Monday, January 18, 2010

Exodus 25:24 - The Table of Shewbread: Gold plating and the golden crown.

Exodus 25:24

24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about.
24 ‏וְצִפִּיתָ֥ אֹת֖וֹ זָהָ֣ב טָה֑וֹר וְעָשִׂ֥יתָ לּ֛וֹ זֵ֥ר זָהָ֖ב סָבִֽיב׃

The Golden Crown or "Border" around the table had served several purposes:
  1. Make the table more stable - provide better structural integrity
  2. Make the table (top part of it) appear thicker
  3. Cover its legs (mounting points and other ugly little details)
  4. Prevent things from falling of the table

Here is how the table looked like with the Crown on:

But that was not all....

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