- Make an altar for animal sacrifices.
Make an altar out of shittim wood, 2.3 m long, 2.3 m wide, and 1.38 m high. Put a brass horn on each corner. Make some brass pans, shovels, basins, flesh hooks, and fire pans. Make a network of brass, with a brass ring at each of the four corners. Put the network at the bottom of the altar. Place four rings in the corners of the net, along with two hollow, brass-covered shittim poles that can be placed through the rings to carry the altar. Make everything just like God showed Moses while he was on Mt. Sinai.
And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits. And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass. And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass. And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof. And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar. And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass. And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it. Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it. Exodus 27:1-8
- Make a court for the tabernacle.
Make a 46 meter long curtain out of finely-woven linen for the south side of the court. Make 20 pillars with 20 brass sockets and silver hooks. Do the same for the north side of the court. Make a 23 meter-long curtain for the west side, with 10 pillars and 10 brass sockets and silver hooks. The length of the court on the east side shall also be 23 meters, but the curtains shall only be 6.9 meters long, with three pillars and sockets. Make a gate on the east side of the court, with a 9.2 meter-long embroidered, finely-woven curtain that is colored blue, purple, and scarlet. Make four pillars and sockets for the east gate. Put a band of silver around each pillar and make all the hooks out of silver and the sockets out of brass. The entire court shall be 46 meters long, 23 meters wide and 2.3 meters tall, with curtains made from finely-woven linen and the sockets made from brass. All the vessels and pins shall be made out of brass.
And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side: And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver. And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver. And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten. And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits. The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three. And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three. And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four. All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass. The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass. All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass. Exodus 27:9-19
- Get some oil for the lamp and keep it burning forever.
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always. In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel. Exodus 27:20-21
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually. Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute for ever in your generations. He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD continually. Leviticus 24:1-4
11 June 2014
EJ&T: Exodus 27 - Make an altar for animal sacrifices
In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19. I have no idea how many commandments I'll find, but Jewish tradition claims there are 613. See here for a list of those that I've found so far.
Posted by Steve Wells