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TentofMeeting

In the back of the Tent of Meeting was a smaller tent.  This smaller tent was divided into the Holy Place and
the Most Holy Place.

The Holy Place was 30 feet by 15 feet.  In the Holy Place was a golden table that holds the bread of the
presence, the golden lamp stand and the altar of incense.

The bread of the presence was twelve loafs of bread that were symbolic of the twelve tribes of Israel.  It also
represents the first fruits of labor that went to the Lord.

The lamp stand had seven branches curved up.  Seven was symbolic of completeness.  The top of the branches
were shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.  This was symbolic of the first trees to blossom during
the spring time in this area of the world.

The altar of incense was made of wood and overlaid with gold.  In the altar they burned a mixture of spices
and frankincense.  The sweet smell of incense was symbolic of the good and pure things of the faith.  Things like
prayer, praise, charity, etc.  It was also symbolic of God’s people being a sweet smell to God.

Separating the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place was a curtain made of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and
finely twisted linen.  This curtain was symbolic of the division between sinful man and a Holy God.

Next week we will read about the Most Holy Place and how Gods presence was there.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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TentofMeeting

Welcome and thanks for reading.  Last week we read that the animal sacrifice was symbolic.  It symbolically took
the place of the death that was due sinful man.  Also, it demonstrated that a person believed in God.

This week, let’s read about the tent where the animal sacrifice took place.

God told Moses that the sacrificial offerings were to take place in a “Tent of Meeting.”  The Tent of Meet-
ing was to demonstrate intimacy and oneness with God.  This tent was originally movable.  When the Jews
reached the promised land, the tent was built as a permanent structure.  It was destroyed three times by warring
groups.

The Tent of Meeting was made of curtain walls of finely twisted linen, 30 feet wide and 150 feet
long.  Entering the first half, approximately 30 feet wide by 75 feet long, is an area with a bronze
altar.  The bronze altar is where the animal was slaughtered and some of the blood was gathered.

Leviticus 17:11  For the life of the creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for
yourselves on the altar;  it is the blood that makes atonement for ones life.

As we have mentioned, the animal sacrifice symbolically took the death that was due sinful man.

In the back of the Tent of Meeting was a smaller tent.  It was made of finely twisted linen and blue, 
purple and scarlet yarn.  It was covered with layers of woven goat hair and ram skin died red.  Moses, Aaron
or the High Priest brought some of the gathered blood from the sacrificed animal to this smaller tent.  Before
entering this smaller tent, they had to wash their hands and feet in a bronze basin.  This was sym- 
bolic of mans soul being clean, pure and sinless before entering this smaller tent.

Next week we will read how the smaller tent was divided into the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place which is
where Moses, Aaron and the High Priest entered the presence of God.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff