fifty cubits

Ezekiel 45:2

45:2 fifty cubits. Out of all the dimensions given in Ezekiel 45:1-6 (eleven numbers altogether), this is the only one where the units are specified in the Hebrew. The King James translators inferred that this meant “reeds” were understood otherwise, and so used “reeds” (in italics) in Ezekiel 45:1 and Ezekiel 48:8. Other translators have assumed that “cubits” were implied throughout. Note a similar uncertainty of dimensional units in Ezekiel 48:16-21 (fourteen numbers without units).

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