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Tabernacle
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A tent the Israelites constructed during their wilderness wanderings. The place where God dwelt among the Israelites (Exod 25:8–9). The tabernacle is significant for the Israelites’ religious system and society (Spero, “From Tabernacle (Mishkan) and Temple (Mikdash) to Synagogue (Bet Keneset),” 67).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tabernacle
Tabernacle (מִּשְׁכָּן‎, mishkan). A tent the Israelites constructed during their wilderness wanderings. The place where God dwelt among the Israelites (Exod 25:8–9). The tabernacle is significant for the Israelites’ religious system and society (Spero, “From Tabernacle (Mishkan) and Temple (Mikdash)
Tabernacle, Critical Issues
Tabernacle, Critical Issues An introduction to critical issues concerning the sacred tent of Israel in the Old Testament and in later interpretations.The tent sanctuary, the tabernacle, plays an important role in the Pentateuch. Its description covers 13 chapters in the second half of the book of Exodus
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Tabernacle
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
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tabernacle
tabernacle (tab´uhr-nak´uhl), the portable sanctuary of the Israelites during the wilderness period, according to the Pentateuch and related texts. The directions for building it are given in Exod. 25–30, and the account of its actual construction follows in Exod. 35–40. It consisted of a rectangular
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Tabernacle
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
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
Tabernacle
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
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
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.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Tabernacle
TABERNACLE (Latin tabernaculum, “tent”) The tent-sanctuary that Israel transported through the wilderness. The Tabernacle was manufactured at Mount Sinai and used as the central place of Israelite worship until the building of the Temple of Solomon. The Tabernacle was built at the express orders of Moses
Key passages
Ex 25:8–9

And make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell in the midst of them, according to all that I show you—the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its equipment—and so you will do.

Jn 2:19–21

Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up!” Then the Jews said, “This temple has been under construction forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body.

1 Co 3:16

Do you not know that you are God’s temple and the Spirit of God dwells in you?

Eph 2:19–22

Consequently, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens of the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole building, joined together, …

Heb 9:1–28

Now the first covenant had regulations for worship and the earthly sanctuary. For a tent was prepared, the first one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the presentation of the loaves, which is called the holy place. And after the second curtain …

Re 21:22

And I did not see a temple in it, for the Lord God All-Powerful is its temple, and the Lamb.

See also
Ex 23:14–19; Ex 25:1–27:21; Ex 29:38–31:11; Ex 33:7–11; Ex 35:4–38:31; Ex 39:32–40:38; Le 1:1–17; Le 15:1–17:16; Le 19:19–21:24; Le 24:1–9; Le 26:1–13; Nu 1:1–19; Nu 1:47–2:34; Nu 3:5–39; Nu 4:1–33; Nu 5:11–6:21; Nu 7:1–89; Nu 9:15–23; Nu 10:11–36; Nu 16:41–18:7; Nu 19:1–20:13; Nu 25:1–18; Nu 28:1–8; Nu 31:25–54; Dt 12:1–28; Dt 14:22–29; Dt 16:1–17:13; Dt 18:1–8; Dt 26:1–15; Dt 31:9–13; Jos 3:1–4:24; Jos 6:1–7:9; Jos 8:30–9:27; Jos 18:1–10; Jos 19:49–51; Jos 21:1–19; Jos 22:10–34; Jdg 18:27–31; Jdg 20:18–36; Jdg 21:1–25; 1 Sa 1:1–28; 1 Sa 2:12–17; 1 Sa 2:22–7:1; 1 Sa 14:1–23; 1 Sa 21:1–9; 2 Sa 6:1–23; 2 Sa 15:13–37; 1 Ki 1:28–53; 1 Ki 2:26–35; 1 Ki 3:1–15; 1 Ki 5:1–6:38; 1 Ki 7:15–8:13; 1 Ki 9:15–10:13; 1 Ki 14:21–31; 1 Ki 15:9–24; 2 Ki 11:1–21; 2 Ki 14:1–22; 2 Ki 15:32–16:20; 2 Ki 18:1–16; 2 Ki 19:1–19; 2 Ki 20:1–11; 2 Ki 21:1–18; 2 Ki 22:3–23:25; 2 Ki 24:13–16; 2 Ki 25:1–21; 1 Ch 6:31–53; 1 Ch 9:10–13; 1 Ch 9:17–34; 1 Ch 13:1–14; 1 Ch 15:1–16:6; 1 Ch 16:37–43; 1 Ch 21:1–23:32; 1 Ch 28:1–21; 2 Ch 1:1–12; 2 Ch 2:1–6:2; 2 Ch 6:12–7:22; 2 Ch 9:1–12; 2 Ch 16:1–6; 2 Ch 20:1–30; 2 Ch 22:10–24:22; 2 Ch 26:16–23; 2 Ch 28:22–27; 2 Ch 29:3–30:27; 2 Ch 33:1–17; 2 Ch 34:8–35:19; 2 Ch 36:5–23; Ezr 1:1–11; Ezr 2:36–6:18; Ezr 7:11–28; Ezr 8:24–36; Ezr 10:1–17; Ne 6:1–14; Ne 7:46–65; Ne 8:13–18; Ne 10:28–11:24; Ne 13:4–31; Ps 5:1–12; Ps 11:1–7; Ps 15:1–5; Ps 18:1–24; Ps 20:1–9; Ps 24:1–10; Ps 26:1–12; Ps 27:1–14; Ps 28:1–9; Ps 29:1–11; Ps 30:1–12; Ps 42:1–43:5; Ps 48:1–14; Ps 55:1–23; Ps 63:1–11; Ps 65:1–13; Ps 66:1–20; Ps 68:1–35; Ps 69:1–36; Ps 73:1–28; Ps 74:1–23; Ps 78:56–72; Ps 79:1–13; Ps 84:1–12; Ps 92:1–15; Ps 96:1–13; Ps 100:1–5; Ps 116:1–19; Ps 118:1–29; Ps 122:1–9; Ps 132:1–18; Ps 134:1–135:21; Ps 138:1–8; Ps 150:1–6; Ec 5:1–7; Ec 8:10–9:12; Is 2:1–4; Is 6:1–13; Is 16:1–14; Is 18:1–7; Is 27:2–13; Is 37:1–20; Is 38:1–22; Is 43:22–28; Is 44:24–28; Is 56:1–8; Is 60:1–18; Is 62:1–12; Is 63:15–64:12; Is 66:1–24; Je 3:6–4:4; Je 7:1–8:3; Je 17:19–27; Je 20:1–6; Je 23:9–40; Je 26:1–24; Je 28:1–17; Je 31:23–30; Je 32:26–33:18; Je 35:1–36:10; Je 38:14–28; Je 41:1–18; Je 50:21–51:11; Je 51:34–58; Je 52:12–23; La 1:1–2:22; Eze 5:1–17; Eze 7:1–11:13; Eze 23:36–49; Eze 24:15–25:7; Eze 37:15–28; Eze 40:1–45:5; Eze 45:18–46:15; Eze 46:19–47:12; Eze 48:1–29; Da 5:1–29; Da 8:1–14; Da 9:1–27; Da 11:29–39; Joe 1:2–20; Joe 3:18–21; Am 9:1–15; Jon 1:17–2:10; Mic 1:2–7; Mic 3:1–4:5; Hab 2:5–20; Hag 1:1–2:19; Zec 1:12–17; Zec 4:1–14; Zec 6:9–15; Zec 8:1–23; Zec 11:4–17; Zec 14:16–21; Mal 1:6–14; Mal 2:10–3:7; Mt 4:5–7; Mt 12:1–8; Mt 21:12–17; Mt 21:23–27; Mt 23:13–36; Mt 24:1–2; Mt 24:4–26; Mt 27:3–10; Mt 27:35–44; Mt 27:51–56; Mk 2:23–28; Mk 11:1–11; Mk 11:15–19; Mk 11:27–33; Mk 12:35–13:4; Mk 14:43–65; Mk 15:24–41; Lk 1:5–10; Lk 1:18–25; Lk 2:21–38; Lk 2:41–50; Lk 4:1–13; Lk 6:1–5; Lk 11:45–54; Lk 18:9–14; Lk 19:45–20:8; Lk 21:5–7; Lk 21:34–38; Lk 22:47–53; Lk 23:26–49; Lk 24:49–53; Jn 1:14–18; Jn 2:13–25; Jn 5:10–16; Jn 7:14–31; Jn 7:53–8:30; Jn 8:48–59; Jn 10:22–42; Jn 11:45–57; Jn 18:12–23; Ac 2:40–4:4; Ac 5:17–42; Ac 6:8–15; Ac 7:44–50; Ac 21:26–22:21; Ac 24:1–21; Ac 25:1–12; Ac 26:19–23; 1 Co 3:5–17; 1 Co 6:12–20; 1 Co 9:1–18; 2 Co 5:1–8; 2 Co 6:11–7:1; Eph 2:19–22; 2 Th 2:1–12; Heb 6:13–20; Heb 8:1–6; Heb 9:1–28; Heb 10:19–25; Heb 13:7–17; 1 Pe 2:4–10; 2 Pe 1:12–15; Re 3:7–13; Re 6:9–11; Re 7:9–8:6; Re 11:1–6; Re 11:15–19; Re 14:14–16:1; Re 16:17–21; Re 21:22–27;