The Breadth of the House Increased Upward

“5 After he measured the wall of the house, six cubits; and the breadth of every side chamber, four cubits, round about the house on every side. 6 And the side chambers were three, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which was of the house for the side chambers round about, that they might have hold, but they had not hold in the wall of the house. 7 And there was an enlarging, and a winding about still upward to the side chambers: for the winding about of the house went still upward round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house was still upward, and so increased from the lowest chamber to the highest by the midst.” Ezekiel 41:5-7

This architectural style creates more space for people to walk on the pavement area below while creating more living space, shade, and floorboard support in the building above. It is also a pleasing perspective, big at top resembling a tree, drawing our eyes upward without intimidation, making the bottom level seem more approachable, sheltered, inviting.

All the depictions of the side chambers found on the internet incorrectly show them as embedded behind flat walls so that the structure will seem to resemble a modern building shape.

The imposing flat wall resembles a skyscraper or a castle – the person walking below would be made to feel small and intimidated.


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