Exodus 26–31: On Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Tour through the Furniture of Faith (Bible Talk, Ep. 32)

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When we get to Exodus 26–31, we’re tempted to let our eyes glaze over what seems to be an overly long list of the Tabernacle furniture and its accompanying details. In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi what these chapters tell us and why we as Christians should care about them.


1:53 / What’s the theological significance of the tabernacle?

4:04 / How does the creation of the tabernacle mirror the days of creation?

8:23 / What happens to the later version of these curtains in the temple?

9:11 / What’s the courtyard of the tabernacle, and what happens at the bronze altar?

13:02 / What should we know about the priests’ uniforms and duties in Exodus 28?

23:35 / What does it mean to be consecrated, and how does the ritual of consecration happen?

30:07 / We come to the point of the whole sacrificial system: for God to be among Israel, and for Israel to worship him as their God.

33:27 / Sam comments on the altar of incense and what its image communicates.

35:11 / How does the Lord determine the census tax will be paid for?

35:54 / Jim says at the fulfillment of all things everything will be like the most holy place.

38:26 / Who are Oholiab and Bezalel, and what’s their job?

40:41 / Why is a reminder from the Lord about the Sabbath an appropriate ending to chapter 31?

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