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Exodus 26:36

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26:36 “You are to make a hanging 1  for the entrance of the tent of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer. 2 

Exodus 35:35

Context
35:35 He has filled them with skill 3  to do all kinds of work 4  as craftsmen, as designers, as embroiderers in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and in fine linen, and as weavers. They are 5  craftsmen in all the work 6  and artistic designers. 7 

Exodus 38:23

Context
38:23 and with him was Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an artisan, a designer, and an embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine linen.

1 sn This was another curtain, serving as a screen in the entrance way. Since it was far away from the special curtain screening the Most Holy Place, it was less elaborate. It was not the work of the master designer, but of the “embroiderer,” and it did not have the cherubim on it.

2 tn The word רֹקֵם (roqem) refers to someone who made cloth with colors. It is not certain, however, whether the colors were woven into the fabric on the loom or applied with a needle; so “embroiderer” should be understood as an approximation (cf. HALOT 1290-91 s.v. רקם).

3 tn The expression “wisdom of heart,” or “wisdom in heart,” means artistic skill. The decisions and plans they make are skilled. The expression forms a second accusative after the verb of filling.

4 tn The expression “all the work” means “all kinds of work.”

5 tn Here “They are” has been supplied.

6 tn Heb “doers of all work.”

7 tn Heb “designers of designs.”



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