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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 58

In Exo 32.21-23, Moses asks Aaron what the people did to him to make him be involved in this great sin. He was disappointed in his brother, even shocked. Moses didn’t even know his brother evidently. He says they are

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 57

In Exo 32.7-10, the Lord tells Moses to go down from the mountain at once because “your people whom you brought up from the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves.” They had quickly turned aside from the way which God

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 56

We need a Mishkan that functions, or it is a fantasy. So, there had to be tents adjoining the Mishkan at the four corners for cooking, for eating, to store fire wood and to have cooking fires and a place

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 55

There is a Mishkan/Temple that most people see, but it never existed. Most people see a Mishkan/Temple that will not work, including some rabbis. When you look at pictures of the Mishkan/Temple you will see things out of place and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 54

The Lord showed Moses the “tavnit” or the “blueprint” for the Mishkan. Now a blueprint has exact measurements and specifications, including all the furniture and vessels. Then it says, “So you shall construct them” or “so you shall do.” You

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 53

Israel has come out of Egypt, crossed the Gulf of Suez (Yom Suf/Red Sea), took a road northeast to the Derek Seir (Way to Seir), went east to the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, had a battle with

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 52

The office of the high priest and his garments have a kedusha, but the person does not. In fact, when he puts on the garments he will be in a state of kedusha. We are told this in Exo 28.3,

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 51

Now we are going to look at the curtains in the courtyard. (Exo 27.9-18). On the south side there were hangings for the court of twisted linen, 100 cubits long (160 feet) on that side. The court was a space

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 50

We are continuing our study of the various curtains in the Mishakn. In Exo 26.1 it says, “Moreover, you shall make the Mishkan with ten curtains of fine, twisted linen (shesh) and blue (techelet) and purple (argamon) and scarlet (tolat

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 49

In order to have a Temple, there is a list of things you are going to need. For example, you will need a floor plan, music, a liturgy, corrals for the animals, ceremonies and all of the things listed in

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 48

Exo 25.31-40 tells us about the Lampstand, or “Menorah.” The Menorah consisted of a base, shaft, cups, knops and flowers. The shape of the Menorah is somewhat controversial. Some say it looks like what we see on the Arch of

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 47

Exo 25.17 tells us that they were to make a “Kapporet” of pure gold, 2.5 cubits long and 1.5 cubits wide. Kapporet is translated as “mercy seat” but it comes from the same word as “kippur” and it basically means

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 46

Exo 25.10 gives the dimensions of the Ark. We have found out that the five hand breadth cubit was used (19.2 inches) by Moses (Kelim 17.9-10). SO, the length was 2.5 cubits (48 inches), the width was 1.5 cubits (28.8

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 45

We are going to go back now and take a look at the Ark of the Covenant and pick up some valuable concepts. The Ark was seen as the Throne of God (Jer 17.12; Ezek 43.7). God planted the Garden

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 44

In 1 Kings 7.51, the word for “completed” (ended, finished) is “shalem” and when it says all the work was “completed” (v’tishlam) it indicates why he was named Solomon. God completed his work of the six days of creation through

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 43

Earlier we had mentioned the element of time and its association with kedusha. Some “moedim” (appointed times) have a kedusha. You don’t do the same things for every festival. Yom Ha Bikkurim (First Fruits) is not a shabbaton (Yom Tov),

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 42

We are continuing our search to find a command that is not directly related to the Mishkan. We started in Exo 25 and have moved to Exo 40 and we have found that all 16 chapters are related to the

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 41

There have been water surveys done on the Temple Mount subterranean features and we know where the Temple building stood. There are no cisterns in the immediate area. We know the location of the building where the Kior stood, and

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 40

Let’s go back to the Mishnah, Middot 3.6, where it says, “The Kior (laver) stood between the porch and the altar, towards the south (remember that). The porch and the altar was 22 cubits and there were twelve steps there.”

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Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Exodus-Part 39

The phrase in Exo 30.16, “that it may be a memorial” is discussed in the “Pentateuch and Haftorahs” by Rabbi Joseph Hertz, p. 353, where it says it was a memorial “that the Lord would remember the children of Israel

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