The Bible contains rich word pictures/imagery for how God would reveal Himself and His Character as well as Jesus Christ through the Mishkan:
(Hebrew: מִשְׁכַּן, mishkan, “residence” or “dwelling place”), according to the Hebrew Bible, was the portable earthly dwelling place of God amongst the children of Israel from the time of the Exodus from Egypt through the conquering of the land of Canaan.) or as we call it the Tabernacle.
Monday nights I have had the privilege of teaching using the technology of “zoom.” We gather together using a link I send out and according to your time zone. You are welcome to join us. A little preparation for our next lesson follows.
In this lesson we will cover:
The Workers—who were they? What was special about them? Exodus 31:1-6 tells us much about them. Read that passage and reflect on how this mirrors what Jesus did with the disciples in Mark 6. (Whenever we read in Exodus “he made” the parts for the Tabernacle we should recall that this refers to Bezalel)
What do you learn about these two “supervisors” chosen by God? Relate their character to Stephen in Acts 6. How are they similar? https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/bezalel/
The Beginning of the Mishkan – the Tabernacle. Exodus 27:9-19; 35: 1-20 preparation for the materials needed.
The Fence of the Tabernacle: Ex 35:17-18; Ex 38:20; (What materials were used?)
The Gate – Why only one gate? What does that symbolize? Ex 3:1-6 and Is 59:2; John 14:6-
The Brazen Altar –Ex 27:1-8; What is its purpose? Ex 29:38-46
The Laver – We don’t know much about this piece of “furniture” but we do know the materials used: Ex 38:8; Exo 30:17-21. We do know the purpose of it: Ex 40:30-32