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Tabernacle
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1. OT

“Tabernacle” is a rendering of ʾōhel môʿēd, “the tent of meeting.” We find it in Exod. 33:7–11; Num. 11:14–17, 24b–30; 12:4–5a, 6–8, 10, traditions that were inserted into the Yahwist source (Pentateuch) and likely were pre-Deuteronomistic. This tent-sanctuary stood outside the camp and was a place of revelation at which Yahweh declared his will after the theophany at Sinai, so that those who received the Spirit became prophets. In Deut. 31:14–15 it was also the place at which Joshua became Moses’ successor. It later came to be locat…

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Fritz, Volkmar and Strohmaier-Wiederanders, Gerlinde, “Tabernacle”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.1>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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