The Tabernacle was a portable tent with a wooden framework overlaid with gold. The structure was approximately 30 cubits (45 feet) long, 10 cubits (15 feet) wide and 10 cubits (15 feet) high. It was divided into two rooms. The first room was called the Holy Place. It contained the Altar of Incense, the Table of Shewbread and the Lampstand. Only priests were allowed into this room. The entrance to the Holy Place was a curtain hanging on 5 pillars.
The second room was called the Most Holy Place. It contained the Ark of the Covenant. Only the High Priest entered the Most Holy Place once a year on the Day of Atonement.
Dividing the two rooms was a heavy curtain called the veil. There were 4 pillars on which the veil was hang upon.
Everything in the Tabernacle was portable so that it can be taken down and carried to another location with ease.
This 3D model shows how the Tabernacle was set up. Click on the controls at the right to fit the various parts together.
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