Well folks, we’ve officially entered a really boring part of the bible.
Chapter 25- God speaks to Moses and tells him to have the people give offerings of precious metals, fine fabrics, oils, spices, etc. Then God give the specifications for building the ark of the covenant, the tables, candle sticks and dishes for the tabernacle.
Verse 18 “And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat.” But, but, but…Exodus 20:4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image- any likeness of anything that is in have above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.”
Are these cherubim acceptable because they’re hammered instead of carved? That seems like a convenient loophole that basically renders the commandment against graven images pointless… Or, is God allowed to break his own rules?
Chapter 26- Instructions for building the tabernacle.
Verse 2, “The length of each curtain shall be twenty-eight cubits, and the width of each curtain for cubits.”
Remember back in Genesis 7:20 when the global flood was only 15 cubits deep? Now they’re supposed to build curtains that are taller than the flood was deep? Something’s fishy about one of those measurements.
Chapter 27- Instructions for building an alter and the courtyard that will be around the tabernacle. Aaron’s family is instructed to be the caretakers of the tabernacle.
Nothing interesting to say about this chapter…seriously dull stuff here.