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Friday, October 18 2013

Exodus 36: The Building Of The Tabernacle

After some delay (see Exodus 32: The Mount Sinai Riot, Exodus 33: Why Did Moses Pitch A Tabernacle Outside The Camp? and Exodus 34: The Second Tables Of Stone), the construction of the Tabernacle (see Exodus 26: The First Christian Tabernacle) began by the hands of skilled craftsmen who were moreover given the very means of Creation itself (see Exodus 31: The Spirit Of Creation).

The Tabernacle

"36:1 Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded." (Exodus 36:1 KJV)

The still-repentant Israelites had heeded the call for offerings to build the Tabernacle (see Exodus 35: Offerings For The Tabernacle) so that the work could be completed according to the design that was given to Moses by the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God).

"36:2 And Moses called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose heart the LORD had put wisdom, even every one whose heart stirred him up to come unto the work to do it: 36:3 And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning.

36:4 And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made; 36:5 And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.

36:6 And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.

36:7 For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much." (Exodus 36:2-7 KJV)

So the work was made manifest by "every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle".

"36:8 And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work made he them.

36:9 The length of one curtain was twenty and eight cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: the curtains were all of one size. 36:10 And he coupled the five curtains one unto another: and the other five curtains he coupled one unto another.

36:11 And he made loops of blue on the edge of one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling: likewise he made in the uttermost side of another curtain, in the coupling of the second. 36:12 Fifty loops made he in one curtain, and fifty loops made he in the edge of the curtain which was in the coupling of the second: the loops held one curtain to another.

36:13 And he made fifty taches of gold, and coupled the curtains one unto another with the taches: so it became one tabernacle.

The Tabernacle 36:14 And he made curtains of goats' hair for the tent over the tabernacle: eleven curtains he made them. 36:15 The length of one curtain was thirty cubits, and four cubits was the breadth of one curtain: the eleven curtains were of one size. 36:16 And he coupled five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves. 36:17 And he made fifty loops upon the uttermost edge of the curtain in the coupling, and fifty loops made he upon the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second. 36:18 And he made fifty taches of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one. 36:19 And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above that.

36:20 And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up. 36:21 The length of a board was ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half. 36:22 One board had two tenons, equally distant one from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle. 36:23 And he made boards for the tabernacle; twenty boards for the south side southward: 36:24 And forty sockets of silver he made under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons. 36:25 And for the other side of the tabernacle, which is toward the north corner, he made twenty boards, 36:26 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 36:27 And for the sides of the tabernacle westward he made six boards. 36:28 And two boards made he for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides. 36:29 And they were coupled beneath, and coupled together at the head thereof, to one ring: thus he did to both of them in both the corners. 36:30 And there were eight boards; and their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver, under every board two sockets.

36:31 And he made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle, 36:32 And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the tabernacle for the sides westward. 36:33 And he made the middle bar to shoot through the boards from the one end to the other. 36:34 And he overlaid the boards with gold, and made their rings of gold to be places for the bars, and overlaid the bars with gold.

36:35 And he made a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: with cherubims made he it of cunning work. 36:36 And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver. 36:37 And he made an hanging for the tabernacle door of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework; 36:38 And the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass." (Exodus 36:8-38 KJV)

Fact Finder: The interior of the Tabernacle (and later, the Temple) housed the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. What was their significance in history and prophecy?
See The Holy Place In History And Prophecy; also The Temple Vessel Prophecies Today and A History Of Jerusalem: Abomination Of Desolation


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This Day In History, October 18

33: Agrippina died at age 47. She was the granddaughter of Caesar Augustus (the emperor who declared the census that caused the Messiah to be born in Bethlehem, as prophesied - see Does Rome Have Christ's Birth Certificate? and A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars; also Whatever Happened To Those Romans?), widow of Germanicus Caesar, the mother of emperor Gaius Caligula, and the grandmother of Nero through her daughter Agrippina (see also Did Nero Really Fiddle While Rome Burned? and Nero's Torches).

320: The Greek philosopher Pappus of Alexandria (i.e. the Greeks were then ruling Egypt - see A History Of Jerusalem: Greeks, Ptolemies, Seleucids and The Cleopatra Connection) recorded an eclipse of the sun and wrote a commentary on The Great Astronomer.

Eclipse of the Sun 1009: The Church of Rome's "Church of the Holy Sepulchre" in Jerusalem was completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah; the foundations were cut away right down to bedrock (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad).

1016: The Danes defeated the Saxons at the Battle of Ashingdon.

1210: Pope Innocent III excommunicated German leader Otto IV (see Emperors and Popes; also What Is The Mark Of The Beast?).

1356: The Basel earthquake, the greatest recorded earthquake north of the Alps, destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.

1469: Isabella of Castile married Ferdinand II of Aragon, thereby uniting all of the dominions of Spain under one monarchy. They would later support the discovery voyages of Christopher Columbus (see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy for a map of where Columbus actually went).

1685: King Louis XIV of France revoked the Edict of Nantes, thereby depriving the Protestant Huguenots of all religious and civil liberties that had been granted to them by Henry IV in 1598.

1748: The Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, negotiated largely by Britain and France, with the other powers following their lead, ended the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748; also known as King George's War). The right of the Habsburg heiress, Maria Theresa, to the Austrian lands was guaranteed, but the Habsburgs were seriously weakened by the guarantee to Prussia, not a party to the treaty, of its conquest of Silesia.

1767: The Mason-Dixon Line, the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania was established. It had been surveyed 1763-1767, prior to the rebellion of the New England colonies, by English surveyors Charles Mason (who was a professional astronomer at the Royal Greenwich Observatory near London) and Jeremiah Dixon (also an astronomer, at the Royal Society of London) to settle a boundary dispute.

1860: British troops burned the Yuanmingyuan, the imperial summer palace in Beijing, China, to the ground.

1867: The U.S. took possession of Alaska after the purchase of the territory from Russia for just over $7 million.

1871: Charles Babbage died at age 79. The British mathematician and inventor originated the principle of the modern computer; published papers on mathematics, statistics, physics and geology; assisted in the establishment of a modern postal system in England; compiled the first reliable actuarial tables; invented the speedometer and the locomotive cowcatcher; he was instrumental in the founding of the Royal Astronomical Society.

1922: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was established.

1936: To rebuild the bankrupt German economy, Germany's new leader, Adolf Hitler, announced his "Four Year Economic Plan" that would restore prosperity through the aggressive rebuilding of the German military (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion). Under that war-for-profit scheme, millions of civilian and military jobs would be produced by the created "need" for "defense" weapons and supplies for the endless wars that the corporate-sponsored politicians would then get the country into as a matter of "national defense." It was a national policy later known in the U.S. as the "military-industrial complex" - a term used by President, and former Army General, Dwight Eisenhower when he warned that "freedom" must not become merely a mind-control marketing-slogan for perpetual (and very profitable for weapons manufacturers) contrived wars against invented enemies (see also What Happens After The Messiah Returns?).

1967: The Soviet Genera-4 spacecraft entered the atmosphere of Venus and transmitted data back to earth before losing contact 27 km. above the surface.

1975: Statements made by Pope Paul VI in Rome to a large gathering of cardinals, bishops and plates: "the Catholic faith made Europe," "No other human force in Europe can render the service that is confided to us, promoters of the faith, to reawaken Europe's Christian soul, where its unity is rooted", "the Catholic faith is the secret of Europe's identity, and in discovering that secret, Europe will go on to perform the providential service to which God is still calling it." (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).

1991: Azerbaijan declared independence from the USSR.

1997: Severe storms accompanied by high winds, heavy rain, thunder, hail and flash floods swept through Israel during Sukkot when many Israelites were camping. More than 12 people were killed, and millions of dollars of damage was done.



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