||Moses said to Aaron, 'Take an urn and fill it with an omer of manna. Place it before God as a keepsake for your descendants.'
Vayomer Moshe el-Aharon kach tsintsenet achat veten-shamah melo-ha'omer man vehanach oto lifney Adonay lemishmeret ledoroteychem.
||As God commanded Moses, Aaron [later] placed it before the [Ark of] Testimony as a keepsake.
Ka'asher tsivah Adonay el-Moshe vayanichehu Aharon lifney ha'edut lemishmaret.
||The Israelites were to eat the manna for 40 years, until they came to inhabited territory. They ate the manna until they came to the edge of the land of Canaan.
Uveney Yisra'el achlu et-haman arba'im shanah ad-bo'am el-erets noshavet et-haman achlu ad-bo'am el-ketseh erets Kena'an.
A large clay jar (Mekhilta; Targum Yonathan; Rashi). According to others, the word tzintzeneth denotes a glass jar, so that the manna could be seen (Rabbenu Chananel; Abarbanel; HaGra on Mekhilta; Minchah Belulah). It might also have been a gold vessel (one possible translation of the Septuagint). In Egyptian, tzenat is a vase, and snu is a jar, while serbet is a vessel of silver-gold alloy. Sen is a kind of precious stone.
After the Tabernacle would be erected (Mekhilta; Rashi). But see Exodus 16:9).
When the Tabernacle was made (see note verse 16:33 'before God').
|Ark of Testimony|
(Rashi; see Exodus 25:10).
See Numbers 14:33.
|edge of land of Canaan|