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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Exodus 27

Verses 1-8

The Altar of Burnt Offering - Exodus 27:1-8 gives a description of the building of the altar of burnt offering.

Exodus 27:2Word Study on "horns" - Strong says the Hebrew word "horns" ( קֶרֶן) (H 7161) means, "a horn, as projecting." Holladay says it means, "a horn as a protrusion at corners." Note:

Psalm 118:27, "God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar."

Exodus 27:4Word Study on "grate" - Strong says the Hebrew word "grate" ( מַכבֵּר) (H 4345) means, "a grate." Holladay says it means, "something twisted or interlaced." Webster says a grate is "a frame of metal bars for holding fuel in a fireplace, stove, or furnace."

Exodus 27:4Word Study on "network" - Strong says the Hebrew word "network" ( רֶשׁת) (H 7568) means, "a net (as catching animals), network." Holladay says it means, "a net (as catching animals), network."

Exodus 27:4Word Study on "net" - Hebrew ( רֶשׁת) (H 7568).

Exodus 27:5Word Study on "compass" - Strong says the Hebrew word "compass" ( כַּרְכּׁב) or ( בכרכ) (H 3749) means, "a rim or top margin compass." Holladay says it means, "edge or rim (of altar)." The RSV and NIV read, "a ledge."

Verses 9-19

The Court of the Tabernacle - Exodus 27:9-19 gives a description of the construction of the court of the Tabernacle.

Exodus 27:10Word Study on "fillets" - Strong says the Hebrew word "fillets" ( חָשֻׁק) or ( חָשׁוּק) (H 2838) means, "a rod or fenced rail connecting posts or pillars." Holladay says it means, "bands on the pillars of the Tabernacle." The NIV reads, "bands." The RSV reads, "fillets."

Webster says the word "fillet" means, "a. A flat square moulding separating other mouldings. b. A narrow band between two flutings (grooves in a column)." Webster says the word "band" (in architecture) means, "a thin layer of moulding."

Exodus 27:17Word Study on "filleted" - Holladay says the Hebrew word "filleted" ( חָשַׁק) (H 2836) means, "to bind."

Verse 20-21

The Care of the Lampstand - Exodus 27:20-21 gives instructions on the care of the lampstand.

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Exodus 27". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/exodus-27.html. 2013.