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Still working on 2 hour and 40 minute a day goal!  ( and falling very short)

This Weeks readings:

Feb 8: Ex 28-29

When we did the tabernacle unit in coop we learned so much about Gods orderliness, obedience, detail. And about math! It is great to read this again and remember all that we did.  Each age group in our coop had to construct a model of the tabernacle.

Ephod: Something girt, a sacred vestment worn originally by the high priest (Exodus 28:4), afterwards by the ordinary priest (1 Samuel 22:18), and characteristic of his office (1 Samuel 2:18,28; 14:3). It was worn by Samuel, and also by David (2 Samuel 6:14). It was made of fine linen, and consisted of two pieces, which hung from the neck, and covered both the back and front, above the tunic and outer garment (Exodus 28:31). That of the high priest was embroidered with divers colours. The two pieces were joined together over the shoulders (hence in Latin called superhumerale) by clasps or buckles of gold or precious stones, and fastened round the waist by a "curious girdle of gold, blue, purple, and fine twined linen" (28:6-12). The breastplate, with the Urim and Thummim, was attached to the ephod.

Mitre: Heb. mitsnepheth), something rolled round the head; the turban or head-dress of the high priest (Exodus 28:4,37,39; 29:6, etc.). In the Authorized Version of Ezekiel 21:26, this Hebrew word is rendered "diadem," but in the Revised Version, "mitre." It was a twisted band of fine linen, 8 yards in length, coiled into the form of a cap, and worn on official occasions (Leviticus 8:9; 16:4; Zechariah 3:5). On the front of it was a golden plate with the inscription, "Holiness to the Lord." The mitsnepheth differed from the mitre or head-dress (migba'ah) of the common priest.

Heave Offering: Heb. terumah, (Exodus 29:27) means simply an offering, a present, including all the offerings made by the Israelites as a present. This Hebrew word is frequently employed. Some of the rabbis attach to the word the meaning of elevation, and refer it to the heave offering, which consisted in presenting the offering by a motion up and down, distinguished from the wave offering, which consisted in a repeated movement in a horizontal direction, a "wave offering to the Lord as ruler of earth, a heave offering to the Lord as ruler of heaven." The right shoulder, which fell to the priests in presenting thank offerings, was called the heave shoulder (Leviticus 7:34; Numbers 6:20). The first fruits offered in harvest-time (Numbers 15:20,21) were heave offerings.

Ephah: A dry measure of about one bushel capacity.

Hin: Unit of liquid measure reckoned as one sixth of a bath (Exodus 29:40). It would have been approximately equivalent to a gallon.
Feb 9: Ex 30-32

Staves: http://www.keyway.ca/htm2006/20060617.htm

Acacia/Shittim:  http://www.geocities.com/Athens/parthenon/3664/acacia.html

Sweet Calamuls:  http://www.thefreedictionary.com/sweet+calamus  http://www.keyway.ca/htm2004/20040217.htm

Stacte   http://www.geocities.com/angiewf/stacte.html

Onycha http://net.bible.org/dictionary.php?word=Onycha  http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/onycha.html

Galbanum http://www.biblefragrances.net/galbanum.html

I would love to have a biblical herb garden.  Here are a few sites that share their biblical gardens. http://www.biblegardens.org/ http://www.warsawbiblicalgardens.org/plant-data/index.cfm 

God is the giver of knowledge and wisdom.  ( many of the scriptures state that he gave this to a specific person for a specific task)

I am always in awe of the Golden Calf  account. Of  Moses pleading with the God on behalf of the people.

Feb 10: Ex 33-35

Stiffnecked ; http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/alexander_technique/74243  http://www.gracecathedral.org/enrichment/brush_excerpts/brush_20040609.shtml

 Moses’Tent of Meeting http://www.keyway.ca/htm2007/20070515.htm

Asherim  A false god.  http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/view.cgi?number=T500

“He hath put it in their heart…: God is the giver of wisdom, instruction and talents.
Feb 11: Ex 36-38

Knop; http://scriptures.lds.org/en/bd/k/12

The directions and building for the tabernacle have been repeated 3 times.
Feb 12: Ex 39-40

They made gold thread! Amazing!  39:3  http://bible.cc/exodus/39-3.htm

This site shows gold thread and fabric, http://www.berlinembroidery.com/goldworksupplies.htm

Onex stone:  ( pictures) http://stone-network.com/slab_images/thumbnails.php?album=5 

The  Stones of the Bible: As a kid I enjoyed studying rock. How cool would it be to go to the holy land and look at the rocks! http://www.jsbeads.com/Birthstones/GemstonesoftheBible.asp


Feb 13: Lev 1-4

Oblation: http://scripturetext.com/leviticus/2-13.htm

Caul: http://refbible.com/c/caul.htm  , http://bibleencyclopedia.com/caul.htm  

Commentaries that help explain the offerings. ( I am so glad Jesus died for me and I no longer have to do this!)



Feb 14: Lev 5-7

Adjuration: http://www.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T204

 Jun 9: Prov 19-21





  1. Thanks for converting the ephah and the hin for me! A bushel and a gallon. I'll try to remember that.

    And that Golden Calf moment. No wonder Moses is called "The meekest man who ever lived" (well, besides Jesus). Meek means "Power under control" and Moses had the power to change God's mind! Wow.

    Got the Mr. Linky up . . . at last!

  2. Hello. How are you? I hope you and you are doing well. Happy Valentine’s Day.


    Miss Emily

  3. The flowers are beautiful.

  4. I always learn so much from your posts--all those meanings to different words that I've wondered about in the past. thanks!


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