||I will commune with you there, speaking to you from above the ark-cover, from between the two cherubs that are on the Ark of Testimony. [In this manner] I will give you instructions for the Israelites.
Veno'adeti lecha sham vedibarti itcha me'al hakaporet mibeyn shney hakruvim asher al-Aron ha'Edut et-kol asher atsaveh otcha el-beney Yisra'el.
||Make a table of acacia wood, 2 cubits long, one cubit wide, and 1 and a half cubits high.
Ve'asita shulchan atsey shitim amatayim orko ve'amah rochbo ve'amah vachetsi komato.
(Ibn Janach; cf. Targum). Or, 'I will meet with you at set times' (Rashi; Radak, Sherashim).
See Exodus 37:10-16.
Its dimensions were thus 36' x 18' x 27'. According to others, it was 30' x 15' x 22.5' (Menachoth 96a; Bareitha 8). The height included the legs and the thickness of the table's upper board (Rashi; Ibn Ezra; cf. Pesachim 109b). The top of the table consisted of a perfectly flat slab of wood (Menachoth 96b), that was not attached to the legs (Pesachim 109a). The legs were described as resembling those the Dorians use on their beds (Josephus 3:6:6).