— Four reasons why it IS ‘in the court of the gentiles’
The Watchtower 8/15/1980 p. 15 The “Great Crowd” Renders Sacred Service Where?
The Greek word na·os’ refers often to the inner sanctuary representing heaven itself
● It was the entire temple (na·os’) that had been 46 years in the building
● It was the entire temple (na·os’) that was destroyed as a judgment from God
● It was from the courts of the outer temple (na·os’) that Jesus drove the money changers
(Note: See above for proof this is false)
● It was in the outer temple (na·os’) that Judas threw back the 30 pieces of silver
HENCE it is consistent that the “great crowd” serve God in the earthly court of the spiritual temple
— Five reasons why it is NOT ‘in the court of the gentiles’
The Watchtower 5/1/2002 p. 30 Questions From Readers
In times past, it has been said that the great crowd is in a spiritual equivalent, or an antitype, of the Court of the Gentiles that existed in Jesus’ day. However, further research has revealed at least five reasons why that is not so.