Exodus 35 Commentary

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Exodus 35:1-3

The preparation for the construction of the tabernacle began with a reminder that, while building the tabernacle, the Sabbath rest must be observed. There would be dire, if not fatal, consequences for anyone violating this very important law.

Exodus 35:4-9

Moses called upon the Israelites to voluntarily contribute the raw materials for the construction of the tabernacle and its furnishings.

Exodus 35:10-19

The LORD calls for craftsmen, artisans, and other skilled workers to come forward for the building of the tabernacle.

Exodus 35:20-29

After Moses’ call for the people to give materials for building the tabernacle and for skilled craftsmen to build it, the people departed from his presence. The men and women who were moved to contribute brought their donations to Moses.

Exodus 35:30-35

The LORD appointed Bezalel and Oholiab to work as master craftsmen on the tabernacle. He filled them with the Holy Spirit in order to accomplish this task.