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six frames for the ­rear—­the west side of the ­Tabernacle—­along with two
additional frames to reinforce the rear corners of the Tabernacle. These
corner frames will be matched at the bottom and firmly attached at the top
with a single ring, forming a single corner unit. Make both of these corner
units the same way. So there will be eight frames at the rear of the Tabernacle, set in sixteen silver ­bases—­two bases under each frame.
“Make crossbars of acacia wood to link the frames, five crossbars for the
north side of the Tabernacle and five for the south side. Also make five
crossbars for the rear of the Tabernacle, which will face west. The middle
crossbar, attached halfway up the frames, will run all the way from one
end of the Tabernacle to the other. Overlay the frames with gold, and
make gold rings to hold the crossbars. Overlay the crossbars with gold
as well.
“Set up this Tabernacle according to the pattern you were shown on the
“For the inside of the Tabernacle, make a special curtain of finely woven
linen. Decorate it with blue, purple, and scarlet thread and with skillfully
embroidered cherubim. Hang this curtain on gold hooks attached to four
posts of acacia wood. Overlay the posts with gold, and set them in four
silver bases. Hang the inner curtain from clasps, and put the Ark of the
Covenant in the room behind it. This curtain will separate the Holy Place
from the Most Holy Place.
“Then put the Ark’s c­ over—­the place of ­atonement—­on top of the Ark
of the Covenant inside the Most Holy Place. Place the table outside the
inner curtain on the north side of the Tabernacle, and place the lampstand
across the room on the south side.
“Make another curtain for the entrance to the sacred tent. Make it of
finely woven linen and embroider it with exquisite designs, using blue,
purple, and scarlet thread. Craft five posts from acacia wood. Overlay
them with gold, and hang the curtain from them with gold hooks. Cast
five bronze bases for the posts.
“Using acacia wood, construct a square altar 71/2 feet wide, 71/2 feet long,
and 41/2 feet high. Make horns for each of its four corners so that the horns
and altar are all one piece. Overlay the altar with bronze. Make ash buckets, shovels, basins, meat forks, and firepans, all of bronze. Make a bronze
grating for it, and attach four bronze rings at its four corners. Install the
grating halfway down the side of the altar, under the ledge. For carrying
the altar, make poles from acacia wood, and overlay them with bronze.
Insert the poles through the rings on the two sides of the altar. The altar
must be hollow, made from planks. Build it just as you were shown on the

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