Overview

Exodus 27 continues the detailed instructions for building the Tabernacle, focusing on two essential components:
The Altar of Burnt Offering: The chapter begins with specifications for the construction of the altar, a central element in the Tabernacle where sacrifices would be made. Instructions include its size, materials (acacia wood overlaid with bronze), and various accessories like pots, shovels, basins, forks, and fire pans. The altar's design and its function for burnt offerings highlight the importance of sacrifice in the worship of God.
The Courtyard of the Tabernacle: The chapter then details the construction of the courtyard surrounding the Tabernacle. This includes measurements for the courtyard's length and width, the making of curtains of fine linen for its sides, and the design of its entrance. The courtyard provided a defined and holy space for worship and separated the sacred space of the Tabernacle from the rest of the camp.
Additionally, the chapter concludes with instructions on the oil for the lampstand, emphasizing the need for a continual light in the Tabernacle, a symbol of God’s enduring presence among His people.
Exodus 27 not only outlines practical aspects of construction but also symbolizes the sacred spaces where the Israelites would come to meet and worship God. The attention to detail in these instructions reflects the reverence and care to be accorded to the worship of God.

Exodus 27

1  And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits.

2  And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.

3  And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.

4  And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof.

5 And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.

6  And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.

7  And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it.

8  Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

9  And thou shalt make the court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward there shall be hangings for the court of fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side:

10  And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.

11  And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.

12  And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.

13  And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.

14  The hangings of one side of the gate shall be  fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.

15  And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.

16  And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.

ūüĒĎ Illustration

17  All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.

18  The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.

19  All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.

20  And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.

ūüĒĎ Devotion

21  In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

End of Exodus 27


1 Year Plan: Feb 6 - Ex 27, Ex 28, Mat 26

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