The exodus tabernacle curtains were made of linen, in blue, purple, and scarlet, with pictures of angels designed into the fabric -
Exodus 26:1-6, (King James Version)
1. Moreover thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them.
2. The length of one curtain shall be eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and every one of the curtains shall have one measure.
3. The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another.
4. And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second.
5. Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another.
6. And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle.
Tabernacle curtains made of linen were also used for the door of the tabernacle.
Exodus 26:36-37, (King James Version)
36. And thou shalt make an hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework.
37. And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold: and thou shalt cast five sockets of brass for them.
The linen tabernacle curtains were covered with curtains made from goats' hair, rams' skins, and badgers' skins. These coverings were layered over the tabernacle, creating four layers altogether. The top layer being the badgers' skins -
Tabernacle curtains made from goat's hair -
Exodus 26:7-13, (King James Version)
7. And thou shalt make curtains of goats' hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.
8. The length of one curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall be all of one measure.
9. And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tabernacle.
10. And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge of the curtain which coupleth the second.
11. And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one.
12. And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.
13. And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to cover it.
This process for the top was repeated with the tabernacle curtains made from ram's and badgers' skins -
Exodus 26:14, (King James Version)
14. And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.
The tabernacle curtains and coverings were supported by boards and bars covered in pure gold. The boards also had rings of gold and sockets of silver.
The boards for the tabernacle curtains and coverings -
Exodus 26:15-25, (King James Version)
15. And thou shalt make boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood standing up.
16. Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board.
17. Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order one against another: thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle.
18. And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south side southward.
19. And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
20. And for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty boards:
21. And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
22. And for the sides of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards.
23. And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides.
24. And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners.
25. And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
The bars for the tabernacle curtains and coverings-
Exodus 26:26-28, (King James Version)
26. And thou shalt make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side of the tabernacle,
27. And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the two sides westward.
28. And the middle bar in the midst of the boards shall reach from end to end.
The boards and bars that supported the tabernacle curtains and coverings were overlayed in gold.
Exodus 26:29, (King James Version)
29. And thou shalt overlay the boards with gold, and make their rings of gold for places for the bars: and thou shalt overlay the bars with gold.
Click here to go to the exodus tabernacle.
Click here if you have a question, comment, or suggestion..
Didn't find what you were looking for? Use this search box to find it.
1 Peter 4:12-13 (KJV)
12. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.