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Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - Exodus 26:1-14

The Covering of the Tent v. 1. Moreover, thou shalt make the Tabernacle with ten curtains, long pieces, or strips, corresponding to the canvas of modern tents, of fine twined linen, the silky byssus cloth, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, Exodus 25:4; with cherubim of cunning work shalt thou make them. The work was to be that of an artist in weaving, the meaning evidently being that the white, shiny byssus threads were to be woven with similar fine yarns of hyacinth, purple, and crimson,... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - Exodus 26:1-37

4. The Tent, or the Dwelling itself. Exodus 26:1-30I. The Component Parts of the Tent as to Form.a. The tent itself. (1) Ten curtains of byssus each 28 cubits long, and 4 cubits wide. (2) Fifty loops to each curtain, to connect together five curtains. (3) Five times fifty golden clasps, to connect the loops1b. The covering of the tent. First covering, of goats’ hair: eleven curtains, each 30 cubits long, and 4 cubits wide, divided into sets of 5 and 6. For them 50 [or rather, 100] loops and 50... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - Exodus 26:1-25

the Curtains and Boards of the Tabernacle Exodus 26:1-25 The Tabernacle was constructed of upright boards, over which four sets of curtains were thrown. The innermost set, which made the ceiling, was of tapestry, embroidered with cherubim in various colors-blue, scarlet and purple-the cunning work of a damask weaver. Over these was a second set, of goats’ hair, longer and broader, so as to protect them; while the third and fourth sets were of rams’ and seals’ skins, respectively, to protect... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - Exodus 26:1-37

Continuing the outward movement of description from the Ark as center, we have instructions concerning the curtains and coverings which were to constitute the Tabernacle and Tent. There was unquestionably symbolic suggestiveness in everything. Fine twined linen was the symbol of purity, the blue of heavenly glory, the purple of kingly majesty, the scarlet of the richness of created life, while the inwrought cherubim symbolized the highest realization of life. The boards and bars constituted... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 26:1-14

The Dwelling-place Itself (Exodus 26:1 to Exodus 27:19 ). Having described the main contents of the Sanctuary which represented the permanent blessing which came from Him in His presence, we now move on to the Dwellingplace proper. The Dwellingplace was to be splendid in beauty. Its glory represented the glory of its King and His supreme righteousness. But it had to be patterned according to how God revealed it (Exodus 26:30). Nothing mundane must enter into its construction, and no ideas of... read more

Arthur Peake

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 26:1-37

Exodus 26. P. The Dwelling.— This chapter deals with the tent, or tabernacle proper, describing in succession the four thicknesses of different materials which were to make its covering ( Exodus 26:1-2 Chronicles :. cf. Exodus 36:8-Psalms :); the framework that should support them ( Exodus 26:15-Amos :; cf. Exodus 36:20-Nahum :); the inner partition or veil ( Exodus 26:31-Micah :; cf. Exodus 36:35 f.) and the contents of the interior ( Exodus 26:34 f; cf. Exodus 40:20; cf. Exodus 40:22;... read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Exodus 26:1-15

CRITICAL NOTES.—Exodus 26:1. Of cunning work] = Mââsey CHOSHEB represents workmanship of a more skilful and costly kind, such as was used in the in working of the figures of the cherubim upon the inner covering of the roof of the tabernacle, the vail before the Holy of Holies, and upon toe ephod and the breast-plate of the High priest. Another peculiarity of this covering of this cunning work was, that its texture exhibited figures on both sides, while the needle-work= mââsey rokem—was without... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - Exodus 26:1-37

Let's turn now in our Bibles to Exodus chapter twenty-six. Now when we got into the twenty-fifth chapter of the book of Exodus, we began with the construction of the tabernacle. First of all, God informed him concerning the furnishings that were to be in the tabernacle. So in chapter twenty-nine it is described for Moses how that the ark of the covenant is to be built; it's dimensions, the mercy seat which was the lid on the ark of the covenant with the two carved cherubim. Then the furnishing... read more

Joseph Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments - Exodus 26:1-37

Exodus 26:1. The tabernacle, המשׁכן hammishacan, is not the only word which designates the habitation of the Lord. In Exodus 15:2, we find habitation, from the root נוה Nevah, he dwelt, which word is still preserved in the nave of our churches, because the Lord has promised to dwell there. This sacred pavilion was the presence chamber of the God of Israel, where he heard prayer, delivered oracles, and passed sentence on man, on armies, on nations. And what nation was there that had God... read more

Joseph Exell

The Biblical Illustrator - Exodus 26:1-14

Exodus 26:1-14Curtains.The curtains of the TabernacleI. That the glory of God is hidden to all who stand outside Jesus Christ. Man cannot surprise God and penetrate His secrets.II. That in Christ the glory of God is most brightly revealed.1. There is such a thing as regarding Christ from the outside; and then, as the Jews, we see no beauty in Him.2. There is such a thing as knowing Christ as a great Teacher, a great Example; “the goats’ hair curtains hooked with brass.”3. But it is only when we... read more

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