Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Exodus 25:25 - The Table of Shewbread: Gold-plated Border and the smaller golden crown.

Exodus 25:25

25 And thou shalt make unto it a border of an hand breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about.
‎25 ‏וְעָשִׂ֨יתָ לּ֥וֹ מִסְגֶּ֛רֶת טֹ֖פַח סָבִ֑יב וְעָשִׂ֧יתָ זֵר־זָהָ֛ב לְמִסְגַּרְתּ֖וֹ סָבִֽיב׃

The "Border" (מסגרת) was sort of an extra part for the Table. It was also made out of gold-plated wood, even though the textual description does not say it explicitly.

Lets' take a look:

The Border was handbreadth (about 11cm or 4 in) tall, and fingerbreadth thick (1cm), and was fitted between four legs of the Table.

A small golden crown of was made to be fitted on top of the Border.

The two parts were put together...

And the resulting piece was put in its place, with the Border center 1 cubit off the ground.

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