Ezekiel 40:43
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New American Standard Bible
The double hooks, one handbreadth in length, were installed in the house all around; and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

King James Bible
And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and upon the tables was the flesh of the offering.

Darby Bible Translation
And the double hooks of a hand breadth were fastened round about within; and upon the tables they put the flesh of the offering.

World English Bible
The hooks, a handbreadth long, were fastened within all around: and on the tables was the flesh of the offering.

Young's Literal Translation
And the boundaries are one handbreadth, prepared within all round about: and on the tables is the flesh of the offering.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Hooks - The alternative renderings given in the margin indicate the doubtfulness of the translation of the original word. The form is dual, and indicates that it is some object usually found in pairs. Some suggest that they were borders or ledges set, on either side of the tables, a handbreadth from the edges, to prevent the instruments placed on them from falling off. If the rendering "hooks" be adopted, it is to be explained thus: that these hooks were set on the wall "within," that each hook was forked (hence, the "dual" form), and projected from the wall one span; and that on these hooks were hung the carcasses of the slain animals.

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The Millennium in Relation to Israel.
"And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In that same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land" (Gen. 15:17, 18). Here the two great periods of Israel's history was made known to Abram in figure. The vision of the smoking furnace and the burning lamp intimated that the history of Abraham's descendants was to be a checkered one. It was a prophecy in
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

Cross References
Ezekiel 40:42
For the burnt offering there were four tables of hewn stone, a cubit and a half long, a cubit and a half wide and one cubit high, on which they lay the instruments with which they slaughter the burnt offering and the sacrifice.

Ezekiel 40:44
From the outside to the inner gate were chambers for the singers in the inner court, one of which was at the side of the north gate, with its front toward the south, and one at the side of the south gate facing toward the north.

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