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Matthew Poole's English Annotations
on the Holy Bible
Exodus 36



Verse 1


Moses comitteth the work to Bezaleel and Aholiab Exo 36 1-4. The liberality of the people is forbid Exodus 36:5,6. The curtains of cherubims, Exodus 36:8-13. The curtains of goats’ hair, &c. all belonging to the tabernacle, Exodus 36:14-38

Of the sanctuary, or, of the holy place, to wit, of the tabernacle, so called by a prolepsis and synecdoche.

BC 1491

Verse 2

God had qualified them before, but that is not sufficient without a call.

Verse 3

Which time they chose as the first and best part of the day, and therefore for fittest for God’s service.

Verse 6

The women did part of this work as well as the men. See Exodus 35:25

Verse 14

i. e. For the outward covering of the tabernacle. See Exodus 35:11

Verse 35

To wit, the second veil, which separated between the holy place and the holy of holies, because the first veil is described Exodus 36:37

Verse 37

This door divided the holy place from the court.

Verse 38

Whereas the pillars are said to be overlaid with gold, Exodus 36:37, that hence appears to be a syncedochial expression, in regard the tops and knobs of the pillars were wholly overlaid with gold, and the rest of the pillars adorned with divers golden girdles or hoops; for that place is in all reason to be explained by this, as coming after it, and containing the execution of that prescript, and that more particularly than is there expressed.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Exodus 36:4". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 1685.

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