Ezekiel 48: The City “Jehovah Is There” 

Ezekiel provides additional details about the city in which the temple is located and the surrounding land. 

“The perimeter will be 18,000 cubits. And the name of the city from that day on will be Jehovah Is There.”
– Eze 48:35

Especially interesting that the city is not called Jerusalem which means “Possession (Foundation) of Twofold Peace” but instead it will be called “Yehwahʹ Shamʹmah” which means “Jehova Is There”. 

​This expression translates Yehwahʹ Shamʹmah, applied to the city seen by the prophet Ezekiel in his vision recorded in chapters 40 through 48. (Eze 48:35) The visionary city is depicted as foursquare (4,500 long cubits to a side [2,331 m; 7,650 ft]) and as having 12 gates, each bearing the name of one of the tribes of Israel. (Eze 48:15, 16, 31-34) The visionary city of Ezekiel’s prophecy is to belong to “all the house of Israel.” (Eze 45:6) The name Jehovah-Shammah, or “Jehovah Himself Is There,” would signify a representational presence of God like that expressed in other texts, such as Psalm 46:5; 132:13, 14; Isaiah 24:23; Joel 3:21; and Zechariah 2:10, 11, where Jehovah, whom ‘the heaven of the heavens cannot contain,’ is spoken of as though residing in an earthly city or place.​—1Ki 8:27
– it-2 pp. 20-21 Jehovah Himself Is There

For he [Abraham] was awaiting the city having real foundations, whose designer and builder is God.
– Heb 11:10 

Is Yehwahʹ Shamʹmah the city Abraham was awaiting?

What does the city in Ezekiel’s vision represent? “Jehovah-Shammah” is situated in “profane” land, indicating that it must represent something earthly. The city seems to represent the earthly administration that benefits those who will make up the righteous “new earth.” (2 Peter 3:13) Having gates on each side illustrates its openness. The overseers among God’s people are to be approachable.
– w07 8/1 p. 8-p. 11 par. 8 Highlights From the Book of Ezekiel—II

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