EXODUS 36:20



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“And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up.”

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Exodus 36:20 Translation & Meaning

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And he made וַיַּ֥עַשׂ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
boards הַקְּרָשִׁ֖ים A slab or plank; by implication, a deck of a ship boards
for the tabernacle לַמִּשְׁכָּ֑ן A residence (including a shepherd's hut, the lair of animals, figuratively, the grave; also the Temple); specifically, the Tabernacle (properly, its wooden walls) tabernacle
of (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shittim שִׁטִּ֖ים The acacia (from its scourging thorns) shittim
wood, עֲצֵ֥י A tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks) wood
standing up. עֹֽמְדִֽים׃ To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) standing up

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  • 18  And he made fifty taches of brass to couple the tent together, that it might be one.

  • 19  And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above that.

  • 20  And he made boards for the tabernacle of shittim wood, standing up.

  • 21  The length of a board was ten cubits, and the breadth of a board one cubit and a half.

  • 22  One board had two tenons, equally distant one from another: thus did he make for all the boards of the tabernacle.


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