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The Tabernacle

The fence of the rectangular court of the Tabernacle measured 100 cubits in length. In the Bible, a cubit was set as the length extending from one's elbow to the tip of his finger, about 45 cm (1.5 feet) in today's measurement. As such, that the fence of the court of the Tabernacle was 100 cubits long means that it was about 45 m(150 feet), and that its width was 50 cubits means that it was approximately 22.5 m (75 feet) wide.

The Tabernacle was divided into its court and the Tabernacle itself, the House of God. In this House of God, the Tabernacle, there was a small structure called the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary was covered by four different coverings: a covering woven of fine woven linen and blue, purple, and scarlet thread; another of goats' hair; that of lam skins dyed red; and a covering of badger skins.

At the eastside of the court of the Tabernacle was found its gate, woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread and fine woven linen. Entering into this gate, we would have seen the altar of burnt offering and the laver. Passing the laver, we would have then seen the Tabernacle itself. The Tabernacle was divided into the Holy Place and the Most Holy, where God's Ark of the Testimony was found. The fence of the court of the Tabernacle was built with 60 pillars with hangings of fine white linen. The Tabernacle itself, on the other hand, was built with 48 boards and 9 pillars.


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