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The Second Book of Moses
also called Exodus from the Latin(Part Six)
The 36th Chapter
And Bezaleel wrought and Ahaliab and all wise hearted men to whom the Lord had given wisdom and understanding, to know how to work all manner work for the holy service, in all that the Lord commanded. And Moses called for Bezaleel, Ahaliab and all the wise hearted men in whose hearts the Lord had put wisdom, even as many as their hearts couraged to come unto the work to work it. And they received of Moses all the heave offerings which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the holy service to make it withal. And they brought beside that, willing offerings every morning.
And all the wise men that wrought all the holy work, came every man from his work which they made, and spoke unto Moses saying: the people bring too much and above that is enough to serve for the work which the Lord has commanded to make. And then Moses gave a commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the host saying: see that neither man nor woman prepare any more work for the holy heave offering, and so the people were forbidden to bring: for the stuff they had, was sufficient for them unto all the work, to make it and too much.
And all the wise hearted men among them that wrought in the work of the habitation made: even ten curtains of twined byss, Jacinth, scarlet and purple, and made them full of Cherubins with broidered work. The length of one curtain was twenty eight cubits and the breadth four and were all of one size. And they coupled five curtains by themselves, and other five by themselves. And they made fifty loops of Jacinth along by the edge of the utmost curtain, even in the selvedge of the coupling curtain: and likewise they made on the side of the utmost coupling curtain on the other side, fifty loops they made in the one curtain, and fifty in the edge of the coupling curtain on the other side: so that the loops were one over against another.
And they made fifty rings of gold, and coupled the curtains one to another with the rings: and so was it made a dwelling place.
And they made eleven curtains of goats hair to be a tent over the tabernacle thirty cubits long apiece and four cubits broad, and they all eleven of one size. And they coupled five by themselves, and six by themselves, and they made fifty loops along by the border of the utmost coupling curtain on the one side, and fifty in the edge of the coupling curtain on the other side. And they made fifty rings of brass to couple the tent together that it might be one. And they made a covering unto the tent of rams skins red, and yet another of taxus skins above all.
And they made boards for the dwelling place of sethim wood that stood upright, every board ten cubits long and a cubit and an half broad. And they made two feet to every board of the dwelling place joining one to another. And they made twenty boards for the south side of the habitation, and forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards, two sockets under every board, even for the two feet of them. And for the other side of the dwelling toward the north, they made other twenty boards with forty sockets of silver two sockets under every board. And behind in the end of the tabernacle toward the west, they made six boards and two other boards for the corners of the habitation behind, and they were joined close both beneath and also above with clamps, and thus they did to both the corners: so they were in all eight boards and sixteen sockets, under every board two sockets.
And they made bars of Sethim wood five for the boards of the one side of the habitation and five for the other, and five for the boards of the west end of the habitation. And they made the middle bar to shoot through the boards: even from the one end to the other, and overlaid the boards with gold, and made them rings of gold to thrust the bars through, and covered the bars with gold. And they made an hanging of Jacinth, of scarlet, purple and twined byss with Cherubins of broidered work. And made thereunto four pillars of Sethim wood and overlaid them with gold. Their knobs were also of gold, and they cast for them four sockets of silver. And they made an hanging for the tabernacle door: of Jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss of needle work, and the pillars of it were five with their knobs, and overlaid the heads of them and the hoops with gold, with their five sockets of brass.
The 37th Chapter
And Bezaleel made the ark of sethim wood two cubits and an half long and a cubit and a half broad, and a cubit and a half high: and overlaid it with fine gold both within and without, and made a crown of gold to it round about, and cast for it four rings of gold for the four corners of it: two rings for the one side and two for the other, and made staves of Sethim wood, and covered them with gold, and put the staves in the rings along by the side of the ark to bear it withal.
And he made the mercyseat of pure gold two cubits and a half long and one cubit and a half broad, and made two Cherubins of thick gold upon the two ends of the mercy seat: One Cherub on the one end, and another Cherub on the other end of the mercyseat. And the Cherubins spread out their wings above on high, and covered the mercyseat therewith. And their faces were one to another: even to the mercyseat ward, were the faces of the Cherubins.
And he made the table of sethim wood two cubits long and a cubit broad, and a cubit and an half high, and overlaid it with fine gold, and made thereto a crown of gold round about, and made thereto an hoop of an hand breadth round about, and made unto the hoop a crown of gold round about, and cast for it four rings of gold and put the rings in the four corners by the feet: even under the hoop to put staves in to bear the table withal. And he made staves of Sethim wood and covered them with gold to bear the table withal, and made the vessels that were on the table of pure gold, the dishes, spoons, *flat pieces (flatware, knives etc) and pots to pour withal.
And he made the candlestick of pure thick gold: both the candlestick and his shaft: with branches, bowls, knobs and flowers proceeding out of it. Six branches proceeding out of the sides thereof, three out of the one side and three out of the other. And on every branch were three cups like unto almonds, with knobs and flowers throughout the six branches that proceeded out of the candlestick. And upon the candlestick self, were four cups after the fashion of almonds with knobs and flowers: under every two branches a knob. And the knobs and the branches proceeded out of it, and were all one piece of pure thick gold. And he made seven lamps thereto, and the snuffers thereof, and firepans of pure gold. An hundred weight of pure gold, made both it and all that belonged thereto.
And he made the cense altar of Sethim wood of a cubit long and a cubit broad: even four square, and two cubits high with horns proceeding out of it. And he covered it with pure gold both the top and the sides round about and the horns of it, and made unto it a crown of gold round about. And he made two rings of gold unto it, even under the crown upon either side of it, to put staves in for to bear it withal: and made staves of Sethim wood, and overlaid them with gold. And he made the holy anointing oil and the sweet pure incense after the apothecarys craft.
The 38th Chapter
And he made the burnt offering altar of Sethim wood, five cubits long and five cubits broad: even four square, and three cubits high. And he made horns in the four corners of it proceeding out of it, and overlaid it with brass. And he made all the vessels of the altar: the cauldrons, shovels, basins, fleshhooks and coalpans all of brass.
And he made a brazen gridiron of network unto the altar round about low beneath, under the compass of the altar: so that it reached unto half the altar, and cast four rings of brass for the four ends of the gridiron to put staves in. And he made staves of sethim wood and covered them with brass, and put the staves in the rings along by the altar side to bear it withal, and made the altar hollow with boards. And he made the laver of brass and the foot of it also of brass, in the sight of them that did watch before the door of the tabernacle of witness.
And he made the court with hangings of twined byss of an hundred cubits long upon the south side, and twenty pillars with twenty sockets of brass: but the knobs of the pillars, and the hoops were silver. And on the north side the hangings were an hundred cubits long with twenty pillars and twenty sockets of brass, but the knobs and the hoops of the pillars were of silver. And on the west side, were hangings of fifty cubits long, and ten pillars with their ten sockets, and the knobs and the hoops of the pillars were silver. And on the east side toward the *son rising, were hangings of fifty cubits: the hangings of the one side of the gate were fifteen cubits long, and their pillars three with their three sockets. And of the other side of the court gate, were hangings also of fifteen cubits long, and their pillars three with three sockets. Now all the hangings of the court round about, were of twined byss, and the sockets of the pillars were brass: but the knobs and the hoops of the pillars were silver, and the heads were overlaid with silver, and all the pillars of the court were hooped about with silver. And the hanging of the gate of the court was needlework: of jacinth, scarlet, purple, and twined byss twenty cubits long and five in the breadth, according to the hangings of the court. And the pillars were four with four sockets of brass, and the knobs of silver, and the heads overlaid with silver and hooped about with silver, and all the pins of the tabernacle and of the court round about were brass. *exact spelling sonne, sun is sunne elsewhere in the text)
This is the sum of the habitation of witness, which was counted at the commandment of Moses: and was the office of the Levites by the hand of Ithamar son to Aaron the priest. And Bezaleel son of Uri son to Hur of the tribe of Juda, made all that the Lord commanded Moses, and with him Ahaliab son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan, a cunning graver and a worker of needle work in jacinth, scarlet, purple and byss.
All the gold that was occupied upon all the work of the holy place (which was the gold of the wave offering) was, twenty nine hundred weight and seven hundred and thirty sickles, according to the holy sickle. And the sum of silver that came of the multitude, was five score hundred weight and a thousand seven hundred and seventy five sickles of the holy sickle. Every man offering half a sickle after the weight of the holy sickle among them that went to be numbered from twenty year old and above, among six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.
And the five score hundred weight of silver went to the casting of the sockets of the sanctuary and the sockets of the veil: an hundred sockets of the five score hundred weight, an hundred weight to every socket. And the thousand seven hundred and seventy five sickles, made knobs to the pillars and overlaid the heads and hooped them.
And the brass of the wave offering was seventy hundred weight and two thousand, and four hundred sickles. And therewith he made the sockets to the door of the tabernacle of witness, and the brazen altar, and the brazen gridiron that longs thereto, and all the vessels of the altar, and the sockets of the court round about, and the sockets of the court gate, and all the pins of the habitation, and all the pins of the court round about.
The 39th Chapter
And of the jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss, they made the vestments of ministration to do service in that holy place, and made the holy garments that pertained to Aaron, as the Lord commanded Moses.
And they made the Ephod of gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple, and twined byss. And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires: to work it in the jacinth, scarlet, purple, and the byss, with broidered work. And they made the sides come together, and closed them up by the two edges. And the broidering of the girdle that was upon it, was of the same stuff and after the same work of gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss, as the Lord commanded Moses. And they wrought Onyx stones closed in ouches (couches; settings) of gold and graved as signets are graven with the names of the children of Israel, and put them on the shoulders of the Ephod that they should be a remembrance of the children of Israel, as the Lord commanded Moses.
And they made the breastlap of cunning work, after the work of the Ephod: even of gold, jacinth, scarlet, purple and twined byss. And they made it four square and double, an hand breadth long and an hand breadth broad. And they filled it with four rows of stones (the first row: Sardios, a Topas and Smaragdus: the second row: a Ruby, a Sapphire and a Diamond: the third row: Ligurius, an Achat (may be aggate) and an Amethyst: the fourth row: a Turquoise, an onyx and a Jasper) closed in ouches of gold in their enclosures. And the twelve stones were graven as signets with the names of the children of Israel: every stone with his name, according to the twelve tribes.
And they made upon the breastlap, two fastening chains of wreathen work and pure gold. And they made two hooks of gold and two gold rings, and put the two rings upon the two corners of the breastlap. And they put the two chains of gold in the two rings, in the corners of the breastlap. And the two ends of the two chains they fastened in the two hooks, and put them on the shoulders of the Ephod upon the forefront of it.
And they made two other rings of gold and put them on the two other corners of the breastlap along upon the edge of it, toward the inside of the Ephod that is over against it. And they made yet two other gold rings, and put them on the two sides of the Ephod, beneath on the fore side of it: even where the sides go together, above upon the broidering of the Ephod, and they strained the breastlap by his rings unto the rings of the Ephod, with laces of jacinth, that it might lie fast upon the broidering of the Ephod, and should not be loosed from off the Ephod: as the Lord commanded Moses.
And he made the tunicle unto the Ephod of woven work and all together of jacinth, and the head of the tunicle was in the midst of it as the collar of a partlet, with a band round about the collar, that it should not rent. And they made beneath upon the hem of the tunicle: pomegranates of jacinth, scarlet, purple, and twined byss. And they made little bells of pure gold, and put them among the pomegranates round about upon the edge of the tunicle, a bell and a pomegranate, a bell and a pomegranate round about the hems of the tunicle to minister in, as the Lord commanded Moses.
And they made coats of byss of woven work for Aaron and his sons, and a miter of byss, and goodly bonnets of byss, and linen breaches of twined byss, and a girdle of twined byss, jacinth, scarlet and purple: even of needle work, as the Lord commanded Moses. And they made the plate of the holy crown of fine gold, and wrote upon it with graven work: the holiness of the Lord: and tied it to a lace of jacinth to fasten it on high upon the miter, as the Lord commanded Moses.
Thus was all the work of the habitation of the tabernacle of witness, finished. And the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord had commanded Moses. And they brought the habitation unto Moses: the tent and all his apparel thereof: the buttons, boards, bars, pillars and sockets: and the covering of rams skins red, and the covering of taxus skins, and the hanging veil, and the ark of witness with the staves thereof, and the mercyseat: the table and all the ordinance thereof, and the showbread, and the pure candlestick, and the lamps prepared thereunto with all the vessels thereof, and the oil for lights, and the golden altar, and the anointing oil and the sweet cense, and the hanging of the tabernacle door, and the brasen altar, and the gridiron of brass longing thereunto with his bars and all his vessels, and the laver with his foot, and the hangings of the court with his pillars and sockets, and the hanging to the court gate, his boards and pins, and all the ordinance that serves to the habitation of the tabernacle of witness, and the ministering vestments to serve in the holy place, and the holy vestments of Aaron the priest and his sons raiments to minister in: according to all that the Lord commanded Moses: even so the children of Israel made all the work. And Moses beheld all the work: and see, they had done it even as the Lord commanded: and then Moses blessed them.
The 40th Chapter
And the Lord spoke unto Moses saying: In the first day of the first month shall you set up the habitation of the tabernacle of witness and put therein the ark of witness, and cover the ark with the veil, and bring in the table and apparel it, and bring in the candlestick and put on his lamps, and set the cense altar of gold before the ark of witness, and put the hanging of the door unto the habitation. And set the burnt offering altar before the door of the tabernacle of witness, and set the laver between the tabernacle of witness, and the altar, and put water therein, and make the court round about, and set up the hanging of the court gate.
And take the anointing oil and anoint the habitation and all that is therein, and hallow it and all that belong thereto: that it may be holy. And anoint the altar of the burntofferings and all his vessels, and sanctify the altar that it may be most holy. And anoint also the laver and his foot, and sanctify it.
Then bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of witness, and wash them with water. And put upon Aaron the holy vestments. And anoint him and sanctify him that he may minister unto me, that their anointing may be an everlasting priesthood unto them throughout their generations. And Moses did according to all that the Lord commanded him.
Thus was the tabernacle reared up the first day of the first month in the second year. And Moses reared up the tabernacle and fastened his sockets, and set up the boards and put in their bars, and reared up the pillars, and spread abroad the tent over the habitation and put the covering of the tent on high above it: as the Lord commanded Moses.
And he took and put the testimony in the ark, and set the staves to the ark and put the mercy seat on high upon the ark, and brought the ark into the habitation and hanged up the veil and covered the ark of witness, as the Lord commanded Moses.
And he put the table in the tabernacle of witness in the north side of the habitation without the veil, and set the bread in order before the Lord, even as the Lord had commanded Moses.
And he put the candlestick in the tabernacle of witness over against the table in the south side of the habitation, and set up the lamps before the Lord: as the Lord commanded Moses. And he put the golden altar in the tabernacle of witness before the veil, and burnt sweet cense thereon as the Lord commanded Moses. And set up the hanging in the door of the habitation, and set the burnt offering altar before the door of the tabernacle of witness, and offered burnt offerings and meat offerings thereon as the Lord commanded Moses.
And he set the laver between the tabernacle of witness and the altar, and poured water therein to wash with all. And both Moses, Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their feet thereat: both when they went into the tabernacle of witness, or when they went to the altar, as the Lord commanded Moses. And he reared up the court round about the habitation and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate: and so Moses finished the work.
And the cloud covered the tabernacle of witness, and the glory of the Lord filled the habitation: so that Moses could not enter into the tabernacle of witness, because the cloud abode therein, and the glory of the Lord filled the habitation.
When the cloud was taken up from off the habitation, the children of Israel took their journeys as often as they journeyed. And if the cloud departed not, they journeyed not till it departed: for the cloud of the Lord was upon the habitation by day, and fire by night: in the sight of all the house of Israel in all their journeys.
The end of the second book of Moses
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