God turns his attention to instructing Moses to build a sanctuary for God’s presence in the wilderness. Though they are a people on the move, they are to come to rest for times of worship, enjoying the presence of their God in an uninterrupted manner. The tent-like tabernacle will prefigure the Temple to come, anticipating even more, that permanent resting place of Christ Jesus in the Church: “The Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us.” (John 1:14)
The design of the tabernacle begins first with the Ark of the Testimony, the place where the Ten Commandments are to be reserved. As you read these instructions, imagination saturates inner senses with colors, smells, and beauty of design.
The two angels that face each other with hovering wings … leap forward to the tomb of Jesus in John 20:21 where a similar description is given: “(Mary Magdalene) saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.”
This is the first of three parts of the Torah Portion Terumah (Portion)
Conservative and Reform Jewish congregations read only this part this year,
as also in this Bible plan.
Here is the entire portion in all three parts.
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Example: You pitched Your tent among us. Jn 1:14
The Saturday passages follow the reading list that Jewish people use in their synagogue worship
throughout the world. They are taken from
“The Torah,” the first five books of the Bible from Genesis to Deuteronomy
that are read each year beginning with autumn.
For all the Firestarters I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet. Check the menu options at the site for more information