|Overview - Exodus 27|
|1||The altar of burnt offering, with the vessels thereof.|
|9||The court of the tabernacle inclosed with hangings and pillars.|
|18||The measure of the court, and the furniture of brass.|
|20||The oil for the lamp.|
Exodus 27:20 (King James Version)
And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring thee pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
- pure oil olive beaten
- That is, such oil as could be easily expressed from the olives, after they had been bruised in a mortar; and which is much purer than that obtained after the olives are put under the press.
- 39:37 Leviticus 24:2-4 ; Judges 9:9 ; Psalms 23:5 ; Zechariah 4:11-14 ; Revelation 11:4
- for the light
- to cause the lamp
- Josephus says, that the whole of the seven lamps burned all night; and that in the morning four were extinguished, and three burned the whole of the day. Such might have been the practice in his time; but it appears sufficiently evident from ch. 30:8 and 1 ; Sa 3:3 that they were anciently extinguished in the morning.
- to burn
- Hebrew to ascend up.