Tabernacle Lesson 6

The Three Vails

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"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."  John 14:6

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 three vails that serve as gates or doors into the Tabernacle complex.  

1. The Tabernacle is enclosed by a court fence that is  cubits high.

 (Exodus 27:18 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.)

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A. The North and South side of the court fence is  cubits long.  

    (Exodus 27:9 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.)

to question 1A.

B. The East and West side of the court fence is  

(Exodus 27:18 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.)

to question 1B.

C. Since one cubit equals 18 inches then the court fence will be  feet long by  feet wide and  feet and 6 inches high.

(Exodus 27:18 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.)

to question 1C.

2. There is only  gate into the court.

(Exodus 27:16 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.)

to question 2.

3. The gate vail is made up of four colors, the same as the Tabernacle, , , , and  which is symbolic of Jesus.  

(Exodus 27:16 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.)

to question 3.

4. Jesus is the  into court of the Tabernacle.

(John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.)

to question 4.

5. The second vail is the entrance into the tent and is the  of the tent.  

(Exodus 26:36 And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.)

to question 5.

6. The second vail, the door of the tent is made of four colors, ,
,, and  which is symbolic of Jesus.  

(Exodus 26:36 And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.)

to question 6.

7. This vail is hung on  pillars made of  wood overlaid with ; hooks made of , and five sockets of .  

(Exodus 26:37 And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.)

to question 7.

8. The second vail, the door of the tent, is symbolic of Jesus as the .  

(John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.) 

to question 8.

9. The third vail is the inner vail that divides between the  place and the  holy place, the Holy of Holies.  

(Exodus 26:33 And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou mayest bring in thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto you between the holy place and the most holy.)

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10. The inner vail is hung on  pillars made of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.
(Exodus 26:32 And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.)

to question 10.

11. This inner vail is made of four colors of blue, purple, Scarlet and white which is symbolic of .

to question 11.

12. At the death of Christ on the cross this inner vail was  in twain from the  to the bottom.

(Mark 15:37-38 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

38  And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.)

to question 12.

13. This inner vail is symbolic of the  of Jesus.  (Hebrews 10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;)

to question 13.

14. Jesus is the way (first court vail), the truth (second vail, door of the tent), and the , the inner vail.  

(John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.)

The four pillars holding the inner vail is symbolic of the four gospels, as they tell of the life of Jesus.

to question 14.

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