So yesterday I had an idea.
I don’t know about you, but I am an idea person. And if I have an idea that I think is good, I don’t want to waste any time letting it sit around in my head. I have to do something about it.
Well, I realized that Exodus 36-39 are the chronicle of Bezalel and co. building all the things God told them to build back in Exodus 25-31. He pretty much follows the instructions word for word.
Suffice to say, it doesn’t make for very interesting reading.
But it does make for interesting building.
When I finished working my way through Genesis I decided to celebrate by walking around town taking pictures of significant places. These became little altars of remembrance for me.
This time, I am going to build a scale model of the entire tabernacle.
My scale will be as follows: 1 Cubit = 1/2 inch.
Here is what I have done so far . . . in pictures!
So I went to the craft store and bought a bunch of appropriately colored (red, purple, and blue; gray for the dolphin skin and brown for the ram and goat skin) felt, a couple bags of 6-inch wood dowels, and a foam base.
I did a little research and found that the actual tabernacle was 45-feet long and 15-feet wide. So I made a cutout with my scaled dimensions. Mine would be 15-inches long and 5-inches wide.
Next I measured out (what I thought was) the right spacing of the poles but I miscalculated and figured it out a little too late. Whoops! Oh well, my tabernacle will have 19 poles on one side instead of 20.
Then I realized I would need a glue gun for the crossbeams. I didn’t have one so I set to work on the inner curtain. This was done by cutting out felt and (wait forit!) sewing it together! I am so domestic!
And that was about all I got done today. I managed borrow a hot glue gun so tomorrow I will get on those cross beams.
My ultimate goal is to build the entire enclosure with all the pieces. Though that may be a bit ambitious given how crazy my life is about to get. So we will see. At the very least I want to build this thing.
Look for some more updates later on!
Question: What on earth should I do with this thing when I’m done with it?