Exodus 30:26

26 With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the covenant,

Exodus 30:26 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 30:26

And thou shall anoint the tabernacle of the congregation
It cannot be thought the whole of it should be anointed all over, but only a part of it for the whole; and this was either typical of the human nature of Christ, the true tabernacle God pitched, and not man, and which was anointed with the Holy Ghost; or of the church and people of God, who are an holy tabernacle or temple of the Lord, and who receive the unction from the Holy One:

and the ark of the testimony;
the chest where the law was, and stood in the most holy place of the tabernacle; and was a type of the Messiah, the anointed One, in whose heart the law was, and who is the fulfilling end of it for righteousness.

Exodus 30:26 In-Context

24 and five hundred of cassia—measured by the sanctuary shekel—and a hin of olive oil;
25 and you shall make of these a sacred anointing oil blended as by the perfumer; it shall be a holy anointing oil.
26 With it you shall anoint the tent of meeting and the ark of the covenant,
27 and the table and all its utensils, and the lampstand and its utensils, and the altar of incense,
28 and the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the basin with its stand;

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or [treaty], or [testimony]; Heb [eduth]
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