The second layer of covering was made from 11 curtains of woven goats' hair.
Each curtain measured 30 cubits (45 feet) x 4 cubits (6 feet). Five curtains
were joined together as one set and six curtains as the other set. These two
sets were then held together by 50 bronze clasps to form one single covering.
This covering covers the entire Framework and overhung
the front door. The goat was one of
the animals used for sacrifice, primarily on the Day
of Atonement, when two goats were taken. One was to be killed as a sin
offering and one was to be sent to the wilderness as the
"scapegoat". The blood of the slaughtered goat was used to sanctify
the Most Holy Place and the Holy Place (Leviticus
16:15-16). This covering therefore signifies sanctification of the church
through Christ (Ephesians