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Book of Ezekiel Chapter 48

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Chapter 48

This Land is Your Land

  • Beginning at the northern border, God allots the portions of land to each of the tribes in this order: Dan, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, Reuben, Judah—then, there's an interruption.
  • This is where the zone with Jerusalem is located with the Temple in the middle. It's equal to the tribal potions, and has areas for the Levites, Zadokites, the city-dwellers, and the prince all measured off. 
  • God forbids the people from exchanging or trading away any part of the priestly and Temple areas. 
  • Somehow, we think that might cause problems in a couple thousand years.
  • The prince's territory lies between that of Judah and that of Benjamin's territory.
  • South of Benjamin's tribe are the portions for the tribes of Simeon, Issachar, Zebulun, and Gad.
  • God ends by specifying the directions of the twelve gates of the city of Jerusalem, each named after a tribe. 
  • He says that the circumference of the city will be eighteen thousand cubits—and its new named will be "The Lord is There." 
  • So the Book of Ezekiel ends on a note of peace, order, and reconciliation with God. And blueprints.

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