The Berean Expositor
Volume 15 - Page 144 of 160
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As we review the black night of tribulation that cast its gloom over this book, as we
see the persecution of the saints, the mark of the beast, the worship of the dragon, our
hearts unite with that of John in response to this word of promise. AMEN. EVEN SO,
"Oh what a bright and blessed world
This groaning earth of ours will be,
When from its throne the tempter hurled
Shall leave it all, O Lord, to Thee."
"The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all the saints, Amen."
A note on the measurements of the new Jerusalem.
pp. 142, 143
Readers will remember that we brought this series of studies to a conclusion in the
May number of The Berean Expositor. Since that date we have received a copy of
"THE FAITH" for May-June 1925, which contains so helpful an explanation of the
measurements of the new Jerusalem, that we feel we must pass on the gist of the article
to our readers.
Our own attitude toward the subject may be gathered from page 76 of the
present Volume:--
"The measurement of the city are given, and must be received, and nothing we can
write will be of any service beyond stating that we must accept the explanation as a
matter of fact."
The reader doubtless gathered that we desired to bow to the teaching of Scripture, but
that we had no clear understanding what the Scripture really intended to teach. The
passage in question is Rev. 21: 16, 17:--
"And the city lieth foursquare, and its length is as great as its breadth: and he
measured the city with the reed, 12,000 furlongs (stadia). The length and the breadth
and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, 144 cubits."
Dr. E. W. Bullinger in his "APOCALYPSE" says, "In this case the city will be
1,500 miles high", and referring to another computation which takes the 12,000 furlongs
as being the measurement of the circumference, he says, "Is 375 miles high easier to
believe than 1,500?" and we must confess that either measurement presents a great
The suggestion made by the writer of the article in "THE FAITH" is that the
12,000 furlongs is the area of the square base. The square root of 12,000 is 109,
which taking the stadium as being equal to 582 feet (see Twentieth Century Dictionary)