Monday, August 02, 2004

Exodus 30

This chapter completes the provisioning of the tabernacle:
  • An 1'6" x 1'6" acacia wood altar, overlaid with gold, for the burning of incenseA bronze basin in which Aaron and his sons will wash hands and feet before entering the Tent of Meeting and the sacrificial altar
  • Anointing oil composed of 4 liters of olive oil, 12 1/2 pounds of liquid myrrh and cassia, and 6 1/4 pounds of fragrant cane and of cinammon. This is used for anointing the Tent of Meeting, the Ark, both altars, the table, the lampstand, and the assorted accessories, as well as Aaron and his sons.
  • Incense made of equal parts gum resin, onycha, galbanum (a bitter gum resin) and frankincense.


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