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Visualizing the sanctuary can be so difficult…
DD11 and I are reading the Bible in 90 days with Mom’s Toolbox, and we have just finished Exodus. Sometimes, it is difficult to really picture what the scripture is describing when so many details are put in such a small amount of text. Several years ago, DD11 (then 6) and I had the blessing of seeing the sanctuary in real life size. It is the mission of a small Christian school in Oklahoma to travel with this sanctuary, explaining the purpose behind the symbolism. I am going to insert some of my pictures from my trip, but I invite you to visit the site, http://www.messiahsmansion.com/, for much better photos than I have.
The picture above shows the placement of items with the sanctuary area.
In the above picture is the laver made of bronze for cleansing.
In the first compartment of the Tabernacle (the Holy Place) is the Lampstand, the Table of Showbread, and the Altar of Incense. Here one of Aaron’s sons’ tunics can be seen.
I hope that this pictorial trip through the sanctuary is a help to those studying Exodus. If you have a chance to see this exhibit, it is definitely worth the time and effort!