Exodus 26: Abode, Curtains, Loops and Cuttings

The Abode, Curtains, Loops and Cuttings

 

 

Background and printed text: Exodus 26

 

Exodus 26:1 And thou shalt make the Abode ten curtains: twisted byssus and blue and purple and earthworm crimson. Thou shalt make them Crooveem, work of a thinker. 2Length of the one curtain is eight and twenty via a forearm. And breadth is four via a forearm. The one curtain is one measure to all the curtains. 3Five of the curtains shall be friends, a woman unto her sister. And five curtains are friends, a woman unto her sister.

 

4And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the lip of the one curtain from the edge via a friend [female]. And established, thou shalt make via the lip of the edgemost curtain, via the second friendship. 5Thou shalt make fifty loops via the one curtain, and thou shalt make fifty loops via an edge of the curtain that is via friendship of the second. The loops are receiving, a woman unto her sister.

 

6And thou shalt make fifty clasps of gold. And thou shalt ‘friendship’ the curtains, a woman unto her sister, via clasps. And the Abode will be one!

 

7And thou shalt make curtains of goats to the Tent upon the Abode. Thou shalt make them eleven curtains. 8The length of the one curtain is 30 via a forearm, and the breadth is 4 via a forearm. The one curtain is one measure to eleven curtains. 9And thou shalt ‘friendship’ five of the curtains alone and six of the curtains alone. And thou shalt double the sixth curtain unto the circumcision, the faces of the Tent.

 

10And thou shalt make fifty loops upon the lip of the one edgemost curtain via ‘friendshipping’ and fifty loops upon the lip of the second ‘friendshipping’ curtain. 11And thou shalt make fifty clasps of copper. And thou shalt bring the clasps via loops. And thou shalt ‘friendship’ the Tent. And he shall be one!

 

12And the spread/diffusion of the excess is via the curtain(s) of the Tent. Thou shalt spread/diffuse half of the excess curtain upon my After of the Abode. 13And the forearm from this and the forearm from this is via the excess, via the length of the curtain. The Tent will be spread/diffused upon sides of the Abode from this and from this to blanket-cover him!

 

14And thou shalt make a blanket-covering to the Tent: skins of red rams and a blanket-covering of skins of takhashes from above.

 

15And thou shalt make the cuttings to the Abode trees of standing acacia. 16Ten forearms is the length of the cutting and a forearm and a half of the forearm is the breadth of the one cutting. 17Two hands are to the one cutting; they [the hands] are connecting, a woman unto her sister. Established, thou shalt make to all cuttings of the Abode. 18And thou shalt make the cuttings to the Abode twenty, a cutting to an extremity southward, rightward.

 

19And thou shalt make forty lords of silver under twenty: the cutting, two lords under the one cutting to two of his hands and two lords under the one cutting to two of his hands. 20And twenty cutting(s) are to the north extremity to the second piece of the Abode. 21And forty are their lords of silver. Two lords are under the one cutting and two lords are under the one cutting. 22And thou shalt make six cuttings to the sides of the Abode seaward. 23And thou shalt make two cuttings to the cut-outs of the Abode via the two sides. 24And they shall be their twin from below. And they shall be unified perfect-[ones] by his head unto the one sunk-impression. He will be established to two of them! They shall be to two of the cut-outs! 25And eight cuttings shall be. And their lords are silver. Sixteen are lords; two lords are under the one cutting and two lords are under the one cutting.

 

26And thou shalt make their bar trees of acacia. Five are to cuttings of one piece of the Abode, 27and five are their bar to cuttings of the second piece of the Abode. And five are their bar to cuttings of a piece of the Abode to two sides seaward. 28And the middle bar in the midst of the cuttings is fleeing from the edge unto the edge. 29And thou shalt observe the cuttings: gold. And thou shalt make their sunk-impressions gold: houses to their bar. And thou shalt observe their bar: gold!

 

30And thou shalt make-stand the Abode according-to his justice that thou wast shown in the mountain!

 

31And thou shalt make a Divider of blue and purple and earthworm crimson and twisted byssus, a making of thought. He shall make her—crooveem! 32And thou shalt give her upon four pillars of acacia, observances: gold. Their hooks are gold upon four lords of silver! 33And thou shalt give the divider under the clasps.

 

And thou shalt bring the Box of the Testimonies to there from inside to the divider. And the divider shall separate to you between the Holy and between Holy of the Holies! 34And thou shalt give the cover upon the Box of the Testimonies in Holy of the Holies. 35And thou shalt put the Table from outside to the divider, and the Menorah straight-in-front-of the Table upon the piece of the Abode southward. And thou shalt give the Table upon the north piece.

 

36And thou shalt make camouflage to the opening of the Tent blue and purple and earthworm crimson and twisted byssus, doing of variegation. 37And thou shalt make to the camouflage five pillars of acacia. And thou shalt observe them: gold! Their hooks are gold. And thou shalt melt-pour to them five lords of copper!

 

 

 

I. The Abode and its Curtains (verses 1-3)

 

Yehovah commanded Moshe to make the Abode, the structure that will be called the Tent of Appointment, ten curtains. These curtains must be made of byssus: a fine linen cloth made from thread (which is made of fibers twisted together).

 

The colors of this byssus must include blue, purple, and earthworm crimson. These are used to pattern Crooveem, Cherubim, the work of a thinker!

 

One curtain’s length is 28 forearms (cubits).

 

Its breadth is 4 forearms.

 

All the curtains have the same measure as the one curtain.

 

Five of the ten curtains are friends, connected so that a woman is connected unto her sister curtain.

 

The same is true of the other five curtains.

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is an abode?

 

2.    What is this Abode?

 

3.    How can an abode be made of just curtains?

 

4.    Why must there be ten curtains?

 

5.    What is byssus?

 

6.    What is twisted byssus?

 

7.    What does byssus typify?

 

8.    What does blue typify?

 

9.    What does purple typify?

 

10. What is earthworm crimson, and what does it typify?

 

11. What are crooveem?

 

12. Identify them in, “Thou shalt make them Crooveem…”:

 

13. How will these objects be made cherubim?

 

14. Why must they be the work of a thinker? What does that mean?

 

15. If the length of one curtain is 28 cubits, what does the number 28 typify?

 

16. Why is this the length of the curtain?

 

17. Why is the length of 28 via a forearm? What does the forearm typify?

 

18. What does the breadth typify, and why is it 4 via a forearm?

 

19. What does a curtain typify?

 

20. Why must all the curtains be one measure if the types proposed above are true?

 

21. If five of the curtains will be friends, as a woman unto her sister, what does this indicate?

 

 

 

II. Loops (verses 4-5)

 

Yehovah commanded Moshe to make loops of blue. These loops must be connected upon the lip of the one curtain from the edge, and this connection must be via a friend.

 

The same procedure is established: Moshe must make the same via the lip of the edgemost curtain via the second friendship.

 

Moshe must make 50 loops by means of the one curtain. He must also make 50 loops by means of an edge of the curtain that is by means of friendship of the second curtain.

 

The loops are receiving! They receive, a woman unto her sister!

 

Questions

 

1.    What is a loop, and what does it typify?

 

2.    What does blue typify?

 

3.    What is the lip of a curtain?

 

4.    Who is this friend by which the loops will be made?

 

5.    The text states, “thou shalt make via the lip of the edgemost curtain, via the second friendship.” It doesn’t state what must be made. So, what must be made?

 

6.    Why must the loops be made from the curtain itself?

 

7.    What is this second friendship, and what does it portray?

 

8.    What is “friendship of the second”?

 

9.    The text states, “The loops are receiving, a woman unto her sister.” What does this mean?

 

 

 

III. Clasps (verse 6)

 

Moshe must make 50 clasps out of gold.

 

The curtains must be ‘friendshipped’ together, a woman unto her sister, by means of the clasps. Once this is done, the Abode will be one!

 

Questions

 

1.    What are these clasps?

 

2.    Why must the clasps be gold?

 

3.    What does “And thou shalt ‘friendship’ the curtains, a woman unto her sister, via clasps” mean?

 

4.    The declaration, “And the Abode will be one!” tells about what event?

 

 

 

IV. Goat Curtains (verses 7-9)

 

Next, Moshe must make curtains using goats; these curtains are to the Tent that is upon (above) the Abode. The number of goat curtains is eleven.

 

The length of the one curtain is 30 forearms (cubits), and the breadth is 4 forearms (cubits).

 

The eleven curtains must all be the same measure as the one curtain.

 

Five of the curtains are ‘friendshipped’ together alone, and six of the curtains are ‘friendshipped’ together alone.

 

Moshe must double the sixth curtain unto the ‘circumcision’ (the very frontmost) of the faces of the Tent!

 

Questions

 

1.    What does a goat typify?

 

2.    If the above answer is true, what does ‘curtains of goats’ typify?

 

3.    What is a curtain made of goats?

 

4.    What is so important about the curtains of goats being made into a tent that is upon the Abode?

 

5.    Does eleven typify anything?

 

6.    Does the number 30 represent a type?

 

7.    Why is 30 the length of the curtain?

 

8.    Why is the length of 30 via a forearm? What does the forearm typify?

 

9.    What does the breadth typify, and why is it 4 via a forearm?

 

10. What does “The one curtain is one measure to eleven curtains” mean?

 

11. Again, what does this friendshipping involve?

 

12. How must they be connected together?

 

13. Does the number 6 carry a type?

 

14. Does the number 5 carry a type?

 

15. What is typified if the sixth curtain is doubled?

 

16. What does this Tent typify?

 

17. What are the faces of the Tent?

 

 

 

V. Loops and Friendship (verses 10-11)

 

Moshe next must make 50 loops. Those loops must be placed upon the lip of the one edgemost curtain by means of ‘friendshipping’ them.

 

He must make another 50 loops upon the lip of the second ‘friendshipping’ curtain.

 

Next, He must make 50 clasps of copper!

 

Moshe must bring the clasps by means of the loops! In this way, he will ‘friendship’ the Tent; and the Tent, like the Abode, will be one!

 

Questions

 

1.    Which lip of which edgemost curtain must be used to make the loops?

 

2.    How will this ‘friendshipping’ be accomplished?

 

3.    Why must the clasps be made of copper?

 

4.    What does “And thou shalt bring the clasps via loops” tell the reader?

 

5.    Explain the statement and the type found in the command, “And thou shalt ‘friendship’ the Tent”:

 

6.    The text above (verse 6) stated, “And the Abode will be one!” This text (verse 11) states, “And he (the Tent) shall be one!” Why do both say the same thing? What does this show?

 

 

 

VI. Diffusion and Excess (verses 12-13)

 

Since the curtains of the Tent are larger than the curtains of the Abode, there will be excess goat material. The spread of the excess will be by means of the curtain of the Tent. Moshe must spread half of the excess curtain upon the afterwards (back end) of the Abode.

 

There will be an excess of one forearm by means of the length of the curtain of the Tent. This excess will be spread upon the sides of the Abode from this (side) and from this (side) to blanket-cover the Abode!

 

Questions

 

1.    Explain this spread/diffusion:

 

2.    What is the excess, and what does it typify?

 

3.    What is my After of the Abode?

 

4.    Why must the excess be spread upon this After if the identification above is correct?

 

5.    What does “And the forearm from this and the forearm from this is via the excess, via the length of the curtain. The Tent will be spread/diffused upon sides of the Abode from this and from this” describe?

 

6.    What does “Thou shalt spread/diffuse half of the excess curtain upon my After of the Abode” typify?

 

7.    What will be the location of the final abode of the Messiah of Israel on this planet?

 

8.    What type ‘picture’ does “The Tent will be spread/diffused upon sides of the Abode from this and from this to blanket-cover him” give?

 

 

 

VII. Blanket-Covering (verse 14)

 

Moshe must make a blanket-covering to the Tent itself. This must be made of skins of red rams. Another blanket-covering must be made of the skins of takhashes from above the red-ram-skin covering.

 

Questions

 

1.    What do skins of a red ram typify?

 

2.    Why is this described as a blanket-covering?

 

3.    What are takhashes?

 

4.    What do takhashes typify?

 

5.    Why are these two groups (covered by the descriptions of “skins of red rams and a blanket-covering of skins of takhashes” mentioned together?

 

6.    Why must these blanket-coverings be made from above?

 

 

 

VIII. Cuttings (verses 15-18)

 

Moshe next must make wood cuttings (logs) to the Abode. They must be made from standing acacia trees.

 

The length of one cutting is 10 forearms (cubits).

 

The breadth of one cutting is 1 and ½ forearms.

 

There are two hands to one cutting. Those hands are connecting, a woman unto her sister.

 

Established, Moshe shall make all the cuttings of the Abode the same way.

 

There will be 20 cuttings to the Abode. One cutting goes to a corner southward and to the right.

 

Questions

 

1.    What are these cuttings?

 

2.    How tall are these acacia logs?

 

3.    How broad are these acacia logs?

 

4.    How much would an acacia log of this size weigh?

 

5.    Why did Yehovah desire them to be so big?

 

6.    What does acacia typify?

 

7.    The text describes two hands to each cutting. What are these hands, and what is their purpose?

 

8.    What does “they are connecting, a woman unto her sister” tell the reader?

 

9.    What does “Established, thou shalt make to all cuttings of the Abode” mean?

 

10. How many of these cuttings will there be?

 

11. Why did Yehovah insist upon this structure being designed and made according to directions of east, west, south, north? Couldn’t it have been set up facing any direction?

 

 

 

IX. Lords of Silver and Twins (verses 19-25)

 

Moshe must make 40 lords of silver under the twenty cuttings. As for the cutting: two lords are under the one cutting to two of the cutting’s hands, and two lords are under the one cutting to two of the cutting’s hands.

 

There will be twenty cuttings going to the north corner for the second piece of the Abode. This will make a total of 40 of their lords of silver. Again, two lords are under the one cutting, and two lords are under the one cutting.

 

Next, Moshe must make six cuttings to the sides of the Abode toward the sea (westward).

 

Moshe must make two cuttings to the strippings-off (the disconnected section) of the Abode by means of two sides. Those two cuttings will be their twin from below. The two cuttings will be unified perfect ones upon the Abode’s head all the way unto the one sunk-impression. He will be established to two of the cuttings! They shall be to two of the strippings-off!

 

 

 

Questions

 

1.    What is a lord of silver?

 

2.    Why must there be forty lords of silver?

 

3.    What does twenty typify?

 

4.    The text next describes the cutting. What does this cutting typify?

 

5.    Why are two lords under the one cutting?

 

6.    Why are these silver lords under one cutting to two of his hands?

 

7.    What does the wording, “two lords under the one cutting to two of his hands and two lords under the one cutting to two of his hands” show?

 

8.    Why is the Abode divided up into two pieces?

 

9.    What does the Abode typify?

 

10. What is the north extremity?

 

11. Why will the twenty cuttings in the north also have forty lords of silver?

 

12. What is the purpose of six cuttings (parts of standing Acacia trees) being made to the sides of the Abode toward the sea (and what sea is this)?

 

13. What are these cut-outs?

 

14. What does “they shall be their twin from below” mean?

 

15. Explain, “And they shall be unified perfect-[ones] by his head…”

 

16. The next text refers to them as being unified “unto the one sunk-impression.” What is a sunk-impression?

 

17. What does a sunk-impression typify?

 

18. How will they be unified unto the one sunk-impression?

 

19. What does “He will be established to two of them” mean?

 

20. What does “They shall be to two of the cut-outs” mean?

 

21. Why is “And eight cuttings shall be” so important?

 

22. What information can the reader obtain by learning that their lords are silver?

 

23. Does the number sixteen typify anything?

 

24. What does “two lords are under the one cutting and two lords are under the one cutting” mean?

 

 

 

X. The Acacia Bar (verses 26-29)

 

This text always describes one bar. Moshe must make their bar (the bar is for the cuttings) trees of acacia. Five are to cuttings of one piece of the Abode, and five are to cuttings of the second piece of the Abode. Then, five are their bar to the cuttings of a piece of the Abode to two sides, seaward (westward).

 

The middle bar in the midst of the cuttings is fleeing from the edge unto the edge!

 

Moshe shall observe the cuttings: gold! He must make their sunk impressions gold; they are houses to their bar!

 

Moshe shall observe their bar; it is gold!

 

Questions

 

1.    Who is their in, “thou shalt make their bar trees of acacia”?

 

2.    Why is bar singular when the text describes five in one part, five in another part, and five on another side?

 

3.    What does this bar typify?

 

4.    Propose an arrangement of these bars so that what the text describes is in the pictures:

 

5.    Why must the middle bar flee from the edge unto the edge?

 

6.    Why will the cuttings be observed as gold?

 

7.    Why must their sunk-impressions also be lined with gold all the way through?

 

8.    Why does the text say, “Houses to their bar”?

 

9.    What might be an image of this sunk-impression?

 

10. Why must the bar be observed as gold?

 

 

 

XI. Standing Abode (verse 30)

 

Moshe must cause the Abode to stand according to the Abode’s justice that Moshe was shown in Mount Sinai.

 

Questions

 

1.    Yehovah commanded Moshe to make the Abode stand according to his justice. What does this mean?

 

 

 

XII. Divider and Crooveem (verses 31-33)

 

Yehovah next commanded Moshe to make a divider using blue, purple and earthworm crimson. The divider must be made of twisted byssus, and it must be a making of thought! Moshe must make her crooveem (cherubim).

 

Moshe must give her upon four pillars of acacia; when anyone observes, the person will see gold.

 

Their hooks are gold upon four lords of silver!

 

Moshe must give the divider under the clasps.

 

Questions

 

1.    What is the purpose of this divider?

 

2.    What do blue, purple, and earthworm crimson typify?

 

3.    What does this divider typify (besides being what it obviously is: a divider)?

 

4.    What does byssus typify?

 

5.    Why does the text state that this divider must be made, and that it is a making of thought?

 

6.    Why must this divider be made cherubim? What does that mean?

 

7.    Why must she be given upon acacia?

 

8.    Why must there be four pillars?

 

9.    Why will the pillars appear gold?

 

10. What do these hooks typify?

 

11. Why are they upon four lords of silver instead of eight?

 

12. Why must the divider be under the clasps?

 

 

 

XIII. Holy of Holies (verses 33-35)

 

Moshe next must bring the Box of the Testimonies to there, from inside, and to the divider. That divider will separate to the Israelis between the Holy and between the Holy of the Holies!

 

Moshe must give the divider upon the Box of the Testimonies in (or via) Holy of Holies.

 

Moshe next must put the Table from outside to the divider.

 

The Menorah must be straight in front of the Table upon the piece of the Abode, southward.

 

Moshe must give the Table upon the north piece of the Abode.

 

Questions

 

1.    Why must the Box of the Testimonies be brought specifically from inside to the divider?

 

2.    Why will the divider separate to you (whoever they are) between the Holy and the Holy of the Holies?

 

3.    Why must ‘thou’ (whoever he is) give the cover upon the Box of the Testimonies in Holy of the Holies at this time?

 

4.    Why must the Table be outside to the divider (and thus, in the Holy chamber and not the Holy of Holies chamber)?

 

5.    Where is the Menorah if it is straight in front of the Table and upon the piece of the Abode, southward?

 

6.    What does the Menorah typify?

 

7.    Why must the Menorah be placed directly in front of that Table?

 

8.    Why must the Table be put upon the north piece?

 

 

 

XIV. Camouflage (verses 36-37)

 

Moshe must make camouflage to the opening of the Tent! That camouflage must be blue, purple, and earthworm crimson, and made of twisted byssus. The construction must be of variegation.

 

Moshe must make five acacia pillars for this camouflage. When he observes these pillars, he must see gold! Their hooks are gold.

 

Moshe must melt/pour to the pillars five lords of copper!

 

Questions

 

1.    Why must there be a camouflage to the opening of the Tent?

 

2.    What does five typify?

 

3.    What do the acacia pillars typify?

 

4.    If the pillars of acacia are gold when observed, what does this show?

 

5.    Why are their hooks made of gold?

 

6.    What does copper typify?

 

7.    Why must these five lords of copper be melted/poured?

 

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