Shadowland: Redemption: Week 35
Exodus 36: Summary of Work Done
The rabbis distinguish 39 types of work in the construction of the
tabernacle - and these are the basis of their rules prohibiting work
on the Sabbath.
The "Court of Women" for the temple mentioned in the New Testament
was an addition to the second temple, probably at the time of Herod.
There was no specific prohibition of women in the Law of Moses. In
the New Testament, women could observe from raised galleries, but were
not allowed to participate in any way. Both men and women worked
to construct the tabernacle.
- 35:30 "Bezalel, son of Uri son of Hur" - according to Rabbinic tradition,
Hur was killed for opposing the golden calf, and his grandson
now carries on his work. Bezalel was from Judah, which seems
appropriate. Oholiab was from Dan - the tribe that introduced
idolatry when they reached Caanan. Why, that was like choosing
a Tax Collector for a disciple!
- 36:2 Again according to the rabbis, Bezalel was 13
when selected. (How did they figure that out?)
Bezalel means "in the shadow of God". Oholiab means "my tent
is God my Father".
- 36:6 The people bring more than enough.