The curtain that covered the entrance to the courtyard was made of fine linen cloth and embroidered with blue, purple, and scarlet yarn. It was 30 feet long and 7 1/2 feet high, just like the curtains of the courtyard walls.
It was supported by four posts set into four bronze bases. The tops of the posts were overlaid with silver, and the hooks and rods were also made of silver.
All the tent pegs used in the Tabernacle and courtyard were made of bronze.
Here is an inventory of the materials used in building the Tabernacle of the Covenant. a Moses directed the Levites to compile the figures, and Ithamar son of Aaron the priest served as recorder.
Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, was in charge of the whole project, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
He was assisted by Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, a craftsman expert at engraving, designing, and embroidering blue, purple, and scarlet yarn on fine linen cloth.
The people brought gifts of gold totaling about 2,200 pounds, b all of which was used throughout the Tabernacle.
The amount of silver that was given was about 7,545 pounds. c26
It came from the tax of one-fifth of an ounce of silver d collected from each of those registered in the census. This included all the men who were twenty years old or older, 603,550 in all.
The 100 bases for the frames of the sanctuary walls and for the posts supporting the inner curtain required 7,500 pounds of silver, about 75 pounds for each base. e28
The rest of the silver, about 45 pounds, f was used to make the rods and hooks and to overlay the tops of the posts.
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