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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge: Exodus 27

Chapter 27

And thou shalt make an altar of shittim wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altar shall be foursquare: and the height thereof shall be three cubits.

altar of shittim wood

20:24-26 24:4 38:1-7 40:10,29 2 Samuel 24:18 2 Chronicles 4:1 Ezekiel 43:13-17 Hebrews 13:10

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

horns of it upon the four corners thereof

The horns might have been designed not only for ornament, but to prevent the sacrifices from falling off, and to tie the victim to, previous to its being sacrificed.

29:12 Leviticus 4:7,18,25 8:15 16:18 1 Kings 1:50 2:28 Psalms 118:27 Hebrews 6:18

overlay it with brass

Numbers 16:38,39 1 Kings 8:64

And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.

his shovels

Leviticus 16:12 1 Kings 7:40,45 2 Chronicles 4:11 Jeremiah 52:18




38:3 Numbers 4:14 1 Samuel 2:13,14 1 Chronicles 28:17 2 Chronicles 4:16


1 Kings 7:45 2 Kings 25:15 Jeremiah 52:19,20

And thou shalt make for it a grate of network of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brasen rings in the four corners thereof.

a grate of network

35:16 38:4,5

rings in the four corners thereof


And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.

compass of the altar


And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.

staves for the altar

35:13-15 30:4 Numbers 4:44

And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it.

bear it

25:28 30:4 Numbers 4:13,14

Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

as it was shewed

Heb. he shewed.

25:9,40 26:30-37 1 Chronicles 28:11,19 Matthew 15:9 Colossians 2:20-23 Hebrews 8:5

And thou shalt make the 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:

the court

38:9-20 40:8 1 Kings 6:36 8:64 2 Chronicles 33:5 Psalms 84:10 92:13 100:4 Psalms 116:19 Ezekiel 40:14,20,23,28,32,44 42:3,19,20 46:20-24

hangings for

26:31-37 36:17 39:40

And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.

sockets shall be of brass


fillets shall be of silver

36:38 Jeremiah 52:21

The hangings of one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.

hangings of one side

9 26:36

And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.

of blue



28:39 36:37 39:29 Judges 5:30 Psalms 45:14

The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty every where, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.

length of the court

fifty every where

Heb. fifty by fifty.

All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass.

all the pins thereof

3 35:18 38:20,31 39:40 Numbers 3:37 4:32 Ezra 9:8 Ecclesiastes 12:11 Isaiah 22:23-25 33:20 Zechariah 10:4

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

pure oil olive beaten

That is, such oil as could be easily expressed from the olives, after they had been bruised in a mortar; and which is much purer than that obtained after the olives are put under the press.

39:37 Leviticus 24:2-4 Judges 9:9 Psalms 23:5 Zechariah 4:11-14 Revelation 11:4

for the light


to cause the lamp

Josephus says, that the whole of the seven lamps burned all night; and that in the morning four were extinguished, and three burned the whole of the day. Such might have been the practice in his time; but it appears sufficiently evident from ch. 30:8, and 1 Sa 3:3, that they were anciently extinguished in the morning.

to burn

Heb. to ascend up.

In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute for ever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

the tabernacle of the congregation

29:10,44 Leviticus 3:8 Numbers 8:9

without the vail

26:31-33 40:3


16:34 25:16,21


30:8 1 Samuel 3:3 2 Chronicles 13:11 Malachi 2:7 Matthew 4:16 Luke 12:35 John 5:35 2 Corinthians 4:6 2 Peter 1:19 Revelation 2:1


Genesis 1:5,8 Leviticus 24:3 Psalms 134:1

a statute for ever

28:43 29:9,28 Leviticus 3:17 16:34 24:9 Numbers 18:23 19:21 1 Samuel 30:25