I will give half of my sacred land, a section eight miles long and three miles wide, to the priests who serve in the temple. Their houses will be in this half, as well as my temple, which is the most sacred place of all.
“When you divide up the inheritance of the land, you must set aside part of the land as sacred space for God: approximately seven miles long by six miles wide, all of it holy ground. Within this rectangle, reserve a seven-hundred-fifty-foot square for the Sanctuary with a seventy-five-foot buffer zone surrounding it. Mark off within the sacred reserve a section seven miles long by three miles wide. The Sanctuary with its Holy of Holies will be placed there. This is where the priests will live, those who lead worship in the Sanctuary and serve God there. Their houses will be there along with The Holy Place.
And from this measure thou shalt mete the length of five and twenty thousand of reeds (the length of twenty-five thousand rods), and the breadth of ten thousand; and the temple and the holy of holy things shall be in it. (And from this area thou shalt measure the length of twenty-five thousand cubits, and the breadth of ten thousand; and the Temple and the Holy of Holies, that is, the Most Holy Place, shall be there within it.)
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