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Bezalel & Oholiab started to work on the construction of the tabernacle, and all the while the people continued to bring their contributions. They brought so much material to Moses that he finally had to urge the people not to bring any more.
The tabernacle construction begins. In these verses, the curtains were created by the skilled artisan Bezalel.
The roof curtains of the tabernacle were made a specific size along with loops and clasps. A covering for the tabernacle was also made.
The boards for the walls of the tabernacle are built.
The cross bars used in the tabernacle are built.
The veil for the tabernacle was made. This veil was what separated the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place inside the tabernacle.
The book of Exodus is the second book of the Torah (“law”). It continues the story of Genesis concerning the migration of the family of Jacob (the Israelites) to Egypt (Genesis 50). It describes the commissioning of Moses and Aaron as God’s representatives on earth to accomplish God’s deliverance of His people from slavery in Egypt and lead them to the Promised Land (the land of Canaan). It also relates the miraculous deliverance from Egypt beginning with the plagues on Egypt and the crossing of the Red Sea. It then describes the journey to Mount Sinai and the establishment of the Mosaic covenant with the Israelites. The last part of the book involves the specifications and building of the tabernacle – the place where the Lord Himself dwelt amongst His people.
In the book of Exodus, the focus shifts to the deliverance of God’s people.
Chapter 36 begins a long section that describes the actual construction of the tabernacle, its furniture, and its ornaments. This section continues through Exo. 39:43. The blueprints for this project were given to Moses while on Mount Sinai, as recorded in Exodus 25-31. This chapter records the construction of the tabernacle.