The Tabernacle

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Exodus 25:9

You must make it according to all that I show you—the pattern of the tabernacle as well as the pattern of all its furnishings.

Exodus 31:7

the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony, the mercy seat that is on top of it, and all the other furnishings of the tent—

Exodus 35:10-11

“Let all the skilled craftsmen among you come and make everything that the Lord has commanded: the tabernacle—its tent and covering, its clasps and planks, its crossbars, its posts and bases;

Topics on The Tabernacle

Art In The Tabernacle

Exodus 26:1

“You are to construct the tabernacle itself with 10 curtains. You must make them of finely spun linen, and blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.

Bronze Items For The Tabernacle

Exodus 27:4

Construct a grate for it of bronze mesh, and make four bronze rings on the mesh at its four corners.

Covering The Tabernacle

Numbers 9:15

On the day the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and it appeared like fire above the tabernacle from evening until morning.

Entering The Tabernacle

Exodus 33:9

When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and remain at the entrance to the tent, and the Lord would speak with Moses.

Making The Tabernacle

Exodus 27:9

“You are to make the courtyard for the tabernacle. Make the hangings on the south of the courtyard out of finely spun linen, 150 feet long on that side.

Pillars For The Tabernacle

Exodus 35:11

the tabernacle—its tent and covering, its clasps and planks, its crossbars, its posts and bases;

More Verses on The Tabernacle

Exodus 36:8

All the skilled craftsmen among those doing the work made the tabernacle with 10 curtains. Bezalel made them of finely spun linen, as well as blue, purple, and scarlet yarn, with a design of cherubim worked into them.

Exodus 40:18

Moses set up the tabernacle: he laid its bases, positioned its planks, inserted its crossbars, and set up its posts.

Exodus 40:2

“You are to set up the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, on the first day of the first month.

Exodus 40:17-33

The tabernacle was set up in the first month of the second year, on the first day of the month. Moses set up the tabernacle: he laid its bases, positioned its planks, inserted its crossbars, and set up its posts. Then he spread the tent over the tabernacle and put the covering of the tent on top of it, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.read more.
Moses took the testimony and placed it in the ark, and attached the poles to the ark. He set the mercy seat on top of the ark. He brought the ark into the tabernacle, put up the veil for the screen, and screened off the ark of the testimony, just as the Lord had commanded him. Moses placed the table in the tent of meeting on the north side of the tabernacle, outside the veil. He arranged the bread on it before the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded him. He also put the lampstand in the tent of meeting opposite the table on the south side of the tabernacle and set up the lamps before the Lord, just as the Lord had commanded him. Moses also installed the gold altar in the tent of meeting, in front of the veil, and burned fragrant incense on it, just as the Lord had commanded him. He put up the screen at the entrance to the tabernacle. Then he placed the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, and offered the burnt offering and the grain offering on it, just as the Lord had commanded him. He set the basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it for washing. Moses, Aaron, and his sons washed their hands and feet from it. They washed whenever they came to the tent of meeting and approached the altar, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. Next Moses set up the surrounding courtyard for the tabernacle and the altar and hung a screen for the gate of the courtyard. So Moses finished the work.

Exodus 30:26

“With it you are to anoint the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony,

Leviticus 8:10

Then Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the tabernacle and everything in it to consecrate them.

Numbers 1:50

Appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, all its furnishings, and everything in it. They are to transport the tabernacle and all its articles, take care of it, and camp around it.

Numbers 3:7

They are to perform duties for him and the entire community before the tent of meeting by attending to the service of the tabernacle.

Numbers 10:17

The tabernacle was then taken down, and the Gershonites and the Merarites set out, transporting the tabernacle.

Numbers 3:27-32

The Amramite clan, the Izharite clan, the Hebronite clan, and the Uzzielite clan came from Kohath; these were the Kohathites. Counting every male one month old or more, there were 8,600 responsible for the duties of the sanctuary. The clans of the Kohathites camped on the south side of the tabernacle,read more.
and the leader of the family of the Kohathite clans was Elizaphan son of Uzziel. Their duties involved the ark, the table, the lampstand, the altars, the sanctuary utensils that were used with these, and the screen—and all the work relating to them. The chief of the Levite leaders was Eleazar son of Aaron the priest; he had oversight of those responsible for the duties of the sanctuary.

Numbers 4:1-20

The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron: “Among the Levites, take a census of the Kohathites by their clans and their ancestral houses, men from 30 years old to 50 years old—everyone who is qualified to do work at the tent of meeting.read more.
“The service of the Kohathites at the tent of meeting concerns the most holy objects. Whenever the camp is about to move on, Aaron and his sons are to go in, take down the screening veil, and cover the ark of the testimony with it. They are to place over this a covering made of manatee skin, spread a solid blue cloth on top, and insert its poles. “They are to spread a blue cloth over the table of the Presence and place the plates and cups on it, as well as the bowls and pitchers for the drink offering. The regular bread offering is to be on it. They are to spread a scarlet cloth over them, cover them with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert the poles in the table. “They are to take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand used for light, with its lamps, snuffers, and firepans, as well as its jars of oil by which they service it. Then they must place it with all its utensils inside a covering made of manatee skin and put them on the carrying frame. “They are to spread a blue cloth over the gold altar, cover it with a covering made of manatee skin, and insert its poles. They are to take all the serving utensils they use in the sanctuary, place them in a blue cloth, cover them with a covering made of manatee skin, and put them on a carrying frame. “They are to remove the ashes from the bronze altar, spread a purple cloth over it, and place all the equipment on it that they use in serving: the firepans, meat forks, shovels, and basins—all the equipment of the altar. They are to spread a covering made of manatee skin over it and insert its poles. “Aaron and his sons are to finish covering the holy objects and all their equipment whenever the camp is to move on. The Kohathites will come and carry them, but they are not to touch the holy objects or they will die. These are the transportation duties of the Kohathites regarding the tent of meeting. “Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, has oversight of the lamp oil, the fragrant incense, the daily grain offering, and the anointing oil. He has oversight of the entire tabernacle and everything in it, the holy objects and their utensils.” Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron: “Do not allow the Kohathite tribal clans to be wiped out from the Levites. Do this for them so that they may live and not die when they come near the most holy objects: Aaron and his sons are to go in and assign each man his task and transportation duty. The Kohathites are not to go in and look at the holy objects, even for a moment, or they will die.”

Numbers 10:21

The Kohathites then set out, transporting the holy objects; the tabernacle was to be set up before their arrival.

Numbers 4:29-33

“As for the Merarites, you are to register them by their clans and their ancestral houses. Register men from 30 years old to 50 years old, everyone who is qualified to do the work of the tent of meeting. This is what they are responsible to carry as the whole of their service at the tent of meeting: the supports of the tabernacle, with its crossbars, posts, and bases, read more.
the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, and ropes, including all their equipment and all the work related to them. You are to assign by name the items that they are responsible to carry. This is the service of the Merarite clans regarding all their work at the tent of meeting, under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron the priest.”

Hebrews 9:1

Now the first covenant also had regulations for ministry and an earthly sanctuary.

Hebrews 13:10

We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle do not have a right to eat.

Numbers 9:15

On the day the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the testimony, and it appeared like fire above the tabernacle from evening until morning.

Acts 7:44

“Our ancestors had the tabernacle of the testimony in the wilderness, just as He who spoke to Moses commanded him to make it according to the pattern he had seen.

Hebrews 9:2

For a tabernacle was set up, and in the first room, which is called the holy place, were the lampstand, the table, and the presentation loaves.

1 Kings 8:4

The priests and the Levites brought the ark of the Lord, the tent of meeting, and the holy utensils that were in the tent.

Hebrews 8:2

a minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that was set up by the Lord and not man.

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Lamps » Used for lighting » The tabernacle

Exodus 25:37

“Make seven lamps on it. Its lamps are to be set up so they illuminate the area in front of it.

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