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VAY-YAK-HEYL (And Assembled)
Exodus 35:1-38:20

There are 110 Aleph-Tavs in this week's Torah portion




Mount Sinai Tent Of Appointment In The Wilderness

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CHAPTER 35

Exodus 35:1-35

Exo 35:1 And Moses assembled 
ta-all the Congregation of the Sons of Israel, and said to them, These are the Words which hwhy commanded to do them. 2 Six days you shall do work, and in the seventh day shall be to you a Holy Shabbath of Rest to hwhy: any doing work in him shall die. 3 You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings in the day of the Shabbath.

4 And Moses spoke to all the Congregation of the Sons of Israel, to say, This is the Word which 
hwhy commanded, to say, 5 Take from with you ta a Heave Offering to hwhy: any willing of his heart, and bring her a Heave Offering of hwhy; gold, and silver, and copper, 6 and blue, and purple, and worm of the crimson (red), and linen, and goats, 7 and red skins of rams, and skins of antelopes, and shittim wood, 8 and oil for the light, and spices for the Oil of the Anointing, and for the Incense of Spices, 9 and stones of onyx, and stones of settings for the Ephod and for the Breast Pocket.

10 And all wise of heart among you, they shall come, and they shall make
ta all that hwhy commanded; 11 ta-the Tabernacle, ta-his Tent, and ta-his covering, ta-his buckles, and ta-his boards, ta-his bars, ta-his pillars, and ta-his sockets, 12 ta-the Ark, and ta-his poles, ta-the Mercy Seat, and ta the Veil of the Curtain, 13 ta-the Table, and ta-his poles, and ta-all his vessels, and ta the Bread of the Faces, 14 And ta-the Menorah of the Light, and ta-her vessels, and ta-her Lamps, and ta the oil of the light, 15 And ta-the Altar of the Incense, and ta-his poles, and ta the Oil of the Anointing, and ta the Incense of the Spices, and ta-the Hanging of the Entrance for the Enterance of the Tabernacle, 16 ta the Altar of the Elevation Offering, and ta-the Grate of Copper that is to him, ta-his poles, and ta-all his vessels, ta-the Laver and ta-his Base, 17 ta the hangings of the Court, ta-his pillars, and ta-her sockets, and ta the Hanging of the Gate of the Court, 18 ta-the pins of the Tabernacle, and ta-the pins of the Court, and ta-their cords, 19 ta-the woven garments to minister in the Santuary, ta-the Holy Garments for Aaron the Priest, and ta-the garments of his sons for the priestly acts.

20 And all the Congregation of the Sons of Israel, they went out from of the face of Moses. 21 And they came, every man whom was lifted up his heart, and all his spirit was willing with him, they brought 
ta-the Heave Offering of hwhy for the work of the Tent of Appointment, and for all his service, and for the Holy Garments. 22 And they came, the men upon the women, all willing of heart, they brought bracelets, and nose rings, and rings, and jewelry, all vessels of gold: and every man who waved a Wave Offering of gold to hwhy. 23 And every man whom was found with him blue, and purple, and worm of the crimson (red), and linen, and goats, and red skins of rams, and skins of antelopes, they brought. 24 All lifting up a Heave Offering of silver and copper, they brought ta the Heave Offering of hwhy: and all whom was found with him shittim wood for any work of the service, they brought.

25 And all the women wise of heart, they spin on her hands, and they brought the yarn, 
ta-the blue, and ta-the purple, and ta-the worm of the crimson (red), and ta-the linen. 26 And all the women who lifted up the hearts of them in wisdom, they spun ta-the goats.

27 And the rulers, they brought 
ta the stones of the onyx, and ta stones of the settings, for the Ephod, and for the Breast Pocket; 28 And ta-the spice, and ta-the oil for the light, and for the Oil of the Anointing, and for the Incense of the Spices. 29 Every man and woman whose hearts are willing of them to bring for all the work which hwhy commanded to be made on the hand of Moses.

30 And Moses said to the Sons of Israel, See,
hwhy hath called in name Bezaleel, son of Uri, son of Hur of the tribe of Judah; 31 And has filled him with the Spirit of Elohim in wisdom, in intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all workmanship; 32 And in weaving of fabrics, to work in gold, and in silver, and in copper, 33 and in cutting of stones, for fillings, and in carving of wood, to work in all workmanship of designs. 34 And was put in his heart to teach, he, and Aholiab, son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, 35 filled of them wisdom of heart to do all work of the engraver, and a weaver, and an embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in worm of the crimson (red), and in linen, and a weaver, doers of every work, and of those that weave cunning work.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


This chapter alone has fifty five Aleph-Tavs, the most in any chapter throughout the five books of the Torah.


Verses one through three

THE SHABBATH

1 And Moses assembled ta-all the Congregation of the Sons of Israel, and said to them, These are the Words which hwhy commanded to do them. 2 Six days you shall do work, and in the seventh day shall be to you a Holy Shabbath of Rest to hwhy: any doing work in him shall die. 3 You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings in the day of the Shabbath.

It most likely was noted first to remind the Congregation to not work on the elements for the Tabernacle on the Shabbath, because it is 
hwhy's Shabbath from the creation period in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 2:1 And they were finished: the Heavens and the Earth and all their host. 2 And in the seventh day, Elohim finished His work that was made, and rested on the seventh day from all His work that was made. 3 And Elohim blessed ta-the seventh day and sanctified him, for on him rested from all His work, which Elohim created for the making.

It also symbolizes Yeshua is "the Living Shabbath", and are to enter into His Rest.
Yeshua noted this in regards to the Shabbath in the Gospel of Mark

Mark 2:27 And He said unto them, The Shabbath was made for man, and not man for the Shabbath:

What Yeshua was saying is that "the Shabbath" is "Yeshua, the Living Shabbath". In other words hwhy set the date for the Shabbath, the seventh day, for the benefit of mankind, but man does not make the Shabbath in his own way for the benefit of hwhy. , and that means "changing the Shabbath Day", as the Roman Church did in the fourth or fifth century AD by changing the day from the dominant day of Saturday to the dominant day of Sunday. That would be doing it in works without hwhy, and man would take the credit and acknowledgment away from hwhy. The Tabernacle is symbolic of Yeshua, and for the Tabernacle to be constructed during the Shabbath would take away Yeshua as the Living Shabbath.

In verse three, the purpose Moses emphasizing the Shabbath again is to bring the issue regarding kindling a fire. If one kindles a fire, they are "creating" a fire, and 
hwhy did not do any creating on the Shabbath day. If one is to have a fire, they are to have it already active before the Shabbath starts at sunset. If one adds wood to an already existing fire, it is not kindling a fire, but maintaining a fire. If one needs to cook on a stove (hopefully an electrical one), one should turn it on and keep it in a position that is not turned off when not in use, and it would be acceptable. I don't know what to say about a stove that uses gas. I have not experienced with one on the Shabbath. Contact personnel that you know of that has gas stoves and consider their counsel. The choice is up to you whether or not you should have a gas stove running while away from it. I use a microwave as long as the electricity is on and the microwave is plugged in to a live outlet, I consider it already kindled. If the microwave is not attached to the outlet, to me as long as the electricity is going through the outlet it is ok, but I suggest you go to your Creator on these matters.

Looking at the word ASSEMBLY

The Hebrew word for assembly is "kahal"- Kuph, Heh, Lamed (
lhq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6950, and its definition

A primitive root; to convoke: - assemble (selves) (together), gather (selves) (together).

If one looks in the Brith Khadashah (the New Testament), this word is applied in the Greek

The Greek for assembly is "ek-k'ley-see-ah" (ekklhsia). It is from Strong's concordance number 1577, and its definition

From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both): - assembly, church.

This is the same word from the Hebrew word "kahal", because kahal is in "eKHALessia". Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, and other Hebraic Roots teachers, noted that it means "called out ones". This Hebrew word is where we get our modern English word "call".

Mark Biltz also noted that this Greek existed around 132 B.C. before the Greek Brith Khadashah existed, and that the Greek word meant "assembly" and not "church" as the English translators, especially those for the King James Version, "biasly" translated this Greek word in different variations. He gave an example in the Gospel of Matthew, when Yeshua was talking to Peter regarding the "Rock"

Matthew 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Messiah, the Son of the Living Elohim. 17 And Yeshua answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar Jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father which is in Heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build  My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.


Mark noted that the word "church" is not the right word, because there was no "church" during Yeshua's time, when this Greek word came out over 130 years prior. The right word should be "assembly". This is how it should be translated

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build My assembly; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016: He Gathered (Vayakhel)


Mark Biltz



Verses four through nine

4 And Moses spoke to all the Congregation of the Sons of Israel, to say, This is the Word which hwhy commanded, to say, 5 Take from with you ta a Heave Offering to hwhy: any willing of his heart, and bring her a Heave Offering of hwhy; gold, and silver, and copper, 6 and blue, and purple, and worm of the crimson (red), and linen, and goats, 7 and red skins of rams, and skins of antelopes, and shittim wood, 8 and oil for the light, and spices for the Oil of the Anointing, and for the Incense of Spices, 9 and stones of onyx, and stones of settings for the Ephod and for the Breast Pocket.

Looking at the word WILLING

The Hebrew word for willing is "nadeev"- Nun, Dalet, Yod, Bet (
bydn). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5081, and its definition

From H5068; properly voluntary, that is, generous; hence, magnanimous; as noun, a grandee (sometimes a tyrant): - free, liberal (things), noble, prince, willing ([hearted]).

from 5068 "nadav" (
bdn) meaning

"A primitive root; to impel; hence to volunteer (as a soldier), to present spontaneously: - offer freely, be (give, make, offer self) willing (-ly)".

The next time this Hebrew word is mentioned again is in verse twenty two, and later in the Torah in Numbers 21:18. This word is only used twenty eight times in the entire Tanakh with this lettering.



Verses ten through nineteen

10 And all wise of heart among you, they shall come, and they shall make ta all that hwhy commanded; 11 ta-the Tabernacle, ta-his Tent, and ta-his covering, ta-his buckles, and ta-his boards, ta-his bars, ta-his pillars, and ta-his sockets, 12 ta-the Ark, and ta-his poles, ta-the Mercy Seat, and ta the Veil of the Curtain, 13 ta-the Table, and ta-his poles, and ta-all his vessels, and ta the Bread of the Faces, 14 And ta-the Menorah of the Light, and ta-her vessels, and ta-her Lamps, and ta the oil of the light, 15 And ta-the Altar of the Incense, and ta-his poles, and ta the Oil of the Anointing, and ta the Incense of the Spices, and ta-the Hanging of the Entrance for the Enterance of the Tabernacle, 16 ta the Altar of the Elevation Offering, and ta-the Grate of Copper that is to him, ta-his poles, and ta-all his vessels, ta-the Laver and ta-his Base, 17 ta the hangings of the Court, ta-his pillars, and ta-her sockets, and ta the Hanging of the Gate of the Court, 18 ta-the pins of the Tabernacle, and ta-the pins of the Court, and ta-their cords, 19 ta-the woven garments to minister in the Santuary, ta-the Holy Garments for Aaron the Priest, and ta-the garments of his sons for the priestly acts.

Notice it requires those who are wise of heart to make the Tent of Appointment.

Indirectly related, these following verses relate to incentive acts for those who are wise of heart in Solomon's books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

Proverbs 11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

Ecclesiastes 7:4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries commented that 
hwhy wants us as believers to be willing of heart to do His Will and do His Service.



Verses twenty through twenty four

20 And all the Congregation of the Sons of Israel, they went out from of the face of Moses. 21 And they came, every man whom was lifted up his heart, and all his spirit was willing with him, they brought ta-the Heave Offering of hwhy for the work of the Tent of Appointment, and for all his service, and for the Holy Garments. 22 And they came, the men upon the women, all willing of heart, they brought bracelets, and nose rings, and rings, and jewelry, all vessels of gold: and every man who waved a Wave Offering of gold to hwhy. 23 And every man whom was found with him blue, and purple, and worm of the crimson (red), and linen, and goats, and red skins of rams, and skins of antelopes, they brought. 24 All lifting up a Heave Offering of silver and copper, they brought ta the Heave Offering of hwhy: and all whom was found with him shittim wood for any work of the service, they brought.

The Tent of Appointment had to be built based on the willing hearts of the People. It was not based on obligation. If evil drug dealers who do not care about People built for you a new house, would you move into it?

This principle was applied in the Brith Khadashah (the New Testament)
regarding the difference between a cheerful and a sparingly giver which the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the assembly in Corinth

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for hwhy loveth a cheerful giver.

This is, because 
hwhy gave His son to us as mentioned in the Gospel of John

John 3:16 For hwhy so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life. 17 For hwhy sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

Also indirectly related, Yeshua commanded His disciples to minister unto the lost ten northern tribes of Israel, because they freely received so that they could freely give. It is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 10:5 These twelve Yeshua sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the House of Israel [the Ten Northern Tribes]. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

As Yeshua told His disciples to do it freely, or willingly, as Yeshua did, so did the Israelites that gave willingly for the building of the Tent of Appointment.

In verse twenty two one of the items mentioned is a nose ring.

Looking at the word NOSE RING

The Hebrew word for nose ring is "nezem"- Nun Zayin, Mem Sophit (
Mzn). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5141, and its definition

From an unused root of uncertain meaning; a nose ring: - earring, jewel.

This is where we get our modern word "nose" without the Hebrew letter Mem.



Verses twenty five through twenty six

25 And all the women wise of heart, they spin on her hands, and they brought the yarn, ta-the blue, and ta-the purple, and ta-the worm of the crimson (red), and ta-the linen. 26 And all the women who lifted up the hearts of them in wisdom, they spun ta-the goats.

The interesting part of this passage is that we can vision these women spinning the fabrics together to make yarn. This would make an interesting movie scene.



Verses twenty seven through twenty nine

27 And the rulers, they brought ta the stones of the onyx, and ta stones of the settings, for the Ephod, and for the Breast Pocket; 28 And ta-the spice, and ta-the oil for the light, and for the Oil of the Anointing, and for the Incense of the Spices. 29 Every man and woman whose hearts are willing of them to bring for all the work which hwhy commanded to be made on the hand of Moses.

Why were the rulers the ones that brought the precious stones and not the others? Were there levels of social classes already existing in the Israelite community that the rulers were the only ones possessing the precious stones? I don't have an answer to that at this time.



Verses thirty through thirty five

BEZALEL AND AHOLIAB

30 And Moses said to the Sons of Israel, See, hwhy hath called in name Bezaleel, son of Uri, son of Hur of the tribe of Judah; 31 And has filled him with the Spirit of Elohim in wisdom, in intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all workmanship; 32 And in weaving of fabrics, to work in gold, and in silver, and in copper, 33 and in cutting of stones, for fillings, and in carving of wood, to work in all workmanship of designs. 34 And was put in his heart to teach, he, and Aholiab, son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, 35 filled of them wisdom of heart to do all work of the engraver, and a weaver, and an embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in worm of the crimson (red), and in linen, and a weaver, doers of every work, and of those that weave cunning work.

One thing I did not make note in last week's Torah portion of Ki Thisa is that these two guys were filled with the Spirit of 
hwhy. These were two of the people who were not major leaders in the Tanakh that were filled with the Ruakh HaKodesh.

This is again their meanings of each men with their ancestors' names:

BEZALEL/URI/HUR/JUDAH

"In the shadow of El, He shines in praise"


AHOLIAB/AHISAMACH/DAN

"The Tent of the Father is a Brother of support who judges"

Both of these relate to Yeshua.

Indirectly related, the prophet Isaiah prophecied of one who will be filled with gifts of the Ruakh of
hwhy, and it is noted in his book

Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a Rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the Spirit of hwhy shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the Fear of hwhy;

This is Yeshua whom Isaiah prophesied.

The apostle Paul wrote regarding the Spirt of hwhy providing gifts for the body in his letter to the assembly in Corinth 

1 Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. 2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. 3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of hwhy calleth Yeshua accursed: and that no man can say that Yeshua is the Lord, but by the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit). 4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Elohim. 6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same Elohim which worketh all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Messiah. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14  For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath hwhy set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but hwhy hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Messiah, and members in particular. 28 And hwhy hath set some in the assembly, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? 30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? 31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

As 
hwhy provided the gifts of the Spirit to different members of the body of the Congregation, so that hwhy gave gifts to Bezaleel and Aholiab for the purpose to build the Tent of Appointment.

There are other examples of those whom were given the Ruakh (Spirit) of 
hwhy:

OTHNIEL, CALEB'S NEPHEW

Judges 3:10 And the Spirit of hwhy came upon him, and he judged ta-Israel, and went out to war: and hwhy delivered ta-Chushan Rishathaim king of Aram into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushan Rishathaim.


GIDEON

Judges 6:34 But the Spirit of 
hwhy came upon ta-Gideon, and he blew a shofar; and Abiezer was gathered after him.


JEPHTHAH

Judges 11:29 Then the Spirit of 
hwhy came upon Jephthah, and he passed over ta-the Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over ta-Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the sons of Ammon.


KING SAUL

1 Samuel 10:6 And the Spirit of hwhy will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.

The Ruakh of hwhy can come on more than one time for the occasions at the moment of need:

SAMSON


Judges 13:25 And the Spirit of 
hwhy began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Judges 14:6 And the Spirit of 
hwhy came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother ta what he had done.

Judges 14:19 And the Spirit of 
hwhy came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took ta-their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house.

Judges 15:14 And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of 
hwhy came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.

Four times the Ruakh of 
hwhy came on Samson.

hwhy can also take away the Ruakh from one person and give it to another:

KING SAUL
1 Samuel 16:13 Then Samuel took ta-the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of hwhy came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. 14 But the Spirit of hwhy departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from ta hwhy troubled him.

Because Saul rebelled against 
hwhyhwhy took away the Ruakh (Spirit) from him and gave it to David.

The Ruakh of 
hwhy could also transport people:

THE PROPHET EZEKIEL

Ezekiel 37:1 The hand of hwhy was upon me, and carried me out in the Spirit of hwhy, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,

How would you like to be transported to Israel by the Spirit of 
hwhy?

These are just a few examples what the Ruakh of 
hwhy did for these people through the Tanakh.

Looking at the word WEAVER

The Hebrew word for weaver is "oreyg"- Aleph, Resh, Gimel (
gra). It is from Strong's Concordance number 707 "arag", and its definition

"A primitive root; to plait or weave: - weaver (-r)".

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







CHAPTER 36

Exodus 36:1-38

Exo 36:1 And was the work of Bezaleel and Aholiab and every man wise of heart whom 
hwhy has given wisdom and intelligence in them to know to do ta-all work of the service of the Sanctuary to all that hwhy commanded. 2 And Moses called to Bezaleel, and to Aholiab, and to every man wise of heart whom hwhy had given wisdom in his heart, all whom have lifted him of his heart to draw near to the work to do her: 3 And they took from toward the face of Moses ta every Heave Offering which the Sons of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the Sanctuary, to make her. And they, they still brought to him Freewill Offerings in the morning, in the morning. 4 And all the wise men that are doing ta every work of the Sanctuary, they came, a man, a man, from his work which they were doing;

5 And they spoke to Moses, to say, The People, they are bringing much enough of the service for the work which 
hwhy commanded to make her. 6 And Moses commanded, and they made go over a sound in the Camp, to say, Man and woman shall not make anymore work of a Heave Offering of the Sanctuary. And the People ended from the bringing. 7 And their workmanship, she was enough for all the work to do her, and was a remainder.

8 And every wise of heart among the doers of the work of
ta-the Tabernacle, they made ten curtains of twisted linen, and blue, and purple, and worm of the crimson (red): of cherubims of a work of a weaver, made them. 9 The length of the one curtain was eight and twenty on the cubit, and the width of the one curtain was four on the cubit: one measure for all the curtains. 10 And ta-five curtains were joined, one by one: and five curtains were joined, one by one. 11 And made loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the end in the joining: so did in the last of the curtain in the joining of the second. 12 Fifty loops were made in the one curtain, and fifty loops were made in the last of the curtain which was in the juncture of the second: the loops taking hold, one by one. 13 And made fifty hooks of gold, and joined ta-the curtains, one by one, on the hooks: and they became the one Tabernacle.

14 And made curtains of goats for a tent over the Tabernacle: made them of eleven curtains. 15 The length of the one curtain was thirty on the cubit, and four cubits was the width of the one curtain: one measure for the eleven curtains. 16 And he joined 
ta-the five curtains by apartness, and ta-the six curtains by apartness. 17 And fifty loops were made upon the edge of the last curtain in the joining, and fifty loops were made upon the edge upon the curtain that joined the second. 18 And fifty hooks of copper were made to join ta-the Tent, to be one.

19 And was made a covering for the Tent of red skins of rams, and a covering of skins of antelopes for above.

20 And made
ta-the boards for the Tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up. 21 The length of the board was ten cubits, and the width of the one board was one cubit and the half of the cubit. 22 Two pins (hands) were for the one board of equal distance, one by one: so was done for all the boards of the Tabernacle.

23 And made
ta-the boards for the Tabernacle; twenty boards for the negev (south) end rightward (southward): 24 And forty sockets of silver were made under the twenty boards; two sockets under the one board for his two pins (hands), and two sockets under the one board for his two pins (hands).

25 And for the second side of the Tabernacle, for the north end, made twenty boards, 26 And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under the one board, and two sockets under the one board. 27 And for the flanks of the Tabernacle seaward (westward) six boards were made.

 28 And two boards were made for the corners of the Tabernacle in their flanks. 29 And they were duplicated beneath, and together they were complete to his head to the one ring: so were done to both of them for the two corners. 30 And they were eight boards; and their sockets were sixteen sockets of silver, two sockets, two sockets under the one board.

31 And made bars of shittim wood; five for the boards to the one side of the Tabernacle, 32 And five bars for the boards for the second side of the Tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the Tabernacle for the flanks seaward (westward). 33 And made 
ta-the middle bar to shoot through in the midst of the boards from the end to the end. 34 And overlaid ta-the boards of gold, and made ta-their rings of gold of housings for ta-the bars, and overlaid the bars of gold.

35 And made 
ta-the veil of blue, and purple, and worm of crimson (red), and twisted linen: a work of a weaver made her of cherubims. 36 And made for her four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them of gold: their nails of gold; and casted four sockets of silver for them.

37 And made a hanging for the Entrance of the Tent of blue, and purple, and worm of crimson (red), and twisted linen, a work of an emroiderer; 38 And 
ta-the five pillars, and ta-their nails: and overlaid their heads and their bands of gold: and their five sockets were of copper.


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Notice that this chapter is about putting together the housing of the Tent of Appointment first. When one builds a house, one doesn't put in the furniture first and then build the house afterwards.

First it started with the top curtain attached by the ten curtains- symbol of the Ten Words (Commandments). This is the first item put together. This is also the first thing that we as believers in Yeshua start is the Ten Words (Commandments) by first restoring the practice of the Shabbath, the Fourth Word (Commandment) and understanding that the First Word (Commandment) is to "believe" in 
hwhy in delievering us from the land of Egypt (symbolic of the world), from the house of slavery (the enslaved wordly lifestyle). Then it goes from the heart of the Tabernacle, starting with the Holy of Holies (the symbol of our hearts). This is the same order mentioned in the Torah portions of T'rumah and T'tsavveh.

Afterward, the process generally goes from the inside to the outside. That is how
hwhy works in us from the inside of our hearts to the outside of our souls and bodies. Even Yeshua got after the Pharisees for looking clean from the outside but being corrupt and dead inside, as noted in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke

Matthew 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

Luke 11:39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.

Yeshua was telling the Pharisees that the inside of them was full of wickedness and evil, and commanded them to cleanse themselves inside with righteousness, so that the outside will be cleansed as well.
 


There is really not much to talk about in this chapter, because as I noted they were commented in the Torah portions of T'rumah and T'savveh. But I will bring up a couple of things.

Verses three through seven

3 And they took from toward the face of Moses ta every Heave Offering which the Sons of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the Sanctuary, to make her. And they, they still brought to him Freewill Offerings in the morning, in the morning. 4 And all the wise men that are doing ta every work of the Sanctuary, they came, a man, a man, from his work which they were doing; 5 And they spoke to Moses, to say, The People, they are bringing much enough of the service for the work which hwhy commanded to make her. 6 And Moses commanded, and they made go over a sound in the Camp, to say, Man and woman shall not make anymore work of a Heave Offering of the Sanctuary. And the People ended from the bringing. 7 And their workmanship, she was enough for all the work to do her, and was a remainder.

How many organizations would we like hear in saying "We have enough funds. Don't give us anymore"? These organizations should follow this lead in this Torah portion passage.

Yeshua probably based this Torah portion passage in His teaching in the Gosepl of Luke

Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.



Looking at the following words in this chapter:

BOARD

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 word "crash", as in crashing boards.


BAR

The Hebrew word for bar is "b'ree-akh"- Bet, Resh, Yod, Khet (
xyrb). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1280, and its definition

From H1272; a bolt: - bar, fugitive.

from 1272 "barakh" (
xrb), and its definition

A primitive root; to bolt, that is, figuratively to flee suddenly: - chase (away); drive away, fain, flee (away), put to flight, make haste, reach, run away, shoot.

This is where we get the modern English word "break".


SHOOT THROUGH

The Hebrew word for shoot through in verse thirty three is "barakh", the same Hebrew mentioned above for the bar. This is an act to "break" through.


SOCKET

The Hebrew word for socket is "eyden"- 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-”.

This is the same word for "Adonai"- "lord".







CHAPTER 37

Exodus 37:1-29

Exo 37:1 And Bezaleel made 
ta-the Ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half was his length, and a cubit and a half was his width, and a cubit and a half was his height: 2 And overlaid him of pure gold, housing (inside) and outside, and made for him a crown of gold all around. 3 And four rings of gold was casted for him upon his four feet; and two rings upon his one side, and two rings upon his second side. 4 And made poles of shittim wood, and overlaid them of gold. 5 And entered ta-the poles in the rings upon the sides of the Ark, to carry ta-the Ark.

6 And made the Mercy Seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half was her length, and a cubit and a half her width.

7 And made two cherubims of gold, made them of beaten work from the two ends of the Mercy Seat; 8 One cherub from the end from this side, and one cherub from the end from this side: from the Mercy Seat made 
ta-the cherubims from his two ends. 9 And the cherubims, they were spreading out their wings to above, coverings on their wings over the Mercy Seat, and their faces each to his brother; they were the faces of the cherubims to the Mercy Seat.
10 And made
ta-the Table of shittim wood: two cubits was his length, and a cubit was his width, and a cubit and a half was his height: 11 And overlaid him of pure gold, and made to him a crown of gold all around. 12 Also was made to him a border of a hand width all around; and made a crown of gold for his border all around. 13 And casted for him four rings of gold, and put ta-the rings upon the four ends that are to his four feet; 14 by against the border were the rings of the housings for the poles to carry ta-the Table. 15 And made ta-the poles of shittim wood, and overlaid them of gold to carry ta-the Table. 16 And made ta-the vessels which were upon the Table, ta-his dishes, and ta-his spoons, and ta his bowls, and ta-the pitchers which is cast on them of pure gold.

17 And he made
ta-the Menorah of pure gold: of beaten work made ta-the Menorah; her shaft, and her branch, her bowls, her knobs, and her blossoms, they were from her: 18 And six branches going out from her sides; three branches of the Menorah from her one side, and three branches of the Menorah from her second side: 19 Three bowls with almonds in one branch, a knob and a blossom; and three bowls with almonds in one branch, a knob and a blossom: so for the six branches going out from the Menorah. 20 And in the Menorah were four bowls with almonds, her knobs, and her blossoms: 21 And a knob under the two branches from her, and a knob under the two branches from her, and a knob under the two branches from her, to the six branches going out from her. 22 Their knobs and their branches from her: they were all of her one beaten work of pure gold.

23 And he made her
ta-the seven Lamps, and her snuffers, and her firepans, of pure gold. 24 A talent of pure gold made her, and ta all her vessels.

25 And made
ta-the Altar of the Incense of shittim wood: a cubit was his length, and a cubit was his width; square; and two cubits was his height; of him they were his horns. 26 And overlaid him of pure gold, ta-his top, and ta-his sides around, and ta-his horns: also made to him a crown of gold all around. 27 And made two rings of gold for him under his crown, upon his two corners, upon his two sides, for housings for the poles to carry him. 28 And made ta-the poles of shittim wood, and overlaid them of gold.

29 And made
ta-the Oil of the Holy Anointing, and ta-the pure Incense of the Spices, the work of a perfumer.


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Also, as noted earlier, these were thoroughly commented in the Torah portions of T'rumah and T'tsavveh. But here are a couple of brief commentaries.

Verse sixteen

16 And made ta-the vessels which were upon the Table, ta-his dishes, and ta-his spoons, and ta his bowls, and ta-the pitchers which is cast on them of pure gold.


The word "them" ends in the Hebrew suffix of Vav and Nun Sophit (
Nw), which tells us that the vessels are feminine



Verses seventeen through twenty four

17 And he made ta-the Menorah of pure gold: of beaten work made ta-the Menorah; her shaft, and her branch, her bowls, her knobs, and her blossoms, they were from her: 18 And six branches going out from her sides; three branches of the Menorah from her one side, and three branches of the Menorah from her second side: 19 Three bowls with almonds in one branch, a knob and a blossom; and three bowls with almonds in one branch, a knob and a blossom: so for the six branches going out from the Menorah. 20 And in the Menorah were four bowls with almonds, her knobs, and her blossoms: 21 And a knob under the two branches from her, and a knob under the two branches from her, and a knob under the two branches from her, to the six branches going out from her. 22 Their knobs and their branches from her: they were all of her one beaten work of pure gold. 23 And he made her ta-the seven Lamps, and her snuffers, and her firepans, of pure gold. 24 A talent of pure gold made her, and ta all her vessels.

The only comment I want to make in this passage is in verse twenty four. It took a talent's worth of gold to make the Menorah, the Lamps and the vessels for the Lamps. It details the calculation of the talent of pure gold In the next Torah portion of P'kudey, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 38:24 All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the Sanctuary, and was the gold of the Wave Offering, was nine and twenty talents, and seven hundred and thirty shekels on the Shekel of the Sanctuary. 25 And the silver of that counted of the Congregation was a hundred talents, and a thousand seven hundred and five and seventy shekels on the Shekel of the Sanctuary: 26 A bekah for a head (skull), from half of the shekel on the Shekel of the Sanctuary, for every one going over upon the countings from a son of twenty years and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty. 27 And was the hundred talents of the silver for casting ta the sockets of the Sanctuary, and ta the sockets of the veil; a hundred sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. 28 And of ta-the thousand and the seven hundred and five and seventy shekels made nails for the pillars, and overlaid their chapiters (heads), and attached them. 29 And the copper of the Wave Offering was seventy talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

A question that came to me is "How much is a talent?". Caclulating from this P'kudey Torah portion passage, there were 603,550 men who were twenty years and upward. Each gave 1/2 shekel. Calculating:

603,550 x .5 (1/2 in decimal) = 301,775

Take the 1,775 shekels from 301,775 we get 300,000. This is the total for the 100 talents. So we divide:

300,000 / 100 = 3,000 shekels

This tells us that one talent equals 3,000 shekels.


It also shows us that 6,000 men gave one talent's total. In one perception, 3,000 shekels is the same number of the 3,000 men that were killed by the Levites for worshiping the golden calf in last week's Torah portion of Ki Thisa. Another perception is that the 3,000 men who died would have given only 1,500 shekels- that would be a half a talent. One could joke that the reason hwhy killed the 3,000 men was because they were "half talented" :)

Also, it is probable that the Menorah was about an average human height, which would be a type of the manifestation of Yeshua coming down in "human height".







CHAPTER 38

Exodus 38:1-20

Exo 38:1 And he made 
ta-the Altar of the Elevation Offering of shittim wood: five cubits was his length, and five cubits was his width; square; and three cubits was his height. 2 And made his Horns upon his four corners; from him, they were his Horns: and overlaid him of copper.

3 And made
ta-all the vessels of the Altar, ta-the pots, and ta-the shovels, and ta-the basins, ta-the fleshhooks, and ta-the firepans: all his vessels were made of copper. 4 And made for the Altar a Grate of Copper, a work of a netter, under his rim beneath unto his middle. 5 And casted four rings in the four ends for the Grate of Copper, of housings for the poles. 6 And made ta-the poles of shittim wood, and overlaid them of copper. 7 And entered ta-the poles in the rings on the sides of the Altar, to carry him on them; hollow for planks made him.

8 And made 
ta the Laver of copper, and ta his base of copper, on the mirrors of the female servants who served at the Entrance of the Tent of Appointment.

9 And made
ta-the Court: on the negev (south) side rightward (southward) the hangings of the Court were of twisted linen, a hundred were on the cubit: 10 Their pillars were twenty, and their sockets were twenty of copper; the nails of the pillars and their bands were of silver.

11 And for the north side, a hundred were on the cubit, their pillars were twenty, and their sockets were twenty of copper; the nails of the pillars and their bands were of silver.

12 And for the sea (west) side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars were ten, and their sockets were ten; the nails of the pillars and their bands were of silver.

13 And for the east side risingward (eastward) were fifty cubits. 14 The hangings to the shoulder were fifteen cubits; their pillars were three, and their sockets were three.

15 And for the second end (side) of the Gate of the Court, from this side and from this side, were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars were three, and their sockets were three. 16 All the hangings of the Court around were of twisted linen. 17 And the sockets for the pillars were of copper; the nails of the pillars and their bands were of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters (heads) were of silver; and all the pillars of the Court, they were attached of silver.

18 And the Hanging for the Gate of the Court was the work of an embroiderer of blue, and purple, and worm of crimson (end), and twisted linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the width was five cubits, by joining along the hangings of the Court. 19 And their pillars were four, and their sockets were four, of copper; their nails were of silver, and the overlaying of their chapiters (heads) and their attachments were of silver. 20 And all the pins for the Tabernacle, and for the Court around, were of copper.

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries commented that this Torah portion account occurred on Yom Kippur, and when they built the Tent of Appointment, this happened on the Feast of Sukkoth, or the Feast of "Tabernacles". Based on the timeline of events in the past chapters leading up to this week's Torah portion, it is strongly possible that Mark Biltz is right, and I am strongly agreeing with him of this date. It makes sense that the Tabernacle would be made during this Feast. I will add this on my teaching "When Was Yeshua Born? Evidence Based On Scriptural Facts". This would also connect to the account that King Solomon's Temple was finished and 
hwhy entered into it on the Feast of Sukkoth. Thank you Mark.

Indirectly related, Mark also noted
that during the millenial reign, hwhy's Tabernacle will dwell on earth as noted in the book of Revelation

Revelation 21:1 And I saw a new heavens and a new earth: for the first heavens and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 2 And I John saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down from hwhy out of the heavens, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a great voice out of the heavens saying, Behold, the Tabernacle of hwhy is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His People, and hwhy Himself shall be with them, and be their Elohim.

I can't wait for that to happen.



Overall, you can find all the information of this chapter as well as this week's Torah portion in my commentaries regarding the Tent of Meeting and the vessels for it in the two Torah portion commentaries of T'rumah and T'tsavveh. Click on the links below to get to the webpages.

T'RUMAH

T'TSAVVEH




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