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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.

New International Version

Exodus 38

The Altar of Burnt Offering

1They[a] built the altar of burnt offering of acacia wood, three cubits[b] high; it was square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.[c] They made a horn at each of the four corners, so that the horns and the altar were of one piece, and they overlaid the altar with bronze. They made all its utensils of bronze—its pots, shovels, sprinkling bowls, meat forks and firepans. They made a grating for the altar, a bronze network, to be under its ledge, halfway up the altar. They cast bronze rings to hold the poles for the four corners of the bronze grating. They made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze. They inserted the poles into the rings so they would be on the sides of the altar for carrying it. They made it hollow, out of boards.

The Basin for Washing

They made the bronze basin and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting.

The Courtyard

Next they made the courtyard. The south side was a hundred cubits[d] long and had curtains of finely twisted linen, 10 with twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, and with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 11 The north side was also a hundred cubits long and had twenty posts and twenty bronze bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts.

12 The west end was fifty cubits[e] wide and had curtains, with ten posts and ten bases, with silver hooks and bands on the posts. 13 The east end, toward the sunrise, was also fifty cubits wide. 14 Curtains fifteen cubits[f] long were on one side of the entrance, with three posts and three bases, 15 and curtains fifteen cubits long were on the other side of the entrance to the courtyard, with three posts and three bases. 16 All the curtains around the courtyard were of finely twisted linen. 17 The bases for the posts were bronze. The hooks and bands on the posts were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver; so all the posts of the courtyard had silver bands.

18 The curtain for the entrance to the courtyard was made of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen—the work of an embroiderer. It was twenty cubits[g] long and, like the curtains of the courtyard, five cubits[h] high, 19 with four posts and four bronze bases. Their hooks and bands were silver, and their tops were overlaid with silver. 20 All the tent pegs of the tabernacle and of the surrounding courtyard were bronze.

The Materials Used

21 These are the amounts of the materials used for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the covenant law, which were recorded at Moses’ command by the Levites under the direction of Ithamar son of Aaron, the priest. 22 (Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, made everything the Lord commanded Moses; 23 with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan—an engraver and designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.) 24 The total amount of the gold from the wave offering used for all the work on the sanctuary was 29 talents and 730 shekels,[i] according to the sanctuary shekel.

25 The silver obtained from those of the community who were counted in the census was 100 talents[j] and 1,775 shekels,[k] according to the sanctuary shekel— 26 one beka per person, that is, half a shekel,[l] according to the sanctuary shekel, from everyone who had crossed over to those counted, twenty years old or more, a total of 603,550 men. 27 The 100 talents of silver were used to cast the bases for the sanctuary and for the curtain—100 bases from the 100 talents, one talent for each base. 28 They used the 1,775 shekels to make the hooks for the posts, to overlay the tops of the posts, and to make their bands.

29 The bronze from the wave offering was 70 talents and 2,400 shekels.[m] 30 They used it to make the bases for the entrance to the tent of meeting, the bronze altar with its bronze grating and all its utensils, 31 the bases for the surrounding courtyard and those for its entrance and all the tent pegs for the tabernacle and those for the surrounding courtyard.

Notas al pie

  1. Exodus 38:1 Or He; also in verses 2-9
  2. Exodus 38:1 That is, about 4 1/2 feet or about 1.4 meters
  3. Exodus 38:1 That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters long and wide
  4. Exodus 38:9 That is, about 150 feet or about 45 meters
  5. Exodus 38:12 That is, about 75 feet or about 23 meters
  6. Exodus 38:14 That is, about 22 feet or about 6.8 meters
  7. Exodus 38:18 That is, about 30 feet or about 9 meters
  8. Exodus 38:18 That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters
  9. Exodus 38:24 The weight of the gold was a little over a ton or about 1 metric ton.
  10. Exodus 38:25 That is, about 3 3/4 tons or about 3.4 metric tons; also in verse 27
  11. Exodus 38:25 That is, about 44 pounds or about 20 kilograms; also in verse 28
  12. Exodus 38:26 That is, about 1/5 ounce or about 5.7 grams
  13. Exodus 38:29 The weight of the bronze was about 2 1/2 tons or about 2.4 metric tons.