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the portable center of worship used by Israel during the 40 years in the desert (and in the land until the temple was built).

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Why were these things specifically instructed by God to be done by "the door" in Exodus 29?

There are several mentions of by "the door" in Exodus 29. 4 “And Aaron and his sons you shall bring to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and you shall wash them with water. 10 “You ...
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Moses stayed in the tent outside the camp for how long

Moses pitched the tent outside the camp after the golden calf incident. How long before returning to the mountain with the new tablets? Ex 33:7 - Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it at a ...
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Was the Tent of Meeting, "brought up" to the Temple of Solomon, the Mosaic Tabernacle in Gibeon, or was David's Tent brought?

1 Kings 8:4; 2 Chronicles 5:5 When all the elders of Israel arrived, the priests took up the ark, and they brought up the Ark of the LORD and the Tent of meeting and all the sacred furnishings in it. ...
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Where exactly was the bullock killed in Exodus 29:11?

Where exactly was the bullock killed in Exodus 29:11? And thou shalt kill the bullock before the Lord, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So: was it between the door of the tent ...
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In 1 Chr. 16:39, why did the Israelites worship at the Tabernacle in Gibeon when the Ark was in Jerusalem?

1 Chr. 15:1-16:36 details King David's efforts to move the Ark of the Covenant Jerusalem, and describes it being brought into the city. Then, 1 Chr. 37, 39-40 states that: David left Asaph and his ...
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How were the the duties of the Levites intergrated during the stationary Temple?

When the first mobile tabernacle was built three divisions of the Levites namely Kohathites,Gershonites and Merarites were allocated different duties.Their duties entailed carrying the mobile ...
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How did Moses remember the instructions for the tabernacle and priestly vestments?

Obviously God gave very detailed instructions to Moses about how to build the tabernacle and the garments of the priests. How did Moses remember all of these details? Did he write them down like after ...
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Did G'd live truly in a tent?

Shabbat Shalom, I've heard a rabbi, and he said that G'd lives inside human beings since always, but I found this verse from II Samuel 7:6: From the day that I brought the people of Israel out of ...
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What is the meaning of the Comparison of Circumcision and Healing

In John 7:22 we can read the following: Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. (KJV) This happens ...
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In Hebrews 9:23, Why is the purification of Heavenly things achieved by "sacrifices" (plural) [duplicate]

In Hebrews 9:11-12 we are told that Jesus our High Priest enters the Most Holy Place only once 11But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that have come, He went through the greater and ...
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Meaning and Symbology of "Bronze" in scripture

In scripture different "materials" are often used in prophecy dreams and visions to convey meaning. Additionally different materials were also used for constructing different aspects of the ...
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What is the symbolism related to Lev 23:40

Feast of Tabernacles is one of God's appointed times. What is the significance of Lev 23:40, in particular the branches and leafy trees? On the first day you are to gather the fruit of majestic trees,...
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Exodus 20:4 order prohibiting making idols in the likeness heavenly aspects w/ Tabernacle(Exodus 25:18-) & Solomon's Temple(2 Chronicles 3:11)

20:4 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex לֹֽ֣א תַֽעֲשֶׂ֨ה־לְךָ֥֣ פֶ֣֙סֶל֙ ׀ וְכָל־תְּמוּנָ֡֔ה אֲשֶׁ֤֣ר בַּשָּׁמַ֣֙יִם֙ ׀ מִמַּ֡֔עַל וַֽאֲשֶׁ֥ר֩ בָּאָ֖֨רֶץ מִתַָּ֑֜חַת וַאֲשֶׁ֥֣ר בַּמַּ֖֣יִם ׀ ...
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Did Samuel sleep in the holy of holies at Shiloh?

When God calls Samuel it seems like he is sleeping inside the Temple/Tabernacle where the ark of God was. 1 Samuel 3:2-3 NASB 2 But it happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now ...
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Is it possible to say where the lampstand was in the tabernacle?

The golden altar of incense was in front of the vail, behind which vail was the ark of the testimony, Exodus 30:6 and Exodus 40:5. As to the lampstand (I prefer not to say 'candlestick' as it was an ...
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Were there two tabernacles in David's time?

During the time of David and Solomon, the original Tabernacle of the Lord made by Moses was located in Gibeon (ex. 1 Ch 16:39, 21:29). But in 2 Sam 6:17 and 1 Ch 16:1, it said David moved the ark into ...
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What does הֵיכַ֥ל mean in 1 Sam. 1:9?

Many translations including the JPS Tanakh translate הֵיכַ֥ל as temple, although the temple wasn't built until Solomon's time. Some translate it tabernacle although that is not a usual word for ...
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What part of the tabernacle did Hannah pray in 1 Samuel 1:1-20?

Herod's temple had court of women. Where did Hannah go to pray in the tabernacle in Shiloh?
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In Ex 40:12 is "sons" (heb. בָּנָ֔יו) exclusively masculine? If so, why?

Can the Hebrew בָּנָ֔יו In Ex 40:12 be translated as "children"--which includes males and females? For example, In the KJV בָּנָ֔יו is found 238 times and yet often it is translated as "...
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BDB under אֹ֣הֶל uses the structure of Ex. 39:32 to support מִשְׁכַּ֖ן and אֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד refers to separate terms. How does Hebrew support this?

Reference ( אֹ֣הֶל, BDB, 1977 ed., p.14): וַתֵּ֕כֶל כָּל־עֲבֹדַ֕ת מִשְׁכַּ֖ן אֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד , (Ex 39:32, BHSa). Ex 39:32; 40:2, 6, 29, cf. 1 Ch 6:17 (BDB) all have the same structure, and BDB ...
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Tent of meeting vs tabernacle

Exodus 33:7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the "tent of meeting." Anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting ...
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Ezek. 41:18 KJV: Why only the two of the “cherubim's” faces in Messiah’s future earthly dwelling place, a man and a lion, rather than four?

Ezek. 41:18:KJV And it was made with cherubims and palm trees, so that a palm tree was between a cherub and a cherub; and every cherub had two faces; Verses 19-25 reveal that one of these two faces ...
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What is the Veil mentioned in Hebrews 6:19?

What is the veil mentioned in Hebrews 6:19 which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; ? Was not the veil to the Holy of ...
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What happened to the tabernacle once the temple (house) was built by Solomon?

In 2 Chronicles 5:1, it is written that King Solomon finally completed building “the house of Yahveh,” i.e., the temple: 1 So all the work that Solomon had done for the house of the LORD was ...
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At what three times were Israelites required to make a pilgrimage to the tabernacle?

If I understand the passages correctly, Exodus 23:14-17 lists the feast of unleavened bread, feast of firstfruits, and feast of ingathering (presumably booths). Exodus 34:22-24, however, lists the ...
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Did a priest ever die in the holy of holies? [closed]

I have heard plenty of times that, according to tradition, the people would tie a rope around the priest's ankle before he went into the holy of holies, thereby easing retrieval of the body in case ...
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How can the tabernacle have been erected in the second year?

Exodus 40:17 explicitly states that the tabernacle was erected on the first day of the first month of the second year. Some silver was needed for the tabernacle. This silver was given by the numbered ...
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What did the almonds on the Menorah (Lamp of the Presence) represent in Exodus 37:20

Exodus 25:9 "According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it. Exodus 25:40 "And see to it that you ...
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Did God gift Bezalel and Oholiab immediately or previously in their lives?

Reading through Exodus 35 recently and came upon the passage where God says who he's chosen to design the tabernacle (Exodus 35:30-35). Bezalel and Oholiab are chosen, but something is off to me, did ...
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What happened to the poles once the Ark was placed in the Solomon's Temple?

The placement of the Ark in the Most Holy Place of Solomon's Temple is described in 1 Kings 8 (also 2 Chronicles 5) and makes reference to the poles which had been used to carry it: For the ...
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What do women do when they're "ministering" in front of God's tabernacle?

Exodus 38:8 says that the bronze basin of the Tabernacle and its bronze stand was made from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Why do those women need mirrors?...
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What does Hebrews 9:4 mean by saying the Holy of Holies 'had' an altar of incense?

The altar of incense was outside the Holy of Holies but in some sense Hebrews seems to group it along with those things inside the Holy of Holies. What does this grouping mean? Why is the altar of ...
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How was the Tabernacle built?

Starting about three months ago (I don't remember exactly) I have tried to understand how the Tabernacle was built as described in Exodus 26. No matter how I try to fit the curtains more or less ...
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Temple in Psalm 138

The first verse of Psalm 138 is clearly stating David as author of the Psalm. In verse 2 it says: I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your ...
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Why did the tabernacle use the colors blue, purple and scarlet?

I see a lot of blue in the tabernacle, and when moving it. For example: Then they are to cover the curtain with a durable leather, spread a cloth of solid blue over that and put the poles in place.&...
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Are the rings for carrying the incense altar pure gold?

In Exodus we read about the structure of the altar for burning incense: You shall make an altar for burning incense; make it of acacia wood. It shall be a cubit long and a cubit wide—it shall ...
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Did women contribute to the temple in exodus 35:22?

Finishing the response to the meta call for contradiction, here is the last contradiction/inconsistency I found in Genesis/Exodus/Leviticus. In Exodus 35:22 we find the following passage. And the ...
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What translation philosophies have caused such a wide variation in the translation of *tachash* skins?

In Exodus (e.g. 26:14), we learn one of the coverings for the tabernacle is to be made of "תחש" (tachash) skins. The translation of this term appears to be especially difficult or contentious as there ...
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