Thursday, March 18, 2010

Exodus 26:35 - Location of The Table of Shewbread and The Golden Lampstand within The Mishkan - Part 2

Lets' take a look at the Golden Lampstand...

35 And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.


‎35 ‏וְשַׂמְתָּ֤ אֶת־הַשֻּׁלְחָן֙ מִח֣וּץ לַפָּרֹ֔כֶת וְאֶת־הַמְּנֹרָה֙ נֹ֣כַח הַשֻּׁלְחָ֔ן עַ֛ל צֶ֥לַע הַמִּשְׁכָּ֖ן תֵּימָ֑נָה וְהַ֨שֻּׁלְחָ֔ן תִּתֵּ֖ן עַל־צֶ֥לַע צָפֽוֹן׃
As you can read from the verse and see from this image, the Golden Lampstand (the Menorah) was put by the Southern wall of the Tent, in the Sanctuary part of the Tent...

The Lampstand was located on the same centerline as the Table....

Here is a better view for you to see the arrangement of these artefacts...

Notice the reflections on the walls and overall beauty of the structure...

As you can see here, the center of the Menorah was located one(1) cubit off the Southern Wall of the Tent, ten(10) cubits off the edges of the Vail pillars, and ten(10) cubits off the edges of the Entrance Pillars.

And here is the view from the top, so you can see the location of all three artefacts at once...

Here is the diagram for you to identify the dimensions...



And here is the view right from above the Lampstand: as you can see, the Lampstand was almost touching the Southern Wall of the Tent.

And here is the view from the West of the Tent...

Just like with the Table, traditional sources put the Lampstand 2.5 cubits off the Southern Wall. And just like I pointed out in my previous post, such an arrangement would not be efficient, logical; nor it would coincide with the instructions given in this verse.

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