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Exodus Chapter 36


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Exo 36:1, The offerings are delivered to the workmen; Exo 36:4, The liberality of the people is restrained; Exo 36:8, The curtains with cherubims; Exo 36:14, The curtains of goats' hair; Exo 36:19, The covering of skins; Exo 36:20, The boards with their sockets; Exo 36:31, The bars; Exo 36:35, The vail; Exo 36:37, The hanging for the door.

Exodus 36:1

exo 36:1

An, Ex, Is, 1, Tisri to Adar

Bezaleel: Exo 31:1-6, Exo 35:30-35

wise hearted man: Exo 28:3, Exo 31:6

for the service: Exo 36:3, Exo 36:4, Exo 25:8; Num 7:9; Heb 8:2

according: Exo 23:21, Exo 23:22, 39:1-43, 40:1-38; Psa 119:6; Mat 28:20; Luk 1:6

Exodus 36:2

exo 36:2

in whose: Exo 28:3, Exo 31:6, Exo 35:10, Exo 35:21-35; Act 6:3, Act 6:4, Act 14:23; Col 4:17; Heb 5:4

one whose: Exo 35:2, Exo 35:21, Exo 35:25, Exo 35:26; Ch1 29:5

Exodus 36:3

exo 36:3

the offering: Exod. 35:5-21, Exo 35:27, Exo 35:29

every morning: Psa 5:3, Psa 101:8; Pro 8:15; Isa 50:4; Jer 21:12

Exodus 36:4

exo 36:4

Ch2 24:13; Mat 24:45; Luk 12:42; Co1 3:10

Exodus 36:5

exo 36:5

Exo 32:3; Ch2 24:14, Ch2 31:6-10; Co2 8:2, Co2 8:3; Phi 2:21, Phi 4:17, Phi 4:18

Exodus 36:6

exo 36:6

When God puts grace into the heart, the hands will be diligently employed in every good work.

Exodus 36:7

exo 36:7

and too much: Ch2 31:10

Exodus 36:8

exo 36:8

wise: Exo 31:6, Exo 35:10

made: Exod. 26:1-37; Ch1 15:1

cherubims: Keroovim, cherubim, not cherubims. What these were we cannot determine. Some, observing that the verb kerav in Syriac, sometimes means to resemble, make like, conceive the noun keroov signifies no more than an image, figure, or representation of anything. Josephus says they were flying animals, like none of those which are seen by man, but such as Moses saw about the throne of God. In another place he says, "As for the cherubim, nobody can tell or conceive what they were like." These symbolical figures, according to the description of them by Ezekiel (Eze 1:10; Eze 10:14), were creatures with four heads and one body; and the animals of which these forms consisted were the noblest of their kind; the lion among the wild beasts; the bull among the tame ones; the eagle among the birds, and man at the head of all. Hence some have conceived them to be somewhat of the shape of flying oxen; and it is alleged in favour of this opinion, that the far more common meaning of the verb kerav, in Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic, being to plough, the natural meaning of keroov, is a creature used in ploughing. This seems to have been the ancient opinion which tradition had handed down, concerning the shape of the cherubim with the flaming sword, that guarded the tree of life (Gen 3:24). Exo 25:18, Exo 25:22; Kg1 6:23; Ch2 3:10; Ezek. 1:5-28, 10:1-19

Exodus 36:10

exo 36:10

Exo 26:3; Psa 122:3, Psa 133:1; Zep 3:9; Act 2:1; Co1 1:10, Co1 12:20, Co1 12:27; Eph 1:23; Eph 2:21, Eph 2:22, Eph 4:2-6; Phi 2:2, Phi 3:15

Exodus 36:11

exo 36:11

Exo 26:4

Exodus 36:12

exo 36:12

Exo 26:5, Exo 26:10

Exodus 36:13

exo 36:13

so it became: Co1 12:20; Eph 2:20-22; Pe1 2:4, Pe1 2:5

Exodus 36:14

exo 36:14

Exo 26:7-13

Exodus 36:19

exo 36:19

covering: Exo 26:14

rams' skins dyed red: This was the third covering of the tabernacle. The first and lowermost was made of fine linen, richly embroidered with figures of cherubim, in shades of blue, purple, and scarlet (Exo 36:8-13). It is reasonable to suppose, that the right side of this curtain was undermost, and so it formed a beautiful ceiling in the inside of the tabernacle. The second covering, which lay over the embroidered one, was made of a sort of mohair (Exo 36:14-17), and the fourth, or uppermost one, which was to keep the others from the weather, was made of tachash, or badgers' skins.

Exodus 36:20

exo 36:20

boards: Exo 26:15-25, Exo 40:18, Exo 40:19

shittim wood: Exo 25:5, Exo 25:10; Num 25:1; Deu 10:3

Exodus 36:21

exo 36:21

The length: Each of these boards, taking the cubit at nearly twenty-two inches, was about eighteen feet long, and two feet nine inches broad. As these boards are said to be standing up (Exo 36:20), their length was consequently the height of the tabernacle; and as the two sides were composed of twenty of these, standing up (Exo 36:23 and Exo 36:25), and the west end of six, with two boards to project at the corners (Exo 36:27 and Exo 36:28), the tabernacle must therefore, have been thirty cubits, or fifty-five feet long, and about ten cubits, or eighteen feet broad. These boards were fastened at the bottom by two tenons in each board, which fitted into two mortices in the foundation, at the top by links or hasps, and on the sides by five wooden bars, which ran through rings or staples in each of the boards. The boards and bars were all overlaid with gold; and their rings for the staves, and their hasps at top, were of the same metal. The foundation on which they stood consisted of about ninety-six solid blocks of silver, two under each board, about eighteen inches long, and of a suitable thickness; and each weighing a talent, or about a hundred weight. Four blocks of silver formed the bases of the columns which supported the curtain that divided the inside of the tabernacle into two rooms.

Exodus 36:27

exo 36:27

westward: Exo 26:22, Exo 26:27

Exodus 36:29

exo 36:29

coupled: Heb. twined, Exo 26:24; Psa 122:3, Psa 133:1; Act 2:46, Act 4:32; Co1 1:10, Co1 12:13; Co2 1:10; Eph 2:15, Eph 2:19, Eph 2:21, Eph 3:18, Eph 3:19, Eph 4:2-6, Eph 4:15, Eph 4:16

Exodus 36:30

exo 36:30

under every board two sockets: Heb. two sockets

two sockets: under one board, Exo 26:25

Exodus 36:31

exo 36:31

Exo 25:28, Exo 26:26-29, Exo 30:5

Exodus 36:32

exo 36:32

the tabernacle: Exo 26:26

Exodus 36:35

exo 36:35

veil of blue: Parachoth, from parach, to separate, divide, make a distinction between somewhat, the inner vail, which divided the tabernacle into two, and separated, and made a distinction between the Holy place and the Holy of Holies. This vail was made of the same rich materials as the inner covering of the tabernacle, and curiously embroidered with cherubim and other ornaments. Though it does not appear from Scripture at what distance from either end of the tabernacle this vail was hung, yet is reasonably conjectured, that it divided it in the same proportion in which the temple, built after this model, was divided; that is, two-thirds of the whole length were allotted to the first room, and one-third to the second; so that the room beyond the vail, the Holy of Holies, was exactly square, being ten cubits each way, and the first room, the sanctuary, was twice as long as it was broad. Exo 26:31-35, Exo 30:6, Exo 40:21; Mat 27:51; Heb 10:20

Exodus 36:36

exo 36:36

Jer 1:18

Exodus 36:37

exo 36:37

an hanging: This vail was a fine embroidered curtain, of the same materials and of the same workmanship as the inner vail and inner covering of the tabernacle. The text does not say how low it hung. Philo makes it touch the ground; but Josephus will have it to come down but half way, so that the people might have a view of the inside of the tabernacle; but then he says there was another curtain over that, which came to the ground, to keep it from the weather, and was drawn aside on the sabbath and other festivals. Exo 26:36, Exo 26:37, Exo 40:28

of needlework: Heb. the work of a needle worker, or embroider, Exo 26:36

Exodus 36:38

exo 36:38

fillets with gold: Exo 27:10

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