Altar of Incense
An altar in the Tabernacle for offering incense.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
TABERNACLE [Heb miškān (מִשְׁכָּן)]. The Israelite tent sanctuary frequently referred to in the Hebrew Bible. It is also known as the tent of meeting (Heb ʾōhel môʿēd) and, occasionally, as the Tabernacle (or tent) of testimony (miškan haʿēdût). It is the central place of worship, the shrine
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tabernacle [Heb. miškān—‘dwelling-place’; Gk. usually skēnḗ, also skḗnōma]. The portable tent sanctuary which, according to Ex. 25–31, 35–40, was constructed by the Israelites at God’s command in the wilderness period. I. Terminology II. The Tabernacle in Priestly WritingsA. MaterialsB.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
TABERNACLE. The tabernacle (Heb. ˒ōhel and mishkān) was the place where Yahweh dwelt and met with His people after the exodus from Egypt. It later became the prototype of subsequent Jewish temples.The most comprehensive source of information about the tabernacle is Ex 25–28, where there is prescribed
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
TABERNACLE. 1. The tabernacle of the congregation (av), more properly ‘tent of meeting’, as in rv, rsv: a small, provisional meeting-place of God and his people in use before the large tabernacle was built (Ex. 33:7–11). This tent of meeting was pitched outside the camp. Moses would enter it and the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
TabernacleThe portable sanctuary said to have been built at Mt. Sinai in the time of Moses and used until Solomon built the First Temple. The term (Heb. miškān) means “dwelling.” Other names are the “tent of meeting” (ʾōhel môʿēḏ) and the “sanctuary” (miqdāš).The story of the tabernacle’s construction
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tabernacle (Heb. miškān, ˒ōhel mô˓ēḏ; Gk. skēnḗ).† A portable structure that the Israelites made as commanded by God at Sinai and in which he dwelled during the wilderness wanderings. It was called also the “tabernacle of the testimony” (Exod. 38:21), referring to the two tables of the
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
TABERNACLE The portable shrine that the Israelites took with them into the desert, made by Moses according to God’s command (Exod. 25:8), also named ohel moed, the Tent of Congregation. Its place was outside the camp, where all who sought the Lord could go (Exod. 33:7); there God also spoke to Moses.
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Tabernacle, Sanctuary
Tabernacle, SanctuaryPaul applied the imagery and language of the temple primarily to the people of God, defined in terms of their relationship to Christ (see DPL, Temple). This understanding is similarly expressed by Peter in his first letter and to an extent by John in the book of Revelation. However,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tabernacle. The tabernacle was the tent of Jehovah, called by the same name as the tents of the people in the midst of which it stood. It was also called the sanctuary and the tabernacle of the congregation. The first ordinances given to Moses, after the proclamation of the outline of the law from Sinai,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
TABERNACLE. The rendering of several Gk. and Heb. words.1. Heb. ˒ōhel, “tent” and mishkān, “residence” are both used of the Jewish Tabernacle, but the terms are found to be carefully discriminated. ˒Ohel denotes the cloth roof, whereas mishkān is used for the wooden walls of the structure.2. Heb.
Tabernacle of Israel
TABERNACLE OF IS´RAEL. The fullest, most definite, as well as most reliable source of information respecting the Tabernacle is the Bible, especially the passages in Exodus. Chapters 25–28 minutely prescribe the construction of the edifice and its furniture, while the parallel passage (chaps. 35–40) describes
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