Exodus 38

 

וַיַּעַשׂ אֶת־מִזְבַּח הָעֹלָה עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים חָמֵשׁ אַמֹּות אָרְכֹּו וְחָמֵשׁ־אַמֹּות רָחְבֹּו רָבוּעַ וְשָׁלֹשׁ אַמֹּות    38:1

קֹמָתֹו

Exod. 38:1  And he made the altar of burnt offering of wood of acacia, five cubits its length and five cubits its width, square, and three cubits its height.

וַיַּעַשׂ קַרְנֹתָיו עַל אַרְבַּע פִּנֹּתָיו מִמֶּנּוּ הָיוּ קַרְנֹתָיו וַיְצַף אֹתֹו נְחֹשֶׁת   38:2

Exod. 38:2  And he made its horns on its four corners.  Its horns were from it.  And he laid brass over it.

וַיַּעַשׂ אֶת־כָּל־כְּלֵי הַמִּזְבֵּחַ אֶת־הַסִּירֹת וְאֶת־הַיָּעִים וְאֶת־הַמִּזְרָקֹת אֶת־הַמִּזְלָגֹת וְאֶת־הַמַּחְתֹּת   38:3

כָּל־כֵּלָיו עָשָׂה נְחֹשֶׁת

Exod. 38:3  And he made all the articles of the altar, the pots, and the shovels and the basins, the flesh hooks, and the fire pans.  All its articles he made of brass.

וַיַּעַשׂ לַמִּזְבֵּחַ מִכְבָּר מַעֲשֵׂה רֶשֶׁת נְחֹשֶׁת תַּחַת כַּרְכֻּבֹּו מִלְּמַטָּה עַד־חֶצְיֹו   38:4

Exod. 38:4  And he made a grating, wrought of a brass network, for the altar under its rim from below up to halfway.

וַיִּצֹק אַרְבַּע טַבָּעֹת בְּאַרְבַּע הַקְּצָוֹת לְמִכְבַּר הַנְּחֹשֶׁת בָּתִּים לַבַּדִּים   38:5

Exod. 38:5  And he cast four rings of brass by the four corners of the grating as places for the staves.

וַיַּעַשׂ אֶת־הַבַּדִּים עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים וַיְצַף אֹתָם נְחֹשֶׁת   38:6

Exod. 38:6  And he made the staves of wood of acacia and laid brass over them.

וַיָּבֵא אֶת־הַבַּדִּים בַּטַּבָּעֹת עַל צַלְעֹת הַמִּזְבֵּחַ לָשֵׂאת אֹתֹו בָּהֶם נְבוּב לֻחֹת עָשָׂה אֹתֹו   38:7

Exod. 38:7  And he put the staves through the rings on the sides of the altar for carrying it with them.  He made it hollow of planks.

וַיַּעַשׂ אֵת הַכִּיֹּור נְחֹשֶׁת וְאֵת כַּנֹּו נְחֹשֶׁת בְּמַרְאֹת הַצֹּבְאֹת אֲשֶׁר צָבְאוּ פֶּתַח אֹהֶל מֹועֵד   38:8

Exod. 38:8  And he made the laver of brass and its base of brass, with the mirrors of the serving women, who served at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

Two points about this verse:  First, we have an interesting twist.  It’s the first time that women have been mentioned in connection with any service of the Tabernacle.  And it isn’t mentioned again anywhere in the bible.  For this reason some believe this verse refers to the women who served by offering their mirrors, perhaps made of burnished brass, as well as their jewels and fabrics, for the building of the Tabernacle.  My second comment is about the word for served; it is indeed in the perfect (past) tense.  This would seem to me to be incorrect, as the Tabernacle had not yet been erected and no service was being performed at its entrance.  At the same time, the offerings by the women could not have been presented at the tent of meeting, as it hadn’t been erected as yet.  So this verse must be referring to a tent other than the Tabernacle, the tent of Moses that we learned of in v. 33:7.

וַיַּעַשׂ אֶת־הֶחָצֵר לִפְאַת נֶגֶב תֵּימָנָה קַלְעֵי הֶחָצֵר שֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר מֵאָה בָּאַמָּה   38:9

Exod. 38:9  And he made the court:  For the south side southward, the curtains of the court of fine twined linen were a hundred in cubits.

עַמּוּדֵיהֶם עֶשְׂרִים וְאַדְנֵיהֶם עֶשְׂרִים נְחֹשֶׁת וָוֵי הָעַמֻּדִים וַחֲשֻׁקֵיהֶם כָּסֶף   38:10

Exod. 38:10   Their twenty columns and their twenty sockets were brass.  The hooks of the columns and their fillets were silver.

וְלִפְאַת צָפֹון מֵאָה בָאַמָּה עַמּוּדֵיהֶם עֶשְׂרִים וְאַדְנֵיהֶם עֶשְׂרִים נְחֹשֶׁת וָוֵי הָעַמּוּדִים וַחֲשֻׁקֵיהֶם   38:11

כָּסֶף

Exod. 38:11   And for the north side, a hundred in cubits, their twenty columns and their twenty sockets were brass, the hooks of the columns and their fillets, silver.

וְלִפְאַת־יָם קְלָעִים חֲמִשִּׁים בָּאַמָּה עַמּוּדֵיהֶם עֲשָׂרָה וְאַדְנֵיהֶם עֲשָׂרָה וָוֵי הָעַמֻּדִים וַחֲשׁוּקֵיהֶם   38:12

כָּסֶף

Exod. 38:12   And for the west side were curtains of fifty in cubits, their ten columns, and their ten sockets, the hooks of the columns and their fillets, of silver.

וְלִפְאַת קֵדְמָה מִזְרָחָה חֲמִשִּׁים אַמָּה   38:13

Exod. 38:13   And for the east side eastward, fifty cubits.

קְלָעִים חֲמֵשׁ־עֶשְׂרֵה אַמָּה אֶל־הַכָּתֵף עַמּוּדֵיהֶם שְׁלֹשָׁה וְאַדְנֵיהֶם שְׁלֹשָׁה   38:14

Exod. 38:14   The curtains, fifteen cubits to the side, their three columns and their three sockets.

וְלַכָּתֵף הַשֵּׁנִית מִזֶּה וּמִזֶּה לְשַׁעַר הֶחָצֵר קְלָעִים חֲמֵשׁ עֶשְׂרֵה אַמָּה עַמֻּדֵיהֶם שְׁלֹשָׁה וְאַדְנֵיהֶם   38:15

שְׁלֹשָׁה

Exod. 38:15   And for the other side, both this and that side of the entrance of the court, curtains of fifteen cubits, their three columns and their three sockets.

כָּל־קַלְעֵי הֶחָצֵר סָבִיב שֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר   38:16

Exod. 38:16   All the curtains surrounding the court were of fine twined linen.

וְהָאֲדָנִים לָעַמֻּדִים נְחֹשֶׁת וָוֵי הָעַמּוּדִים וַחֲשׁוּקֵיהֶם כֶּסֶף וְצִפּוּי רָאשֵׁיהֶם כָּסֶף וְהֵם מְחֻשָּׁקִים כֶּסֶף   38:17

כֹּל עַמֻּדֵי הֶחָצֵר

Exod. 38:17   And the sockets for the columns were of brass, the hooks of the columns and their fillets, and the overlay of their capitals, of silver; all the columns of the court were of silver.

וּמָסַךְ שַׁעַר הֶחָצֵר מַעֲשֵׂה רֹקֵם תְּכֵלֶת וְאַרְגָּמָן וְתֹולַעַת שָׁנִי וְשֵׁשׁ מָשְׁזָר וְעֶשְׂרִים אַמָּה אֹרֶךְ   38:18

 וְקֹומָה בְרֹחַב חָמֵשׁ אַמֹּות לְעֻמַּת קַלְעֵי הֶחָצֵר

Exod. 38:18   And the screen of the entrance of the court was embroidered work of blue and purple and scarlet cloth and fine twined linen, and twenty cubits long, and five cubits extent in width, completing the curtains of the court.

וְעַמֻּדֵיהֶם אַרְבָּעָה וְאַדְנֵיהֶם אַרְבָּעָה נְחֹשֶׁת וָוֵיהֶם כֶּסֶף וְצִפּוּי רָאשֵׁיהֶם וַחֲשֻׁקֵיהֶם כָּסֶף   38:19

Exod. 38:19   And their four columns and their four sockets of brass, their hooks of silver, and the overlay of their capitals and their fillets of silver.

וְכָל־הַיְתֵדֹת לַמִּשְׁכָּן וְלֶחָצֵר סָבִיב נְחֹשֶׁת   38:20

Exod. 38:20   And all the pins for the Tabernacle and for the court all around were of brass.

אֵלֶּה פְקוּדֵי הַמִּשְׁכָּן מִשְׁכַּן הָעֵדֻת אֲשֶׁר פֻּקַּד עַל־פִּי מֹשֶׁה עֲבֹדַת הַלְוִיִּם בְּיַד אִיתָמָר בֶּן־אַהֲרֹן    38:21

הַכֹּהֵן

Exod. 38:21   These are the accounts of the Tabernacle, the Tabernacle of the testimony that was appointed according to the mouth of Moses, the service of the Levites in the charge of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest.

וּבְצַלְאֵל בֶּן־אוּרִי בֶן־חוּר לְמַטֵּה יְהוּדָה עָשָׂה אֵת כָּל־אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת־מֹשֶׁה   38:22

Exod. 38:22   And Bezaleel son of Uri son of Hur of the tribe of Judah made all that the Lord had commanded Moses.

וְאִתֹּו אָהֳלִיאָב בֶּן־אֲחִיסָמָךְ לְמַטֵּה־דָן חָרָשׁ וְחֹשֵׁב וְרֹקֵם בַּתְּכֵלֶת וּבָאַרְגָּמָן וּבְתֹולַעַת הַשָּׁנִי    38:23

וּבַשֵּׁשׁ

Exod. 38:23   And with him was Aholiab son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, a craftsman and a weaver and an embroiderer in blue and in purple and in scarlet cloth and in fine linen.

כָּל־הַזָּהָב הֶעָשׂוּי לַמְּלָאכָה בְּכֹל מְלֶאכֶת הַקֹּדֶשׁ וַיְהִי זְהַב הַתְּנוּפָה תֵּשַׁע וְעֶשְׂרִים כִּכָּר וּשְׁבַע    38:24

מֵאֹות וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שֶׁקֶל בְּשֶׁקֶל הַקֹּדֶשׁ

Exod. 38:24   All the gold had been offered for use in all the work of the sanctuary, and the gold of the offering was twenty and nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, in the shekel of the sanctuary.

וְכֶסֶף פְּקוּדֵי הָעֵדָה מְאַת כִּכָּר וְאֶלֶף וּשְׁבַע מֵאֹות וַחֲמִשָּׁה וְשִׁבְעִים שֶׁקֶל בְּשֶׁקֶל הַקֹּדֶשׁ   38:25

Exod. 38:25   And the silver of those counted of the congregation was a hundred talents and one thousand and seven hundred and seventy and five shekels, in the shekel of the sanctuary,

בֶּקַע לַגֻּלְגֹּלֶת מַחֲצִית הַשֶּׁקֶל בְּשֶׁקֶל הַקֹּדֶשׁ לְכֹל הָעֹבֵר עַל־הַפְּקֻדִים מִבֶּן עֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה וָמַעְלָה   38:26

לְשֵׁשׁ־מֵאֹות אֶלֶף וּשְׁלֹשֶׁת אֲלָפִים וַחֲמֵשׁ מֵאֹות וַחֲמִשִּׁים

Exod. 38:26   split per person, the half of a shekel in the shekel of the sanctuary for everyone of age twenty years and older who passed by the counters, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

וַיְהִי מְאַת כִּכַּר הַכֶּסֶף לָצֶקֶת אֵת אַדְנֵי הַקֹּדֶשׁ וְאֵת אַדְנֵי הַפָּרֹכֶת מְאַת אֲדָנִים לִמְאַת הַכִּכָּר    38:27

כִּכָּר לָאָדֶן

Exod. 38:27   And the hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary and the sockets of the veil, a hundred sockets for a hundred talents, a talent for a socket.

וְאֶת־הָאֶלֶף וּשְׁבַע הַמֵּאֹות וַחֲמִשָּׁה וְשִׁבְעִים עָשָׂה וָוִים לָעַמּוּדִים וְצִפָּה רָאשֵׁיהֶם וְחִשַּׁק אֹתָם   38:28

Exod. 38:28   And of the thousand and seven hundred and five and seventy, he made the hooks for the columns whose capitals he would overlay and fillet.

וּנְחֹשֶׁת הַתְּנוּפָה שִׁבְעִים כִּכָּר וְאַלְפַּיִם וְאַרְבַּע־מֵאֹות שָׁקֶל   38:29

Exod. 38:29   And the brass of the offering was seventy talents and two thousand and four hundred shekels.

וַיַּעַשׂ בָּהּ אֶת־אַדְנֵי פֶּתַח אֹהֶל מֹועֵד וְאֵת מִזְבַּח הַנְּחֹשֶׁת וְאֶת־מִכְבַּר הַנְּחֹשֶׁת אֲשֶׁר־לֹו וְאֵת   38:30

כָּל־כְּלֵי הַמִּזְבֵּחַ

Exod. 38:30   And he made with it the sockets of the entrance of the tent of meeting and the altar of brass and the grating of brass that was for it, and all the articles of the altar,

וְאֶת־אַדְנֵי הֶחָצֵר סָבִיב וְאֶת־אַדְנֵי שַׁעַר הֶחָצֵר וְאֵת כָּל־יִתְדֹת הַמִּשְׁכָּן וְאֶת־כָּל־יִתְדֹת הֶחָצֵר   38:31

סָבִיב

Exod. 38:31   and the sockets of the court all around, and the sockets of the entrance of the court, and all the pins of the Tabernacle, and all the pins of the court all around.

 

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