The Tabernacle

The Tabernacle was a building built by the Israelites. God gave directions on how to build it. God also gave directions on how to live, it was called, The Mosaic Law. It listed how to:

  1. Build altars
  2. Celebrate the Sabbath and feasts
  3. Treat slaves
  4. Make property laws
  5. Have codes for moral living
  6. Have laws against violence
  7. Establish jurisprudence
  8. Control and treat animals

The people donated to the constructing of the Tabernacle with, cloth, jewels, and thread. The word Tabernacle means, “dwelling place”. There were three main parts of the Tabernacle,

  • The courtyard which had the altar and a laver.
  • The Holy place which had candlesticks, showbread, the altar of incense, and a curtain.
  • The Holy of Holies which had the Ark of the Covenant.

Each room had an important symbolism.

  • The altar represented the sacrifice Jesus made for us
  • The laver represented Jesus washing away are sins
  • The candlesticks represented Jesus being the light of the world
  • The showbread represented Jesus being the bread of life
  • The altar of incense represented our prayers being lifted up to God
  • The curtain represented the separation from God and us

Today in my religion we have Temples that are very similar in many ways to the Tabernacle in Moses’s time.

I hope you enjoyed this entry!




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