Exodus 27 : The altar, courtyard, and oil

February 16, 2024 ·

Summary:
An altar is to be constructed from acacia wood, with all utensils and additional items made of bronze. It is also designed to be transported on poles.

A large courtyard is to surround the tabernacle, consisting of curtains and poles.

Clear olive oil is to be used by Aaron and his sons to ensure the lamps inside the tent remain lit overnight.

Key verse:
21. In the tent of meeting, outside the veil that is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening to morning before the LORD. It shall be a statute forever tobe observed throughout their generations by the people of Israel. 

My thoughts:
All the significant components of the tabernacle, such as the altar discussed in this chapter, are designed to be portable (carried on poles). This design reflects the tabernacle’s need to move frequently as the Israelites journeyed through the desert.

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