In the days of Moses, Israel was commanded to build the Tabernacle which would house the Ark of the Covenant and in which the Lord would dwell. Every detail of the Tabernacle was dictated and shown to Moses in the midst of Mount Sinai. The structure is made of several symbols and instruments used in sacrifices and other rituals. The Tabernacle was the center of the camp of Israel and was the precursor to all future temples.
What’s the point?
Knowing the design of the Tabernacle and its instruments is essential to understanding the rituals Israelites performed, their culture, and several elements of Latter-day temples. An in-depth understanding of the Tabernacle and its function provides invaluable insight into Hebrew symbolism used in temples today.