The Tabernacle consisted of a framework of 48 wooden boards overlaid with gold.
These 48 boards stood in 96 sockets of silver. Each of the boards measured 10
cubits (15 feet) in height, 1.5 cubits (27 inches) in width. They were made of
acacia wood and overlaid with gold - portraying Jesus Christ the perfect
God-man. On the outside of the framework, there were five bars of acacia wood
overlaid with gold on each side. The boards had golden rings on them. As the
bars were inserted into the rings, they would act as bracing that held the
entire structure together firmly. "The whole body, being fitted and held
together by whatever joint supplies, according to the proper working of each
individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in
love" (Ephesians 4:16).
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