Friday, June 30, 2017

Tabernacle is equated to the human body in the Torah

Here are a few verses that equate the Tabernacle (Mishkan) with the human body. Usually this comparison is done in the passages about uncleanness, meaning that we must not defile ourselves because our body is a representation of the Tabernacle.

Here are the verses:
CLV Lv 15:31 You will warn the sons of Israel against their uncleanness so that they may not die in their uncleanness when they defile My tabernacle which is in their midst. 
CLV Lv 20:3 I Myself shall set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people (for he has given of his seed to Moloch) on account of the defilement of My sanctuary and the profanation of My holy name. 
CLV Num 19:13 Anyone touching a dead body, a human soul who died, and who does not purify himself from sin defiles the tabernacle of Yahweh; that soul will be cut off from Israel, for water of impurity was not sprinkled on him. He shall be unclean; his uncleanness will still be in him. 
CLV Num 19:20 If anyone who is unclean does not purify himself from sin, then that soul will be cut off from the midst of the assembly, for the sanctuary of Yahweh has he defiled; water of impurity was not sprinkled on him, he is unclean.
So, as you can see, these verses not only related to the Tabernacle but they also related to the human body being a copy of the Tabernacle.

So anyone who is unclean is defiling the Tabernacle of Yahuah. Especially if such person comes to the Tabernacle with his or her uncleanness.

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