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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 38:9-20

The walls of the court, or church-yard, were like the rest curtains or hangings, made according to the appointment, Exod. 27:9-19 This represented the state of the Old-Testament church: it was a garden enclosed; the worshippers were then confined to a little compass. But the enclosure being of curtains only intimated that the confinement of the church in one particular nation was not to be perpetual. The dispensation itself was a tabernacle-dispensation, movable and mutable, and in due time to... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 38:9-20

And he made the court ,.... The open court of the tabernacle, where the people met, of which, its pillars, sockets, hangings, hooks, and pins, an account is given, to Exodus 38:10 of which See Gill on Exodus 27:9 , Exodus 27:10 , Exodus 27:11 , Exodus 27:12 , Exodus 27:13 , Exodus 27:14 , Exodus 27:15 , Exodus 27:16 , Exodus 27:17 , Exodus 27:18 , Exodus 27:19 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 38:1-21

The brazen altar, the laver, and the court. See Homilies on Exodus 27:1-20 ; Exodus 30:17-22 .— J . O . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 38:1-31

The Court and its lessons. I. THE FURNISHING AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE COURT 2 . The construction of the court . 3 . The order in which they were made . The altar first, then the laver, and, last of all, the enclosing of the court. First, Christ and his sacrifice; next, the washing of regeneration by him through the Spirit; and, last of all, the gathering together of the Church. This is the Divine order. The true Church has ever this history. None have a right to... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 38:19

Their chapiters . This again is additional to the directions given Compare the comment on Exodus 38:17 . read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Exodus 38:1-31

35:1-40:38 CONSTRUCTION OF THE TABERNACLEThis section largely repeats the instruction given on the mountain in Chapters 25-31. It emphasizes that the people had to do God’s work according to his covenant requirements. Therefore, they were to keep the Sabbath (35:1-3; cf. 31:16). If they wanted God to accept their offerings for the building of the tabernacle, they had to present those offerings in a spirit of joy and willingness (35:4-29). Though all could give offerings, only those with the... read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - Exodus 38:1-31

"And he made the altar of burnt-offering of acacia wood: five cubits was the length thereof, and five cubits the breadth thereof, foursquare; and three cubits the height thereof. And he made the horns thereof upon the four corners of it; the horns thereof were of one piece with it: and he overlaid it with brass. And he made all the vessels of the altar, the pots, and the shovels, and the basins, the flesh-hooks, and the firepans: all the vessels thereof made he of brass. And he made for the... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Exodus 38:1-20

The furniture, vessels, and courtyard 37:1-38:20The ark of the covenant Exodus 37:1-9 (cf. Exodus 25:10-22)The table of showbread Exodus 37:10-16 (cf. Exodus 25:23-30)The lampstand Exodus 37:17-24 (cf. Exodus 25:31-40)The altar of incense Exodus 37:25-28 (cf. Exodus 30:1-10)The anointing oil and incense Exodus 37:29 (cf. Exodus 30:22-28)The brazen altar Exodus 38:1-7 (cf. Exodus 27:1-8)The laver Exodus 38:8 (cf. Exodus 30:17-21)The courtyard Exodus 38:9-20 (cf. Exodus 27:9-19) read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 38:1-31

The Holy Furniture1-7. The Altar of Burnt Offering: see Exodus 27:1-8.8. The Laver: see Exodus 30:17-21; Read with RV ’mirrors of the serving women which served at the door of the tent of meeting.’ What service these women rendered is not said. They are only mentioned once again, in 1 Samuel 2:22. They may have helped in the liturgical part of the worship by their singing and dancing. The Heb. word which indicates their service here is used of the Levites in Numbers 4:23; Numbers 8:24.9-20. The... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Exodus 38:9-20

(9-20) The construction of the court follows upon that of the furniture which it contained. The passage runs parallel with Exodus 27:9-19. read more

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