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Revelation 21:12 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

12. and had ] Lit. having; but there is a break in the construction, at least as marked as that given by the A. V.

a wall great and high ] Its exact height is stated in Rev 21:17.

twelve gates … Israel ] So Eze 48:31-34. Probably the order of the names on the gates would be the same as there; but the order can hardly be pressed as important, since it is quite different from that of the foursquare encampment in the wilderness, Numbers 2. The 12 gates of heaven in Enoch xxxiii xxxv. do not really present a very close parallel to these.

twelve angels ] As porters and sentinels. Such officers are in keeping with the image of a well-ordered city, though in fact neither they, nor walls and gates, are practically needed in this City of Peace.

Consult other comments:

Revelation 21:12 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:12 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Revelation 21:12 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Revelation 21:12 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Revelation 21:12 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:12 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:12 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Revelation 21:12 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Revelation 21:12 - Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books

Revelation 21:12 - Geneva Bible Notes

Revelation 21:12 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Revelation 21:12 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Revelation 21:12 - Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:12 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Revelation 21:12 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

Revelation 21:12 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Revelation 21:12 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Revelation 21:12 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Revelation 21:12 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Revelation 21:12 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Revelation 21:12 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Revelation 21:12 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Revelation 21:12 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Revelation 21:12 - Combined Bible Commentary

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges