Monday, March 8, 2010

Exodus 26:33 - The Clasps and Partitioning of the Tent of The Tabernacle - Part 1

And now, we get to the most interesting part of the description of the Tent - its Partitioning.

Since it is very important to understand this verse properly, I have decided to pay special attention to every detail of this verse. In fact, I will have to backtrack a little bit, to clarify some of the details that I have already covered.

Exodus 26:33

33 And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.

33 ‏וְנָתַתָּ֣ה אֶת־הַפָּרֹכֶת֮ תַּ֣חַת הַקְּרָסִים֒ וְהֵבֵאתָ֥ שָׁ֙מָּה֙ מִבֵּ֣ית לַפָּרֹ֔כֶת אֵ֖ת אֲר֣וֹן הָעֵד֑וּת וְהִבְדִּילָ֤ה הַפָּרֹ֙כֶת֙ לָכֶ֔ם בֵּ֣ין הַקֹּ֔דֶשׁ וּבֵ֖ין קֹ֥דֶשׁ הַקֳּדָשִֽׁים׃

If you will look at this diagram, you will notice that the Inner Pillars of the Tent (The Four Pillars) would divide the tent into two parts. The Holy Of Holies Part of the Tent (where the Ark stood) was 10 cubits high by 10 cubits wide, and so was the Sanctuary part of the tent (where the Lampstand/Table stood) - 10 cubits high by 10 cubits wide.

The only question that is left to answer: How long was each of the section of the Tent?!?

In this, this and this posts of mine, i have tried to approximate the size and location of the clasps based on the position of the artefacts of the Tent, overall symmetry and size of the Tents' parts. However, I would like to see, if I can calculate exact size and location of the clasps, which in its turn should clear up all difficulties that may be associated with the Partitioning of the Tent.

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