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The Glory and the Tabernacle

A sudden shout rose up through the assembly and all eyes turned to the mountain. The cloud, which had covered the top of the mountain those many days, began to descend, rolling and cascading down the mountainside like a sudden avalanche of vapor, mist, and smoke. A […]

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The Lost Ark

The children of Israel constructed the ark of the covenant according to the specifications revealed to Moses on Mount Sinai. The ark of the covenant was lost during the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in 586 BCE. No one knows what happened to it at […]

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The Daily Continual Burnt Offering

God ordained a daily worship service in the Tabernacle called the continual burnt (tamid, תמיד) offering. Every day, the priesthood offered two male lambs as burnt offerings for the daily service. The continual burnt offering began each morning with a male lamb offered as a burnt offering […]

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