Tabernacle Lesson 1

The Tent

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"Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed speaking unto Moses that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen." Acts 7:44
The Tabernacle is a witness of Jesus.  Every thing in the Tabernacle complex centers around the Tabernacle "Tent", which is symbolic of Jesus.  This lesson is about the "Tent" and it's symbolic meaning.

 

1. The Tabernacle, the tent, is made with  curtains.  

(Exodus 26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.)

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2. Each curtain is  cubits long and  cubits wide.  

(Exodus 26:2 The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.)

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3. Each cubit equals 18 inches.  Multiply the number of cubits in the length of a curtain by 18 and divide by 12 and the curtain is  feet long.

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4. Multiply the number of cubits in the width of a curtain by 18 and divide by 12 and the curtain is  feet wide.

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5. In Exodus 26:1-6 the ten curtains are coupled together to make one .  

(Exodus 26:6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.)

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6. With each curtain 42 feet long and 6 feet wide, the tent, with 10 curtains coupled together would be 42 feet wide and (6 X 10)  feet long.

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7. The four colors used in the curtains are , , , and .  

(Exodus 26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.)

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8. White is symbolic of the righteousness of Jesus (Philippians 3:9), which is the color of the curtain of fine twined .

(Exodus 26:1 Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.)

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9. Blue is symbolic of heaven which is above, and Jesus came from .  

(John 3:31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.)

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10. Purple is symbolic of royalty, and Jesus is the only , the  of kings, and  of lords.

(1 Timothy 6:14-15 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

15  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;)

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11. Scarlet (Red) is symbolic of blood, only the  of Jesus is shed for many for the remission of .

(Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.)

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12. Jesus wore three different robes during his trials and crucifixion.  

A. The first robe he wore was a  robe, which is white in color.

(Luke 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.)

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B. The second robe he wore was a  robe.  

(Matthew 27:27-28 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.

28    And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.)

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C. The third robe he wore was a  robe.  

(John 19:2-5 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

3  And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.

4  Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

5  Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!)

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