Ezek 40:1-48:35

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Relationship to Ezekiel. The relationship of Chapters 40-48 to the rest of Ezekiel is discussed at Ezekiel.

Story. Chapters 40-48 describe

Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 40-48 include:

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  • Ezek 47:1: Waters. It is interesting to note here the "waters issu[ing] out from under" the house of the Lord. This is the "fountain" of biblical symbolism, usually associated with the Tree of Life, as seen in Ps 36:8-8; Ps 46:4; Rev 22:1-2; and 1 Ne 11:25. Nephi says that these waters are a "represenation of the love of God". Here, in vision, Ezekiel sees the the fountain of life issuing forth from the temple, bringing eternal life to all those who will drink of it.

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  • I wonder why the temple in Ezekiel's vision does not include the following: the menorah, the altar of incense, the laver, and that there are "double doors" instead of a veil to separate the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place. Also, the river of water that proceeds from the temple that heals the Dead Sea and has 12 trees is very similiar to the vision of John the Revelator described in Revelation 21. The remarkable difference between Ezekiel's vision and John's is that John records that there was NO temple! So, I am in a quandry about all of this. Hope someone can shed some light on these things. Thanks!

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