The gates of the Ezekielian temple
Meziere, Violaine Catherine Joelle
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This study will investigate the meaning and purpose of the six gates in the Ezekielian temple as they are described in the last chapters of the book of Ezekiel. It is my contention that these gates find their meaning in the notion of holy space and their purpose in the correction of worship. The first chapter will introduce the situation that led to the Babylonian exile and the scholarship on the temple vision. The second chapter will explain the notions of holiness and holy space as they are described in the Hebrew Bible. The third chapter will reveal the concentric zoning of the Ezekielian temple. The fourth, fifth and sixth chapters will detail the six gates of the temple complex, their architecture, purpose and meaning.