Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What other objects were in the Holy of Holies of the Tabernacle?

Once the Tabernacle was constructed and assembled, the Holy of Holies part of the Tabernacle contained ONLY the Ark of the Covenant with the 2 Stone Tablets inside of it! However, during the desert wanderings, God has commanded to add additional objects into the Holy of Holies. 

Let's take a look at what was added to the Holy of Holies, because these objects are rarely get mentioned.

First object that was added was the Jar of Manna:
YLT Ex 16:32 And Moses saith,  'This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded: Fill the omer with it, for a charge for your generations, so that they see the bread which I have caused you to eat in the wilderness, in My bringing you out from the land of Egypt.' 
YLT Ex 16:33 And Moses saith unto Aaron,  'Take one pot, and put there the fulness of the omer of manna, and let it rest before Jehovah, for a charge for your generations;' 
YLT Ex 16:34 as Jehovah hath given commandment unto Moses, so doth Aaron let it rest before the Testimony, for a charge. 
YLT Ex 16:35 And the sons of Israel have eaten the manna forty years, until their coming in unto the land to be inhabited; the manna they have eaten till their coming in unto the extremity of the land of Canaan.
So the Jar of Manna was added to the Holy of Holies room together with the Ark of the Covenant. PLEASE NOTE that the Jar of Manna WAS OUTSIDE OF THE ARK, right next to it. NOT INSIDE like some traditions claim.

According to Exodus 16:1 and Exodus 16:30, this had happened on the 15th+7=22nd of the 2nd Month from Exodus from Mitzrayim.

The second object was the Rod of Aaron. After the rebellion of Korach, God has commanded the following:
YLT Num 17:10 And Jehovah saith unto Moses,  'Put back the rod of Aaron, before the testimony, for a charge, for a sign to the sons of rebellion, and thou dost remove their murmurings from off me, and they do not die;'
YLT Num 17:11 and Moses doth as Jehovah hath commanded him; so he hath done.
It is interesting to note that rebellion of Korach affected the Altar of Burnt Offering too. The special Copper Lid was added to the Altar. See this post.

So as you can see, there were two extra objects in the Holy of Holies room. The Jar of Manna and Aaron's Rod. This is aside from the Ark of the Covenant with the 10 commandments in it.

The third object was the Torah Scroll itself. Let's take a look at the text:
CLV Dt 31:24 It came to be as Moses concluded writing all the words of this law on a scroll until they were finished, 
CLV Dt 31:25 that Moses instructed the Levites, the carriers of the coffer of the covenant of Yahweh, saying: 
CLV Dt 31:26 You are to take this scroll of the law, and you must place it by the side of the coffer of the covenant of Yahweh your Elohim, and it will come to be there as a testimony against you, 
CLV Dt 31:27 for I know your rebellion and your scruff of obstinacy. Behold in my day, while I am still with you alive, you have been rebellious against Yahweh, indeed, how much more so after my death!

Please also see this post for one more object of the Tabernacle.

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