He measured it on the four sides: it had a wall all around, five hundred rods long, and five hundred wide, to make a separation between the sanctuary and the common place.
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George Leo Haydock
Cubits. This confirms the former correction, ver. 16. (Haydock)
Hebrew has only, "of five hundred. "Maldon at and Cornelius a Lap ide would understand reeds, to agree with what goes before. (Menochius)
Separation. Josephus mentions a wall three cubits high, on the pillars of which was written in Greek and Latin, that such as entered the temple must be pure, (Calmet) and no stranger. (Haydock)
Into this court all might come. (Philo) (Calmet)