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Shaping up the Form of the Tabernacle *

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Abstract Sketches of the Tabernacle based on Ex 26 depend on the understanding of the obscure Hebrew term qršymand the even more obscure v. 24 that describes two qršymof special use. Being a determinative element of a relatively complex construction, the exposition of qršyminevitably involves some discussion of the other components. Therefore, close attention is paid to the arrangements of the tent curtains as prescribed in vv. 9, 12, and 13, proposing an alternative reading of v. 9 and determining the length of the Tabernacle. Consequently, a novel interpretation of Ex 26:24 that contributes to the Tabernacle’s symmetry and plausibility is suggested.

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