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Bible Commentaries
Exodus 26

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Verse 1

26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle [with] ten curtains [of] fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: [with] cherubims of {a} cunning work shalt thou make them.

(a) That is, of most cunning or fine work.

Verse 4

26:4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge {b} in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of [another] curtain, in the coupling of the second.

(b) On the side that the curtains might be tied together.

Verse 5

26:5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that [is] in the coupling of the {c} second; that the loops may take hold one of another.

(c) In tying together both the sides.

Verse 7

26:7 And thou shalt make curtains [of] goats’ [hair] to be a {d} covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.

(d) Lest rain and weather should mar it.

Verse 9

26:9 And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the {e} sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.

(e) That is, five on the one side, and five on the other, and the sixth should hang over the door of the tabernacle.

Verse 12

26:12 And the {f} remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.

(f) For these curtains were two cubits longer than the curtain of the tabernacle so that they were wider by a cubit of both sides.

Verse 14

26:14 And thou shalt make a {g} covering for the tent [of] rams’ skins dyed red, and a covering above [of] {h} badgers’ skins.

(g) To be put on the covering that was made of goats hair.

(h) This was the third covering of the tabernacle.

Verse 24

26:24 And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be {i} coupled together above the head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.

(i) The Hebrew word signifies twins declaring that they should be as perfect and well joined as possible.

Verse 32

26:32 And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim [wood] overlaid with gold: their {k} hooks [shall be of] gold, upon the four sockets of silver.

(k) Some read "heads of the pillars".

Verse 33

26:33 And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy [place] and the {l} most holy.

(l) In which only the high priest entered and only once a year.

Verse 35

26:35 And thou shalt set the table {m} without the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.

(m) Meaning, in the holy place.

Verse 36

26:36 And thou shalt make an {n} hanging for the door of the tent, [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.

(n) This hanging or veil was between the holy place, and there where the people were.

Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Exodus 26". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/exodus-26.html. 1599-1645.
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