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. 27:13 The width of the court on the east side, toward the sunrise, is to be seventy-five feet. 27:14 The hangings on one side 9 of the gate are to be 10 twenty-two and a half feet long, with their three posts and their three bases. 27:15 On the second side 11 there are to be 12 hangings twenty-two and a half feet long, with their three posts and their three bases. 27:16 For the gate of the courtyard there is to be a curtain of thirty feet, of blue, purple, and scarlet yarn and fine twined linen, the work of an embroiderer, with four posts and their four 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).
9 tn The word literally means “shoulder.” The next words, “of the gate,” have been supplied here and in v. 15. The east end would contain the courtyard’s entry with a wall of curtains on each side of the entry (see v. 16).
10 tn Here “will be” has been supplied.
11 tn Heb “shoulder.”
12 tn Here the phrase “there will be” has been supplied.