Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Parsha "Terumah"

As I studied this Parsha, It brought me again to my understanding of the building of the Tabernacle. This parsha means "Heave Offering" or "Contribution".
I was taught in School that to study the Bible, the first thing you needed to do is to outline the portion you are studying. This brings your mind into focus. Here is the outline for this parsha:
It covers the scriptures from Exodus 25:1 -- 27:19
Exodus 25:1-9 - Offerings for the Sanctuary
Exodus 25:10-22 - Ark of the Covenant
Exodus 25:23-30 - The Table of Shewbread
Exodus 25:31-40 - The Golden Lampstand
Exodus 26:1-6 - Curtains of Linen
Exodus 26:7-14 - Curtains of Goats’ Hair
Exodus 26:15-30 - Boards & Sockets
Exodus 26:31-37 - The Veil & Screen
Exodus 27:1-8 - The Bronze Altar
Exodus 27:9-29 - Court of the Tabernacle
One verse really stands out. It is found in Exodus 25:31 in the King James Bible. It reads, "And thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same."
This verse reads very close to the Hebrew. This is the only item in the Tabernacle that has a personal pronoun connected to it. It is "his shaft", "his branches", "his bowls", "his knobs", and "his flowers." This forces the question: "Who is the 'HIS'?
I think I know, Do you?
Shalom

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