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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Exodus 38:1-8

Bezaleel having finished the gold-work, which, though the richest, yet was ordered to lie most out of sight, in the tabernacle itself, here goes on to prepare the court, which lay open to the view of all. Two things the court was furnished with, and both made of brass:? I. An altar of burnt-offering, Exod. 38:1-7. On this all their sacrifices were offered, and it was this which, being sanctified itself for this purpose by the divine appointment, sanctified the gift that was in faith offered on... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Exodus 38:1-7

And he made the altar of burnt offering ,.... That is, Bezaleel made it, or it was made by his direction, he having the care and oversight of it, wherefore the making of it is ascribed to him, 2 Chronicles 1:5 the account of this, its horns, vessels, rings, and staves, is carried on to Exodus 38:2 of which See Gill on Exodus 27:1 , Exodus 27:2 , Exodus 27:3 , Exodus 27:4 , Exodus 27:5 , Exodus 27:6 , Exodus 27:7 , Exodus 27:8 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Exodus 38:1-8

THE FURTHER PROGRESS OF THE WORK — THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FURNITURE FOR THE COURT .— Exodus 38:9-20 .— AND OF THE COURT ITSELF . On the completion of the tabernacle, Bezaleel and his assistants turned their attention to the court and its furniture; and constructed, first, the altar of burnt offering ( Exodus 38:1-7 ); secondly, the bronze laver ( Exodus 38:8 ); and thirdly, the hangings, pillars, connecting-rods, hooks and pins for the circuit... 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

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 Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Exodus 38:1-8

Exodus 38:1-8. The brazen altar for the sacrifices, and the laver for the priests, are next fashioned: both typical of him, who made the one atonement for sin, and whose blood alone can cleanse our souls from the guilt or the defilement of it. This laver was made of the looking-glasses of the devout women, who frequently assembled to worship at the door of the congregation. Be it remembered to their honour. Note; 1. They who appear often before the sanctuary, and in the glass of God's holy law... 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

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