophecy”, now out of print, but a third edition is in hand, and may be obtained by communicating with the Editor of ” The Christadelphian”, at subscription price (before publication), or at published price afterwards .With the Author’s permission, a block plan according to the measurements given in Ezekiel’s prophecy is here reproduced.
F. G. J.