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 27:8
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27:9 Seventh Reading
Make the enclosure for the tabernacle in this manner:

On the south side, there shall be hangings made of twined linen. [Like all the other] sides, it shall be 100 cubits long.
Ve'asita et chatsar haMishkan life'at negev-teymanah kela'im lechatser shesh moshezar me'ah va'amah orech lape'ah ha'echat.

27:10 It shall have 20 pillars and 20 copper bases. The hooks and bands for the pillars shall be made of silver.
Ve'amudav esrim ve'adneyhem esrim nechoshet vavey ha'amudim vachashukeyhen kasef.



Commentary:

hangings
  Woven like fine netting (Rashi).

pillars
  These pillars had a cross section one cubit (18') square, and may have been round (Maaseh Choshev 5:4,5). Some say that they were covered with copper (Ibid.; Yalkut Shimoni 425). Others say that they were copper poles (Josephus 3:6:2).

bases
  Some say that these were imbedded in the ground like spears (Josephus 3:6:2).

bands
  Decorative bands going around the pillars (Rashi; Sforno). Some say that these bands held the hooks to the poles (Ibn Ezra). Others translate chashuk here as 'decorations' (Septuagint; Ibn Janach) or 'melted inlays' (Saadia). Besides these, the poles also had silver caps (Exodus 38:17; Maaseh Choshev 5:4; Josephus 3:6:2).





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