Q. Thank you so much for your site. I’m studying about the temple of Ezekiel, and the boundaries of Israel during the Millennium and google search came up with your site. I read and took notes on your article “The Coming Temple”. Very well researched; thanks.
My questions are as follows:
1. the temple built in Shiloh … is it the temple described in Ezekiel 40-48? You confused me by saying (and I quote from your article)
“Following instructions given by Ezekiel, this Temple will be located north of Jerusalem in Shiloh.”
The instructions you are referring to, are they in Ezek. 40-48?
2. When Yahshua returns to build the fallen tent of David, which temple is that? You say that temple is Ez 40-48. Do you mean that Ezekiel describes two temples? Please clarify.
3. Have you considered the temple not made by hands? Have you considered that the tent of David could be the ‘family’ or house of David? The Greek word used here can be translated as family or house.
A. 1. As I stated in the article, I believe the so-called Tribulation Temple and the Millennial Temple are the same. Jews refer to Ezekiel’s Temple as the 3rd Temple, and never mention a 4th one but Daniel (Daniel 9:27), Paul (2 Thes 2:4) and John (Rev. 11:1) all speak of a Temple in Israel during Daniel’s 70th week well before the Millennium. So all have to be referring to the same one. By plotting the distribution of land from Ezekiel 48 you can see that the Temple won’t be in Jerusalem, but several miles north in Shiloh.
2. The Temple spoken of in Acts is Ezekiel’s one and only Temple. It will be built early in Daniel’s 70th week, after the Lord has taken the Church but before the 2nd Coming.
3. The concept of a Temple not made by hands can either refer to the Church where the Lord dwells in this age (1 Cor. 3:16) or the Temple in Heaven of which the earthly one is a copy (Hebrews 9:11). Daniel, Paul, and John all speak of a physical building, not a spiritual one, that exists in Israel during the last 7 years.