There are many reasons to study the Tabernacle.
First and foremost is that it’s important.
At least 50 chapters in the Bible mention the Tabernacle. It was the dwelling place of God with His people in the Wilderness and Canaan.
Exo 25:8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.
Studying the Tabernacle also helps us to know Jesus better.
Everything about the Tabernacle points to Jesus. It is a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ and God’s salvation in Him.
Joshua 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.
Joshua 19:51 These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing the country.
It gives us a better understanding of Heaven: The Tabernacle is a pattern of the True Tabernacle in Heaven.
Heb 8:5 [The Tabernacle ] “an example and shadow of the heavenly things, even as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount.”
For a better understanding of the significance of the Tabernacle, take a minute and review our PPT slides from a Bible study I taught several years ago.
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