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Êxodo 38

O altar do holocausto

11/2 O altar dos sacrifícios queimados (holocaustos) foi igualmente construído em madeira de acácia, quadrado, com 2,5 metros de lado e 1,5 metro de altura. Tinha quatro chifres em cada canto, tudo de uma só peça com o resto. Este altar foi revestido de bronze. 3/7 Depois fez em bronze os utensílios a serem empregados no serviço do altar: as caldeiras, as pás, as bacias, os garfos e os braseiros. Seguidamente fez uma grelha de bronze que ficou apoiado numa cercadura, na parte inferior, a meia altura. Foram feitas ainda quatro argolas para cada lado da grelha, para nelas se porem os varais, quando do transporte. Estas varas eram feitas de madeira de acácia revestidas de bronze. Pôs também dois varais nas argolas aos lados do altar a fim de ser transportado. Este altar, feito de pranchas, era oco por dentro.

A bacia de bronze e o seu pé, da mesma liga, foi feita com os espelhos das mulheres, as quais se juntaram à entrada do tabernáculo.

O pátio

9/13 Em seguida foi a vez do pátio. A parede do sul tinha 50 metros de comprimento, e consistia em cortinas de linho fino retorcido. Havia vinte postes, para manter as cortinas, e que assentavam em bases de bronze, e tinham ganchos e hastes de prata. A parede no norte media, da mesma forma, 50 metros, com vinte colunas e bases de bronze, assim como também com ganchos e hastes de prata. O lado ocidental ficou com 25 metros. As cortinas foram suspensas em dez postes, com as suas bases, e com ganchos e hastes de prata. O lado oriental tinha igualmente 25 metros.

14/17 As cortinas de ambos os lados da entrada tinham 7 metros e meio de comprimento com três postes e três bases. Todas as cortinas que formavam as paredes do pátio eram tecidas com linho fino retorcido. Cada poste tinha uma base de bronze e todos os ganchos e hastes foram feitos de prata maciça.

18/19 As cortinas da entrada do pátio foram feitas também em linho fino retorcido, artisticamente bordadas em azul, púrpura e carmezim. Tinha essa entrada 10 metros de comprimento e 2 de altura (a largura do tecido), justamente tal como todo o resto da parede do pátio. As cortinas desta porta eram sustentadas por quatro colunas com quatro bases de bronze e com ganchos e hastes de prata. Os cimos dos postes eram de prata.

20 Todas as estacas, tanto do tabernáculo como do pátio, eram de bronze.

Os materiais utilizados

21/23 Esta é a enumeração das várias fases da construção do tabernáculo para abrigar a arca, de forma a que os levitas pudessem cumprir o seu ministério. Tudo foi feito na ordem indicada por Moisés e sob a inspecção de Itamar, filho de Arão o sacerdote. Bezalel (filho de Uri e neto de Hur, da tribo de Judá) era o responsável por tudo, e foi assistido por Aoliabe (filho de Aisamaque da tribo de Dan), que também era um hábil artífice e perito em trabalhos de gravação, de tecelagem e de bordados em azul, em púrpura, em carmezim, e em tecidos de linho fino.

24 Os donativos que o povo trouxe ascenderam a 1.000 quilos de ouro; todo ele foi usado no tabernáculo.

25/28 O montante da prata foi de 3.500 quilos, que vieram da taxa paga de 6 gramas de prata por todos os que estavam registados, segundo o censo do povo, de vinte anos para cima, num total de 603.550 homens. As bases para as tábuas das paredes do santuário e para os postes que sustentavam o véu requereram 3.400 quilos de prata, ou seja 34 quilos por cada base aproximadamente. O resto da prata foi empregue nos postes e no revestimento dos seus cimos, assim como nos ganchos e hastes.

29/31 O povo trouxe 2.400 quilos de bronze que foi usado na fundição das bases dos postes da entrada do tabernáculo e na construção do altar de bronze, na sua grelha e seus utensílios, nas bases das colunas que suportam as cortinas da entrada do pátio e nas estacas empregadas na montagem do tabernáculo e do pátio.

Amplified Bible

Exodus 38

The Tabernacle Completed

1Then Bezalel made the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood; its top was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide, and three cubits high. And he made its horns (horn-shaped projections) on the four corners of it; the horns were of one piece with it, and he overlaid it with bronze. He made all the utensils and vessels of the altar [of burnt offering], the pots, shovels, basins [to catch the blood of the sacrificed animal], meat hooks and the firepans [to store live coals]. He made all its utensils of bronze. He made for the altar a grating of bronze mesh under its rim, extending halfway up it. He cast four rings for the four corners of the bronze grating as holders for the carrying poles. And he made the carrying poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze. He put the poles through the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it; he made it hollow with planks.

Bezalel made the basin and its base of bronze from the mirrors of the attending women who served and ministered at the doorway of the Tent of Meeting.

Then he made the court: for the south side the curtains of the court were of fine twisted linen, a hundred cubits; 10 their twenty support poles, and their twenty bronze sockets; the hooks of the support poles and their connecting rings were silver. 11 And for the north side [of the court the curtains were also] a hundred cubits; their twenty support poles and their twenty bronze sockets; the hooks of the support poles and their connecting rings were silver. 12 For the west side [of the court] there were curtains of fifty cubits with their ten support poles and their ten sockets; the hooks of the support poles and their connecting rings were silver. 13 For the east side [the front of the courtyard, there were curtains of] fifty cubits. 14 The curtains for one side of the court gate were fifteen cubits, with their three support poles and their three sockets; 15 and the same for the other side [of the court gate]. Left and right of the court gate there were curtains of fifteen cubits; with their three support poles and their three sockets. 16 All the curtains around the court were of fine twisted linen. 17 The sockets for the support poles were made of bronze, the hooks of the support poles and their connecting rings were made of silver; and silver overlaid their tops. All the support poles of the court had silver connecting rings. 18 The screen (curtain) for the gate of the courtyard [on the east side] was the work of an embroiderer, in blue, purple, and scarlet fabric, and fine twisted linen; it was twenty cubits long and five cubits high, corresponding to the curtains of the court. 19 Their four support poles and their four sockets were bronze; their hooks were silver, and silver overlaid their tops and their connecting rings. 20 All the pegs for the tabernacle and the court were bronze.

The Cost of the Tabernacle

21 This is the sum of the things for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the Testimony, as counted according to the command of Moses, for the work of the Levites, under the direction of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 22 Now Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything that the Lord commanded Moses. 23 With him was Oholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful craftsman and an embroiderer in blue and in purple and in scarlet fabric, and in fine linen.

24 All the gold that was used for the work, in all the building and furnishing of the sanctuary, the gold from the wave offering, was twenty-nine talents and seven hundred and thirty shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary. 25 The silver from those of the congregation who were assembled and counted was 100 talents and 1,775 shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; 26 a beka for each man (that is, half a shekel according to the shekel of the sanctuary) for everyone who was counted, from twenty years old and upward, for 603,550 men. 27 The hundred talents of silver were for casting the sockets of the sanctuary and the sockets of the veil (partition curtain); a hundred sockets for the hundred talents, a talent for a socket. 28 Of the 1,775 shekels, he made hooks for the support poles and overlaid their tops and made connecting rings for them. 29 The bronze of the wave offering was seventy talents and 2,400 shekels. 30 With it Bezalel made the sockets for the doorway of the Tent of Meeting, and the bronze altar and its bronze grating, and all the utensils of the altar, 31 and the sockets of the court all around and the sockets of the court gate, and all the pegs of the tabernacle and all the pegs around the court.