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Read Exodus 28
1. Who did God choose to be His priest? Who were his sons?

2. What were the garments described in the chapter that were to be worn by the priest?

3. What does Exodus 28:29 tell you about why the names of the sons of Israel (the tribes) were to be on the breastplate of judgment?

4. What were sewn on the hem of the robe of the priest? Why?

Read Exodus 29
5. What did God require to “hallow them for ministering” to Him? (Genesis 29:1-35)

6. For how many days were they to be consecrated?

7. For how many days were they to make atonement for the altar and sanctify it?

8. What would sanctify the tabernacle according to Exodus 29:43?

9. Copy Exodus 29:45-46 here.

Read Exodus 30
10. What piece of furniture is being described? Briefly describe it below.

11. Where was it to be positioned in the Tabernacle?

12. What was Aaron required to do each morning with the altar of incense? At twilight?

13. What prohibitions did God give them regarding this altar?

14. What does God require in Exodus 30:11-16? What is the purpose of the offering? What is the money to be used for?

15. What article of furniture is described in Exodus 30:17-21? Where was it to be located? What was it to be used for? Briefly describe it here.

16. What was the receipt given for the holy anointing oil? What was it to be used for?

17. What prohibitions did God give regarding the anointing oil?

18. What was the recipe for incense?

19. What prohibitions did God give for the incense?

20. What does Revelation 5:8 tell you about the incense?

 

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Review:
The Tabernacle was important to the Old Testament believer because it was the place where God had said He would meet with man, but the Tabernacle is also very important to the New Testament believer. It provides a picture, a foretelling (prophecy) of Christ, the Messiah, and it also provides us a glimpse of heaven, where one day we will all be worshiping God.

The Tabernacle was build in approximately 1440 BC, and it was the place where God would dwell with His people for 400 years. It was used as a place of worship from the time of the Exodus until the time of King Solomon, when the Temple was built.

Read Exodus 25:31-40
1. Describe and/or draw a picture of the next item of furniture described in the text and its accessories.

Read Exodus 26:1-14
2. What was to be the length of the curtains? Width? How many were there to be?

3. What four materials were to be used to make curtains and coverings for the tent?

Read Exodus 26:15-30
4. What wood was to be used for the boards of the tabernacle? What was to be the length of each? Width?

5. The boards were to set in sockets made of what material?

Exodus 26:31-37
The veil was a divider between the Holy Place and the Most Holy Place where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. It was a barrier between God and man. Only the High Priest would enter into the Most Holy Place. There was no separation in the middle. The High Priest had to go around the side.

6. What instructions are given in this section of scripture for the making of the veil? The hanging of the veil?

7. What things., according to this section of scripture were to be in the Most holy Place? Holy Place? How were they to be positioned?

Read Exodus 27
Brass or bronze is the metal which represents judgment (in contrast to gold or silver). The Bronze Altar in the Outer Court of the Tabernacle was the most used piece of furniture in the Tabernacle. It was on this altar that the sacrifices specified by God in the book of Leviticus were made. The Outer Court would have been a very bloody place with the blood of the sacrifices. This blood being spilled was to remind the children of Israel of the price of their sin. A life must be sacrificed to atone for sin.

8. Describe and/or draw a picture of the Bronze (Brass) Altar described in the text and its accessories.

Note: The approximate size of the Bronze Altar in modern measurements was 7.5′ long x 7.5′ wide x 4.5′ high. Exodus 27:6-7 describes how the altar was made “mobile.” After all, every time the children of Israel broke camp, the Tabernacle would have to be broken down and moved.

9. Write out Leviticus 17:11 here. What do you learn from this verse? How do you see this applying to your life, your walk with God today?

10. Write out Hebrews 9:22 here. What application do you see for this verse?

11. Describe the court of the Tabernacle discussed in Exodus 27:9-21. What items of furniture/accessories are found there? Of what metal is everything made?

12. Write out Psalm 100:4 here. What is to occur in the court of the Tabernacle?

13. Once you entered the gate of the Tabernacle, you would be in the Outer Court. There was only one entrance to the Tabernacle. What do you learn from the following scriptures about the number of ways that exist to salvation?
□ John 10:9

□ John 14:6

NOTE: The single entrance and path to journey through the Tabernacle sends that same message. There is only one way – Jesus.

14. What were the only two items of furniture found in the Outer Court of the Tabernacle? (Hint: Exod. 27:1; 30:18)

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The Tabernacle was a moveable “tent of meeting” that God commanded Moses to build and for which God provided very detailed instructions as to the building, the furnishing, the use, the transportation and the location.

Facts about the Tabernacle:
□ There are 50 chapters in the Bible that discuss the Tabernacle
□ It would have fit in half of a football field
□ God dwelt with his people for 400 years in the Tabernacle (the Exodus to the time of King Solomon)
□ The Tabernacle was in the center of the Israelite camp

Read Exodus Chapter 25
1. What/who was the source of the items used to make the Tabernacle? See also Exodus 12:35-36.

2. With what heart did God ask them to give their offering?

3. What do these verses tell us about giving to the LORD?
□ 2 Corinthians 9:7

□ Luke 6:38

4. Copy Exodus 25:8 here. What is the purpose of the Tabernacle? What does this tell you about the heart of God?

5. How did they know how to build the Tabernacle?

6. According to Hebrews 8:1-5, it was important that Moses followed the instructions for the building of the Tabernacle exactly because it was a shadow of what?

7. What do you learn about the Ark of the Testimony from Exodus 25:10-22; Exodus 37:1-9? If you are able, draw a rough sketch of what it looked like on the back of this page.

8. What will go into the Ark according to verse 16 and 21?

9. Other things were later put into the Ark as well. What were they according to Hebrews 9:4?

10. Each of the items in the Ark were designed to remind the people of an event or action that God took on their behalf. For each of the following, give the event or action they were to remember:
□ Manna (See Exodus 16)

□ Aaron’s rod (See Numbers 17)

□ Tablets of the Law (Exodus 20)

Note: The Ark of the Covenant was to be made form Acacia wood. Acacia wood was durable and resistant to disease and insects, making it the most suitable material for constructing the ark. In addition, the Ark did not have any idols or likenesses of God. Review Exodus 20:4-5. The Israelites were to worship their God without idols or images in contrast to the pagans around them whose gods were often a combination of exaggerated animal and human features.

11. Describe and/or draw a picture of the Mercy seat based on what you read.

Note: The Mercy Seat represented the place where the High Priest would “atone for” or “cover over” the sins of the people. This was the place of the sacrificial payment for sin. Jesus, our High Priest eliminated the need for the sacrifices under the law by becoming the propitiation (atoning sacrifice) for our sins on Calvary. The Mercy Seat was where law (10 Commandments) and mercy (blood covering sin) meet.

12. Describe and/or draw the Table described in Exodus 25:23-30.

13. What goes on the table? What does this represent?

14. What do the following verses tell you about bread?
□ John 6:31-35

□ Matthew 4:4

 

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The next several lessons in Exodus take us through a detail description of the Tabernacle. Before we begin, we’ll review some of the basics of worship as discussed in the Bible.

The Bible has lots to say about worship since it is very important to God. As a matter of fact, our purpose in life is to bring glory to God (to worship Him). What do you learn about worship from the following scriptures?
□ 2 Chronicles 7:3

□ Psalm 30:4

□ Psalm 100:1-5

□ Psalm 134:1-2

□ Psalm 150

□ Luke 7:36-50

□ Revelations 4:8-11

This week observe yourself and note the different ways you worship the Lord. Be sure to consider the following:
 Where do you worship?
 What is your posture during worship?
 What words do you use?
 Are you alone or with others?
 What are your thoughts during worship? Your movements?
 What effect does worship have on you?

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Read Exodus 22
1. What do you find interesting or noteworthy in this chapter?

Read Exodus 23
2. What prohibitions are given regarding the poor? The stranger?

3. What are the three annual feasts which they are ordered to keep?

4. What promises does God make in Exodus 23:20-33?

Read Exodus 24
5. What is the response of the people when Moses reads the Book of the Covenant to them?

6. Describe the similarities between Exodus 24:8 and Luke 22:20.

 

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Exodus – Chapter 21

Review
1. List the 10 commandments (in your own words). This is the righteous standard of holiness set by God. Now put yourself and your conduct next to the standard and measure yourself. How do you measure up?

Read Exodus 21
2. What things stick out to you in this chapter?

3. Exodus 21:5-6 deal with the bond servant, the servant who chooses to stay and be a servant voluntarily. Who, according to the following verses, claimed to be a bond-servant?
 Romans 1:1

 Philippians 2:7

 James 1:1

 2 Peter 1:1

 Jude 1:1

4. Can you put your name here, too? Are you a bond-servant for Christ, a willing servant who chooses to submit herself under the Lordship of Jesus? How does your life evidence this?

5. What provisions does Exodus 21 include for the protection of women?

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Read Exodus 20
This chapter is extremely significant in the plan of salvation. God uses the law (as initially given here and further expounded upon and explained later by Moses and Jesus) as the measuring stick against which all humanity will be measured. As we will see, no man is capable of keeping the law, God’s standard of holiness.

1. Restate each of the 10 commandments in your own words. Which ones are problems for you?

2. What do you notice about the first four commandments? The second six?

3. What does Jesus tell us about the law in Matthew 22:36-40?

4. What is God prohibiting in the first commandment? Why is this significant in the history of the world? History of Israel?

5. What does Deuteronomy 6:14 add to this?

Challenge question: How does idol worship figure into the captivity of Israel?

6. What does God mean in verse 5 when He refers to Himself as “a jealous God?” What do you do that makes God jealous?

7. What kinds if things do we see today that qualify as carved images like those referred to in Exodus 20:4?

8. How does someone take the name of the LORD in vain? (Note: “in vain” means without effect or avail; to no purpose; in an improper or irreverent manner. Source: Dictionary.com)

9. What do you learn about the Sabbath from the following verses?
□ Exodus 31:14-16

□ Isaiah 58:13

□ Matthew 12:8

□ Mark 2:27

10. What does it mean to honor your father and mother? How long does that command last in one’s life?

11. What do these verses add to your understanding?
□ Exodus 21:17

□ Deuteronomy 21:18-21

□ Ephesians 6:2

12. What do you learn about the command not to murder from Matthew 5:21-24?

13. What do you learn about the command not to commit adultery from these verses?
□ Leviticus 20:10

□ Proverbs 6:32

□ Matthew 5:27-28

□ Matthew 5:32

14. What do the following verses teach you about lying or bearing false witness?
□ Exodus 23:1

□ Proverbs 6:19

□ Proverbs 14:5

□ Proverbs 19:5, 9

15. What do you learn about the law from these verses?
□ Psalm 19:7-11

□ Matthew 5:19

□ Romans 3:20

□ Romans 7:7

□ Galatians 2:16

□ Galatians 3:11, 20

□ James 2:10

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