The usual translation of a Hebrew term for the fabric forming the walls of the tabernacle court (Exod 27:9-18; Exod 35:9; Exod 38:12-18; Exod 39:40). Stretched along the perimeter of the 100- by 50-cubit enclosure (about 150 by 75 feet), the hangings were attached at intervals to pillars 5 cubits (about 7.5 feet) in height. Additional hangings flanked the courtyard gate. Like the material enclosing the tabernacle itself and that of the embroidered “screens” (NRSV) at the door of the tent and at the courtyard gate, the hangings were made of a fine-twined linen and employed brilliant colors (blue, purple, and scarlet).

Exod 27:9-18

The Court and Its Hangings
9You shall make the court of the tabernacle. On the south side the court shall have hangings of fine twisted linen one hundred cubits ... View more

Exod 35:9

9and onyx stones and gems to be set in the ephod and the breastpiece.

Exod 38:12-18

12For the west side there were hangings fifty cubits long, with ten pillars and ten bases; the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver.13And for the ... View more

Exod 39:40

40the hangings of the court, its pillars, and its bases, and the screen for the gate of the court, its cords, and its pegs; and all the utensils for the service ... View more

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