Exodus 36 Bible Commentary

The Geneva Study Bible

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36:1 Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the a sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.

(a) By the sanctuary he means all the tabernacle.

36:3 And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it [withal]. And b they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning.

(b) Meaning, the Israelites.

36:5 And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring c much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.

(c) A rare example and notable to see the people so ready to serve God with their goods.

36:8 And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made ten curtains [of] fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: [with] d cherubims of cunning work made he them.

(d) Which were little pictures with wings in the form of children.

36:19 And he made a e covering for the tent [of] rams' skins dyed red, and a covering [of] badgers' skins above [that].

(e) These two were above the covering of goat's hair.

36:20 And he made boards for the tabernacle [of] shittim wood, f standing up.

(f) And to bear up the curtains of the tabernacle.

36:27 And for the sides of the tabernacle g westward he made six boards.

(g) Or, toward the Mediterranean Sea, west of Jerusalem,

36:35 And he made a h vail [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen: [with] cherubims made he it of cunning work.

(h) Which was between the sanctuary and the holiest of holies.

36:37 And he made an i hanging for the tabernacle door [of] blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, of needlework;

(i) Which was between the court and the sanctuary.