And the charge of the sons of Gershom
The Libnites and Shimites: in the tabernacle of the congregation;
or with respect to the things of it, when it was taken down and committed to them; for otherwise they had no place in it, nor might they enter into it, or do any service therein: [shall be] the tabernacle and the tent;
the former intends not the boards of it, which were the charge of the Merarites, ( Numbers 3:36 ) ; but the curtains, as Aben Ezra, or the under curtains, as Jarchi calls them, which were made of fine twined linen, ( Exodus 26:1 ) ; and the latter is to be understood of the eleven curtains, as Aben Ezra, the curtains of goats hair, which were made for the roof of the tabernacle, as Jarchi observes, see ( Exodus 26:7 ) ; the covering thereof:
made of rams' skins, and badgers' skins, which were thrown over the tent, ( Exodus 26:14 ) ; and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation;
the vail, as Jarchi calls it; not what divided the holy and most holy places, for that fell to the charge of the Kohathites, ( Numbers 3:31 ) ; but the vail or hanging which was at the door of the tent, or which led into the holy place, ( Exodus 26:36 ) .