Latest Tabernacle Images and Diagrams


On this page you will find the latest and most complete diagrams and illustrations of the Tabernacle (Mishkan) and all of its artefacts. This should help you to be able to see all parts of the Tabernacle at once. Page is still under construction, so please be patient.

You can click on any image to expland it to a much larger size.

Last updated on 02/10/2017

Ark of the Covenant

Schematic Exploded Diagram (Old). New image coming soon.
Ark of the Covenant exploded diagram

 Full Color Rendering
Ark of the Covenant with Aaron and his sons.

Download full-size image here.
Table of Shewbread

Schematic Exploded Diagram 
Table of Shewbread exploded diagram

Full color rendering
Table of Shewbread Color Rendering

The Golden Lampstand (The Menorah)

Schematic Exploded Diagram
Menorah exploded diagram

Schematic diagram of the Lampstand parts:
Schematic Diagram of the Menorah and its parts

Full color rendering
Color rendering of the Menorah

Copper Altar of Burnt Offering (The Mizbeach)

Please note that there was NO Ramp of any kind leading to the Altar. Please also note that the Grate of the Altar was 1.5 cubits tall, making total height of the Altar 3 cubits.

Schematic Exploded Diagram
Altar of Burnt Offering Exploded Diagram

Full color rendering
Altar of Burnt Offering Color Rendering

Gold plated Altar of Incense

Schematic Exploded Diagram 
Altar of Incense Exploded Diagram

Full color rendering

on Sketchfab

Copper Laver (Kiyor)

Schematic Exploded Diagram  
Copper Laver Exploded Diagram

Full color rendering
Coper Laver Color rendering

3D Model of the Laver

All Tabernacle Coverings and Curtains

Diagram of all Coverings and Curtains of the Tabernacle: split First and Second Coverings(Old). New image coming soon.
Diagram of all coverings and curtains of the Tabernacle Mishkan

Tabernacle Framework Coverings

Diagram of all four (4) coverings of the Framework of the Tabernacle (Old). New image coming soon.
Diagram of four coverings of the Tabernacle Mishkan

Framework of the Tent of The Tabernacle

Schematic Exploded Diagram (NOTE: Image is 1.3Mb: may load slow). This is old image. New image coming soon.
Schematic exploded diagram of the Tent of the Tabernacle Mishkan

Assembled diagram of the Framework:
Assembled Diagram of the Framework of the Tent of the Tabernacle Mishkan

3D Model of the Framework
Please note the two Round Corner Boards on the framework on its West (left) Side.

Here is the panorama of the inside the Holy Place (room with Altar of Incense, Menorah and Table of Shewbread).

Framework of the Courtyard (Chatzer) of The Tabernacle

Schematic Exploded Diagram (NOTE: Image is 1.2Mb: may load slow) 
Schematic Exploded Diagram of the Courtyard of the Tabernacle Mishkan

Full color rendering:
Please note that the Length x Width of the Courtyard Hangings was 100x50 cubits, but the Lengh x Width of the Courtyard itself was 120x60 cubits.
Color rendering of the Courtyard of the Tabernacle Mishkan

Here is the latest, most precise, complete Tabernacle layout and dimensions.
Latest, most precise diagram of the tabernacle layout and dimensions

Here is 3D Model of the entire Tabernacle Mishkan.

High Priest Garments

Separated Diagram:
Please note how the "trees" were embroidered on the Blue Robe. Please note that these "trees" were not hanging off the bottom edge of the Robe.
High Priest Garments Diagram

Full color rendering:
High Priest rendering

Garments of the Sons of the High Priest (Aaron)

Separated Diagram:
Sons of Aaron garments

Full color rendering:
Sons of Aaron in their garments



    the God of Israel remember thee..... Sergio

  2. Thank you. I'm glad you like my work.

    The height of the outer curtain of the Tent was 10 cubits.

    The height of the outer curtains of the Courtyard was 5 cubits.

    In other words, curtain height matched the height of the respective pillars.

    In fact, the height of the Courtyard curtains is mentioned explicitly in 27:18. (5 cubits)

  3. Thank you so much for providing such detailed views. I was just re-reading the Word and wondered if anyone had done exactly what you have completed here. Thank you again for helping to make the Word come alive even more.

  4. Thank you Scott.

    The Tabernacle is, in my opinion, one of the most magnificent parts of the Pentateuch. And I think a lot of people underestimate its significance and its beauty.

    Enjoy and God bless.

  5. I really appreciate the work you've done so far. I had the blessing of visiting the Tabernacle this weekend. I was wondering, have you tried to put a price tag on recreating this tabernacle? Of course with-out the actual usage of gold/silver.

  6. Thank you for your comment John,

    No, unfortunately I have not tried to do that.

    As far as I can tell to build a life-size replica of the Tabernacle would probably run you about $250k-$500k. This is if we are talking about a decent replica with all of the details and nice substitute materials. As you can see even w/o real gold it is still very expensive proposition.

    I know there are a few life-size replicas in the US already (some of them I featured here on my blog). And even though I do not agree with the way they are representing the Tabernacle, I still applaud those people as this is probably a very time and resource consuming job.

    Besides, from the Biblical perspective, the labor and material cost is irrelevant, as the Tabernacle was built "for free" (out of free will) by the Children of Israel so that God can dwell in their midst (Exodus 25:8). Therefore, if enough people would want to build the real thing (or even a replica) the cost is the last issue to worry about.

    But if you will ever decide to build one, let me know as i would be interested ;)

  7. The detail here is really good...the artwork not so good. I guess it's a fair tradeoff.

  8. Can anyone explain briefly about the tabernacle in the bible and how to apply this message in our spiritual life ????

    Thanks & Regards

  9. Dear Sairaj,
    Our spiritual life depends on knowing who God is. The tabernacle teaches us that God is holy. It teaches us that He loves us and fervently desires to be reconciled to us and to dwell with us. It teaches us that He must be central in our lives. The sacrifices reveal the meaning of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross and shows us all it accomplished. On a more personal level, it shows us how to truly enter the presence of God when we pray, and how to really make up with anyone you have wronged. And these things are just the tip of the iceberg!

  10. Thank you for your hard works. They are really nice and help me to understand and enjoy the Bible. Thanks again!

    Changhyun Lee in S. Korea :)

  11. Thank you very much, Mr. Lee. I really appreciate your support. I'm glad you enjoyed my work.

  12. Brother,

    As I read your work on the courtyard, I find it interesting you accounted for the width of the pillars. Where do you see the dimensions of the pillars in scripture?

    I presume you are measuring 1 cubit wide each? As I read both Ex 27 and 38, I read "hangings" (27:9, 38:9) From which we can assume either 1 long 100 cubit hanging for each side and thus "Hangings", or we can assume multiple hangings that equal in length 100 cubits. Either way if scripture is the only guide it is an assumption.

    I have assumed a single hanging for each side, and I know that could be wrong. So I've been meditating on either configuration as to which would more accurately demonstrate the character of God, His holiness, His righteousness, His justice and His mercy.

    I must confess I like your interpretation of multiple hangings (1 per 2 pillars) as it reveals the character more plainly.

  13. Hi,

    Thank you for your comment.

    There is no explicit verse in the Torah that provides the width of the pillars of the Tabernacle. However, I think the clue lies in Exodus 26:15, where it says that the boards of the Tabernacle were עמדים (omedim) "upright"
    The same word is used to describe the pillars of the Tabernacle. For example, in Exodus 27:10 it says העמדים (ha'amudim) "the pillars". Thus, since we know that each board of the Tabernacle was 1.5x10 cubits, a pillar made out of this board with the height of 5 cubits (see Exodus 27:18) would have the width 1 cubit. See this post where I show how the pillars of the Courtyard were formed:

    I hope this answers your question,

    God Bless.

  14. Where are the 20 pillars positioned at the outer court?

  15. Please see this link for the image of the concept:
    You have to count pillars in a snake pattern because there are corners.


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