Date: Friday, 04.01.2019, 09:29 |
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Since this is not written in Ezekiel's prophecy, someone might object: what is not written should not be. But we start from the text of Ezekiel and realize the prophecy in real architectural design, and we need to solve the questions that Ezekiel's prophecy puts before us.
The height of the Temple. The main building of the Temple, according to Ezekiel, consists of two parts: the inner part (Tabernacle) and the outer part (storerooms located on 3 floors).
The floor height of the 1st floor is determined by the number of steps of the stairs, which is set in the prophecy of Ezekiel: the main staircase has 10 steps. This number is not in the English translation of the Bible, but this number is indicated in one of the variants of the Masoretic text of the prophecy of Ezekiel, and in some Bible translations it is said about 10 steps of the main staircase.
Provided that the measurements of the Temple are multiple to the cubit (cubit is 48 cm), we get the only acceptable option for the height of one step: 144 mm, and the floor height of the first floor is 144 cm, which is 3 cubits or half of the reed.
The height of each floor of the exterior building we determine approximately, focusing on the multiplicity of reeds. The height of 1 reed is too small, and the height of 3 reeds is too much, considering the width of rooms from 4 cubits on the first floor to 6 cubits on the third floor. We set the height between the floors to 2 reeds, which is 12 cubits or 576 cm.
The height of the most sacred building, the Tabernacle, must obviously be greater than the height of the outer building. We set the height of the Tabernacle, guided by our architectural taste.
According to Ezekiel, there must be an interval between the outer building and the Tabernacle. Ezekiel does not indicate the size of this interval. Obviously, this interval is less than one cubit. I set this interval to half a cubit, that is, 24 cm.
According to the prophecy of Ezekiel, this Temple must stand forever. The Temple has a gap between the walls, 24 cm wide, precipitation will fall into this gap, there may be acid rain (for example, after the eruption of a volcano). How to protect the buildings of the Temple?
The simplest solution is to build a dome over the Temple.
The dome should not hide from us the upper part of the Tabernacle. There should be windows in the Tabernacle, a convenient place for such windows located in the upper part of the Tabernacle, above the outer building. Therefore, the dome must be raised above the external building.
We used a variant based on the first chapters of the prophecy of Ezekiel, where the prophet saw the firmament with the throne of God and 4 double wheels, a "wheel in a wheel". The wheels are made like whirlwinds, in the form of a Möbius strip, and the dome is mounted on these wheels.
At the top there should be the throne of God, but we cannot depict it. I marked the place of the throne of God with the star of David, which symbolizes the Messiah.
The dome began to resemble the flag of Israel, but there are two more blue stripes on the flag, and the Star of David is blue there. The star of the Messiah must not be blue; there must be a golden hexagram on the dome. And the blue stripes are good: we can make them out of solar cells, providing the storage rooms of the Temple with autonomous power supply.
I explain: since Ezekiel pointed out to us that the external building of the Temple should not be in contact with the walls of the Tabernacle, this means that there cannot be power lines, water supply, sewage and any other common elements between these buildings.
So, we got the Dome with the bottom edges in the shape of an arc. Logically, the shape of the edges of the lower building will also be in the form of an arc: this will give us more light on the upper part of the Tabernacle.
In addition, from the prophecy of Ezekiel we know that the external dimensions of the Temple are 100 cubits in length on one side, 100 cubits on the other side, and 100 cubits on the third side. 100 + 100 + 100 = 300 . The length of Noah's ark was three hundred cubits. Each floor of the outer building of the Temple is wider than the previous one, because the width of the storage rooms is increased by 1 cubit with each floor. At Noah's ark, the roof was wider than the ark itself by 1 cubit. Noah's Ark floated on the water, and water would flow from under the Temple, that is, the Temple also stands on the water.
The arc shape used for the edges of the outer building of the Temple makes this building look like a ship, with three decks, like on Noah's Ark.
The prophet Ezekiel says about the open space in front of the rooms on each floor:
The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. But the free space between the side chambers belonging to the temple
and the outer chambers was twenty cubits in width all around the temple on every side.
The doorways of the side chambers toward the free space consisted of one doorway toward the north and another doorway toward the south; and the width of the free space was five cubits all around.
This free space on three floors around the building makes the Temple look like a ship. Then the Dome can also be interpreted as a sail, but this sail is directed towards the heavens.
Or maybe it is the dome of a parachute, on which the Temple descended from heaven to earth.
Yes, and now we all see the Eye. "Jehovah-jireh". But this Eye is not the same as the American dollar: the truncated pyramid is oriented downwards. God is not the one and only despot, like Pharaoh or the President of the United States. God is many. Hebrew "Elohim" is a plural.
Such is the logic of the design of the Third Temple. We are following the prophecy of Ezekiel. What is not written there, we can get logically, comparing the books of the Holy Scriptures, and guided by the building rules and laws of architecture.
In the prophecy of Ezekiel we have been given enough information so that we get an unequivocal result.
A detailed diary about the creation of this 3D model of the Third Temple can be found here.
Date: Friday, 04.01.2019, 09:38 |
Post # 2|
The front "Eye" has a "pupil": a concave mirror that is used to light a fire on the altar. Yes, Ezekiel has nothing written about this mirror. But we must somehow light the sacred fire?
The windows of the Tabernacle are large. We can not make glass of this size, the window must be divided into several parts. If I divided the window in such a way that it turned out to be three crosses, and on the central cross there is a mirror that lights the fire on the altar, can this symbolize something?