The tabernacle is best referred to as "God's Show and Tell." The person who studies the service of the tabernacle will find God's marvelous plan of redemption revealed.
The tabernacle was built by Moses and the children of Israel following the directions given by the Lord. To read the directions yourself in the Torah, they are found in Exodus chapters 25-29. The tabernacle was surrounded by a court of linen curtains suspended by silver hooks from pillars of brass trimmed with silver. The north, south and west sides were formed of upright boards, ten cubits high, covered with gold inside and outside. The front, or east end, was enclosed by a curtain "of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen."
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