Exodus 26:32

Overview - Exodus 26
The ten curtains of the tabernacle.
The eleven curtains of goats' hair, and the covering of rams' and badgers' skins.
15 The boards of the tabernacle, with their sockets and bars.
31 The vail for the ark.
36 The hanging for the door.
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Exodus 26:32  (King James Version)
And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver.

pillars of shittim
37 ; 36:38 Esther 1:6

their hooks shall be of gold
The Hebrew {waveyhem,} which we translate their hooks, is rendered by the LXX. [kephalides,] and by the Vulgate, {capiata,} capitals
Hence Calmet contends, 1. That if Moses
does not mean the capitals of the pillars by this word, he mentions them nowhere else; and it would seem strange, that while he describes them with so much exactness, that he should not mention the capitals; or that pillars every way so correctly formed, should have been destitute of this necessary ornament 2. As Moses was commanded to make the {wavim} of the pillars, and their fillets, of silver, (ch. 27:10 11,) and the {wavim} of the pillars of the vail of gold, (ch. 36:36, ) and that 1,775 Exodus 1,775 ; shekels were employed in making them,
overlaying their chapiters, {rasheyhem,} their heads, and filleting them, (ch. 38:28, ) it is more reasonable to suppose that all this is spoken of the capitals of pillars, than of any kind of hooks, especially as hooks are mentioned under the word taches or clasps. But as the root {wavah} seems to signify to connect, (for [wwy,] in Arabic, is to marry a wife,) and as the letter [ww,] {wav,} if it has not its name from its hook-like form, is yet used as a connective particle, it would rather appear to denote hooks, which connected the curtains or vails to the pillars The LXX. also render it [agkulai,] "handles", and [krikoi,] "rings" or "clasps".