||Moses took [his] tent and set it up outside the camp at a distance. He called it the Meeting Tent. [Later], whoever sought God would go to the Meeting Tent outside the camp.
UMoshe yikach et-ha'ohel venatah-lo michuts lamachaneh harchek min-hamachaneh vekara lo Ohel Mo'ed vehayah kol-mevakesh Adonay yetse el-Ohel Mo'ed asher michuts lamachaneh.
(Rashi). Literally, 'the tent.' Or, 'Moses took to the tent' (Targum Yonathan).
Or, 'Tent of Study' (Onkelos). Although the same term, Ohel Moed, is used, it is not the Communion Tent mentioned earlier. Or, 'communion tent,' since God communed with Moses in that tent until the Tabernacle was erected (Ibn Ezra). Or, 'He took the Tabernacle....' before the enclosure was set up (Ibid.). Moses was in the 'Meeting Tent' from Yom Kippur until the Tabernacle was erected (Rashi). Some say that he was there 40 days from 18 Tammuz on (Ramban).