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T'RUMAH (Heave Offering)
Exodus 25:1-27:19

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CHAPTER 25

Exodus 25:1-40

Exo 25:1 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 2 Speak to the Sons of Israel, and take for Me a Heave Offering: From ta every man who impels him his heart, you shall take ta-My Heave Offering. 3 And this is the Heave Offering which you shall take from them; gold, and silver, and copper, 4 and blue, and purple, and crimson worm, and fine linen, and goat hair, 5 and skins of rams with reds, and skins of antelopes, and shittim wood, 6 oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for incense of sweetness, 7 stone of the onyx, and stones for fill for the Ephod and for the Breast Pocket. 8 And they shall make for Me a Sanctuary; and I will dwell in their midst. 9 According to all that I am showing you after ta the building pattern of the Tabernacle and ta the building pattern of all his Vessels, and so you shall make.

10 And they shall make an Ark of shittim wood: two and a half cubits shall be his length, and a cubit and a half his width, and a cubit and a half his height. 11 And you shall overlay him of pure gold, you shall overlay him housing (inside) and outside, and you shall make upon him a crown of gold all around.

12 And you shall mold for him four rings of gold, and you shall put upon his four feet; and two rings shall be upon his one side, and two rings shall be upon his second side. 13 And you shall make poles of shittim wood, and you shall overlay them of gold. 14 And you shall make
ta-the poles enter in the rings upon the sides of ta-the Ark, to carry the Ark on them. 15 The poles shall be in the rings of the Ark: they shall not be removed from him. 16 And you shall put to the Ark ta the Testimony which I will give to you.

17 And you shall make a Mercy Seat of pure gold: two and a half cubits shall be her length, and a cubit and a half her width. 18 And you shall make two cherubims of gold, you shall make them of beaten work from the two ends of the Mercy Seat. 19 And make one cherub from this side, and one cherub from this side: you shall make 
ta-the cherubims upon his two ends from the Mercy Seat. 20 And the cherubims, they shall be stretching out their wings to above, covering over the mercy Seat upon their wings, and their faces are each to his brother; the faces of the cherubims, they shall be to the Mercy Seat. 21 And you shall put ta-the Mercy Seat above upon the Ark; and you shall put ta-the Testimony into the Ark which I will give to you. 22 And there I will meet to you, and I will speak to you from above the Mercy Seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the Ark of the Testimony, ta all which I shall command to you to the Sons of Israel.

23 You shall also make a Table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be his length, and a cubit his width, and a cubit and a half his height. 24 And you shall overlay him of pure gold, and you shall make for him a crown of gold around. 25 And you shall make for him a border of a hand width around, and you shall make a Crown of gold to his border all around. 26 And you shall make for him four rings of gold, and you shall put 
ta-the rings upon the four corners which are for his four feet. 27 By beside the borders, they shall be the rings for housings for the poles to carry ta-the Table. 28 And you shall make ta-the poles of shittim wood, and you shall overlay them of gold, and ta-the Table shall be carried on them.

29 And you shall make his plates, and his spoons (bowls), and his cups (covers), and his basins
, which shall be poured on them: you shall make them of pure gold. 30 And you shall set upon the Table of the Bread of Faces to My Face continually.

31 And you shall make a Menorah of pure gold: the Menorah, she shall be made of beaten work: her shaft (trunk), and her branches, her bowls, her knops, and her flowers, they shall be from her. 32 And six branches shall come out from her sides; three branches of the Menorah from her one side, and three branches of the Menorah from her second side: 33 Three bowls from almond-like cups, a knob, and a flower from her one branch; and three bowls from almond-like cups, a knob, and a flower shall be in her one branch: so for the six branches coming out from the Menorah. 34 And on the Menorah shall be four cups from almond-like, her knobs, and her flowers. 35 And shall be a knob under two branches from her, and a knob under two branches from her, and a knob under two branches from her, to the six branches coming out from the Menorah. 36 Their knobs and their branches from her, they shall be: one beaten work of pure gold.

37 And you shall make 
ta-her seven lamps: and they shall set up ta-her lamps, and shall give light over opposite (upon) her face. 38 And her tongs and her firepans shall be of pure gold. 39 Shall make her ta all these vessels of a talent of pure gold, 40 and shall see and make on their building patterns which you are seeing on the mountain.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through nine

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TABERNACLE

1 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 2 Speak to the Sons of Israel, and take for Me a Heave Offering: From ta every man who impels him his heart, you shall take ta-My Heave Offering. 3 And this is the Heave Offering which you shall take from them; gold, and silver, and copper, 4 and blue, and purple, and crimson worm, and fine linen, and goat hair, 5 and skins of rams with reds, and skins of antelopes, and shittim wood, 6 oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for incense of sweetness, 7 stone of the onyx, and stones for fill for the Ephod and for the Breast Pocket. 8 And they shall make for Me a Sanctuary; and I will dwell in their midst. 9 According to all that I am showing you after ta the building pattern of the Tabernacle and ta the building pattern of all his Vessels, and so you shall make.

Looking at the word HEAVE OFFERING

The Hebrew word for Heave Offering is "t'rumah"- Tav, Resh, Vav, Mem, Heh (
hmwrt). It is from Strong's concordance number 8641, and its definition

(The second form used in Deu_12:11); from H7311; a present (as offered up), especially in sacrifice or as tribute: - gift, heave offering ([shoulder]), oblation, offered (-ing).

from 7311 "room" (
mwr), and its definition

A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively): - bring up, exalt (self), extol, give, go up, haughty, heave (up), (be, lift up on, make on, set up on, too) high (-er, one), hold up, levy, lift (-er) up, (be) lofty, (X a-) loud, mount up, offer (up), + presumptuously, (be) promote (-ion), proud, set up, tall (-er), take (away, off, up), breed worms.

This is an act to "lift" the name of 
hwhy through this offering to make the Tabernacle for Him to dwell with the Israelites.


Each of these items required to make the Tabernacle have symbolic meanings:

Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection
Silver: Redemption
Copper: Man, Judgment, Suffering-
(source: maranathalife.com)
Blue: Heaven
Purple: Royalty
Red: Blood, Atonement, Sacrifice
Crimson worm: Blood, Atonement, Sacrifice
Fine linen: Righteousness
(source: maranathalife.com)
Goat's Hair: Prophecy (source: maranathalife.com) [also could be purity]
Ram's Skins: Sacrificial (source: maranathalife.com)
Antelope's Skins: Sacrificial (source: maranathalife.com)
Shittim Wood: Humanity, also could be Scourging and Piercing and Lashing- to be explained later
Oil: Spirit
Spices/Incense: Worship (source: maranathalife.com)/Prayers of the Saints
Onyx Stone/Stones: Purity
Fifty: The Jubilee Year/hwhy's Fifty Year Cycle

Also, it says in verse two that the men are to give generously to their hearts desire. This is an act of giving to 
hwhy. As the Christian song is commonly sang, "freely you have received, freely give".

Focusing on the shittim wood mentioned in verse five

Looking at the word SHITTIM

The Hebrew word for shittim is "sheeteem"- Shin, Tet, Yod, Mem Sophit (
Myjs). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7848, and its definition

Feminine of a derivative (the second form being only in the plural, meaning the sticks of wood) from the same as H7850; the acacia (from its scourging thorns): - shittah, shittim. See also H1029.

from 7850 "shoteyt" (
jjs), and its definition

Active participle of an otherwise unused root meaning (properly to pierce; but only as a denominative from H7752) to flog; a goad: - scourge.

from 7752 "shote" (
jws), and its definiton

From H7751; a lash (literally or figuratively): - scourge, whip.

from 7751 "shoot" (
jws), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to push forth; (but used only figuratively) to lash, that is, (the sea with oars) to row; by implication to travel: - go (about, through, to and fro), mariner, rower, run to and fro.

Shittim is an act of "scourging" and "whipping" and "lashing".

Indirectly related, though the Hebrew word shittim is not in this scripture, shittim wood is symbolic and is relevent to this passage in the book of the Prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of Elohim, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

This was a prophecy regarding Yeshua, the Messiah, who was "scourged" and "whipped" and "lashed" for us and our sins, so that we can have an eternal relationship with our Heavenly Father by the sacrifice Yeshua did for us.

By the way, how did they get the shittim wood in a wilderness? The only possibility could be that that shittim wood existed in the wilderness in their day.

Looking at the following words:

SANCTUARY

The Hebrew word for Sanctuary is "Meekdahsh"- Mem, Kuph, Dalet, Shin (
sdqm). It is from Strong's Concordance number 4720, and its definition

From H6942; a consecrated thing or place, especially a palace, sanctuary (whether of Jehovah or of idols) or asylum: - chapel, hallowed part, holy place, sanctuary.

from 6942 "kadash" (
sdq), and its definition

A primitive root; to be (causatively make, pronounce or observe as) clean (ceremonially or morally): - appoint, bid, consecrate, dedicate, defile, hallow, (be, keep) holy (-er, place), keep, prepare, proclaim, purify, sanctify (-ied one, self), X wholly.


TABERNACLE

The Hebrew word for Tabernacle is "Meeshkahn"- Mem, Shin, Kaph, Mem Sophit (
Nksm). It is from Strong's Concordance number 4908, and its definition

From H7931; a residence (including a shepherd’s hut, the lair of animals, figuratively the grave; also the Temple); specifically the Tabernacle (properly its wooden walls): - dwelleth, dwelling (place), habitation, tabernacle, tent.

from 7931 "shakhan" (
Nks), and its definition

A primitive root (apparently akin (by transmutation) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531 and H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively): - abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries, Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries and other Hebraic Roots teachers made note that we are Yeshua's Tabernacle, or temple, as the Apostle Paul wrote to the assembly in Corinth

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the Temple of the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) which is in you, which ye have of hwhy, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify hwhy in your body, and in your spirit, which are hwhy's.



Verses ten through sixteen

THE ARK OF THE TESTIMONY

10 And they shall make an Ark of shittim wood: two and a half cubits shall be his length, and a cubit and a half his width, and a cubit and a half his height. 11 And you shall overlay him of pure gold, you shall overlay him housing (inside) and outside, and you shall make upon him a crown of gold all around. 12 And you shall mold for him four rings of gold, and you shall put upon his four feet; and two rings shall be upon his one side, and two rings shall be upon his second side. 13 And you shall make poles of shittim wood, and you shall overlay them of gold. 14 And you shall make ta-the poles enter in the rings upon the sides of ta-the Ark, to carry the Ark on them. 15 The poles shall be in the rings of the Ark: they shall not be removed from him. 16 And you shall put to the Ark ta the Testimony which I will give to you.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE ARK OF THE TESTIMONY

Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection

Shittim Wood: Humanity, Scourging, Piercing, Lashing

According to Wikipedia, a Biblical cubit was eigteen inches.
The Ark in U.S. measurements is 3 feet 9 inches long and 2 feet 3 inches wide and high.

The four rings on the four corners is symbolized for the four corners of the earth.

The Ark is symbolized by the Man, Yeshua, being covered with His eternalness, symbolized by the gold.



Verses seventeen through twenty-one

THE MERCY SEAT

17 And you shall make a Mercy Seat of pure gold: two and a half cubits shall be her length, and a cubit and a half her width. 18 And you shall make two cherubims of gold, you shall make them of beaten work from the two ends of the Mercy Seat. 19 And make one cherub from this side, and one cherub from this side: you shall make ta-the cherubims upon his two ends from the Mercy Seat. 20 And the cherubims, they shall be stretching out their wings to above, covering over the mercy Seat upon their wings, and their faces are each to his brother; the faces of the cherubims, they shall be to the Mercy Seat. 21 And you shall put ta-the Mercy Seat above upon the Ark; and you shall put ta-the Testimony into the Ark which I will give to you.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS FOR THE MERCY SEAT

Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection

Cherubim: The Two Houses of Israel

The Mercy Seat in U.S. measurements is 3 feet 9 inches long and 2 feet 3 inches wide.

Because
hwhy's Mercy Seat is pure gold, it symbolizes that His mercy is "eternal", and King David witnesses to that in the book of the Psalms, many times. But this is one of the chapters which King David mentions it more than once

 Psalms 118:1 O give thanks unto hwhy; for He is good: because His mercy endureth for ever.

Psalms 118:2 Let Israel now say, that His mercy endureth for ever.

Psalms 118:3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that His mercy endureth for ever.

Psalms 118:4 Let them now that fear 
hwhy say, that His mercy endureth for ever.

Psalms 118:29 O give thanks unto 
hwhy; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever.


Also in the Brith Khadashah, mercy was spoken

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the Elohim and Father of our Lord, Yeshua, the Messiah, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Yeshua, the Messiah, from the dead,

Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of hwhy, looking for the mercy of our Lord, Yeshua, the Messiah, unto eternal life.


Verse twenty in the Hebrew reveals that the two cherubs are "brothers", which is the Hebrew "akh"- Aleph, Khet (
xa), and they are to "face" each other, and not bowing down. It doesn't say whether they are to bend down or to stand up, neither does it say how tall the cherubim are to supposed to be. It is probable that it is the latter but not at least five feet tall. Otherwise, if they bend down, they would be taking up more space on the cover of the mercy seat.

It is my humble opinion, the two brothers are representations of Two Houses of Israel, consisting the ten northern tribes and the two southern tribes.

In verse twenty, it says that the cherubs' wings are to spread highly and cover the mercy seat. That means their wings are to be big enough to cover roughly the ark's 2 1/2 cubits of its length and 1 1/2 cubits of its width, not little wings going straight across or standing up or one wing down and one wing across. These wings covering over the Mercy Seat symbolizes that 
hwhy's mercy "covers" our sins



Verse twenty two

22 And there I will meet to you, and I will speak to you from above the Mercy Seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the Ark of the Testimony, ta all which I shall command to you to the Sons of Israel.

There is no mention how hwhy will reveal Himself between the two cherubim. In a physical means, I don't think that hwhy is going to be sitting down on the cover of the ark with His legs over the side. It is more likely that He would be standing up between the two cherubim. That it why the cherubim's wings are up and over, so that hwhy would be able to stand up.

Though not perfect, this is an example image of the Ark of the Covenant with the Mercy Seat. According to Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, the poles are to be located on the sides of the Ark, behind the backs of the cherubims going in an East-West direction.

Ark Of The Covenant And Mercy Seat


This image shows the poles in the direction according to Mark Biltz

Ark Of The Covenant

If one thinks of it, the poles are not located on the length of the Ark, parallel to the angels facing each other (facing in a north-south direction based on the Tabernacle's location), in which the entrance is facing East, but they are on the sides behind the back of the angels in an East-West direction. hwhy's presence is on the Ark of the Covenant, and the Ark is located in the Tabernacle facing length ways, so that hwhy's presence would "face" the Eastern direction toward the Entrance in order to see Moses and the High Priest as they approach Him. When the Levites carry the poles as they journey in the wilderness, especially during battles, it is natural for the poles to be located in a front to back position. If the poles were located in the length's direction, showing the sides, the width of the Ark forward and backward, based on its position, hwhy would be facing "sideways", and not seeing what is ahead of the Camp. Whereas the poles, positioned on the sides, the width of the Ark would naturally make hwhy see ahead of the Camp, "facing forward". Otherwise, hwhy would not know what is going on ahead of the Camp if He was looking sideways if the Ark's side was facing ahead, and hwhy would be asking Moses, "What's going on ahead of us? I can't see, because I'm facing sideways on this Ark". This argument proves that Mark Biltz's premise is correct. Thank you Mark.



Verses twenty three through thirty

THE TABLE OF THE BREAD OF FACES

23 You shall also make a Table of shittim wood: two cubits shall be his length, and a cubit his width, and a cubit and a half his height. 24 And you shall overlay him of pure gold, and you shall make for him a crown of gold around. 25 And you shall make for him a border of a hand width around, and you shall make a Crown of gold to his border all around. 26 And you shall make for him four rings of gold, and you shall put ta-the rings upon the four corners which are for his four feet. 27 By beside the borders, they shall be the rings for housings for the poles to carry ta-the Table. 28 And you shall make ta-the poles of shittim wood, and you shall overlay them of gold, and ta-the Table shall be carried on them.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE TABLE OF THE BREAD OF FACES

Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection

Shittim Wood: Humanity, Scourging, Piercing, Lashing
Four Rings: Four Corners of the World
Two Poles: The Cross


The Bread of Faces in U.S. measurements is 3 feet long, 1 1/2 wide and 2 feet 3 inches high.

The table is to have a crown, or a wreath border, meaning the crowns, or wreaths, and they are representations of the dual crownship of Yeshua being King of the Heavens and the Earth.

Historically, in relation to the Bread of the Faces, King David, though by right was not to partake of the Bread of the Faces, was given the bread by the priests, noted in the book of the prophet Samuel

1 Samuel 21:1 Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee? 2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of ta-the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed ta-the young men to such and such a place. 3 Now therefore what is under thine hand? give me five loaves of bread in mine hand, or what there is present. 4 And the priest answered ta-David, and said, There is no common bread under mine hand, but there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women. 5 And David answered ta-the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel. 6 So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the bread of faces, that was taken from before hwhy, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

Indirectly related, Yeshua used this scripture of David to support His premise in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 12:1 At that time Yeshua went on the Shabbath day through the grain; and His disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of grain, and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto Him, Behold, Thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the Shabbath day. 3 But He said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; 4 How he entered into the House of hwhy, and did eat the Bread of Faces, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have ye not read in the Torah, how that on the Shabbath days the priests in the Temple profane the Shabbath, and are blameless? 6 But I say unto you, That in this place is One greater than the temple. 7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Yeshua defended David partaking of the bread of faces and used the account as a means to defend His purpose of His acts of mercy against the Pharisees.

This Table is the place to eat and drink. That is why it is called the Table of the Bread of Faces. The information regarding the bread is in the book of Leviticus

Leviticus 24:5 And you shall bake her twelve cakes, two tenths shall be of the one cake. 6 And you shall set them of two rows, six of the row upon the Pure Table to the Face of hwhy. 7 And you shall put upon the row pure frankincense, and she shall be for the bread for a Memorial, a Fire Offering to hwhy. 8 In the day of the Shabbath: in the day of the Shabbath, shall arrange him to the Face of hwhy continually from ta the Sons of Israel, a Covenant of Ages. 9 And she shall be for Aaron and for his sons; and they shall eat him in the Holy Place: for he is a Holy of Holies to him from the Fire Offerings of hwhy, a Statute of Ages.

The twelve faces of bread are symbols of the twelve tribes of Israel, and the fact that they are placed in two rows, six in each row, reveal an account where the twelve tribes are to go up Mount Ebal and Mount Gerazim, in Shechem, today Nablus, six of each of the tribes on each of the mountain

Deuteronomy 27:11 And Moses commanded ta-the People in his day, to say, 12 These, they shall stand to bless ta-the People upon Mount Gerizim, in your going over ta-the Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin: 13 And these, they shall stand upon the curse, on Mount Ebal; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

Verse twenty six states that the four rings are to be placed at the feet of the Table, meaning around the bottom of the Table's legs. When the table is raised, the whole table is exposed in the air.

The Table of Bread of Faces also relates to Yeshua in the evening of Passover, before He was crucified, at the Passover Supper in the upper room, drinking and eating at the table (the Table of the Bread of Faces) with His twelve disciples (the Twelve Bread of Faces) before Judas betrayed Him. The fact that it was located in the "upper room" is symbolic that it is at a high location, just like the table was lifted high up, because the poles that lift it up are located at the feet of the table, which makes the table located at a higher position.


I have yet to see anyone provide an accurate enough image of this table of the bread of faces.

In verse twenty seven regarding the poles, it is understood that there were two poles which are symbolic of the two sides of the cross that Yeshua carried and was crucified.

Also in verse twenty seven, it shows that the rings are feminine, because in the Hebrew text, the word phrase "they shall be" in this verse, is "tee-h'yeyn"- Tav, Heh, Yod, Yod, Nun Sophit (
Nyyht). The "Yod-Nun" ending in the Hebrew text, with the "Tav" as the prefix, is in the feminine plural- relating to the rings. Thus, the rings are feminine. In the Hebrew culture, only the woman who is betrothed would receive "rings".

Though not the best, this is a rough image of the Table of the Bread of Faces

Table Of The Bread Of Faces

Based on the scripture the bread is to be set on "rows" meaning "side by side" and not "stacked".

This is an image example of the bread set in two rows

The Bread Of Faces



Verses twenty nine and thirty

THE DINNERWARE

29 And you shall make his plates, and his spoons (bowls), and his cups (covers), and his basins, which shall be poured on them: you shall make them of pure gold. 30 And you shall set upon the Table of the Bread of Faces to My Face continually.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE DINNERWARE

Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection

The fact that it contains cups for drinking and bowls and plates for eating, signifies that Yeshua eats and drinks. This also means that we in Yeshua are to partake in this dinner, and this dinner is the symbol of Yeshua's Body (the Bread) and His Blood (the Wine). Yeshua made note of His Body and Blood to the people that He is the Flesh to be eaten and the Blood to be drinking- "The Dinner"- noted in the Gospel of John

John 6:53 Then Yeshua said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the Flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His Blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth My Flesh, and drinketh My Blood, hath Eternal Life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For My Flesh is meat indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth My Flesh, and drinketh My Bood, dwelleth in Me, and I in him. 57 As the Living Father hath sent Me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth Me, even he shall live by Me. 58 This is that Bread which came down from the heavens: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this Bread shall live for ever.

In verse twenty nine, the vessels are feminine, for the phrase "on them", in the Hebrew text, it is "ba-heyn"- Bet, Heh, Nun Sophit (
Nhb). It is the feminine of "ba-heym" (Mhb).

Not a great image, but it gives on an idea what the Dinnerware could have looked like

Dinnerware



Verses thirty-one through thirty six

THE MENORAH

31 And you shall make a Menorah of pure gold: the Menorah, she shall be made of beaten work: her shaft (trunk), and her branches, her bowls, her knops, and her flowers, they shall be from her. 32 And six branches shall come out from her sides; three branches of the Menorah from her one side, and three branches of the Menorah from her second side: 33 Three bowls from almond-like cups, a knob, and a flower from her one branch; and three bowls from almond-like cups, a knob, and a flower shall be in her one branch: so for the six branches coming out from the Menorah. 34 And on the Menorah shall be four cups from almond-like, her knobs, and her flowers. 35 And shall be a knob under two branches from her, and a knob under two branches from her, and a knob under two branches from her, to the six branches coming out from the Menorah. 36 Their knobs and their branches from her, they shall be: one beaten work of pure gold.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE MENORAH

Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection

Notice that it does not give an idea how high the Menorah is.

In the Hebrew, the language of this text shows that the Menorah is female- "her". One can see in verse thirty-one, all the places where the feminine is used, as well as the rest of this passage

31 And you shall make a Menorah of pure gold: of beaten work, the Menorah, she shall be made: her shaft (trunk), and her branches, her bowls, her knops, and her flowers, they shall be from her.

Looking at the following words:

SHAFT

The Hebrew word for shaft is "yareykh"- Yod, Resh, Khaph Sophit (
Kry). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3409, asn its definition

From an unused root meaning to be soft; the thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphemism the generative parts; figuratively a shank, flank, side: -  X body, loins, shaft, side, thigh.

 Yareykh means "shaft". It also could be like the trunk of a tree. Also, this the same Hebrew word in relation to "the testacles", as exampled in Abraham having his senior servant, Eliezer, to put his hand under his "testacles"- yareykh in Hebrew, where we get the modern English word "rack".


BRANCH

The Hebrew word for branch is "kaneh"- Quph, Nun, Heh (
hnq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7070, and its definition

From H7069; a reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring), shaft, tube, stem, the radius (of the arm), beam (of a steelyard): - balance, bone, branch, calamus, cane, reed, X spearman, stalk.

from 7069 "kanah" (
hnq), and its definition

A primitive root; to erect, that is, create; by extension to procure, especially by purchase (causatively sell); by implication to own: - attain, buy (-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess (-or), purchase, recover, redeem, X surely, X verily.

Kanah means "branch".


CUP

The Hebrew word for cup is "g'vee-ah"- Gimel, Bet, Yod, Ayin (
eybg). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1375, and its definition

From an unused root (meaning to be convex); a goblet; by analogy the calyx of a flower: - house, cup, pot.

G'vee-ah means "cup", but it can also mean "bowl".


KNOB

The Hebrew word for knop is "kaphtor"- Kaph, Peh, Tav, Resh (
rtpk). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3730, and its definition

Probably from an unused root meaning to encircle; a chaplet; but used only in an architectonic sense, that is, the capital of a column, or a wreath like button or disk on the candelabrum: - knop, (upper) lintel.

Kaphtor means "knob". This would be the center of the almond blossom.


FLOWER

The Hebrew word for flower is "perakh"- Peh, Resh, Khet (
xrp). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6525, and its definition

From H6524; calyx (natural or artificial); generally bloom: - blossom, bud, flower.

from 6524 "parakh" (
xrp), and its definition

A primitive root; to break forth as a bud, that is, bloom; generally to spread; specifically to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively to flourish: -  X abroad, X abundantly, blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow, spread, spring (up).

Perakh means "flower". This is the almond blossom.


This Menorah is to be one solid gold piece. There is no wood or other elements included with the menorah. This means that the Menorah is a kingdom and an eternal piece. It is also commonly accepted that the Menorah is a representation of the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).

Valerie Moody of her own website, vmoody.com, makes the realization that the seven branches could contain a symbolic meaning, and it is the seven Biblical holidays:

1. Passover
2. The Feast of Unleavened Bread
3. The First Counting of The Omer a.k.a. Firstfruits.
4. Shavuoth/Pentecost
5. Yom Teruah (Rosh Hashannah to the Jews)
6. Yom Kippur
7. Sukkoth

As all seven Biblical holidays work together in unity, so do the seven branches are unified on one piece.


This is an image of the Menorah with the biblical holidays on each of the seven branches

Menorah With Biblical Holidays

In verse thirty two, it reads three branches on one side and three branches on the other side. The three branches- one side and three branches on the other side the three Biblical Spring Feasts are symmetrical to the three Biblical Fall Feasts as the image shows above, with Shavuoth in the center.

Indirectly related, 
hwhy used the almonds and the almond blossoms to reveal the tribe that would be in charge of the Tabernacle which is noted in the Torah portion of Korakh, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 17:1 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 2 Speak to the Sons of Israel, and take a rod from them, a rod of the house of their fathers, from ta all their rulers by the house of their fathers, twelve rods: you shall write a man of ta-his name upon his rod. 3 And you shall write ta the name of Aaron upon the rod of Levi: for one rod is for the head of the house of their fathers. 4 And you shall set them in the Tent of Appointment to the face of the Testimony, where I shall meet of you there. 5 And it shall be, the man, whom I shall choose among him, his rod shall blossom: and I shall cease from upon Me ta-the murmurings of the Sons of Israel, which they, they are with murmur against you. 6 And Moses spoke to the Sons of Israel, and they gave to him all their rulers a rod for one ruler, a rod for one ruler, by the house of their father, twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was in the midst of their rods. 7 And Moses set ta-the rods to the face of hwhy in the Tent of the Testimony. 8 And was, from the morrow, and went Moses to the Tent of the Testimony; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi blossomed, and bloomed a bud, and bloomed a flower, and grew almonds.

The reason they murmured against Moses, because they still wanted be part of 
hwhy's original plan which was for all the men to be Priests. But their rebellion with the golden calf nullified it, and hwhy had to go to plan B, and make only the tribe of Levi to be Priests, and specifically Aaron and his lineage are to only light the Lamps. hwhy used this act to end the matter once and for all.



Verses thirty seven through forty

THE SEVEN LAMPS

37 And you shall make ta-her seven lamps: and they shall set up ta-her lamps, and shall give light over opposite (upon) her face. 38 And her tongs and her firepans shall be of pure gold. 39 Shall make her ta all these vessels of a talent of pure gold, 40 and shall see and make on their building patterns which you are seeing on the mountain.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE SEVEN LAMPS

Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection

Notice that it does not give an idea how big the Lamps are.

The seven lamps represent the seven spirits of 
hwhy's seven Biblical High Holy Days of the Biblical Year. These seven Lamps are to be kept lit continually, as it is noted in the book of Leviticus

Leviticus 24:1 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 2 Command ta-the Sons of Israel that they shall send to you pure olive oil beaten for the light, to light up a Lamp continually, 3 outside of the Veil of the Testimony, in the Tent of Appointment, shall Aaron arrange him from mixing (evening) until morning to the Face of hwhy continually: a Statute of Ages for your generations. 4 Upon the Pure Menorah shall arrange ta-the Lamps to the Face of hwhy continually.

This is the word, and as the apostle Peter says in his letter

1 Peter 1:25 But the Word of hwhy endureth for ever....

And the Word is Yeshua.

King David supports this premise when he wrote in the book of the Psalms that the word is the lamp and the light, noted in the book of the Psalms

Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

There are those that say the Torah was done away with. Not so. They are written in our hearts, as it is written by the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith hwhy, that I will make a new covenant with ta-the House of Israel, and with ta-the House of Judah: 32 Not according to the Covenant that I made with ta-their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which ta-My Covenant they brake, although I was an Husband unto them, saith hwhy: 33 But this shall be the Covenant that I will make with ta-the House of Israel; After those days, saith hwhy, I will put ta-My Torah in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be My People.

As the Torah is forever, the Lamps are to be lit forever, meaning the seven lamps- the seven Biblical High Holy Days- are to be kept "forever".

Yeshua was revealed as the Light, in the Gospel of John

John 1:4 In Him was life; and the life was the Light of men.

Also in the Brith Khadashah, Yeshua says that we are the "light of the world", in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.

This is an image of what a Menorah with the Lamps look like

Temple Menorah







CHAPTER 26

Exodus 26:1-37

Exo 26:
1 You shall make ta
-the Tabernacle of Ten Curtains of twined linen, and blue, and purple, and crimson worm: of cherubims of cunning work, you shall make them. 2 The length of the one curtain shall be eight and twenty on the cubit, and the breadth, of the one, four on the cubit: one measure shall be to every curtain. 3 The five curtains, they shall be joined each to her sister; and the five curtains shall be joined each to her sister. 4 And you shall make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the end of the joining point; and so you shall make on the edge of the further curtain, in the second joining. 5 Fifty loops you shall make on the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is in the joining point of the second; with receiving the loops each to her sister. 6 And you shall make fifty buckles of gold, and you shall join ta-the curtains each to her sister, on the buckles: and shall be the Tabernacle one.

7 And you shall make curtains of goat hairs for a tent over the Tabernacle: eleven curtains you shall make them. 8 The length of the one curtain shall be thirty on the cubit, and the width of the one curtain shall be four on the cubit: one measure for the eleven curtains. 9 And you shall join
ta-the five curtains by aloneness, and ta-the six curtains by aloneness, and you shall couple ta-the six curtains to the front facing the Tabernacle. 10 And you shall make fifty loops upon the lip (edge) of the one curtain, that is last on the joining, and fifty loops upon the lip (edge) of the curtain that joins the second. 11 And you shall make fifty taches of copper, and you shall enter ta-the taches in the loops, and you shall join ta-the Tent, and shall be one. 12 And the remnant that overlap on the curtains of the Tent, the half curtain that overlaps, she shall hang over the back of the Tabernacle. 13 And the cubit from this, and the cubit from this on the overlap in the length of the curtains of the Tent, shall be hung over the sides of the Tabernacle from this and from this to cover him.

14 And you shall make a cover for the Tent of skins of rams of red, and a cover by above the skin of antelopes.

15 And you shall make the boards for the Tabernacle of shittim wood standing up. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of the board, and a cubit and a half of the cubit shall be the width of the one board. 17 Two pins shall there be for the one board distant each to her sister: so you shall make for all the boards of the Tabernacle.

18 And you shall make the boards for the Tabernacle, twenty boards for the negev (south) mouth (end) rightward (southward). 19 And you shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets shall be under the one board for two of his pins, and two sockets shall be under the one board for two of his pins.

20 And for the second side of the Tabernacle for the north mouth (end) shall be twenty boards: 21 And their forty sockets shall be of silver; two sockets shall be under the one board, and two sockets shall beunder the one board.

22 And for the sides of the Tabernacle seaward (westward), you shall make six boards.

23 And two boards you shall make for the corners of the Tabernacle in the two sides. 24 And they shall be complete (twinned) below, and they shall be complete (twinned) upon his head to the one ring: so shall be for both of them; they shall be for the two corners. 25 And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets shall be silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets shall be under the one board, and two sockets shall be under the one board.

26 And you shall make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the Tabernacle, 27
and five bars for the boards of the second side of the Tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the Tabernacle, for the two sides seaward (westward). 28 And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from the end to the end. 29 And you shall overlay ta-the boards of gold, and you shall make ta-their rings of gold housing (inside) for ta-the bars: and you shall overlay the bars of gold. 30 And you will raise ta-the Tabernacle according to his Decree which you were shown on the mountain.

31 And you will make a Veil of blue, and purple, and crimson worm, and fine twined linen, from cunning work: shall make her of cherubims: 32 And you shall put her upon the four pillars of shittim wood overlaying of gold: their nails shall be of gold upon the four sockets of silver. 33 And you shall put
ta-the Veil under the taches, and you shall bring there housing (inside) to the Veil of ta the Ark of the Testimony: and the Veil shall divide for you between the Holy Place (Sanctuary) and between the Holy of Holies.

34 And you shall put
ta-the Mercy Seat upon the Ark of the Testimony in the Holy of Holies. 35 And you shall set ta-the Table outside of the Veil, and ta-the Menorah opposite the Table, upon the side of the Tabernacle rightward (southward): and you shall put the Table upon the north side.

36 And you will make a curtain for the Entrance of the Tent of blue, and purple, and crimson worm, and fine twined linen, work of an embroiderer. 37 And you will make for the curtain five pillars of shittim wood, and you shall overlay them of gold, and their nails shall be of gold: and you will cast five sockets of copper for them.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through six

THE TEN CURTAINS (THE FIRST CURTAIN)

1 You shall make ta-the Tabernacle of Ten Curtains of twined linen, and blue, and purple, and crimson worm: of cherubims of cunning work, you shall make them. 2 The length of the one curtain shall be eight and twenty on the cubit, and the breadth, of the one, four on the cubit: one measure shall be to every curtain. 3 The five curtains, they shall be joined each to her sister; and the five curtains shall be joined each to her sister. 4 And you shall make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the end of the joining point; and so you shall make on the edge of the further curtain, in the second joining. 5 Fifty loops you shall make on the one curtain, and fifty loops you shall make on the edge of the curtain that is in the joining point of the second; with receiving the loops each to her sister. 6 And you shall make fifty buckles of gold, and you shall join ta-the curtains each to her sister, on the buckles: and shall be the Tabernacle one.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE TEN CURTAINS

Fine linen: Righteousness (source: maranathalife.com)
Gold: Eternity
Blue: Heaven
Purple: Royalty
Crimson Worm (Scarlet): Blood
Cherubim: Heavenly Host and Heavenly Existence
Fifty: The Jubilee Year/
hwhy's Fifty Year Cycle

Each of the Ten Curtains, in U.S. measurements is 42 feet long and 6 feet wide.

These united ten joined curtains was the first item mentioned to be made for the Tent of Appointment. This indicates that each of the ten curtains are representations of each of the Ten Words (Commandments). The first five words (commandments) are the vertical relationship with 
hwhy, and the second five words (commandments) were the horizontal relationship with man. The Ten Words (Commandments) is to be the first set of commandments applied in our lives in our relationship with hwhy, our Heavenly Father, in the Messiah, by the Ruakh HaKodesh.

The fifth curtain is symbolized to the Fifth Word (Commandment) which was the end of one of the united five junctures to the sixth curtain, which symbolizes the Sixth Word (Commandment). These two words (commandments) are the connecting factors from the horizontal relationship of man to the vertical relationship with 
hwhy. In my Torah portion commentary of Yithro, I noted that these two words (commandments) are known as the Bridge Words (Commandments).

Looking at the following words:

FURTHER

The Hebrew word for further is "keetson"- Kuph, Yod, Tsade, Vav, Nun Sophit (
Nwuyq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7020, and its definition

From H6972; terminal: - out- (utter-) most.

from 6972 "koots" (
Uwq), and its definition

A primitive root; to clip off; used only as denominative from H7019; to spend the harvest season: - summer.

from 7019 "ka-yeets" (
Uyq), and its definition

From H6972; harvest (as the crop), whether the product (grain or fruit) or the (dry) season: - summer (fruit, house).

This word furthest is based on the root word meaning "harvest" or "summer", as in the furthest point of the sun in the sky throughout the year, but it also means "harvest", meaning, in relation to the Ten Words (Commandments) that the first five words (commandments) in one's relationship to 
hwhy and the mother and father, is "harvested" in the last five words (commandments) through one's righteous relationship with mankind by following those last five words (commandments).


EDGE

The Hebrew word for edge is "katsah"- Kuph, Tsade, Heh (
huq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7097, and its definition

The second form is negative only; from H7096; an extremity (used in a great variety of applications and idioms; compare H7093): -    X after, border, brim, brink, edge, end, [in-] finite, frontier, outmost coast, quarter, shore, (out-) side, X some, ut (-ter-) most (part).

from 7096 "katsah" (
huq), and its definition

A primitive root; to cut off; (figuratively) to destroy; (partially) to scrape off: - cut off, cut short, scrape (off).

from 7093 "koots" (
Uq), and its definition

Contracted from H7112; an extremity; adverbially (with prepositional prefix) after: -  + after, (utmost) border, end, [in-] finite, X process.

from 7112 "katsats" (
Uuq), and its defintion

A primitive root; to chop off (literally or figuratively): - cut (asunder, in pieces, in sunder, off), X utmost.

In my opinion, these two translated words are related to each other, becuase they are similar in the Hebrew spelling.

This last translated word's definition above, explains the circumstance of the Ten Words (Commandments) that the "edge" of the first five words (commandments) are at the "edge" of their vertical point, and the edge of the last five words (commandments) are at the "edge" of their horizontal point. By the way, these two Hebrew words are where we get our modern English word "cut", as in "cutting off", or cutting to end something.

It shows that they are to be "joined" with gold buckles. The symbol for gold is "eternal", The buckles connect the two sets of the five words (commandments) and makes them "eternal". This is the similar way in our relationship with our Heavenly Father. As it is written by the apostle Paul to the assembly in Rome

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of hwhy;

Without 
hwhy, our Heavenly Father, we just have the last five words (commandments) and the one word (commandment) with honoring our father and mother. But there is no relationship with hwhy, and thus we don't have an "eternal relationship", and are missing some of the Ten Words (Commandments), and are not complete. We can't relate to the first five words (commandments) without something, or "Someone" who is "eternal", and that is where Yeshua "the Eternal One" comes to be the symbolic "Eternal Golden Buckle" to "connect" the last five words (commandments) to the first five words (commandments) where we can have a "relationship" with hwhy, our Heavenly Father, through Yeshua the Messiah, via the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) and thus makes the completion of the Ten Words (Commandments).

Also in this passage in chapter twenty six, the color blue is symbolic of heaven. When the fifty loops of blue are attached to each of the curtains, it symbolizes that heaven is connected to each of the Ten Words (Commandments) to connect between the heavens and the earth, as it says in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, Elohim created ta the Heavens and ta-the Earth.

Thus the blue loops provide "the Heavens-Earth" connection.

Notice also in this Exodus chapter thirty six passage noted above, that it says in verse three "her sister piece". It says this in the Hebrew. That means each of the sister pieces of the ten curtains tells us that each of Ten Words (Commandments) are "sisters", because each word (commandment) is "female"
and relate to our souls which are also feminine. Our souls need to submit to hwhy through these Ten Words (Commandments). Notice this passage also states that hwhy says in verse three that they are to attach five curtains to the other five curtains. As I mentioned before, The first five words (commandments) are the vertical words (commandments) referring to hwhy, which are "the vertical sisters", and the last five words (commandments) are the horizontal words (commandments) referring to mankind, which are "the horizontal sisters". Yeshua summarized them to two commandments, which I will reveal

Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the great commandment in the Torah? 37 Yeshua said unto him, Thou shalt love the hwhy thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind [The first five commandments]. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself [The second five commandments]. 40 On these two commandments hang all the Torah and the Prophets.

The ten words (commandments) are part of the Torah, and the Torah is feminine.

 
In verse three, in the Hebrew text phrase, as in Exodus 25:27,  "they shall be" is "tee-h'yeyn" (
Nyyht), Thus, the "sister" curtains are feminine.

This also reveals that the connected curtains are places from front to back. It also symbolizes that The Ten Words (Commandments) are connected one to another, and they work together for one purpose. As Frank Sinatra sang the words "You can't have one without the other". Also Billy Graham stated in one of his crusades "If you break one commandment, you break all of them". If one curtain is disconnected then the whole curtain is disconnected.

The fact that it contains cherubs tell us this is a heavenly existence. It doesn't say how many cherubims there were on the curtains, whether one cherubims per curtain, two cherubims, three cherubims, or more. It is just a guess, most of the images I have seen show two, probably based on the two cherubims on the Ark of the Covenant.

Looking at the word CUBIT

The Hebrew word for cubit is "amah"- Aleph, Mem, Heh (hma). It is from Strong's Concordance number 520, and its definition

Prolonged from H517; properly a mother (that is, unit) of measure, or the forearm (below the elbow), that is, a cubit; also a door base (as a bond of the entrance): - cubit, + hundred [by exchange for H3967], measure, post.

from 517 "am" 
(ma), and its definition

A primitive word; a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively); (like H1): - dam, mother, X parting.

Any measurement is of "the mother". So listen to your mama. Your mother has the final say.

Regarding the blue loops, blue is symbolic of heaven. What about the amount of loops per side- fifty? What is its symbolic meaning? We know that fifty is the amount of years to the Jubilee year. One could say that the fifty loops is a type of hwhy's Jubilee Cycle. It is also known that Jubilee is an act of restoration as written in the book of Leviticus

Leviticus 25:10 And you shall sanctify the year, ta the fiftieth year, and you shall proclaim liberty in all the land to all her dwellers: she shall be the Jubilee to you; and you shall repay a man to his seized things, and you shall return a man to his family. 11 She is the Jubilee Year, she is the fiftieth year to you: you shall not sow, and you shall not reap ta-her after-growth, and you shall not clip off ta-her unkept vines. 12 For she is the Jubilee; she shall be holy to you: you shall eat from the field ta-her produce. 13 In the year of this  Jubilee, you shall return a man to his seized things....

These activities in the Tabernacle could be an act of a  "Jubilaic restoration" between 
hwhy and the Israelites as well as the restoration between heaven and earth through hwhy, the representative of Heaven on Earth.

This is a possible pattern of what the ten curtains look like

The Ten Curtains



Verses seven through thirteen

THE SECOND CURTAIN

7 And you shall make curtains of goat hairs for a tent over the Tabernacle: eleven curtains you shall make them. 8 The length of the one curtain shall be thirty on the cubit, and the width of the one curtain shall be four on the cubit: one measure for the eleven curtains. 9 And you shall join ta-the five curtains by aloneness, and ta-the six curtains by aloneness, and you shall couple ta-the six curtains to the front facing the Tabernacle. 10 And you shall make fifty loops upon the lip (edge) of the one curtain, that is last on the joining, and fifty loops upon the lip (edge) of the curtain that joins the second. 11 And you shall make fifty taches of copper, and you shall enter ta-the taches in the loops, and you shall join ta-the Tent, and shall be one. 12 And the remnant that overlap on the curtains of the Tent, the half curtain that overlaps, she shall hang over the back of the Tabernacle. 13 And the cubit from this, and the cubit from this on the overlap in the length of the curtains of the Tent, shall be hung over the sides of the Tabernacle from this and from this to cover him.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE SECOND CURTAIN

Goat's Hair: Prophecy (source: maranathalife.com) [also could be purity]
Blue:
Heaven

Fifty: The Jubilee Year
Copper: Man, Judgment, Suffering-(source: maranathalife.com)
Fifty: The Jubilee Year/hwhy's Fifty Year Cycle

Each of the Eleven Curtains in U.S. measurements is 45 feet long and 6 feet wide.

The only possibility why there were eleven curtains was that Levi was the one tribe that was doing the priestly duties for the Tabernacle, and the rest were the twelve tribes (Manasseh and Ephraim were of the one tribe of Joseph), hence the "thirteen tribes". The overlapping curtain would symbolicly be "the Levitical curtain".

Notice that it did not specify any color of the goats hair. It is possible that the goats' skins could be of any color or shape. This is most likely based on the account of Jacob taking the spotted, speckled and variegated goats, mentioned in the book of Genesis

Exodus 30:28 And he said, Appoint your wages upon me, and I will give her.... 31 And said, What shall I give to you? And Jacob said, You shall not give to me anything: If you will do for me this word, I will return, I will tend and I will keep your flock: 32 I will pass over among all your flock today, removing from there every spotted and variegated sheep, and every brown sheep among the sheep, and variegated and spotted among the goats: and these shall be my wages. 33 And shall eye her among me my righteousness in the day to come, when you come upon my wages to your face, all that are not spotted and variegated among the goats, and brown among the sheep, he is stolen with me.

These various kinds of goats are symbolic of the various kinds of peoples in the earth as the phrase of a Christian song says "Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight".

Also notice they used fifty loops, which is also symbolized for the fiftieth year of the Jubilee.


Taches are another word for hooks.

Copper is a symbol of judgment, and suffering, because 
hwhy is the Judge, and Yeshua manifested Himself later to be "the Suffering Servant". The fifty loops of judgment attaching the fifty heavenly loops. So symbolically these combination makes the phrase that hwhy is The Jubilaic Heavenly Judge of The Ten Words (Commandments). Also, copper symbolizes man, which would represent Yeshua, "the Man".

In verse thirteen, it states that both ends is to droop over the edge for one cubit, which is eighteen inches. That is in Biblical measurement the length from the forearm, from the elbow, to the end of the middle finger of the hand. In general, it will cover beyond the roof. It is like saying that 
hwhy has "both arms" over both ends of the tabernacle.

This is an image of the Curtain of the Goat's Hair
(Note: This image is a real various goat skins multiplied over)

Curtain Of Goats Hair



Verse fourteen

THE THIRD AND FOURTH CURTAINS (COVERINGS)

14 And you shall make a cover for the Tent of skins of rams of red, and a cover by above the skin of antelopes.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE THIRD AND FOURTH CURTAINS/COVERINGS

Rams Skins: Sacrificial (source: maranathalife.com)
Antelope's Skins: Sacrificial (source: maranathalife.com)
Red: Blood
 
There is no measurement mentioned for these coverings.

According to a blog on scripturestudies.spruz.com, it says that the rams and its blood were used as part of the ceremony to consecrate the priests for their priesthood in the Torah portion of Tsav, in the book of Leviticus

Leviticus 8:22 And brought forth ta-the second ram, the Ram of the Consecration: And Aaron and his sons, they laid ta-their hands upon the head of the ram. 23 And was slaughtered; and Moses took from his blood, and put upon the tip of right ear of Aaron, and upon the thumb of his right hand, and upon the thumb of his right foot. 24 And brought near ta-the sons of Aaron, and Moses put, from the blood, upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the thumb of their right foot:...

One thing for sure, the rams' skins dyed red is symbolic of Yeshua who was sacrificed, and His blood completely covered His body.

A question is regarding the antelope's skins, whether or not they are Antelopes' skins. It is commonly translated as "Badger's skins", but other interpretations say blue skins, taxus skins (not Texas) or dugong skins, goat skins, seal skins, and leather. I don't know if 
hwhy used unkosher skins or kosher skins.

Looking at the word ANTELOPE SKINS

The Hebrew word for badgers skins is "takhash"- Tet, Khet, Shin (
sxt). It is from Strong's concordance number 8476, and its definition

Probably of foreign derivation; a (clean) animal with fur, probably a species of antelope: - badger.

In the Paleo-Hebrew the picture for each letter: Tav is a cross, Khet is a ladder, and Shin is teeth. The outer skins were symbolically this

"The Cross that Is the Stairway to the teeth- or thegrasping (of Heaven)"

There is no clear understanding how the Hebrew word translates. It was part of the Tent to the Tablernacle where all the inside major hardware is located, and now as it has just been revealed to me, knowing the fact that Yeshua is symbolic of these Tabernacle items, the fourth curtain would have to be a kosher skin and also would have to be a skin from a domesticated animal, like the skins from the goats, rams, and lambs.

This is an image of rams skins dyed red
(Note: This image is a real ram skin multiplied over)

Rams Skins Dyed Red


This is an image of antelope skins, which is most likely not the skins used as commented earlier.
(Note: This image is a real African Blasbok skin multiplied over)


Antelope Skin



Verses fifteen through seventeen

THE BOARDS AND PINS

15 And you shall make the boards for the Tabernacle of shittim wood standing up. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of the board, and a cubit and a half of the cubit shall be the width of the one board. 17 Two pins (hands) shall there be for the one board distant each to her sister: so you shall make for all the boards of the Tabernacle.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE BOARDS AND PINS

Shittim Wood: Humanity, also could be Scourging and Piercing and Lashing

Silver: Redemption

Each of the Boards, in U.S. measurements is 15 feet long and 2 feet 3 inches wide.

Shittim wood is also known as acacia wood. The following text is from www.gotquestions.org regarding acacia trees

"From a practical standpoint, acacia trees would have been the one of the only types of trees growing in the wilderness regions traveled by Israel. In addition, acacia wood is dense and extremely strong, making it a great option for any type of wooden construction". 


It is strong and durable wood. That is why 
hwhy used it for the Tabernacle, because it is able to endure holding up the four heavy skins that are going over them while they are standing up.

Looking at the word BOARD

In verse fifteen, the Hebrew word for board is "keresh"- Kuph, Resh, Shin (
srq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7175, and its definition

From an unused root meaning to split off; a slab or plank; by implication a deck of a ship: - bench, board.

 This is where we get our modern English "crash" or it could be "crush".


In verse seventeen in the Hebrew text, the word for each is "eeshah"- Aleph, Shin, Heh (
hsa) which is the feminine form of "eesh"- Aleph, Yod, Shin (sya).

Looking at the word BOARD

The Hebrew word for board is "yad"- Yod, Dalet (
dy). It is from Strong's Concordance number 3027, and its definition

A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote: -    (+ be) able, X about, + armholes, at, axletree, because of, beside, border, X bounty, + broad, [broken-] handed, X by, charge, coast, + consecrate, + creditor, custody, debt, dominion, X enough, + fellowship, force, X from, hand [-staves, -y work], X he, himself, X in, labour, + large, ledge, [left-] handed, means, X mine, ministry, near, X of, X order, ordinance, X our, parts, pain, power, X presumptuously, service, side, sore, state, stay, draw with strength, stroke, + swear, terror, X thee, X by them, X them-selves, X thine own, X thou, through, X throwing, + thumb, times, X to, X under, X us, X wait on, [way-] side, where, + wide, X with (him, me, you), work, + yield, X your-selves.

This is the common Hebrew word for
"hand". Since two pins were used to hold the board, it was like "two hands" for each board, meaning the boards are feminine, because as I noted in previous Torah portions, the hand is feminine.

Looking at the word DISTANCE

The Hebrew word for set is "shalav"- Shin, Lamed, Bet (
bls). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7947, and its definition

A primitive root; to space off; intensively (evenly) to make equidistant: - equally distant, set in order.

This is where we get our modern English word "slab", as a "slab of wood".



Verses eighteen through twenty two

18 And you shall make the boards for the Tabernacle, twenty boards for the negev (south) mouth (end) rightward (southward). 19 And you shall make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets shall be under the one board for two of his pins, and two sockets shall be under the one board for two of his pins.

20 And for the second side of the Tabernacle for the north mouth (end) shall be twenty boards: 21 And their forty sockets shall be of silver; two sockets shall be under the one board, and two sockets shall beunder the one board.

22 And for the sides of the Tabernacle seaward (westward), you shall make six boards.


Silver is symbolic of redemption. The two sockets are symbolic of the two houses of Israel. It is the female end of the connectors. They are located on the floor. It is stronger than gold, and it is the only other metal that has a positive means of purity.

Looking at the word SOCKETS

The Hebrew word for sockets is "eh-den"- Aleph, Dalet, Nun Sophit (
Nda). It is from Strong's Concordance number 134, and its definition

From the same as H113 (in the sense of strength); a basis (of a building, a column, etc.): - foundation, socket.

from 113 "adon" (
Nda), and its definition

From an unused root (meaning to rule); sovereign, that is, controller (human or divine): - lord, master, owner. Compare also names beginning with “Adoni-”.

The socket is based on "lord". In other words, it symbolically reveals us that our "Lord", who is "Yeshua", is the foundation that supports, or "rules", the structure of our lives.

As I mentioned above, the Hebrew word for tenons is the "yad"- Yod, Dalet (dy). It is the English word, hand. So when it says two tenons, they are two hands. These are the ones attached to the boards.


This is an image of the tenons and the sockets

Tenons And Sockets

The north and south side are to have twenty boards each, and the west is to have six boards each. The wood is symbolic of humanity.

This is an example image of the boards, tenons and sockets put together, compared in size to an average human being

Boards, Tenons And Sockets Together



Verses twenty three through twenty five

THE CORNER BOARDS

23 And two boards you shall make for the corners of the Tabernacle in the two sides. 24 And they shall be complete (twinned) below, and they shall be complete (twinned) upon his head to the one ring: so shall be for both of them; they shall be for the two corners. 25 And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets shall be silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets shall be under the one board, and two sockets shall be under the one board.

Looking at the word BENEATH

Looking at verse twenty four, the Hebrew word for beneath is "mattah"- Mem, Tet, Heh (
hjm). It is from Strong's Concordance number 4295, and its definition

From H5786 with directive enclitic appended; downward, below or beneath; often adverbially with or without prefixes: - beneath, down (-ward), less, very low, under (-neath).

But looking at 5786, the word is "avar", meaning "to blind", or "put out".
This is confusing and does not make sense.

Looking at Strong's number 4294, the same word "mattah" (
hjm), this is its definition

From H5186; a branch (as extending); figuratively a tribe; also a rod, whether for chastising (figuratively correction), ruling (a sceptre), throwing (a lance), or walking (a staff; figuratively a support of life, for example bread): - rod, staff, tribe.

from 5186, the correct source, which is "nattah" (
hjn), and its definiton

A primitive root; to stretch or spread out; by implication to bend away (including moral deflection); used in a great variety of applications: -    + afternoon, apply, bow (down, -ing), carry aside, decline, deliver, extend, go down, be gone, incline, intend, lay, let down, offer, outstretched, overthrown, pervert, pitch, prolong, put away, shew, spread (out), stretch (forth, out), take (aside), turn (aside, away), wrest, cause to yield.


It would make sense that the corner boards were used as an extended support to strengthen the corners. The eight boards would give each of the four corners, two boards each, extra strength to hold the corner better, and it would give better support for the Tabernacle wall. These four corner boards represent the four corners of the earth. One source of the four corners of the earth is mentioned in the book of the prophet Isaiah

Ezekiel 7:2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith Adonai hwhy unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.

Another source is in the Brith Khadashah, in the book of Revelation

Revelations 7:1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.

This is a skeletal sketch example of the corner boards' location for one corner

Corner Boards

The Hebrew word "mattah" is also the same word for "staff". That means there are four staffs- one for each corner of the Tabernacle. These "staffs" are symbolic where hwhy bears a staff for each of the four corners of the world, and it could also include the four corners of the land of Israel. The prophet Ezekiel prophesied of Israel

Ezekiel 7:2 Also, thou son of man, thus saith Adonai hwhy unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.

Though Ezekiel did not say it, but like the four corner beams that supported the wall beams of the Tabernacle,
hwhy was removing His staff of support to the four corners of the land of Israel, leaving the borders of the land unsupported, vulnerable and unprotected.



Verses twenty six through thirty

THE BARS

26 And you shall make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the Tabernacle, 27 and five bars for the boards of the second side of the Tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the Tabernacle, for the two sides seaward (westward). 28 And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from the end to the end. 29 And you shall overlay ta-the boards of gold, and you shall make ta-their rings of gold housing (inside) for ta-the bars: and you shall overlay the bars of gold. 30 And you will raise ta-the Tabernacle according to his Decree which you were shown on the mountain.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE BARS

Shittim Wood: Haminity, also could be Scourging and Piercing and Lashing

Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection

Notice there are five bars and not seven, or three, or ten. This would be symbolized with the five books of the Torah of Moses.

This is a rough skeletal sketch of the five bars surrounding the three sides of the tabernacle

The Five Boards

The question is "Why is the middle bar the only one to reach to the end and not the other four"? The center bar refers to the Book of Leviticus, but other than that, I do not have another answer to that at this time.

The boards are overlaid with gold and are to have rings of gold to hold the bars in place. Does the overlay mean create a gold shell to slip over the wooden boards, or place gold on the wood and attach the gold rings to the wooden board covered in gold?



Verses thirty-one through thirty three

THE VEIL

31 And you will make a Veil of blue, and purple, and crimson worm, and fine twined linen, from cunning work: shall make her of cherubims: 32 And you shall put her upon the four pillars of shittim wood overlaying of gold: their nails shall be of gold upon the four sockets of silver. 33 And you shall put ta-the Veil under the taches, and you shall bring there housing (inside) to the Veil of ta the Ark of the Testimony: and the Veil shall divide for you between the Holy Place (Sanctuary) and between the Holy of Holies.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE VEIL

Blue: Heaven
Purple: Royalty

Fine linen: Righteousness
(source: maranathalife.com)
Crimson Worm (Scarlet):
Blood, Atonement, Sacrifice
Cherubim: Heavenly Host and Heavenly Existence
Shittim Wood: Humanity, also could be Scourging and Piercing and Lashing
Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection
Silver: Redemption


These are the same colors and cherubims that were used for the Ten Curtains that are attached together. This is like the Ten Words (Commandments) in one veil, because when the Ten Words (Commandments) are written in stone, they will be placed the Ark in the Holy of Holies behind this curtain. Also the fact that the veil is hanging on gold hooks and silver sockets reveals the kingdom eternalness and the redemption applied to this veil as the gate to the Holy of Holies.

Why are there four pillars? Why not five? What is the symbol of four? According to http://maranathalife.com, the number four represents the four corners of the earth. I also think that is more probable that the four pillars could represent the four heads of the angels containing the heads of the lion, the ox, the man, and the eagle. It is noted in the book of the prophet Ezekiel

Ezekiel 1:5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man. 6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. 7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished copper. 8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. 9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. 10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle. 11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

These heads represent symbols for the Four Gospels of Yeshua:

MATTHEW: The Lion
MARK: The Ox
LUKE: The Man
JOHN: The Eagle

This is a chart of the symbol of the four gospels

Four Gospel Creatures

These four pillars, "the symbolic Four "Gospels" lead to the Holy of Holies, Who is "Yeshua".

This is an artist's sketch of of the Veil

The Veil




Verses thirty five through thirty five

THE INSTALLATION OF THE FURNITURE IN THE TABERNACLE

34 And you shall put ta-the Mercy Seat upon the Ark of the Testimony in the Holy of Holies. 35 And you shall set ta-the Table outside of the Veil, and ta-the Menorah opposite the Table, upon the side of the Tabernacle rightward (southward): and you shall put the Table upon the north side.

Why is the Menorah on the south side in verse thirty five? The right side according the context of the Hebrew scriptures is based on the location of the Entrance of the Tabernacle, which is the East side. If one faces the East side, the South side would be located at their "right hand".

Looking at the word RIGHTWARD

The Hebrew word for rightward is "teyman"- Tav, Yod, Mem, Nun Sophit (
Nmyt). It is from Strong's Concordance number 8486, and its definition

Denominative from H3225; the south (as being on the right hand of a person facing the east): - south (side, -ward, wind).

 from 3225 "yamen" 
(Nymy), and its defintion

From H3231; the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south: -  + left-handed, right (hand, side), south.

 from 3231 "yaman" (
Nmy), and its definition

A primitive root; to be (physically) right (that is, firm); but used only as denominative from H3225 and transitively, to be right handed or take the right hand side: - go (turn) to (on, use) the right hand.

Teyman means "right". This is the same word that is part of Benjamin's name "Beyn Yamin", meaning "Son of the Right". The right side is considered "the strong side", and the Menorah is placed on the right hand side. The Menorah is a symbolism of the kingdom's eternalness of the seven Biblical High Holy Days as I mentioned earlier, and they are united and are not separate holy days, as in the case of the Menorah that it is in "one piece" and not many parts. This shows that the Menorah, symbol of the Biblical holidays, are on the strong or power side- "the right side".


The Table of the Bread of Faces are placed at the north side, which would be the left handed side facing the Entrance toward the East. I don't have a symbolic meaning to it, but it is a lesser of the two items, meaning the eating, or "the temporal" is not as important as "the eternal".

This is a diagram of the locations of each of the furniture inside the Tabernacle

Tabernacle Diagram



Verses thirty six and thirty seven

THE ENTRANCE CURTAIN

36 And you will make a curtain for the Entrance of the Tent of blue, and purple, and crimson worm, and fine twined linen, work of an embroiderer. 37 And you will make for the curtain five pillars of shittim wood, and you shall overlay them of gold, and their nails shall be of gold: and you will cast five sockets of copper for them.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE ENTRANCE CURTAIN

Blue: Heaven
Purple: Royalty

Crimson Worm (Scarlet):
Blood, Atonement, Sacrifice
Fine linen: Righteousness (source: maranathalife.com)
Shittim Wood: Humanity, also could be Scourging and Piercing and Lashing
Gold: Kingdom, Eternal, Perfection
Copper: Man, Judgment, Suffering-(source: maranathalife.com)

Looking at the word CURTAIN

The Hebrew word for curtain is "masakh"- Mem, Samek, Kaph Sophit (
Kom). It is from Strong's Concordance number 4539, and its definition

From H5526; a cover, that is, veil: - covering, curtain, hanging.

from 5526 "sakhakh"-
Samek, Kaph, Kaph Sophit (Kko), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to entwine as a screen; by implication to fence in, cover over, (figuratively) protect: - cover, defence, defend, hedge in, join together, set, shut up.

This is where we get our modern English word "mask".

In other words, the Entrance was a "masked entrance" to the inside of the Tabernacle.


The Entrance Curtain is the same as having a veil surrounding and covering the articles to prevent anyone from seeing the elements and functions of the temple.

Indirectly related, this is like Moses after he came down from the mountain the second time, that his face glowed, which was the glory of 
hwhy revealed. It is noted in the Torah portion of Ki Thisa, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 34:29 And was, in Moses coming down from Mount Sinai and the Two Tablets of the Testimony were in the hand of Moses in his coming down from the mountain, and Moses did not know that the skin of his face was shining in his speaking with Him. 30 And Aaron and all the Sons of Israel saw ta-Moses, and behold, the skin of his face was shining; and they were afraid approaching to him. 31 And Moses called to them; and Aaron and all the rulers among the Congregation, they returned to him: and Moses spoke to them. 32 And after thus, all the Sons of Israel, they approached: and commanded them ta all that hwhy had spoken to him in Mount Sinai. 33 And Moses finished speaking to them, and put a veil upon his face. 34 And Moses went in to face hwhy to speak with Him, removed ta-the veil until he came out. And came out, and spoke to the Sons of Israel ta that was commanded. 35 And the Sons of Israel, they saw ta-the face of Moses, for the skin of the face of Moses was shining: and Moses returned ta-the veil upon his face again until he went to speak with Him.

The five pillars are symbols for the five books of the Torah. The hanging of blue, purple, crimson worm, and white linen; the gold and copper are symbols of Yeshua's identity- the Torah made flesh.

The copper is very important to this, because it ties to Yeshua being "the Suffering Torah Servant". When Yeshua was crucified at the Mount of Olives, He was in line with the entrance of the Tabernacle, which means that Yeshua was facing the entrance curtain- His "symbolic curtain". When He was scourged and shredded beyond recognition, He was completely covered in blood. In other words, the blood was one of the factors that "masked" His appearance.

This is the account when Yeshua died in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 27:50 Yeshua, when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51 And, behold, the veil of the Temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom;...

The gold hooks with the copper sockets represent "the Suffering Eternal Deity". When Yeshua died, "hanging" on the cross, the entrance of the mask curtain- His symbol, was rent completely to expose the inside of the Temple. The life of the masked curtain expressed its death by being rent from top to bottom. It is as if the Temple died with Yeshua. That is why during Yom Kippur the scarlet thread did not turn white, the doors stayed open, and the Stone for the Dedication of 
hwhy fell on the left hand instead of the right hand, for forty straight years before the destruction of the Temple around 70 AD.

These Talmudic references came from the 3D Bible Project website titled "Talmudic Evidence for the Messiah at 30 C.E." by Nicholas Federoff

We read in the Jerusalem Talmud:

"Forty years before the destruction of the Temple, the western light went out, the crimson thread remained crimson, and the lot for the Lord always came up in the left hand. They would close the gates of the Temple by night and get up in the morning and find them wide open" (Jacob Neusner, The Yerushalmi, p.156-157). [the Temple was destroyed in 70 CE]

A similar passage in the Babylonian Talmud states:

"Our rabbis taught: During the last forty years before the destruction of the Temple the lot ['For the Lord'] did not come up in the right hand; nor did the crimson-colored strap become white; nor did the western most light shine; and the doors of the Hekel [Temple] would open by themselves" (Soncino version, Yoma 39b).

This provides third source proof that the Temple was ineffective since the Entrance Veil, hanged with gold hooks and copper sockets- the symbol of Yeshua hanging on the tree, the Torah in the flesh. The reason this is so, because Yeshua became the current High Priest of His day when Caiaphas rented his High Priest garment and nullified his right to become High Priest. The next one in line was Yeshua, who was of the High Priest line, through His Levitie mother, Mary, and He was present with Caiaphas at Passover to be crucified, and took on that High Priest role and has been since. When Yeshua resurrected to Heaven, He was not physically present to do the High Priest services at the Temple. That is why the Temple was of no effect, especially at Yom Kippur, because Yeshua was not physically present on earth to do the High Priest services.

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that the Hebrew word for hooks in verse thirty seven is "vav"- Vav, Vav (
ww), the Hebrew word phrase for the letter "vav", the picture letter for "hook". Thank you Mark Biltz.

Mark Biltz also noted that the cherubims were placed on top of the Tabernacle, on the veil to the Holy of Holies, and on the cover of the Ark of the Covenant, were means of guarding those areas of the Tabernacle.

This
is a sketch of an artist's sketch of the Entrance Curtain

Entrance Curtain

 





CHAPTER 27

Exodus 27:1-19

Exo 27:1 And you will make 
ta-the Altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits wide; the Altar shall be square: and three cubits shall be his height. 2 And you shall make his horns upon his four corners: from him, they shall be his horns: and you will overlay him of copper. 3 And you will make his pans for his removal, and his shovels, and his basins, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all his vessels you will make of copper. 4 And you will make for him a grill (grate), a work of netting, of copper; and upon the net, you will make four rings of copper upon his four corners. 5 And you will put her under the rim of the Altar beneath, and the net shall be unto halfway of the Altar. 6 And you will make poles for the Altar, poles of shittim wood, and you will overlay them of copper. 7 And ta-his poles shall go in the rings, and the poles, they shall be upon the two sides of the Altar in carrying him. 8 You will make him of hollow polished boards: as which that was shown you on the mountain, so shall be made.

9 And you will make 
ta the Court of the Tabernacle: for the negev (south) end, rightward (southward) shall be hangings for the Court of linen, twisted, of a hundred on the cubit of length, for the one side: 10 And his pillars will be twenty, and their sockets will be twenty, of copper; the nails of the pillars and their attachments will be of silver.

11 And so for the north side in length shall be the hangings of a hundred of length, and his pillars will be twenty, and their sockets will be twenty of copper; the nails of the pillars and their attachments will be of silver.

12 And the width of the Court for the Sea (West) side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.

13 And the width of the Court on the East side, Risingward, will be fifty cubits. 14 And the hangings for the arm will be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.

15 And for the second arm of the hangings wil be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.

16 And for the Gate of the Court will be a hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and crimson worm, and twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer: their pillars four, and their sockets four.

17 All the pillars around the Court will be attached of silver; their nails will be of silver, and their sockets will be of copper. 18 The length of the Court will be a hundred on the cubit, and the width shall be fifty on fifty, and the height five cubits will be twisted linen, and their sockets will be of copper.

19 For all the Vessels of the Tabernacle in all his service, and all his pins, and all the pins of the Court, will be of copper.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one and two

THE COPPER ALTAR

1 And you will make ta-the Altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits wide; the Altar shall be square: and three cubits shall be his height. 2 And you shall make his horns upon his four corners: from him, they shall be his horns: and you will overlay him of copper.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE COPPER ALTAR

Shittim Wood: Man, also could be Scourging and Piercing and Lashing
Copper: Man, Judgment, Suffering-(source: maranathalife.com)

The Copper Altar, in U.S. measurements is 8 1/2 feet long, 8 1/2 feet wide and 4 1/2 feet high.

This is the Copper Altar where all the various sacrifices will be made.

The four horns for each of the four corners mean that they are an act of protection to the person who brings the sacrifice. The horns are also feminine, because in the Hebrew text, as in 26:3 and 25:27, it is "tee-h'yeyn" (
Nyyht) meaning "they will be" in the feminine plural. They are our spiritual corners of our protection, and could also represent the four corners of the earth, and/or the four corners of the land of Israel.

Indirectly related, when one wears the four tsitsits on his garments, this is a reminder that the Commandments of 
hwhy are of the Kingdom, and that the Commandments are one's own protection. Looking at the scripture of the tassels in the Torah portion of Sh'lakh L'kha, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 15:38 Speak to the Sons of Israel, and you shall say to them: And they shall make for themselves tassels upon the corners of their garments for their generations, and they shall put upon the tassels of the corners a thread of blue: 39 And shall be to you for a tassel, and you shall look upon him, and you shall remember ta-all the Commandments of hwhy, and you shall do them; and you shall not search after your hearts and after your eyes which you go whoring after them: 40 By that, you shall remember, and you shall do ta-all My Commandments, and you shall be Holy Ones to your Elohim. 41 I am hwhy, your Elohim, whom I brought you from the land of Egypt to be to you for Elohim: I am hwhy, your Elohim.

Back to this week's Torah portion passage, a symbol for the horns is strength. If one sins, one's spiritual strength is crippled and weakened. When the blood of the animal is put on the horns of the Altar, it is an act to restore the strength and the spiritual unity back to the person that missed the mark to 
hwhy. It also restores the four corners of protection around that person.

Yeshua did this once and for all at the Altar in the Kingdom of Heaven, and it is noted in the book of Hebrews

Hebrews 9:11 But Messiah being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect Tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own Blood he entered in once into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the Blood of Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to hwhy, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the Living Elohim? 15 And for this cause He is the Mediator of the New Covenant, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the First Covenant, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

The Altar is also the symbol of Yeshua, being "the Sacrificial Servant". 



Verse three

THE COPPER ALTAR'S UTENSILS


3 And you will make his pans for his removal, and his shovels, and his basins, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all his vessels you will make of copper.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE COPPER ALTAR'S UTENSILS

Copper: Man, Judgment, Suffering-(source: maranathalife.com)


This is symbolized of Yeshua's act to use His utensils to clean out  the "soot" and "ashes" of the Pharisees, Sadducees, scribes and lawyers from their "false doctrine" of man. It also could mean that Yeshua cleanses the soot and ashes of the sin in our lives.

This is a an image of the possible item patterns of the utensils for the Copper Altar

Copper Altar Utensils



Verses four through eight

THE COPPER ALTAR GRILL

4 And you will make for him a grill (grate), a work of netting, of copper; and upon the net, you will make four rings of copper upon his four corners. 5 And you will put her under the rim of the Altar beneath, and the net shall be unto halfway of the Altar. 6 And you will make poles for the Altar, poles of shittim wood, and you will overlay them of copper. 7 And ta-his poles shall go in the rings, and the poles, they shall be upon the two sides of the Altar in carrying him. 8 You will make him of hollow polished boards: as which that was shown you on the mountain, so shall be made.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE COPPER ALTAR GRILL

Shittim Wood: Humanity, Man, also could be Scourging and Piercing and Lashing
Copper: Man, Judgment, Suffering-(source: maranathalife.com)

Based on the measurements of the Copper Altar,
it is, in U.S. measurements, almost 8 1/2 feet long, 8 1/2 feet wide

This is like is criss-cross grill, like the grill on a barbecue grill to let the ashes of the sacrifice fall through. This is symbolic of Yeshua in an act to "filter" out the ashes of the doctrine of man via
the Pharisees, Sadducees, scribes and lawyers from their "false doctrine" of man. It is symbolic to filter out the ashes of the sin in our lives.

This is an image of a possible pattern of the Copper Altar with grill and the poles


Copper Altar




Verses nine through eleven

THE COURT OF THE TABERNACLE

9 And you will make ta the Court of the Tabernacle: for the negev (south) end, rightward (southward) shall be hangings for the Court of linen, twisted, of a hundred on the cubit of length, for the one side: 10 And his pillars will be twenty, and their sockets will be twenty, of copper; the nails of the pillars and their attachments will be of silver. 11 And so for the north side in length shall be the hangings of a hundred of length, and his pillars will be twenty, and their sockets will be twenty of copper; the nails of the pillars and their attachments will be of silver.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE COURT OF THE TABERNACLE

Fine linen: Righteousness
(source: maranathalife.com)
Silver: Redemption
Copper: Man, Judgment, Suffering-
(source: maranathalife.com)

 The north and south Court Curtains,
in U.S. measurements, is 150 feet long, and in verse eighteen, it provides the height for the curtain

18 The length of the Court will be a hundred on the cubit,, and the height five cubits will be twisted linen,...
 
which in U.S. measurements, is 8 1/2 feet high.

 These hangings were most likely "one piece". There were twenty pillars for each of these two sides. What it also reveals to us that the pillars will be located on the outside of the Court, and the hangings would be applied the behind the copper pillars of the Court.



Verse twelve

12 And the width of the Court for the Sea (West) side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.

The length for west side of the Court Curtain
, in U.S. measurements, is 75 feet long and 8 1/2 feet high.



Verses thirteen through fifteen

13 And the width of the Court on the East side, Risingward, will be fifty cubits. 14 And the hangings for the arm will be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three. 15 And for the second arm of the hangings wil be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.

The length for East side of the Court Curtain, in U.S. measurements, is 75 feet long and 8 1/2 feet high, and the length for each the hangings, in U.S. measurements, is 22 1/2 feet long and 8 1/2 high.

This court side Entrance might as well be called the "Jubilee Court". The fact that it is fifty cubits wide, the number fifty represents the Jubilee Year, the fiftieth year.

Looking at the following words:

HANGING

The Hebrew word for gate is "kela"- Kuph, Lamed, Ayin (
elq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7050, and its defnition

From H7049; a sling; also a (door) screen (as if slung across), or the valve (of the door) itself: - hanging, leaf, sling.

from 7049 "kala"
(elq), and its definition

A primitive root; to sling; also to carve (as if a circular motion, or into light forms): - carve, sling (out).

These hangings could also be called curtains.


Looking at the word SIDE

The Hebrew word for mouth is "pey-ah"- Peh, Aleph, Heh (
hap). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6285, and its definition

Feminine of H6311; properly mouth in a figurative sense, that is, direction, region, extremity: - corner, end, quarter, side.

from 6311 "po" (
ap), and its definition

Probably from a primitive inseparable particle פּ p (the second form; of demonstrative force) and H1931; this place (French, icil), that is, here or hence: - here, hither, the one (other, this, that) side.

from 1931 "hoo" or "hee" (
awh or ayh), and its definition

The second form is the feminine beyond the Pentateuch; a primitive word, the third person pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are: - he, as for her, him (-self), it, the same, she (herself), such, that (. . . it), these, they, this, those, which (is), who.

The outer court is symbolic of Yeshua's "pure" body.

I don't have a possible pattern available, because I am still unclear how it looks. Some images show it having actually, in appearance (say looking at the South end) twenty-one pillars, using one of the pillars on the west or east end as a twenty-first pillar, while some say it is what it says. I am still looking into it. One thing I know for sure, the pillars are pure copper, and it does not contain any other material.



Verses sixteen through nineteen

THE COURT GATE

16 And for the Gate of the Court will be a hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and crimson worm, and twisted linen, the work of an embroiderer: their pillars four, and their sockets four. 17 All the pillars around the Court will be attached of silver; their nails will be of silver, and their sockets will be of copper. 18 The length of the Court will be a hundred on the cubit, and the width shall be fifty on fifty, and the height five cubits will be twisted linen, and their sockets will be of copper. 19 For all the Vessels of the Tabernacle in all his service, and all his pins, and all the pins of the Court, will be of copper.

THE SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE COURT GATE

Blue: Heaven
Purple: Royalty

Fine linen: Righteousness
(source: maranathalife.com)
Crimson Worm (Scarlet):
Blood, Atonement, Sacrifice
Silver: Redemption
Copper: Man, Judgment, Suffering-(source: maranathalife.com)

In relation to the Court of the Tabernacle, the pillars and sockets are made of copper.

Indirectly related, this Gate can be compared to Yeshua, the Gate, as He noted in the Gospel of John

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the gate into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. 4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. 5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.6 This parable spake Yeshua unto them: but they understood not what things they were which He spake unto them. 7 Then said Yeshua unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the Gate of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the Gate: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

This is an image of a rough possible pattern what the the Court Gate looks like from the outside view

Court Gate

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries teaches from this Torah portion that the Tabernacle is comparable to the seven days of creation. These are the sources he used to compare them.
Note: Mishkan is the Hebrew for Tabernacle.

THE FIRST DAY

Regarding the work on the first day of creation, it says

(AKJV) Psalm 104:1,2 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty. Who cover yourself with light as with a garment: who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.


Regarding the making of the Tabernacle, it says

(AKJV) Exodus 26:7a And you shall make curtains of goats 'hair to be a covering on the tabernacle…


THE SECOND DAY

Regarding the work on the second day of creation, it says

(AKJV) Genesis 1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the middle of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

Regarding the making of the Tabernacle, it says

(AKJV) Exodus 26:33 And you shall hang up the veil under the clasps, that you may bring in thither within the veil the ark of the testimony: and the veil shall divide to you between the holy place and the most holy.


THE THIRD DAY

Regarding the work on the third day of creation, it says

(AKJV) Genesis 1:9a And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place..

Regarding the making of the Tabernacle, it says

(AKJV) Exodus 30:18 You shall also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash with: and you shall put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and you shalt put water therein.


THE FOURTH DAY

Regarding the work on the fourth day of creation, it says

(AKJV) Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

Regarding the making of the Tabernacle, it says

(AKJV) Exodus 25:31 And you shall make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same..


THE FIFTH DAY

Regarding the work on the fifth day of creation, it says

(AKJV) Genesis 1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that has life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven

Regarding the making of the Tabernacle, it says

(AKJV) Exodus 25:20 And the cherubim shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubim be.


THE SIXTH DAY

Regarding the work on the sixth day of creation, it says

(AKJV) Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Regarding the making of the Tabernacle, it says


(AKJV) Exodus 28:1 And take you unto you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister to me in the priest's office.


THE SEVENTH DAY

Regarding the work on the seventh day of creation, it says

(AKJV) Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Regarding the making of the Tabernacle, it says

(AKJV) Numbers 7:1 And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up the tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified it, and all the instruments thereof, both the altar and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed them, and sanctified them.


Overall, if one looks at the items located in the Tabernacle, it is in the shape of the cross. The Roman-Catholic church took this plan since the Medieval times and made their cathedrals based on the plan of the Tabernacle. Looking at the top of their buildings, how many cathedrals are shaped in the form of a cross? A whole lot.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted in one of this week's Torah portion teachings that 
hwhy revealed the Tabernacle from the inside first, then toward the outside. Isn't it the same way that Yeshua works in our lives, by working on us from "the inside" first then the outside to be more like Him? For we are part of "His Tabernacle", and He dwells in us, working on us to be perfect in His finished work.



That ends this week's Torah portion commentary.



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