30:18 “You are also to make a large bronze 1 basin with a bronze stand 2 for washing. You are to put it between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it, 3
30:28 the altar for the burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its base.
31:9 the altar for the burnt offering with all its utensils, the large basin with its base,
35:16 the altar for the burnt offering with its bronze grating that is on it, its poles, and all its utensils; the large basin and its pedestal;
39:39 the bronze altar and its bronze grating, its poles, and all its utensils; the large basin with its pedestal;
40:7 You are to put the large basin between the tent of meeting and the altar and put water in it. 5
40:11 You must also anoint the large basin and its pedestal, and you are to sanctify it. 6
2 tn Heb “and its stand bronze.”
3 tn The form is the adverb “there” with the directive qamets-he ( ָה).
4 sn The word for “serve” is not the ordinary one. It means “to serve in a host,” especially in a war. It appears that women were organized into bands and served at the tent of meeting. S. R. Driver thinks that this meant “no doubt” washing, cleaning, or repairing (Exodus, 391). But there is no hint of that (see 1 Sam 2:22; and see Ps 68:11 [12 Hebrew text]). They seem to have had more to do than what Driver said.
5 tn Heb “there.”
6 sn U. Cassuto (Exodus, 480) notes that the items inside the tent did not need to be enumerated since they were already holy, but items in the courtyard needed special attention. People needed to know that items outside the tent were just as holy.
7 tn Heb “there.”