Sunday, January 4, 2015

Explanation of Temple Furniture, Etc.

Dr. Klein's explanation of the picture:

To the right, there are the tables of show bread. I would add the word 'shelves' of show bread. There are rods to hold the bread in place. The bread is placed on shelves.

The Menorahs are the height of a priest. The Temple Menorah is different from a Hanukkah Menorah. A Temple Menorah has six bowls for oil with a servant bowl in the center. A Hanukkah Menorah has eight bowls with a servant bowl in the center.

In the back of the Holies is the Holies of Holy. The curtain is possibly 18 inches thick. 

How often did the High Priest enter the Holy of Holies during the Day of Atonement?
Four times. - First time to offer incense. Two times to offer blood. The last time was to remove the containers. All in one day - only once a year.

Looking at the picture, one notices God's point. To the left is spiritual to the right is carnal. The shew bread is kept fresh by the anointing of God for the priests to eat a week later.

A priest only offers incense once in his lifetime. So, he must offer the incense correctly.