square

square

A rectangle with sides of equal length. 1 A shape required for many of the appurtenances of the Temple described in Exodus (e.g., Exod 27:1; Exod 28:16) and Ezekiel (e.g., Ezek 43:16-17). 2 A level area near the city gate in ancient cities used for various public assemblies (2Sam 21:12; Job 28:7).

Exod 27:1

The Altar of Burnt Offering
1You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar shall be square, and it shall be three cu ... View more

Exod 28:16

16It shall be square and doubled, a span in length and a span in width.

Ezek 43:16-17

16The altar hearth shall be square, twelve cubits long by twelve wide.17The ledge also shall be square, fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide, with a rim around ... View more

2Sam 21:12

12David went and took the bones of Saul and the bones of his son Jonathan from the people of Jabesh-gilead, who had stolen them from the public square of Beth-s ... View more

Job 28:7

7“That path no bird of prey knows,
and the falcon's eye has not seen it.

 NEH Logo
Bible Odyssey has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.