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Tabernacle


1. Moses was commanded to make after a divine pattern. Ex 25:9; 26:30; Heb 8:5.

2. Made of the free-will offerings of the people. Ex 25:1-8; 35:4,5,21-29.

3. Divine wisdom given to Bezaleel to make. Ex 31:2-7; 35:30-35; 36:1.

4. Called the

a. Tabernacle of the Lord. Jos 22:19; 1Ki 2:28; 1Ch 16:39.

b. Tabernacle of testimony or witness. Ex 38:21; Nu 1:50; 17:7,8; 2Ch 24:6; Ac 7:44.

c. Tabernacle of the congregation. Ex 27:21; 33:7; 40:26.

d. Tabernacle of Shiloh. Ps 78:60.

e. Tabernacle of Joseph. Ps 78:67.

f. Temple of the Lord. 1Sa 1:9; 3:3.

g. House of the Lord. Jos 6:24; 1Sa 1:7,24.

5. Was a moveable tent suited to the unsettled condition of Israel. 2Sa 7:6,7.

6. Designed for manifestation of God’s presence and for his worship. Ex 25:8; 29:42,43.

7. The boards of

a. Made of shittim wood. Ex 26:15; 36:20.

b. Ten cubits high by one and a half broad. Ex 26:16; 36:21.

c. Had each two tenons fitted into sockets of silver. Ex 26:17,19; 36:22-24.

d. Twenty on south side. Ex 26:18; 36:23.

e. Twenty on north side. Ex 26:20; 36:25.

f. Six, and two corner boards for west side. Ex 26:22-25; 36:27-30.

g. Supported by bars of shittim wood resting in rings of gold. Ex 26:26-29; 36:31-33.

h. With the bars, covered with gold. Ex 26:26-29; 36:34.

8. The door of, a curtain of blue and purple suspended by gold rings from five pillars of shittim wood. Ex 26:36,37; 36:37,38.

9. Coverings of

a. The first or inner, ten curtains of blue, purple, &c joined with loops and golden taches. Ex 26:1-6; 36:8-13.

b. The second, eleven curtains of goats’ hair. Ex 26:7-13; 36:14-18.

c. The third of rams’ skins dyed red. Ex 26:14; 36:19.

d. The fourth or outward of badgers’ skins. Ex 26:14; 36:19.

10. Divided by a vail of blue, purple, suspended from four pillars of shittim. Ex 26:31-33; 36:35,36; 40:21.

11. Divided into

a. The holy place. Ex 26:33; Heb 9:2-6.

b. The most holy place. Ex 26:34; Heb 9:3,7.

12. Had a court round about. Ex 40:8.

13. The table of show-bread, the golden candlestick, and the altar of incense were place in the holy place. Ex 26:35; 40:22,24,26; Heb 9:2.

14. The ark and mercy-seat put in the most holy place. Ex 26:33,34; 40:20,21; Heb 9:4.

15. Court of

a. One hundred cubits long and fifty cubits wide. Ex 27:18.

b. Surrounded by curtains of fine line suspended from pillars in sockets of brass. Ex 27:9-15; 38:9-16.

c. The gate of, a hanging of blue, purple, &c twenty cubits wide, suspended from four pillars, &c. Ex 27:16; 38:18.

d. Contained the brazen altar and laver of brass. Ex 40:29,30.

e. All the pillars of, filleted with silver, &c. Ex 27:17; 38:17.

f. All the vessels of, made of brass. Ex 27:19.

16. First reared, on the first day of the second year after the exodus. Ex 40:2,17.

17. Was set up

a. By Moses at Mount Sinai. Ex 40:18,19; Nu 10:11,12.

b. At Gilgal. Jos 5:10,11.

c. In Shiloh. Jos 18:1; 19:51.

d. In Nob. 1Sa 21:1-6.

e. Finally at Gibeon. 1Ch 16:39; 21:29.

18. Anointed and consecrated with oil. Ex 40:9; Le 8:10; Nu 7:1.

19. Sprinkled and purified with blood. Heb 9:21.

20. Sanctified by the glory of the Lord. Ex 29:43; 40:34; Nu 9:15.

21. The Lord appeared in, over the mercy-seat. Ex 25:22; Le 16:2; Nu 7:89.

22. The cloud of glory rested on, by night and day during its abode in the wilderness. Ex 40:38; Nu 9:15,16.

23. The journeys of Israel regulated by the cloud on. Ex 40:36,37.

24. The priests

a. Alone could enter. Nu 18:3,5.

b. Performed all services in. Nu 3:10; 18:1,2; Heb 9:6.

c. Were the ministers of. Heb 8:2.

25. The Levites

a. Appointed over, and had charge of. Nu 1:50; 8:24; 18:2-4.

b. Did the inferior service of. Nu 3:6-8.

c. Took down, and put up. Nu 1:51.

d. Carried. Nu 4:15,25,31.

e. Pitched their tents around. Nu 1:53; 3:23,29,35.

26. Free-will offerings made at the first rearing of. Nu 7:1-9.

27. Free-will offerings made at the dedication of the altar of. Nu 7:10-87.

28. All offerings to be made at. Le 17:4; De 12:5,6,11,13,14.

29. Punishment for defiling. Le 15:31; Nu 19:13.

30. A permanent house substituted for, when the kingdom was established. 2Sa 7:5-13.

31. Illustrative

a. Of Christ. Isa 4:6; Joh 1:14; Heb 9:8,9,11.

b. Of the Church. Ps 15:1; Isa 16:5; 54:2; Heb 8:2; Re 21:2,3.

c. Of the body. 2Co 5:1; 2Pe 1:13.

d. (The holy of holies,) of heaven. Heb 6:19,20; 9:12,24; 10:19.

e. (The vail,) of Christ’s body. Heb 10:20.

f. (The vail,) of the obscurity of the Mosaic age. Heb 9:8,10; Ro 16:25,26; Re 11:19.