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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

Exodus 38

Verse 4

38:4 And he made for the altar a brasen grate of network under the compass thereof beneath unto the {a} midst of it.

(a) So that the gridiron or grate was half as high as the altar and stood within it.

Verse 8

38:8 And he made the laver [of] brass, and the foot of it [of] brass, of the {b} lookingglasses of [the women] assembling, which assembled [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

(b) R. Kimbi says that the women brought their looking glasses, which were of brass or fine metal, and offered them freely for the use of the tabernacle: which was a bright thing and of great majesty.

Verse 21

38:21 This is the sum of the tabernacle, [even] of the tabernacle of testimony, as it was counted, according to the commandment of Moses, [for] the service of the {c} Levites, by the hand of Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest.

(c) That the Levites might be in charge of it, and minister in the same, as did Eleazar and Ithamar, Numbers 3:4.

Verse 23

38:23 And with him [was] Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver, and a {d} cunning workman, and an embroiderer in blue, and in purple, and in scarlet, and fine linen.

(d) Or, a graver, or carpenter, Exodus 36:4.

Verse 29

38:29 And the brass of the offering [was] seventy {e} talents, and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

(e) Read the weight of a talent, Exodus 25:39.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Exodus 38". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". 1599-1645.