The Tabernacle in the Wilderness:
Six cars and vans full of members of our fellowship traveled the 250 miles to the city of Hebron, Ohio, to see the full-scale replica of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. This traveling exhibit moves to a different state each year, and is taken apart for transport in this large trailer.
This large tent is used to keep the exhibit dry and intact and holds not only the entire Tabernacle, but exhibit seating for about 200 people at one time.
Here a group of visitors enters the tent exhibit area.
A beautiful large banner about ten feet long depicts the Tabernacle in the Wilderness and shows the Hebrew tribal configurations which camped around it in ancient times.
The first exhibit shows a smaller scale model replica of the Tabernacle which is used for the initial discussion with the audience.
The Tabernacle itself was covered in four layers of animal skins, as shown here.
The representative model below shows the interior and exterior of the Brazen Altar in the outer courtyard.
The Brazen Altar was used for animal sacrifices in the worship of ancient Israel.
A full-scale view of the Outer Court shows the Brazen Altar above, and a model in the picture below. The Laver was a large reservoir filled with water, with faucets on the side for the high priest to purify his hands and feet. The Laver is a type of New Testament baptism.
The entrance gate to the Outer Court is shown here. It was composed of linen in four colors: blue, purple, red, and white. This gate was 30 feet wide!
The lecture room is shown here with the small model of the Tabernacle and other items.
The presenter was very knowledgeable and personable. The presentation took about an hour and a half; with a lot of wonderful information presented.
The linen garment of the High Priest is shown with the breastplate composed
of twelve precious stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. Notice
the pomegranates at the bottom.
To the right, the High Priest ministers at the Altar of Incense.
In the left portion of the picture below we see the Golden Candlestick.
This actual full-size replica of the Tabernacle was beautiful to behold. Each layer of skins was composed of hundreds of animal skins and weighed approximately 3000 pounds each!
Below we see the atonement offering for the sins of the people, which
involved the slaying of many hundreds of animals. How thankful we are
that this sacrificial offering has been replaced by the "better
covenant" of Messiah, who was our one sacrifice for sin under the
Below, the High Priest ministers at the Table of Shewbread.
We hope that you enjoyed this short tour of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. Please come visit our Messianic Assembly when you can to learn more about the Torah of God and its symbolism for those of us today under the New Covenant!