Day 31 One month down......11 to go!!! :)
Well...this will be the shortest entry so far. Really. These 3 chapters are a complete--all most exact--repeat of what the Lord told to Moses in the previous chapters. Like yesterday, what we have here is Moses doing the talking now. He is telling the Israelites what their instructions are from the Lord. There are many "cubits" of measurement involved. But we do know that the ark of the covenant is made by Bezalel and and it is 3 3/4 feet long and 2 1/2 feet wide and high. A cubit is equal to 18 inches. The cherubim on the top face each other and is the "atonement cover"...the place where God dwells. The high priest sprinkles sacrificial blood here once a year for the atonement of sins for all the people.
In chapter 38 it tells how many people were in the census that they counted. They only counted people (men only) over the age of 20. There was a total of 603,550! That didn't include anyone under the age of 20, nor women and children. They counted only the men of "military" age.
Only two more chapters to go in Exodus but the journey has only begun. We've barely gotten the tabernacle built! We've barely been out of Egypt for very long! Hold on for the ride and tune in tomorrow when we repeat another chapter about the ephod and the breastplate. And the inspector comes too!! And we'll see what phrase is repeated and repeated and repeated in chapter 40.
Have a blessed day!!!