Thursday, November 18, 2010

Exodus 27:9-19 - The Courtyard of the Tabernacle as a Sundial (Exclusive Video)

One very interesting aspect of the Courtyard (Chatzer) of the Mishkan is the fact that it was, essentially, a giant sundial clock.

If you remember, the Courtyard of the Tabernacle was of a rectangular shape, with total of sixty (60) Pillars, and with the perimeter equal to 360 cubits.  And even though I do not want to engage into much speculation here, I must say that these numbers are very interesting at least.

To better illustrate the concept, I have created this video animation that simulates shadows cast by the partial framework of the Mishkan on a specific day.

Simulation specifications as follows:

Location: Shiloh, Israel
Coordinates: 32.05 N, 35.28 E
Date: September 18, 2010
Time: 6am - 6pm, UTC +2

Enjoy!



P.S. One interesting fact that can be assumed here, is that most likely the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western direction that was specified for the Mishkan orientation, had to be a true one (defined by the Sun) as opposite to magnetic one (defined by the compas needle).

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