Exodus 25:6

6 1oil for the lamps, 2spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,

Exodus 25:6 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 25:6

Oil for the light
For the light of the lamps in the candlestick: this was oil olive, as the Targum of Jonathan, and so Jarchi, see ( Exodus 27:20 ) ,

spices for anointing oil;
for the anointing of Aaron and his sons, and the tabernacle and its vessels, such as pure myrrh, sweet cinnamon, sweet calamus, and cassia:

and for sweet incense;
as stacte, onycha, and galbanum; from whence they had this oil and these spices, it is not easy to say, unless they brought them out of Egypt with them; which is likely, since the deserts of Arabia could not furnish them with them.

Exodus 25:6 In-Context

4 blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, goats' hair,
5 tanned rams' skins, goatskins, acacia wood,
6 oil for the lamps, spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense,
7 onyx stones, and stones for setting, for the ephod and for the breastpiece.
8 And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Exodus 27:20
  • 2. Exodus 30:7, 23, 34; Exodus 31:11
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