Monday, March 15, 2010

Exodus 26:33 - The Clasps and Partitioning of the Tent of The Tabernacle - Part 7

I forgot to mention the division of the Tent of the Tabernacle according to the 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׃

Once the Vail was setup, the Inner Space of the Tent would be split in two parts: The Holy Place(The Sanctuary) and The Holy of Holies (The Most Holy).

Here it how it would look like:

As you can see, the Pillars were not included into the length of each room of the Tent...

The spaces of the Four Inner and Five Outer Pillars have occupied an additional 0.5 cubit...

Making the Total Length of the Tent 10+20+0.5+0.5=31 cubits.

Unfortunately, the traditional sources, do not agree on one specific value for the length of the Tent of the Mishkan. The traditional sources mention many possible scenarios where the length of the Tent varies between 30 to 32 cubits.

However, and as I have pointed out in my previous post, the baraisa on Mishkan considers an opinion(a Rabbi Jose opinion) that the length might have been 31 cubits, and thus I would like to quote it here:

This is essentialy the Baraisa on Mishkan, but the book is called תבנית המשכן וכליו" by ישראל חיים בלומנטל:

The walls of the Tabernacle, Northern and Southern walls, were thirty and one cubit.
נמצא כי מבחוץ היו כותלי המשכן, הצפוני והדרומי, שלשים ואחת אמות

You can find this book here.

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