Monday, January 10, 2011

Q&A - What were the 5 pillars of the Tabernacle ?

The entrance into the Tent of the Tabernacle was formed by five gold plated Pillars. These Pillars held the Entrance Curtain (masach).

Here is how these five Pillars looked like:

And here is the Entrance Curtain upon these five Pillars...

And this is how the Five Pillars and the Entrance Curtain looked like from the inside of the Tabernacle, inside the Holy Section of the Tent of the Tabernacle...

The dimensions of these Five Pillars were either 0.5 cubits or 1 cubit in outside diameter. I show them as 0.5 cubits in an outside diameter, but I'm still working on trying to verify these dimensions. Unfortunately, due to the lack of scholarly research on this subject, it will be some time until this problem is resolved.

Here is also my current diagram of these Five Pillars:

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