- In Luke, Was Jesus Dedicated in the Second Temple, or Third?
NKJV, Ezekiel 43:10 - “Son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern.
If Israel had this "pattern", wouldn't they have tried implementing it?
Are there any evidences that Herod's Temple was designed after the pattern set out in Ezekiel?
Or - are there any architectural or written evidences that show that Herod's Temple couldn't possibly have been Ezekiel's?
JewishMag.com's Metaphysical Objection that Herod's Temple is Ezekiel's Third:
Are there non-metaphysical / non-kabbalah arguments to support or refute this claim?
JewishMag.com, The Third Temple: Israel's Missing Link - The Ramchal explains that the Sanctuary (Heichal) in the Temple is 32 cubits wide (approx. 64 feet or 19.2 meters). These 32 cubits, states the Ramchal, correspond to the 32 paths of Divine Wisdom known as Daath Elyon, the Supernal Knowledge, looking from above to below, from God's perspective so to speak. ... The correct place of the Mizbeyach is precisely in front of the Sanctuary so that the 32 paths of higher and lower wisdom are in alignment. Then heaven and earth are aligned and the Shechina dwells in the Holy Temple. But for a technical reason explained in the Talmud, the Mizbeyach of the Second Temple was drawn to the south of the Sanctuary, clearly out of alignment with the Sanctuary. This indicated that God's Knowledge and man's knowledge were out of alignment and the Shechina did not dwell in the Second Temple. ...
Ramchal's arguments above do not seem very compelling - for either conclusion ...