Bezalel makes the Altar. Bezalel makes the Washbasin. Bezalel makes the Courtyard. Inventory of materials used.
VERSE 1. He made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood. It was square. Its length was five cubits, its width was five cubits, and its height was three cubits.
He. This verse continues from the previous chapter, where the doer was Bezalel.
five cubits. A cubit is the length from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow on a man’s arm, or about 18 inches.
VERSE 2. He made its horns on its four corners. Its horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze.
VERSE 3. He made all the vessels of the altar: the pots, the shovels, the basins, the forks, and the fire pans. He made all its vessels of bronze.
VERSE 4. He made for the altar a grating of a network of bronze, under the ledge around it beneath, reaching halfway up.
VERSE 5. He cast four rings for the four corners of bronze grating, to be places for the poles.
VERSE 6. He made the poles of acacia wood, and overlaid them with bronze.
VERSE 7. He put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it. He made it hollow with planks.
VERSE 8. He made the basin of bronze, and its base of bronze, out of the mirrors of the ministering women who ministered at the door of the Tent of Meeting.
VERSE 9. He made the court: for the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, one hundred cubits;
VERSE 10. their pillars were twenty, and their sockets twenty, of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.
VERSE 11. For the north side one hundred cubits, their pillars twenty, and their sockets twenty, of bronze; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver.
VERSE 12. For the west side were hangings of fifty cubits, their pillars ten, and their sockets ten; the hooks of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver.
VERSE 13. For the east side eastward fifty cubits,
VERSE 14. the hangings for the one side were fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three;
VERSE 15. and so for the other side: on this hand and that hand by the gate of the court were hangings of fifteen cubits; their pillars three, and their sockets three.
VERSE 16. All the hangings around the court were of fine twined linen.
VERSE 17. The sockets for the pillars were of bronze. The hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver. Their capitals were overlaid with silver. All the pillars of the court had silver bands.
VERSE 18. The screen for the gate of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of blue, purple, scarlet, and fine twined linen. Twenty cubits was the length, and the height along the width was five cubits, like the hangings of the court.
VERSE 19. Their pillars were four, and their sockets four, of bronze; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals, and their fillets, of silver.
VERSE 20. All the pins of the tabernacle, and around the court, were of bronze.
They used more than 7.5 tons of gold, silver, and bronze
VERSE 21. These are the amounts of materials used for the tabernacle, even the Tabernacle of the Testimony, as they were counted, according to the commandment of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
VERSE 22. Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made all that the LORD commanded Moses.
VERSE 23. With him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a skillful workman, and an embroiderer in blue, in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen.
VERSE 24. All the gold that was used for the work in all the work of the sanctuary, even the gold of the offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
twenty-nine talents. One talent is about 66 pounds. So 29 talents is about 1,914 pounds.
seven hundred thirty shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams.
VERSE 25. The silver of those who were counted of the congregation was one hundred talents and one thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary:
one hundred talents. A talent is about 66 pounds.
one thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams.
VERSE 26. a beka a head, that is, half a shekel, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for everyone who passed over to those who were counted, from twenty years old and upward, for six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty men.
a beka. A beka is about 5 grams or about 0.175 ounces.
half a shekel. A shekel is about 10 grams.
six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty men. There were 603,550 men.
VERSE 27. The one hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary and the sockets of the veil: one hundred sockets for the one hundred talents, one talent per socket.
one hundred talents. A talent is about 66 pounds.
VERSE 28. From the one thousand seven hundred seventy-five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, overlaid their capitals, and made fillets for them.
shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams.
seventy talents. A talent is about 66 pounds.
two thousand four hundred shekels. A shekel is about 10 grams.
VERSE 30. With this he made the sockets to the door of the Tent of Meeting, the bronze altar, the bronze grating for it, all the vessels of the altar,
VERSE 31. the sockets around the court, the sockets of the gate of the court, all the pins of the tabernacle, and all the pins around the court.
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