In the current passage which we are examining (v. 1-6), it describes the inner lining of embroidered linen. This inner lining was made up of two panels of five curtains each, fastened together at opposing ends with loops of material joined by gold clasps. In this way, the tabernacle is one unit.
What do I mean by that? Well, I did not write about that part of Scripture yet, where the Fall of Mankind is detailed (Genesis chapter 3), for I started this blog with the intent of tracing the line of Abraham, which begins to be discussed in Genesis 11:26. At that time I temporarily skipped over the previous chapters of Genesis because I was focusing upon Abraham.
I knew that the previous chapters were crucially important to the whole story of God's dealings with mankind. Without the details of God as Creator, the Fall of Man, the Flood, and the Tower of Babel, the rest might seem rather puzzling and disjointed. I figured I would weave discussion of those other chapters in later. Well, it seems that now is a good time for later, if you know what I mean.
Also, it had been bothering me that I had skipped the earlier parts of Genesis, for I believe all of Scripture is God's Word. I do not want anyone to think that I regarded those early parts as mere myth. The exact oppposite is true: I believe they are true and that they are foundational for our discussion. However, at that time I didn't want to get bogged down in discussions of evolution vs. creation. I believe in creation, but at the time I didn't feel ready to write on those matters. I'm probably still not ready. However, it is time to take a look at some of those earlier chapters of Genesis.
Actually, how I believe that I will proceed is this: We will take time to go back and discuss the Fall of Mankind, which is written about in Genesis chapter 3. Of course, that involves a discussion of Adam and Eve, and where they came from, which brings in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. I imagine that in the process of doing that, we may also take a run through Genesis 4-11, which includes a whole lot of interesting material. After that, we will be pretty much up to speed and can continue on with a much better understanding of God's plan of redemption and why the tabernacle is part of that plan.
At every point, please know that your comments and questions are welcome. I may not be able to answer all questions, but I have no problem admitting that when it happens. As far as I am concerned, I am just exploring what God's Word says. Your insights and observations are most