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Tents


1. Origin and antiquity of. Ge 4:20.

2. Called

a. Tabernacles. Nu 24:5; Job 12:6; Heb 11:9.

b. Curtains. Isa 54:2; Heb 3:7.

3. Were spread out. Isa 40:22.

4. Fastened by cords to stakes or nails. Isa 54:2; Jer 10:20; Jdj 4:21.

5. Were used by

a. Patriarchs. Ge 13:5; 25:27; Heb 11:9.

b. Israel in the desert. Ex 33:8; Nu 24:2.

c. The people of Israel in all their wars. 1Sa 4:3,10; 29:1; 1Ki 16:16.

d. The Rechabites. Jer 35:7,10.

e. The Arabs. Isa 13:20.

f. Shepherds while tending their flocks. Song 1:8; Isa 38:12.

g. All eastern nations. Jdj 6:5; 1Sa 17:4; 2Ki 7:7; 1Ch 5:10.

6. Separate, for females of the family. Ge 24:67.

7. Separate, for the servants. Ge 31:33.

8. Were pitched

a. With order and regularity. Nu 1:52.

b. In the neighbourhood of wells, &c. Ge 13:10,12; 26:17,18; 1Sa 29:1.

c. Under trees. Ge 18:1,4; Jdj 4:5.

d. On the tops of houses. 2Sa 16:22.

9. Sending persons to seek a convenient place for, alluded to. De 1:33.

10. Ease and rapidity of their removal, alluded to. Isa 38:12.

11. Of the Jews contrasted with those of the Arabs. Nu 24:5; Song 1:5.

12. Custom of sitting and standing at the door of. Ge 18:1; Jdj 4:20.

13. Illustrative

a. (Spread out,) of the heavens. Isa 40:22.

b. (Enlarging of,) of the great extension of the Church. Isa 54:2.