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Thursday, November 15 2018
A Bible Journey, 75: What Was In The Tabernacle?
"Look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in the Mount"
After the LORD God (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God and A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name) declared His Christian Law to the Israelites (see A Bible Journey, 72: The Perfect Law Of Liberty and A Bible Journey, 70: The Christian Ten Commandments) and after they accepted His offer of deliverance, the covenant (i.e. contract) was put into writing (see A Bible Journey, 74: The Blood Of The Sinai Covenant).
The LORD then gave the instructions for the Tabernacle and its facilities that were to serve as a prophecy of Christianity, not just to one nation, but when all is done, to all nations (see The Harvest Prophecies). Keep in mind that, at this point, the Levite priesthood did not yet exist (see When Were The Levites Set Apart?).
"25:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 25:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering: of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. 25:3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, 25:4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 25:5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 25:6 Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, 25:7 Onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breastplate.
"25:10 And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 25:11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about. 25:12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one side of it, and two rings in the other side of it. 25:13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold. 25:14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them. 25:15 The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it. 25:16 And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee.
A table was to be made for "the table shewbread" (see Bread of the Presence).
"25:23 Thou shalt also make a table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be the length thereof, and a cubit the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
The King James Version often uses "candlestick" for the lampstand that held the oil lamps i.e. "thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it" (see The Menorah: Lighting The Way).
"25:31 And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.
Fact Finder: Where were the tables of stone, upon which were written the Ten Commandments, kept before the Tabernacle was constructed? Who were the only two people who were allowed near the Ark at that time?
This Day In History
This Day In History, November 15
655: The Battle of Winwaed; Oswiu of Northumbria defeated Penda of Mercia. The battle is regarded by some historians to be the largest military confrontation between the early northern and southern divisions of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain.
1315: Swiss forces defeated invading Austrians at the Battle of Morgarten.
1532: Following the Caribbean-area voyages of Christopher Columbus (see the map of the Spain-sponsored voyages of Columbus at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy), Spanish conquistadors (conquerors) under Hernando de Soto encountered Inca leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca. The Spanish later executed Atahualpa, thereby bringing about the decline and genocide of the Inca Empire of South America.
1630: German astronomer Johannes Kepler died. He established what are now known as Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion (see also What Can You See In The Firmament Of The Heavens? and What Is Unique About Earth's Sun And Moon?).
1660: The first kosher butcher, Asser Levy, was licensed in New Amsterdam (later renamed New York City after the British captured it from the Dutch). New York is today the largest Jewish-population city in the world (see also Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings).
1688: The "Glorious Revolution" began when William of Orange landed at Brixham.
1859: The first modern restoration of the Olympic Games took place in Athens, Greece.
1864: During the U.S. Civil War, Union general William Sherman departed on his "march to the sea," leaving much of the city of Atlanta burning into ashes.
1889: Brazil was declared a republic by Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca. Emperor Pedro II was deposed in the military coup (see also The Origin Of Politics and Republics and Why Are Politicians Called Left Or Right? and When Do Liberals Become Conservatives?).
1920: The first League of Nations session opened, in Geneva, Switzerland. After the League of Nations failed to stop the Second World War (1939-1945; see also The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars and The Terrorist Attack That Enabled Hitler To Become A Dictator) from happening, it was reborn as the United Nations in 1945.
1939: Adolf Hitler's Nazis began the mass murder of Warsaw Jews (see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1943: Nazi official Heinrich Himmler ordered that Gypsies in Nazi Germany were to be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in concentration camps" (see also The Character Assassins).
1948: MacKenzie King retired as Canada's 10th Prime Minister; he was succeeded by Louis St. Laurent.
1957: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev bragged that Russian missiles were more accurate, and challenged U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower to a rocket-range shooting match (see also The Rockets' Red Glare and Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang?).
1969: During the Vietnam (Civil) War, 500,000 protestors in Washington staged a peaceful "March Against Death."
1984: A human infant, "Baby Fae," died 20 days after receiving a baboon heart transplant in Loma Linda, California.
2007: Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh; it killed 5,000 people and destroyed the world's largest mangrove forest (see also The Origin Of Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons).