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Tuesday, December 18 2018

A Bible Journey, 86: Framing The Tabernacle

"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"

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, December 18

218 BC: The Battle of the Trebia during the Second Punic War; Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeated those of the Roman Republic (see The Roman Republic and The Founding Of Rome: The Curious Tale Of Romulus and Remus; also The Roman Emperors: Julius Caesar and The Roman Emperors: Augustus).

Hannibal

1118: Alfonso the Battler, the King of Aragon, captured Saragossa from the Muslims who then held Spain (see also Daniel 11: The Abominations Of Desolations By The Kings Of The North And South).

Spain

1271: Kublai Khan renamed his empire "Yuan," thereby beginning the Yuan Dynasty of Mongolia and China (see also The First Chinese American War).

China

1398: Turkish warrior Timur Lenk (Tamurlane) conquered Delhi.

1642: Abel Tasman became the first (known) European to land in New Zealand (Tasmania is named after Tasman).

Abel Tasman

1737: Antonio Stradivari, the famous Italian violin-maker, died.

1813: Fort Niagara was captured by the British from the U.S. during the War of 1812 (1812-1814).

1863: Franz Ferdinand, the Archduke of Austria, was born. His assassination in Sarajevo in 1914 sparked the chain of events which ignited the First World War (see The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars).

Franz Ferdinand

1865: The 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, was proclaimed.

Washington's Slaves

1892: The first public performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

1898: The first official automobile speed record was set: 39 miles / 63 kilometers per hour.

1912: Charles Dawson (not to be confused with Charles Darwin) discovered fossils which became known as the "Piltdown Man" in East Sussex, England, and claimed they were remains of primitive man. It was later discovered to be a hoax (see also Rescuing Charles Darwin From The Atheists).

1914: A few months after the start of the First World War (1914-1918), Britain declared Egypt its protectorate for the time that it would be freed from Ottoman occupation. Egypt was declared independent in 1922.

1916: During the First World War (1914-1918; see The Assassination That Triggered Two World Wars), the Battle of Verdun ended after 10 months of fighting - France and Germany lost 330,000 killed and wounded.

1939: At the start of the Second World War (September 1, 1939 to August 15, 1945; the U.S. entered the war in December 1941, 2 years and 3 months after it began), the first contingent of Canadian troops arrived in Britain to join with the British in the war against Hitler. The troops of the First Canadian Division had sailed from Halifax on December 10 in 5 ocean liners, accompanied by the Royal Canadian Navy battleship Resolution. When they reached the Clyde there was a great array of British sea power to welcome them. Winston Churchill, then First Lord of The Admiralty, broadcast the news of the Canadians' safe arrival with His famous "It has warmed the cockles of our hearts."

1940: Adolf Hitler issued the orders for the invasion of the Soviet Union - known as Operation Barbarossa (see Russia Or Europe - Who Has Been The Invader? and The Terrorist Attack That Enabled Hitler To Become A Dictator).

1956: Japan was admitted to the United Nations (see also Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?).

1969: Britain abolished the death penalty.

1972: During the Vietnam War, U.S. President Richard Nixon (then under investigation for the criminal Watergate burglaries, and in need of a foreign bogeyman to divert attention; see also Fake News - News, Or Noose?) declared that the U.S. would attack North Vietnam during a series of Christmas bombings.

1989: The European Economic Community and the Soviet Union signed an agreement on trade, commercial and economic cooperation.

2006: The United Arab Emirates held its first-ever elections.

2008: Mark Felt died at age 95. Felt, an FBI agent before and during the Nixon administration, was identified as the Watergate "Deep Throat" informant to Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of the Washington Post. The leads that Felt provided eventually brought about Nixon's resignation and the criminal conviction of numerous of Nixon's associates (see The Impeachment Of The President).





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