The Tabernacle

261 "Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim woven into them by a skilled worker.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 26:1

Commentary on Exodus 26:1-6

(Read Exodus 26:1-6)

God manifested his presence among the Israelites in a tabernacle or tent, because of their condition in the wilderness. God suits the tokens of his favour, and the gifts of his grace, to his people's state and wants. The curtains of the tabernacle were to be very rich. They were to be embroidered with cherubim, signifying that the angels of God pitch their tents round about the church, Psalm 34:7.

The Court of the Tabernacle

9 "Make a courtyard for the tabernacle. The south side shall be a hundred cubits[1] long and is to have curtains of finely twisted linen,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Exodus 27:9

Commentary on Exodus 27:9-19

(Read Exodus 27:9-19)

The tabernacle was enclosed in a court, about sixty yards long and thirty broad, formed by curtains hung upon brazen pillars, fixed in brazen sockets. Within this enclosure the priests and Levites offered the sacrifices, and thither the Jewish people were admitted. These distinctions represented the difference between the visible nominal church, and the true spiritual church, which alone has access to God, and communion with him.