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Memorial Portion of Terumah: Exodus 25 – Exodus 27

February 17, 2010

Exodus 27 (King James Version)

Exodus 27 – Audio:

The Altar of Burnt Offering

 1And 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.

 2And 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.

 3And 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.

 4And 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.

 5And thou shalt put it under the compass of the altar beneath, that the net may be even to the midst of the altar.

 6And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay them with brass.

 7And the staves shall be put into the rings, and the staves shall be upon the two sides of the altar, to bear it.

 8Hollow with boards shalt thou make it: as it was shewed thee in the mount, so shall they make it.

The Court of the Tabernacle

 9And 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:

 10And the twenty pillars thereof and their twenty sockets shall be of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets shall be of silver.

 11And likewise for the north side in length there shall be hangings of an hundred cubits long, and his twenty pillars and their twenty sockets of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver.

 12And for the breadth of the court on the west side shall be hangings of fifty cubits: their pillars ten, and their sockets ten.

 13And the breadth of the court on the east side eastward shall be fifty cubits.

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

 15And on the other side shall be hangings fifteen cubits: their pillars three, and their sockets three.

 16And 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.

 17All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.

 18The length of the court shall be an hundred cubits, and the breadth fifty everywhere, and the height five cubits of fine twined linen, and their sockets of brass.

 19All 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.

The Care of the Lampstand

 20And 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.

 21In 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.

Memorial Parsha Commentary:

Earlier in our study, before Jacob stands in the presence of God, while fleeing his brother Esau, he has to establish a pillar to God, on behalf of his twelve sons, the noble princes of Israel. The altar that he erected was called El-Elohe, the House of God. Therefore, we all need to have a spiritual and heavenly temple that is established on at least one pillar in our life that we can improve our relationship with our God. Some of you may say well I try to submit to God, fine, and then let God be the LORD of your life, in that area of your life and when you are strengthened, you can move onto another area of your life. I am not perfect, but I know what I needed to do change one area of my life, and yet I am still a work in progress until the Day of Judgment before the Great White Throne.

Next, Jacob heard a word from God saying, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments. Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone. (Genesis 35:2-3)” God pursued all the people in the cities and towns that served and worshipped foreign gods. However, the terror of God did not pursue the House of Jacob. We ought to have the kind of faith that no matter what pestilence pursues the other people, we know that it is all for the glory of God. We are not bullet proof, but lets us fear the one who can destroy the soul, don’t worry about the body; because our bodies have been bought with a price and we are mighty and will resurrect at the final trumpet.

God worked it out for Jacob to transform himself as the progenitor of the House of Israel, and that each Mother in the house of Jacob to tell the children these words, the word of God giving instruction to build Him a house of worship. Each one of us is entrusted to ensure that our heavenly temple the most sacred inward parts of our body fit this exact same description. Also while Jacob was fleeing the face of his brother, Esau, he escaped the terror of God that befell the nearby and surrounding towns that had not surrendered their foreign gods.

There are supporting scriptures to help you grow in your faith in God. As the Apostles preach that all of these commandments are still prevalent and necessary in our spiritual life, and the children of Israel, the true remnant of the Israelites will be judged according to his word, as a nation of priest.

Supporting Reference:

Genesis 15:17 (King James Version)

 17And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

Revelation 2 (King James Version)

Revelation 2:1-5

 1Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;

 2I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:

 3And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.

 4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

 5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

 

Revelation 4:5; Revelation 8:10 (King James Version)

Revelation 4:5Listen to this passage
View commentary related to this passage 5And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.King James Version (KJV) Public Domain
Revelation 8:10Listen to this passage
View commentary related to this passage 10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;

 

Job 18:6; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 13:9; Proverbs 20:20; Isaiah 62:1 (King James Version)

King James Version (KJV)
Job 18:6Listen to this passage
View commentary related to this passage 6The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.King James Version (KJV) Public Domain
Psalm 119:105Listen to this passage
View commentary related to this passage 105Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.King James Version (KJV) Public Domain
Proverbs 13:9Listen to this passage
View commentary related to this passage 9The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.King James Version (KJV) Public Domain
Proverbs 20:20Listen to this passage
View commentary related to this passage 20Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.King James Version (KJV) Public Domain
Isaiah 62:1Listen to this passageIsaiah 62 1For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.King James Version (KJV) Public Domain

 

 

Exodus 27:20; Exodus 27:21; Leviticus 24:2-4 (King James Version)

King James Version (KJV)
Exodus 27:20Listen to this passage
View commentary related to this passage 20And 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.King James Version (KJV) Public Domain
Exodus 27:21Listen to this passage
View commentary related to this passage 21In 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.King James Version (KJV) Public Domain
Leviticus 24:2-4Listen to this passage
View commentary related to this passage 2Command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamps to burn continually. 3Without the vail of the testimony, in the tabernacle of the congregation, shall Aaron order it from the evening unto the morning before the LORD continually: it shall be a statute forever in your generations. 4He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the LORD continually.King James Version (KJV)

 

Jesus said that the disciples are the salt and light of the earth (Matthew 5:13-20).

Salt and Light

 13“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.

 14“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

The Fulfillment of the Law

 17“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. 

 

Cross reference:

  1. John 8:12 : John 7:37, 38
  2. John 8:12 : Psalm 36:9; Isa 42:6; 49:6; Mal 4:2; John 1:4, 9
  3. John 8:12 : John 12:26; 21:19
  4. John 8:12 : John 12:35
  5. Philippians 2:15 : Matt 5:45; Eph 5:1
  6. Philippians 2:15 : Jude 24
  7. Philippians 2:15 : 1 Pet 2:12
  8. Philippians 2:15 : Deut 32:5
  9. Philippians 2:15 : Matt 5:14, 16; Titus 2:10
  10. Ephesians 5:8 : Ephesians 2:1, 2
  11. Ephesians 5:8 : Acts 26:18
  12. Ephesians 5:8 : Isa 2:5; Luke 16:8; John 12:35, 36
  13. Mark 4:21 : For Mark 4:21-25, Luke 8:16-18
  14. Mark 4:21 : Matt 5:15; Luke 11:33
  15. Luke 8:16 : For Luke 8:16-18, Mark 4:21-25
  16. Luke 8:16 : Luke 11:33; Matt 5:15
  17. Luke 11:33 : Luke 8:16; Matt 5:15; Mark 4:21
  18. Miraculously appeared at Abraham’s sacrifice (Genesis 15:17)
  19. For the tabernacle (Exodus 25)
  20. Kept burning at night in the tabernacle and cared for by priest (Exodus 27:20,21; Leviticus 24:2-4)
  21. FIGURATIVE (Job 18:6; Psalms 119:105; Proverbs 13:9;20:20; Isaiah 62:1; J)
  22. SYMBOLICAL (Revelation 4:5;8:10)
  23. SYMBOLICAL » See CANDLESTICK
  24. SYMBOLICAL (Zechariah 4:2,11; Revelation 1:12,13,20;2:5;11:4)
  25. OF THE TABERNACLE » Made after divine pattern (Exodus 25:31-40;37:17-24; Numbers 8:4)
  26. OF THE TABERNACLE » Place of (Exodus 26:35;40:24,25; Hebrews 9:2)
  27. OF THE TABERNACLE » Furniture of (Exodus 25:38;37:23; Numbers 4:9,10)
  28. OF THE TABERNACLE » Burned every night (Exodus 27:20,21)
  29. OF THE TABERNACLE » Trimmed every morning (Exodus 30:7)
  30. OF THE TABERNACLE » Carried by Kohathites (Numbers 4:4,15)
  31. OF THE TABERNACLE » Called THE LAMP OF GOD (1 Samuel 3:3)
  32. OF THE TEMPLE » Ten branches of (1 Kings 7:49,50)
  33. OF THE TEMPLE » Of gold (1 Chronicles 28:15; 2 Chronicles 4:20)
  34. OF THE TEMPLE » Taken with other spoils to Babylon (Jeremiah 52:19)
  35. Exodus 27:2
    Make a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar are of one piece, and overlay the altar with bronze.
    Exodus 27:1-3 (in Context) Exodus 27 (Whole Chapter)
  36. Exodus 29:12
    Take some of the bull’s blood and put it on the horns of the altar with your finger, and pour out the rest of it at the base of the altar.
    Exodus 29:11-13 (in Context) Exodus 29 (Whole Chapter)
  37. Exodus 37:25
    [ The Altar of Incense ] They made the altar of incense out of acacia wood. It was square, a cubit long and a cubit wide, and two cubits high —its horns of one piece with it.
    Exodus 37:24-26 (in Context) Exodus 37 (Whole Chapter)
  38. Exodus 38:2
    They made a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar were of one piece, and they overlaid the altar with bronze.
    Exodus 38:1-3 (in Context) Exodus 38 (Whole Chapter)
  39. Leviticus 4:7
    The priest shall then put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is before the LORD in the Tent of Meeting. The rest of the bull’s blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
    Leviticus 4:6-8 (in Context) Leviticus 4 (Whole Chapter)
  40. Leviticus 4:18
    He is to put some of the blood on the horns of the altar that is before the LORD in the Tent of Meeting. The rest of the blood he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt offering at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.
    Leviticus 4:17-19 (in Context) Leviticus 4 (Whole Chapter)
  41. Leviticus 4:25
    Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
    Leviticus 4:24-26 (in Context) Leviticus 4 (Whole Chapter)
  42. Leviticus 4:30
    Then the priest is to take some of the blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
    Leviticus 4:29-31 (in Context) Leviticus 4 (Whole Chapter)
  43. Leviticus 4:34
    Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar.
    Leviticus 4:33-35 (in Context) Leviticus 4 (Whole Chapter)
  44. Leviticus 8:15
    Moses slaughtered the bull and took some of the blood, and with his finger he put it on all the horns of the altar to purify the altar. He poured out the rest of the blood at the base of the altar. So he consecrated it to make atonement for it.
    Leviticus 8:14-16 (in Context) Leviticus 8 (Whole Chapter)
  45. Leviticus 9:9
    His sons brought the blood to him, and he dipped his finger into the blood and put it on the horns of the altar; the rest of the blood he poured out at the base of the altar.
    Leviticus 9:8-10 (in Context) Leviticus 9 (Whole Chapter)
  46. Leviticus 16:18
    “Then he shall come out to the altar that is before the LORD and make atonement for it. He shall take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it on all the horns of the altar.
    Leviticus 16:17-19 (in Context) Leviticus 16 (Whole Chapter)
  47. 1 Kings 1:50
    But Adonijah, in fear of Solomon, went and took hold of the horns of the altar.
    1 Kings 1:49-51 (in Context) 1 Kings 1 (Whole Chapter)
  48. 1 Kings 1:51
    Then Solomon was told, “Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon and is clinging to the horns of the altar. He says, ‘Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.’ “
    1 Kings 1:50-52 (in Context) 1 Kings 1 (Whole Chapter)
  49. 1 Kings 2:28
    When the news reached Joab, who had conspired with Adonijah though not with Absalom, he fled to the tent of the LORD and took hold of the horns of the altar.
    1 Kings 2:27-29 (in Context) 1 Kings 2 (Whole Chapter)
  50. Psalm 118:27
    The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine upon us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.
    Psalm 118:26-28 (in Context) Psalm 118 (Whole Chapter)
  51. Jeremiah 17:1
    “Judah’s sin is engraved with an iron tool, inscribed with a flint point, on the tablets of their hearts and on the horns of their altars.
    Jeremiah 17:1-3 (in Context) Jeremiah 17 (Whole Chapter)
  52. Ezekiel 43:15
    The altar hearth is four cubits high, and four horns project upward from the hearth.
    Ezekiel 43:14-16 (in Context) Ezekiel 43 (Whole Chapter)
  53. Ezekiel 43:20
    You are to take some of its blood and put it on the four horns of the altar and on the four corners of the upper ledge and all around the rim, and so purify the altar and make atonement for it.
    Ezekiel 43:19-21 (in Context) Ezekiel 43 (Whole Chapter)
  54. Amos 3:14
    “On the day I punish Israel for her sins, I will destroy the altars of Bethel; the horns of the altar will be cut off and fall to the ground.
    Amos 3:13-15 (in Context) Amos 3 (Whole Chapter)
  55. Revelation 9:13
    The sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice coming from the horns of the golden altar that is before God.
    Revelation 9:12-14 (in Context) Revelation 9 (Whole Chapter) 
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  1. February 17, 2010 9:27 pm

    This is an equally interesting view of this weeks’ memorial portion, of Terumah, the commandment to give an offering.

    ~ Signed the owner

    http://blog.beliefnet.com/kingdomofpriests/2010/02/why-secular-scholars-are-wrong-in-dating-the-torah.html

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