skins, blue-processed skins, acacia wood, oil for the lamp, spices
for the anointing oil, and the sweet-smelling incense, and
sardonyxes and other precious stones for the ephod and
shall make Me a sanctuary, and I will dwell among them. You must
make the tabernacle and all its furnishings following the plan
that I am showing you.
ark of acacia wood, 2 and a half cubits long, 1 and a half cubits
wide, and 1 and a half cubits high. Cover it with a layer of pure
gold on the inside and outside, and make a gold rim all around its
top. Cast four gold rings for the ark, and place them on its
four corners, two rings on one side, and two on the other
side. Make two carrying poles of acacia wood and cover them
with a layer of gold. Place the poles in the rings on the
sides of the ark, so that the ark can be carried with them. The
poles must remain in the ark's rings and not be removed.
in this ark that you will place the testimony that I will give
you. Make a golden cover for the ark, 2 and a half cubits
long and 1 and half cubits wide.
two golden cherubs, hammering them out from the two ends of the
cover. One cherub shall be on the end, and one on the other. Make
the cherubs from the same piece of gold as the cover itself, on
its two ends. The cherubs shall spread their wings upward so that
their wings shield the cover. The cherubs shall face one another,
but their faces shall also be inclined downward toward the cover.
the cover on top of the ark after you place into the ark the
testimony that I will give you. I will commune with you there,
speaking to you from above the ark-cover, from between the two
cherubs that are on the Ark of Testimony. In this manner I will
give you instructions for the Israelites.
table of acacia wood, 2 cubits long, one cubit wide, and 1 and a
half cubits high. Cover it with a layer of pure gold, and make a
gold rim all around it. Make a frame a handbreadth wide all around
the table, and on the frame all around, the golden rim shall be
placed. Make four gold rings for the table, and place the rings on
the four corners of its four legs. The rings shall be adjacent to
the frame, and they shall be receptacles for the poles with which
the table is carried. The poles shall be made of acacia wood and
covered with a layer of gold. They will be used to carry the
table make bread forms, incense bowls, and side frames, as well as
the half tubes that will serve as dividers between the loaves of
bread. All these shall be made of pure gold. It is on this table
that showbread shall be placed before Me at all times.
a menorah out of pure gold. The menorah shall be formed by
hammering it. Its base, stem, and decorative cups, spheres
and flowers must be hammered out of a single piece of
branches shall extend from its sides, three branches on
one side of the menorah, and three branches on the other
side. There shall be three embossed cups, as well as a
sphere and a flower on each and every one of the branches.
All six branches extending from the menorah's
stem must be the same in this respect.
shaft of the menorah shall have four embossed cups along
with its spheres and flowers. A sphere shall serve as a
base for each pair of branches extending from the shaft.
This shall be true for all six branches extending from the
stem of the menorah. The spheres and branches shall be an
integral part of the menorah. They shall all be hammered
out of a single piece of pure gold. Make seven lamps on
the menorah. Its lamps shall be lit so that they shine
primarily toward its center. The menorah's wick tongs and
ash scoops shall also be made out of pure gold. The
menorah, including all its parts, shall be made of a
talent of pure gold. Carefully observe the pattern that
you will be shown on the mountain and make the menorah in
the tabernacle out of ten large tapestries consisting of
twined linen, and sky-blue, dark red, and crimson wool,
with a pattern of cherubs woven into them. Each tapestry
shall be 28 cubits long and 4 cubits wide, with each
tapestry the same size.
first five tapestries shall be sewn together, and the
second five shall also be sewn together. Make loops of
sky-blue wool at the edge of the innermost tapestry of the
first group. Do the same on the edge of the innermost
tapestry of the second group.
50 loops on the one tapestry, and 50 on the edge of the
tapestry in the second group. The two sets of loops shall
be made so that the loops are exactly opposite one
50 golden fasteners. The two groups of tapestries will
then be able to be joined together, so that the tabernacle
will be one piece. Make sheets of goat's wool to serve as
a tent over the tabernacle. There shall be 11 such sheets,
and each sheet shall be 30 cubits long, and 4 cubits wide.
All 11 sheets must be the same size. Sew together the
first five sheets by themselves, and the other six sheets
by themselves. Half of the sixth sheet shall hang over the
front of the tent. Make 50 loops on the edge of the
innermost sheet of the first group, and 50 loops on the
edge of the innermost sheet of the second group.
50 copper fasteners. Place the fasteners in the loops,
bringing the tent together and making it one. There will
then remain an extra portion from what is left over in the
breadth of the sheets of the tent. The extra half sheet
shall trail behind the back of the tabernacle. The extra
cubit on both sides in the length of the tent's sheets
shall hang down over the sides of the tapestries of the
tabernacle to cover them on both sides.
a roof for the tent out of reddened rams' skins. Above it
make a roof out of the blue processed hides.
upright beams for the tabernacle out of acacia wood. Each beam
shall be 10 cubits long, and one and a half cubits wide. Each beam
shall have two matching square pegs carved out at the bottom. All
the beams for the tabernacle must be made in this manner.
beams for the southern side of the tabernacle. Place 40 silver
bases under the 20 beams. There shall be two bases under each
beam, one to hold each peg. For the second side of the tabernacle
to the north, there shall likewise be 20 beams and 40 silver
bases. Here too there shall be two sockets under each and every
beam. Make six beams for the west side of the tabernacle,
and place another two beams at the corners.
beams must be exactly next to each other on the bottom. Every pair
shall also be joined together evenly on top with a square ring.
This shall also be done with the two beams on the two corners.
on the west side there will be a total of
eight beams and 16 silver bases, two bases under each and every
crossbars out of acacia wood. There shall be five for the beams of
the first side of the tabernacle to the south. There shall also be
five for the beams of the second side to the north, and five for
the beams of the tabernacle on the western wall.
these, the center crossbar shall go through the middle of the
beams, from one end of the tabernacle to the other. Cover the
beams with a layer of gold. Also make gold rings on the beams to
hold the crossbars. The crossbars shall also be covered with a
layer of gold. You will then be ready to set up the tabernacle in
the proper manner, as you were shown on the mountain.
cloth partition out of sky-blue, dark red and crimson wool, woven
together with twined linen. Cherubs shall be woven into it so that
they can be seen on both sides.
it on four gold-covered acacia pillars having
gold hooks. The pillars shall be set in four silver
sockets. Place the cloth partition directly under the fastenings
holding the tapestries together. Into the space behind this
curtain you will bring the Ark of Testimony. This curtain will
thus divide between the Sanctuary and the Holy of Holies.
will then place the cover on the Ark of Testimony in the Holy of
Holies. Place the table outside the curtain, toward the northern
wall of the tabernacle. The menorah shall be opposite the table,
toward the southern wall of the tabernacle.
drape for the entrance of the tent, out of sky-blue, dark red and
crimson wool, and twined linen. It shall be embroidered
work. Make five acacia pillars to hold the drape. Cover them
with a layer of gold and place golden hooks on them. Cast five
copper bases for the pillars.
the altar out of acacia wood. The altar shall be square, 5 cubits
by 5 cubits, and 3 cubits high. Make protrusions on all four sides
as an integral part of the altar. Then cover it with a layer of
copper. Make pots to remove its greasy ashes, as well as scoops,
sacrificial basins, flesh pokers, and fire pans for the altar. All
these instruments shall be made of copper. Make a screen out of
copper net to go around the altar. Place four copper rings on the
four corners of the screen. The screen shall be placed below the
decorative border of the altar, extending downward until the
middle of the altar. Make carrying poles for the altar out of
acacia wood covered with a layer of copper. Place the poles in the
rings so that the poles will be on the two sides of the altar when
it is carried.
altar shall be a hollow structure made out of boards. You must
make it as you were shown on the mountain.
enclosure for the tabernacle in this manner: On the south side,
there shall be hangings made of twined linen. Like all the other
sides, it shall be 100 cubits long. It shall have 20 pillars and
20 copper bases. The hooks and bands for the pillars shall be made
of silver. The same shall be done on the north side. The hangings
shall be 100 cubits long, with 20 pillars and 20 copper bases,
with silver hooks and bands for the pillars.
of the hangings at the western end of the enclosure shall be 50
cubits, and it shall have 10 pillars and 10 bases. The width of
the enclosure at its eastern end shall also be 50 cubits. Of this,
the hangings on one side of the entrance shall be 15 cubits long,
with 3 pillars and 3 bases.
other side, the hangings shall also be 15 cubits long, with 3
pillars and 3 bases. The entrance of the enclosure shall be
a 20 cubit embroidered drape made of sky-blue, dark
red, and crimson wool together with twisted linen. It shall have 4
pillars and 4 bases.
pillars of the outer enclosure shall have silver hoops, silver
hooks, and copper bases. The length of the enclosure shall be 100
cubits, and its width shall be 50 cubits. The pillars holding the
hangings of twined linen shall be 5 cubits high, and their bases
shall be made of copper. All the equipment used to make the
tabernacle shall be made out of copper. The stakes for the
tabernacle itself, and all the stakes for the enclosure shall also
be made of copper.
Tetzaveh Exodus 27:20