But a young man saw them on one occasion and informed Absalom. So the two of them quickly departed and went to the house of a man in Bahurim. There was a well in his courtyard, and they got down in it.
No priest may drink wine when he enters the inner court.
The length of the courtyard is to be one hundred fifty feet 1 and the width seventy-five feet, 2 and the height of the fine twisted linen hangings 3 is to be 4 seven and a half feet, with their bronze bases.
Aaron and his sons are to eat what is left over from it. It must be eaten unleavened in a holy place; they are to eat it in the courtyard of the Meeting Tent.
the hangings for the courtyard, the curtain for the entrance of the gate of the court, 1 which is around the tabernacle and the altar, and their ropes, along with all the furnishings for their service and everything that is made for them. So they are to serve. 2
and the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their sockets, tent pegs, and ropes, along with all their furnishings and everything for their service. You are to assign by names the items that each man is responsible to carry. 1
Another third of you will be stationed at the royal palace and still another third at the Foundation Gate. All the others 1 will stand in the courtyards of the Lord’s temple.
Opposite the 35 feet 1 that belonged to the inner court, and opposite the pavement which belonged to the outer court, gallery faced gallery in the three stories.
“‘When they enter the gates of the inner court, they must wear linen garments; they must not have any wool on them when they minister in the inner gates of the court and in the temple.
Then he measured the length of the building facing the courtyard at the rear of the temple, with its galleries on either side as 175 feet. 1 The interior of the outer sanctuary and the porch of the court, 2
In the two courtyards of the Lord’s temple he built altars for all the stars in the sky.
The pavement was beside the gates, corresponding to the length of the gates; this was the lower pavement.
Then he brought me to the inner court on the east side. He measured the gate; it had the same dimensions as the others.
Below these chambers was a passage on the east side as one enters from the outer court.
For the gate of the courtyard there is to be a curtain of thirty feet, of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer, with four posts and their four bases.
Their job was to help Aaron’s descendants in the service of the Lord’s temple. They were to take care of the courtyards, the rooms, ceremonial purification of all holy items, and other jobs related to the service of God’s temple. 1