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Tabernacle, Jewish
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[German Version]

(Heb. אֹהֶל מוֹעֵדōhel môʿēd, “tent of meeting [with Yahweh]”). The term embraces two conceptions of an Israelite tent sanctuary. In the non-Priestly epiphanic conception of Exod 33:7–11; Num 11:11ff.; 12:2ff.; Deut 31:14, presumably antedating P, the tent is set up outside the camp and Moses is allowed to enter it: the revelation on Sinai is ritualized. The conception of P (Pentateuch) in Exod 24:15–31:18; 35–40; Lev 8f. etc. pictures the tabernacle as a small-scale model of the Solomonic temple (II, 4; 1 Kgs 6f.), traditio-historically (cf. Ezek 40–48) …

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Pola, Thomas, “Tabernacle, Jewish”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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