The tabernacle, an incredibly fancy tent designed in detail by God. Ditto yesterday really.
I found myself wondering at the Israelites ability wandering in the desert to be able to make the metal bits required, bronze & gold clasps, the embroidery, the large wood poles.
And the logistics of moving with all those materials to hand, carrying the tent, the workshop equipment. It’s a nightmare.
I wonder how often they moved. Did they pack up and resettle every day? Surely not more than once a week?
They spent 40 years or something wandering like this. There is something powerfully symbolic about the ephemeral nature of it all.
I wonder if the tabernacle wasn’t closer to god’s ideal for worship than the temple they would everythings make under Solomon at the height of their influence.