||Thus, [on the west side] there will be [a total of] eight beams and 16 silver bases, two bases under each and every beam.
Vehayu shmonah krashim ve'adneyhem kesef shishah asar adanim shney adanim tachat hakeresh ha'echad ushney adanim tachat hakeresh ha'echad.
||Make crossbars out of acacia wood. There shall be five for the beams of the first side of the tabernacle [to the south].
Ve'asita verichim atsey shitim chamishah lekarshey tsela-haMishkan ha'echad.
Four of these, for the top and bottom, were half the length of the wall, while the fifth, for the center (Exodus 26:28), was the entire length of the wall (Rashi; Bareitha 1). One source states that these crossbars consisted of sections 5 cubits (7 1/2') long that plugged into one another (Josephus 4:6:3). They were placed through rings, one fourth of the way from the top and bottom of the beams (Maaseh Choshev 2:3).