Tabernacle Lesson 4

The Third Covering

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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 third of three coverings that is to be placed over the "Tent" and it's symbolic meaning.

 

1.     The third covering to be placed over the tent, the Tabernacle,  is made of  skins.  

(Exodus 26:14 And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.)


"Few terms have afforded greater perplexity to critics and commentators than this.  Bochart has exhausted the subject, and seems to have proved that no kind of animal is here intended, but a color.  The color contended for by Bochart is the hysginus, which is a very deep blue."  Clarke's Commentary, Abingdon Press, Nashville

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2. The third covering is  . Clarke's Commentary

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3. Blue is symbolic of heaven; the blue covering is symbolic of Jesus coming 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.); of Jesus ascending to  (Luke 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.)

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4. A person standing under the Tabernacle would see the four colors of Blue, Red, White, and Purple which is symbolic of , and would see the first covering black in color hanging over the two sides about 18 inches, symbolic of our  placed on Jesus.  Then a person would see ram's skin dyed red below the black goat's hair, symbolic of the  of Jesus covering our sins. Then a person would see the blue badger's skin below the ram's skin dyed red, symbolic of the ascension of Jesus to .
Every time a person looked up under the Tabernacle they saw the gospel story of how Jesus would bear our sins on the cross.

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