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Scofield's Reference Notes
Exodus 26



Verse 1


fine twined linen Fine linen typifies personal righteousness Revelation 19:8. The fine linen here typifies the sinless life of Christ.

blue Blue. Christ's heavenly origin; purple, His royalty as David's son; scarlet, His sacrifice.

cherubims (See Scofield "Ezekiel 1:5").

Verse 7

goats' hair CF. Leviticus 16:5; Leviticus 16:7-10. The reference seems to be to the result of the ordinance of the two goats as "covering" (See Scofield "Leviticus 16:5") thus speaking of Christ in atonement See Scofield "Genesis 3:21". This thought is intensified in the colour of the rams' skins, Exodus 26:14.

Verse 15


The typical meaning of the boards is clear as to Christ. Acacia wood, a desert growth, is a fitting symbol of Christ in His humanity as "a root out of dry ground" Isaiah 53:2. The covering, gold, typifies Deity in manifestation, speaks of His divine glory. As applied to the individual believer the meaning of the boards is less clear. The connection may be found in; John 17:21; John 17:22; John 17:23; Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 1:6; 1 John 4:13. Only as seen "in Him" could the boards be taken as representing the believer. So viewed the type is beautiful. In the world, and yet separated from it by the silver of redemption; Galatians 1:4; Exodus 30:11-16; Exodus 38:25-27 as the boards of the tabernacle were separated from the earth by the sockets of silver, and united by the "middle bar" Exodus 26:28 representing both the one life Galatians 2:20 and one Spirit Ephesians 4:3 "all the building, fitly framed together, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord." Ephesians 2:21.

Verse 19

sockets of silver

Silver symbolizes redemption. (See Scofield "Exodus 25:1").

(See Scofield "Exodus 38:27"). All the tabernacle rests upon silver except the hangings of the gate, the way of access. See Scofield "Exodus 27:17".

Verse 26


i.e. acacia.

Verse 31


The inner veil, type of Christ's human body Matthew 26:26; Matthew 27:50; Hebrews 10:20. This veil, barring entrance into the holiest, was the most expressive symbol of the truth that "by the deeds of the law shall no flesh be justified"; Romans 3:20,; Hebrews 9:8. Rent by an unseen hand when Christ Died Matthew 27:51 thus giving instant access to God to all who come by faith in Him, it was the end of all legality; the way to God was open. It is deeply significant that the priests must have patched together again the veil that God had rent, for the temple services went on yet for nearly forty years. That patched veil is Galatianism--the attempt to put saint or sinner back under the law. (Cf) Galatians 1:6-9 Anything but "the grace of Christ" is "another gospel," and under anathema.

Verse 32


i.e. acacia.

Verse 37

shittim i.e. acacia.

brass (See Scofield "Exodus 27:17").


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Exodus 26:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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Saturday, October 19th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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