Should the temple prophesied in Ezekiel 40 to 48 be understood as literal, figurative or both? What specifics in the Ezekiel passage and the Old Testament prophets give insight as to whether it is literal, figurative, or both? How does the further revelation in the New Testament impact the understanding of this OT prophecy? What specific NT passage bears most directly on this problem?
Ezekiel 40 to 48 refers to the offering of sacrifices at future temple. describe how is this aspect of the prophecy understood? What problems or issues do this raise? How does the New Testament influence whether we must understand these sacrifices literally or figuratively?