Exodus 27 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

(Read all of Exodus 27)
27:1 And thou shalt make an a altar [of] shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof [shall be] three cubits.

(a) For the burnt offering.

27:2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of b the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.

(b) Of the same wood and matter not fastened to it.

27:9 And thou shalt make the c court of the tabernacle: for the south side southward [there shall be] hangings for the court [of] fine twined linen of an hundred cubits long for one side:

(c) This was the first entry into the tabernacle, where the people abode.

27:10 And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets [shall be of] brass; the hooks of the pillars and their d fillets [shall be of] silver.

(d) They were certain hoops or circles to beautify the pillar.

27:13 And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward [shall be] e fifty cubits.

(e) Meaning curtains of fifty cubits.

27:14 The hangings of one f side [of the gate shall be] fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.

(f) Of the door of the court.

27:19 All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the g pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, [shall be of] brass.

(g) Or stakes, with which the curtains were fastened to the ground.

27:20 And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive h beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.

(h) Such as comes from the olive, when it is first pressed or beaten.