Thursday, February 24, 2011

QQC--Where Were the Utensils Kept?

Quirks, Queries and Commentary—Exodus 25:23-30 

Many of the illustrations I found in a Google image search
had the bread in two stacks, rather than two rows.
One item in the tabernacle built at the foot of Mt. Sinai was a table.  It was about the same height as the ark but its width and depth were shorter.  It too was covered in gold.  In addition to the table, the goldsmiths were to make plates, dishes, pitchers and bowls.

We can deduce that a minimum of twelve plates were needed because in Leviticus 24:5, 6 we’re told that bread was laid out on the table in two rows of six loaves each (not two stacks as most illustrations show).  Numbers 4:7, 8 informs us that when they were travelling, the plates, dishes, bowls and pitchers were to be stacked on top of the table and covered over.

But where were these items kept when the tabernacle was set up?


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