I just want to pop in here to add that it's important to remember that the way that we think of "blue", "purple", and "red", is necessarily not the same as how the Biblical audience would have thought of "tekheleth", "argaman", and "shani".
In particular, I'm not sure that the "red+blue=purple" argument is particularly applicable here, since these colours ...
An alternate translation is “assembling” rather than “ministering”; the relevant root is צבא, see, e.g., Wiktionary. Try this translation on for size:
He made the washstand of copper and its base of copper; from the mirrors of the assembled [women], who congregated at the entrance of the tent of meeting.
The translation of “ministering” is somewhat ...
The position of the lampstand and the table of shewbread are described in Ex 40:24 -
He also placed the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting opposite the table
on the south side of the tabernacle
Thus, in the Holy Place of the Tabernacle, we have:
the lampstand on the south
the table of shewbread on the north side
the entrance on the east side
the altar of ...
Indeed, הֵיכַ֥ל has a range of meanings. 1 Samuel 1:9 refers to meaning 2a below as God's house, not a pompus palace:
1 rather seld. (royal) palace (so almost always in Assyrian); of Ahab 1 Kings 21:1,
of king of Babylon 2 Kings 20:18 = Isaiah 38:17; 2Chronicles 36:7
2 of palace of God considered as king, = house of God or of ׳י, ...
Let me put this in some context about how the book of Exodus is structured.
Ex 1-18 describes a series of events leading up the Israelite arrival at Mt Sinai
Ex 19-24:11 describes the giving of the Israelite Covenant.
Ex 24:12 - 31:18 describes the detailed instructions Moses received directly from God to create the desert Tabernacle. This lasted 40 days (...
God told Moses of these appointments in Ex. 31:1-11 and detailed the tasks that Bezaleel and Aholiab were to accomplish. God filled them both with the Spirit at that time, not before, but when God told Moses of their appointed work.
NKJV Exodus 31:1-11,
"Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son ...
The text does not say what the women did when they were ministering. Possibly they were greeting people as they entered the temple? Possibly helped direct visitors or provided a cup of water to thirsty visitors? Maybe they just kept things clean and organized?
Regarding the mirrors, it seems that the women were not very vain for otherwise they would not be ...
Actually there is a Jewish legend about a Sadducee that died in the holy of the holies as mentioned in Yoma 19b,
There was an incident involving a certain Sadducee who was appointed
as High Priest, who prepared the incense outside and then brought it
into the Holy of Holies... The Sages said: Not even a few days passed
until he died and was laid
And the silver of them that were numbered (פְּקוּדֵ֥י) of the congregation was an hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and threescore and fifteen shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary (Exodus 38:25 KJV)
The word פָּקַד is most often translated as numbered. But that is just one of the meanings of this word. It can mean visit, punish, appoint, ...
We know that somewhere up until David places the ark of the covenant in a tent he had built the tabernacle was in use.
“And they brought in the ark of the Lord and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it. And David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.”
2 Samuel 6:17 ESV
The last it was ...
The Bible use of "veil" is quite consistent throughout the Bible as the following analysis shows.
The Old Testament Hebrew word for veil, פָּרֹ֫כֶת (paroketh), occurs just 24 times and always denotes the division between the Holy & Most Holy Place in the sanctuary, viz, Ex 26:31; 35:12; 36:35; 38:27; 39:34; 40:3, 21; Lev 21:23; Num 4:5; 2 Chron 3:14.
I think you are mistaken here.
The literal translation of ויאריכו is "and they lengthened". The root of this word is ארך which in Hebrew means "long", thus ויאריכו is to be rendered lengthened. Since it is obvious that they didn't literally lengthen the staves the commentaries explain that they drew them out towards the curtains in a way that they were ...
While the context of the priesthood in the Torah supports translating בָּנָ֔יו (construct plural with pronominal suffix) as sons, the plural בָּנִ֖ים can be translated children. However, it is clearer when written as Gen. 5:4, בָּנִ֖ים וּבָנֽוֹת, sons and daughters. Gen. 31:28 has לְבָנַ֖י וְלִבְנֹתָ֑י, in which the context means grandsons/grandchildren ...
In the wilderness, the tabernacle of mobile. By the time of Eli, it was a bit different. It was called a house and there were doors.
1 Samuel 3:15 Samuel lay down until morning and then opened the doors of the house of the Lord.
As the tabernacle remained stationary at Shiloh for 300 ...
"His-Sons" : Banav ( בָּנָ֔יו ) is masculine. If we read "His-Daughters" ( בנתיו / בנותיו ) there would be a tav after the nun to distinguish them as feminine.
Exodus / Bereishit 40:12
 "And you shall bring Aaron and his sons near the entrance of the Tent of Meeting, and you shall bathe them in water." ( וְהִקְרַבְתָּ֤ אֶת־...
This is one of the extremely rare occasions where I beg to differ with the very reputable BDB. It is true that lists (eg Ex 39:11, 12, etc) can show distinct items but can also show things in what English might call "apposition".
Note that (contrary to BDB) the construction is distinct because:
In Ex 39:11, 12, etc, there is an "and" (...
Exodus 39:32-33 [MT] proves the Tabernacle & Tent of Meeting were 2 distinct parts of 1 humble dwelling. In context to the Tanakh, The Tabernacle (הַמִּשְׁכָּ֖ן) included the inner Tent of Meeting (אֹ֣הֶל מוֹעֵ֑ד) much like the Temple (הַֽהֵיכָ֔ל) included the inner Holy of Holies (קֹ֖דֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִֽׁים).
Ha-Mishkan -vs.- Ohel Moed
Exodus 39:32 [MT]
The confusion comes because there are two distinct ideas of Tent of Meeting.
Exodus 33:7 Young's Literal Translation
And Moses taketh the tent, and hath stretched it out at the outside of the camp, afar off from the camp, and hath called it, 'Tent of Meeting;' [Ohel Moed] and it hath come to pass, every one seeking Jehovah goeth out unto the tent of meeting,...
What is the Veil mentioned in Hebrews 6:19?
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;
The veil/ curtain separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy in the Tabernacle.
Exodus 26:31-33 (NASB)
The Veil and Screen
31 “You shall make a veil of blue and purple and ...
'entering within the veil' doesn't seem to exclude splitting it, from top to bottom.
The Son of Man entered the Father in resurrection, Jn 14:12, splitting the veil of His flesh and becoming "a life-giving Spirit," 1 Cor 15:45. Now, "he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit," 1 Cor 6:17. His Spirit, joined to our spirit, is the anchor to
believers' souls, ...
The following is a major revision subsequent to more study and research:
The tent of David was a partial copy of the Tabernacle. The original, built by Moses, was maintained at Gibeon minus the ark. Saul had it moved there from Nob after he had all the inhabitants of that town murdered. The original Tabernacle was moved from Shiloh to its previous ...
I added the question to the original post.
In Leviticus 10:3-7 there is the episode where the two sons of Aaron (Nadab and Abihu)died when they went into the tabernacle.
Leviticus 10:1-2 (KJV)
1 And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before ...
To get a picture of almonds lets go to numbers 17:
8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the
tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of
Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and
In this case the almonds a testimony of the life projected by the ...
The correct understanding is that, a) the poles were never removed in accordance with God's command, and, b) the poles were too long to fit within the Holy of Holies where only the ark was housed. Normally hidden by a curtain, the heads of the poles could be seen only as bump-outs protruding from the curtain. This was deliberate so that the poles would ...
On this passage, Keil & Delitzsch state that עַל should be understood as "along with" as in Gen. 32:12 (in which Jacob is praying to God for deliverance from his brother Esau). Their commentary on the latter is:
For I am in fear of him, that (פֶּן ne) he come and smite me, mother with children.” אֵם עַל בָּנִים is a proverbial expression for unsparing ...