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Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 38:18-19

The Entrance Screen (Exodus 38:18-19 ). Exodus 38:18-19 ‘And the screen for the entrance of the court was the work of the embroiderer, of bluey-violet, and purpley-red, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: and twenty cubits was the length, and the height in the breadth was five cubits, answerable to the hangings of the court. And their pillars were four, and their sockets four, of bronze; their hooks of silver, and the overlaying of their capitals, and their connecting-rods, of silver.’ “ The... read more

Arthur Peake

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible - Exodus 38:1-31

Exodus 38. P s. Altar, Laver, and Court.— The great “ altar of burnt-offering” is now so distinguished in Exodus 38:1-Judges : (in Exodus 27:1-Ruth : * it is “ the altar” ). The laver is briefly mentioned ( Exodus 38:8 a, cf. Exodus 30:18-Ecclesiastes :), the reference to the “ mirrors of the host of women” ( Exodus 38:8 b) being regarded as a gloss because presupposing the erection of the Tent. In Exodus 38:9-Proverbs : the Outer Court is described ( cf. Exodus 27:9-Psalms :), the... read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Exodus 38:1-20

CRITICAL NOTES.—Of the looking-glasses of the women]. The contribution of the looking-glasses for making the laver must have been a greater act of sacrifice to those female donors than at first sight appears. Looking-glasses were articles of difficult manufacture, and rare, and highly prized even above golden ornaments. The motive, therefore, must have been a very powerful one that prompted them to the self-denial. Probably it was from a sense of sorrow over the sin for having contributed even... read more

Joseph Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments - Exodus 38:1-31

Exodus 38:1. The altar. The tabernacle had two celebrated altars, the altar of incense within the sanctuary, and the altar of burnt-offering mentioned here, which was without. The exterior frame was wood, the platform was a hollow network of brass, that the ashes might pass through, and that the air having free access to the fire, the victims might be quickly consumed. Many hallowed implements also appertained to the altar, as shovels and pans to bring the coals and take away the ashes, and... read more

Daniel Whedon

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

THE ALTAR OF BURNT OFFERINGS, Exodus 38:1-7. See notes on Exodus 27:1-7. THE LAVER, Exodus 38:8. See notes on Exodus 30:17-21. THE COURT OF THE TABERNACLE, Exodus 38:9-20. See notes on Exodus 27:9-19. THE AMOUNT OF METALS USED FOR THE TABERNACLE, Exodus 38:21-31. 21. This is the sum Literally, the things reckoned, meaning, according to what follows, the weight of the gold, silver, and brass employed in the construction of the sanctuary and what belonged to it . The amount, as summed... read more

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