The first room was called the Holy Place. Only the priests were allowed in and
only after they had washed their hands and feet outside with the water from the laver.
The Holy Place was about 20 cubits (30 feet)
long, 10 cubits (15 feet) wide and 10 cubits (15 feet) high. The structure was
made from wooden boards overlaid with gold. The furniture of the Holy Place consisted of
a golden lampstand on the south side, a table of
showbread on the north side and a golden altar of incense
in front of the Most Holy Place.