Plans for the Altar of Burnt Offering
1“Using acacia wood, construct a square altar 71/2 feet wide, 71/2 feet long, and 41/2 feet high.*27:1 Hebrew 5 cubits [2.3 meters] wide, 5 cubits long, a square, and 3 cubits [1.4 meters] high. 2Make horns for each of its four corners so that the horns and altar are all one piece. Overlay the altar with bronze. 3Make ash buckets, shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans, all of bronze. 4Make a bronze grating for it, and attach four bronze rings at its four corners. 5Install the grating halfway down the side of the altar, under the ledge. 6For carrying the altar, make poles from acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze. 7Insert the poles through the rings on the two sides of the altar. 8The altar must be hollow, made from planks. Build it just as you were shown on the mountain.
Plans for the Courtyard
9“Then make the courtyard for the Tabernacle, enclosed with curtains made of finely woven linen. On the south side, make the curtains 150 feet long.*27:9 Hebrew 100 cubits [46 meters]; also in
16“For the entrance to the courtyard, make a curtain that is 30 feet long.*27:16 Hebrew 20 cubits [9.2 meters]. Make it from finely woven linen, and decorate it with beautiful embroidery in blue, purple, and scarlet thread. Support it with four posts, each securely set in its own base. 17All the posts around the courtyard must have silver rings and hooks and bronze bases. 18So the entire courtyard will be 150 feet long and 75 feet wide, with curtain walls 71/2 feet high,*27:18 Hebrew 100 cubits [46 meters] long and 50 by 50 [23 meters] wide and 5 cubits [2.3 meters] high. made from finely woven linen. The bases for the posts will be made of bronze.
19“All the articles used in the rituals of the Tabernacle, including all the tent pegs used to support the Tabernacle and the courtyard curtains, must be made of bronze.
Light for the Tabernacle
20“Command the people of Israel to bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to keep the lamps burning continually.
21The lampstand will stand in the Tabernacle, in front of the inner curtain that shields the Ark of the Covenant.*27:21 Hebrew in the Tent of Meeting, outside the inner curtain that is in front of the Testimony. See note on