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Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Exodus 26:1-14

The curtains 26:1-14The extent to which these curtains were visible from inside the tabernacle is not clear in the text and has been the subject of debate by commentators. They were of four colors that some writers have interpreted as having symbolic significance on the basis of other biblical references to and uses of these colors. The colors were white (holiness), blue (heavenly origin and character), purple (royal glory), and crimson (blood and vigorous life). Blue was also the color of... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 26:1-37

The Tabernacle ProperThis, which in the Hebrew is called ’the dwelling’ (see on Exodus 25:9), consists of an oblong tent, 30 cubits long, 10 broad, and 10 high, and stands within the ’court of the tabernacle’ (Exodus 27:9 -f.). It is formed of a frame of open woodwork, over which are spread four layers of coverings, the undermost being of linen embroidered with figures of cherubim, the second of goathair cloth, the third of ramskin, and the outermost of sealskin. Internally, therefore, the... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Exodus 26:1-37

XXVI.THE TABERNACLE.(1-37) The sacred tent which was to form the “House of God,” or temple, for Israel during the continuance of the people in the wilderness, and which in point of fact served them for a national sanctuary until the construction of the first temple by Solomon, is described in this chapter with a minuteness which leaves little to be desired. It is called ham-mishkân, “the dwelling,” and ha-’ohel, “the tent” (Exodus 26:36)—the former from its purpose, as being the place where God... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Exodus 26:7-13

2. THE GOATS’-HAIR TENT-CLOTH.(7-13) An awning such as that described in Exodus 26:1-6 would have neither kept out sun nor rain. For this purpose an ordinary cloth of goats’-hair was requisite, and accordingly Moses was instructed to make a second covering, which was to be of this material, and to extend over the whole of the first, thus externally concealing it. This second covering was, like the first, to be in two portions (Exodus 26:9-11), each of them made up of several “breadths,” but the... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Exodus 26:1-37

CHAPTER XXVI.THE TABERNACLE.Exodus 26:1-37We now come to examine the structure of the tabernacle for which the most essential furniture has been prepared.Some confusion of thought exists, even among educated laymen, with regard to the arrangements of the temple; and this has led to similar confusion (to a less extent) concerning the corresponding parts of the tabernacle. "The temple" in which the Child Jesus was found, and into which Peter and John went up to pray, ought not to be confounded... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Exodus 26:1-37

CHAPTER 26 The Tabernacle and its Construction 1. The curtains (Exodus 26:1-6 ) 2. The coverings (Exodus 26:7-14 ) 3. The boards (Exodus 26:15-30 ) 4. The vail (Exodus 26:31-35 ) 5. The hangings for the door (Exodus 26:36-37 ) While the tabernacle is a type of the heavenly places (Hebrews 9:23 ) it is also a type of Christ, who tabernacled among men. The wonderful foreshadowings we find here down to the minutest details is an evidence of inspiration. We must confine ourselves to a... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 26:1-37

THE INNER COVERING OF THE TABERNACLE (vs.1-6) The tabernacle itself had four coverings; the lower one, which would be visible from inside, being made of fine woven linen with blue, purple and scarlet material woven into this, as well as ornamental cherubim. Since one would have to be inside to see the beauty of all of this, we are reminded that only believers coming into the presence of the Lord, are able to discern the glory and beauty of His person. Though the white fine linen speaks of... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - Exodus 26:1-37

The two chief objects within the Court were the Brazen Altar and the Tabernacle. Sacrificial worship was old, but the local Sanctuary was quite new. The Tabernacle is most frequently called the Tabernacle of the Congregation. A better rendering is supposed to be, "The Tent of Meeting." The Tabernacle was also called "The Tent of the Testimony," in allusion to the fact that it was the depositary of the Tables of the Law. The highest meaning of the structure was expressed by the Ark, which... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - Exodus 26:9-14

Is not the wonderful exactness here shown to those minute circumstances, intended to manifest how, even to the smallest matters, the Lord regards his Church and people: Matthew 6:25-30 . read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 26:7-14

7-14 The curtains of meaner materials, being made both longer and broader, covered the others, and were defended by coverings of skins. The whole represents the person and doctrine of Christ, and the church of true Christians, and all heavenly things, which outwardly are mean, but inwardly, and in the sight of God, are glorious and precious. read more

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