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Exodus 27:9-12

The Courtyard

27:9 “You are to make the courtyard 1  of the tabernacle. For the south side 2  there are to be hangings 3  for the courtyard of fine twisted linen, one hundred fifty feet long for one side, 4  27:10 with 5  twenty posts and their twenty bronze bases, with the hooks of the posts and their bands of silver. 27:11 Likewise 6  for its length on the north side, there are to be 7  hangings for one hundred fifty feet, with twenty posts and their twenty bronze bases, with silver hooks and bands 8  on the posts. 27:12 The width of the court on the west side is to be seventy-five feet with hangings, with their ten posts and their ten bases.

1 tn Or “enclosure” (TEV).

2 tn Heb “south side southward.”

3 tn Or “curtains.”

4 sn The entire courtyard of 150 feet by 75 feet was to be enclosed by a curtain wall held up with posts in bases. All these hangings were kept in place by a cord and tent pegs.

5 tn Heb “and.”

6 tn Heb “and thus.”

7 tn Here the phrase “there will be” has been supplied.

8 sn These bands have been thought by some to refer to connecting rods joining the tops of the posts. But it is more likely that they are bands or bind rings surrounding the posts at the base of the capitals (see 38:17).

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