|The erection of the Tabernacle and the Sacred vessels, as in Exodus 40:17-19; from the 1728 Figures de la Bible|
The explanations given to Moses on how to build the Tabernacle is so overwhelming when one reads it. I can just picture Moses jotting down all the measurements and it had to be precise.
The ark of the covenant must have been the most beautiful breath taking sight to see. The over lay of the all the wood was of pure gold. The 4 rings placed on the sides are pure gold and then the poles that lift up the ark were acacia wood and over laid with gold.
When the instructions for the Mercy Seat was given it was to be made of pure gold . The 2 cherubim's were made of pure gold facing one another with their wings touching each other. My thoughts here are... Imagine God sitting there and His glory shinning all around reflecting off that gold, I should imagine it would be blinding. It would be very interesting to know the weight of the ark.
Exodus 25: 16 Put the tablets of the testimony that I will give you into the ark!
Exodus 25: 30 Put the bread of the Presence of the table before Me at all times. I refer back to Exodus 16: 33 Take a container and put two quarts of manna in it Then place it before the Lord to be preserved throughout your generations. 34. As the Lord commanded Moses,Aaron place it before the testimony to be preserved.
Instructions for the curtains I found very interesting.
Exodus 26: 1-6 the curtains were for the tabernacle itself with 10 curtains made from finely spun linen with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn with a design of cherubim worked into them. The clasps to hold them together were made of gold
Exodus 26: 7-13 The tent over the tabernacle were made of goat hair. The clasps that held them together were bronze
Exodus 26: 14 Make a covering for the tent from ram skins dyed red, and a covering of manatee skins on top of that.
The frame work was made of acacia wood.
Exodus 26: 30 God instructs Moses to set up the tabernacle plan that was shown to him on the mountain.
Inner veil. This is to separate the Holy of holies from the holy place.
Exodus 26: 31-35 You are to make a veil of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely spun linen with a design of cherubim worked into it. This too was hung on acacia wood overlaid with gold and the hooks are of pure gold.
Exodus 26: 36 -37 For the entrance to the tent as a screen which is embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, and finely spun linen. the post are of acacia wood overlaid with gold and their hooks are gold.
The alter was constructed with acacia wood. Pots shovels basins meat forks fire pans and all lits utensils are made of bronze.
Instructions were also given for the court of the tabernacle.
At the moment I am thinking of the embroidery work on all the curtains and veils. I wonder how many woman sat and worked on this beautiful material that was being created for the Holy of Holies God sure gives everyone gifts.