Now the first covenant had both regulations for worship and a Holy Place here on earth.
A tent was set up, the outer one, which was called the Holy Place; in it were the menorah, the table and the Bread of the Presence.
Behind the second parokhet was a tent called the Holiest Place,
which had the golden altar for burning incense and the Ark of the Covenant, entirely covered with gold. In the Ark were the gold jar containing the man, Aharon's rod that sprouted and the stone Tablets of the Covenant;
and above it were the k'ruvim representing the Sh'khinah, casting their shadow on the lid of the Ark - but now is not the time to discuss these things in detail.
With things so arranged, the cohanim go into the outer tent all the time to discharge their duties;