New Defender's Study Bible Notes
41:1 the temple. This is the first time in these chapters that Ezekiel actually calls the structure he is describing, “the temple.” There is no doubt, however, that this is the subject throughout.
41:1 measured. The measurements given in these chapters are different from those of Solomon’s temple, the post-exile temple and Herod’s temple, all of which have already been destroyed. The temple yet to be built as mentioned in Revelation 11:1-2 is apparently also to be destroyed (Zechariah 14:1-3). In these chapters, however, Ezekiel is evidently describing a great future temple which will function throughout the whole thousand years of the millennial kingdom. The detailed dimensions and descriptions may seem obscure and unimportant in this age (the same might be said of the details of the tabernacle in the wilderness and the temple of Solomon in past ages), but they will be of great significance to the people living then. Remember that the Bible endures through all ages (Psalm 119:89).