Thursday, February 4, 2016

Some Tabernacle Fabrics

My friend, Shelley Houser, sent me some samples of materials she found that were comparable to those used in the Tabernacle construction.

Here it is. One on the left is "fine linen" and one on the right "blue, purple and scarlet" fabric.

Here is a close-up view on the fabric. The ones that were used in the Tabernacle were like that but thicker (4-5mm approx.).

Fabric on the left is שש משזר ("shesh moshezar" - "twined linen") and was used for Courtyard Hangings for example (I.e Exodus 27:9) and the fabric on the right is תכלת וארגמן ותולעת שני ושש משזר ("techelet veargaman vetolaat shani veshesh moshezar" - "blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twined linen") was used for Tabernacle Tent Curtains and Courtyard Gate Hangings.(I.e Exodus 26:36, Ex 27:16).

UPDATE 02/05/2016: Here is the image of the colored fabric from the review Shelley is talking about. As you can see, it only has 2 layers, while the Tabernacle had 3 (blue, purple and scarlet), or maybe even 4 (twinned linen). But still, this fabric is the closest what we could find to the Tabernacle curtains and hangings.

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