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The Tabernacle God’s Dwelling Place among the Israelites Exodus 25-31; 35-39
The Tabernacle Hebrew word meant “tent” Very costly, expensive, portable Acacia Wood Structure Covered with much Gold, Silver, Bronze Specially woven coverings of expensive blue, purple and scarlet cloth, fine linen Goat hair, ram skin, badger or seal skin
The Tabernacle Offerings for Ephod and Breastpiece Gem stones: onyx, oil, spices
Why Study the Tabernacle Concept and arrangement of tabernacle foreshadows NT scheme of redemption. Book of Hebrews relies upon tabernacle worship. Tabernacle was God’s dwelling Place among Israel.
Preparation for Tabernacle Ex. 25:1-9, 31:1-11, 35:4-36:7 God commands an offering “From every man whose heart moves him” “Sanctuary, that I may dwell among them” To be constructed “according to the pattern” provided by God. People brought brooches, earrings, bracelets, woven cloths, linens, skins, stones, oil, spices More than enough was given. Word had to be send out to stop.
Preparation for Tabernacle Ex. 25:1-9, 31:1-11, 35:4-36:7 Call for Skillful Men to come work
Preparation for Tabernacle Ex. 25:1-9, 31:1-11, 35:4-36:7 Call for Skillful Men to come work Two particular skilled Craftsmen Chosen Filled with God’s Spirit and Wisdom. Bezalel of Judah: Artistic Designs in gold, wood carving, cutting stones, Oholiab of Dan also chosen: Both: embroidery, engraving, design, weaving, etc. Ability to teach others.
. 45’ 15’ 27” N S 20 boards on north 20 boards on south 8 boards on east 48 total boards Made of Acacia Wood Overlaid with Gold 100 silver sockets (96 for boards) (4 for interior posts) Wt. 75 pounds
Coverings Innermost: Fine linen, white, with cherubim woven with blue, purple and scarlet 2 nd : Goats hair (possibly black) 3 rd : Rams skin Outer: Skin of Seal, Porpoise or some aquatic animal Held in place by pegs and Ropes. No mention of a Ridge pole to provide a peak.
Veil Separated Holy Place and Most Holy Place Made of fine linen. Cherubim woven of blue, purple and scarlet. Suspended from hooks of gold upon four poles. No height dimensions. Likely no higher than arms reach (because Priests would unhook it).
Entrance Curtain Made of fine linen. Intermingled with blue, purple and scarlet. Suspended from hooks of gold upon five poles. Poles sat in sockets made of bronze.
Courtyard 150’ X 75’ X 7.5’ Tabernacle was twice as high, so it could be seen outside the courtyard. Walls made of finely woven white linen. Suspended from silver rods and silver hooks, on posts set in bronze sockets. 20 posts/sockets on north and south, 10 on east/west. Held by bronze pegs and ropes. Courtyard entrance on east side, with a curtainh made like the tabernacle curtain.
Tabernacle Worship Rules Atonement money: half-shekel paid by each person age 20 and older who were counted. To be used for the tabernacle service. Ex. 30: 11-16. Anointing Oil: Ingredients-myrrh, cinnamon, fragrant cane, cassia, olive oil. Used to anoint the tabernacle, its furnishings as well as priests. Not to be made by anyone else or used for any other purpose.
Priests Ex. 28, 39 Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, Ithamar selected to be Priests. Aaron to be High Priest. Priests served as mediators between the people and God.
Garments for Priests Ex. 28, 39 Linen Undergarment (Breeches, Britches). Reached from waist to thighs to cover nakedness. Could not enter tabernacle or approach altar without this garment on. Coat: of embroidered or checkered work. Fine linen, woven in a pattern.
Garments for Priests Ex. 28, 39 Robe: Blue. Strong band woven around the neck. Pomegranates of blue, purple, scarlet w/gold bells around hem. Bells would be heard. Ephod: Front and back flaps, joined on shoulders. Onyx stone fasted in a setting of gold on each shoulder piece. Stones had 12 tribes engraved. Fine linen with threads of gold, blue, purple, scarlet. Included a sash (or band) that was used to fasten it about the body. Two gold chains were fastened to shoulders, used to hold breastplate.
Garments for Priests Ex. 28, 39 Breastplate: Gold, blue, purple, scarlet. Fabric was folded double to form a pocket in which were kept the Urim and Thummim. Included four rows of three precious stones each. 12 tribes engraved on the stones. Two gold chains from ephod were fastened to the rings in the upper part of the breastplate. Unsure of what Urim and Thummim were. Thought to be stones. Used to inquire of God.
Garments for Priests Ex. 28, 39 Mitre (turban): Made of fine linen. Front had a gold plate with words “Holy to Jehovah”. Unsure of what Urim and Thummim were. Thought to be stones. Used to inquire of God. Sash (or girdle): of golden work.