Finally the prophet is shown in this vision the boundaries of the land (47:13-21) and the portions of the tribes (48:1-29). The land was to be divided into parallel zones, running from the west coast to the Jordan.
- What gospel principle is foreshadowed in 47:22, 23? Cf Eph. 2:11-13, 19; Col. 3:11.
- How many tribes had their portion north of the broad zone assigned to the Lord in 45:1 (See diagram 4, P. 404 Diagram 4) and how many south of it?
Which tribes had portions immediately adjacent to the central zone containing the sanctuary?
What do you think was the reason for this privilege?
- What does the new name of the city reveal about God’s purpose in relation to his people?
Looking back on the vision as a whole, write down the main lessons that it teaches, and consider how these stand out still more clearly in the light of the revelation given us in Christ.