Sunday, January 23, 2011

Updated Illustrations for Corner Boards of the Tabernacle (Exodus 26:23-24) and Four Corners of an Outer Court of an Ezekiel Temple (Ezekiel 46:21-22)

I have updated my illustrations for my article on the Corner Boards of the Tabernacle. Please see this page for a complete text with the new illustrations.

First updated Illustration shows two bended regular boards before "twinning" [ṯammîm] (Exodus 26:23):
The Second updated Illustration shows the resulting round Corner Board after "twinning"(Exodus 26:24) and its resulting dimensions:

The Third Illustration shows Western Wall (Exodus 26:25) of the framework of the Tent of the Tabernacle and both Corner Boards:

And last, Forth Illustration, shows possible advantage from translating the expression [məquṣə‘ōṯ] as "bend" instead as traditional "corner". As you can see from the illustration below, and as my article points out, the so-called "enclosed courts" (sometimes translated as "perfume courts") that were 30x40 cubits rectangles, would be easily inscribed into each of Four (4) "bends" (round corners) of an Outer Court of the Temple described in Ezekiel 46:21:

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