Friday, January 8, 2010

Parts, layout and design of the Desert Tabernacle

So lets go over each part of the Mishkan in more details:

Lets start with the overview:

And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.
וְעָשׂוּ לִי, מִקְדָּשׁ; וְשָׁכַנְתִּי, בְּתוֹכָם
-- Exodus 25:8

Mishkan description in begins in the Chapter 25 of the Book of Exodus.
Mishkan represented the entire structure that you can see on the picture above, not just the Tent itself.
The main parts of the Mishkan were:
  1. Portable Tent with four sacred artifacts inside (The Ark, The Altar of Incense, Table of Shewbread and The Oil Lampstand
  2. Altar of Burnt Offering
  3. Laver
  4. Holy Court, that surrounded the Tent and outside artifacts.

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