Article Index

תרוּמה - "Contribution"

Weekly parashah #19: Terumah

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 25:1-27:19
  • Haftarah: Malakhim Alef (1 Kings) 5:12-6:13
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 10-11
THE ARK OF THE COVENANT- ©2005 Ted Larson

 

Exodus 25:1-2

Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.

<< Previous (Mishpatim) Next (Tetzaveh) >>

 

The Hebrew Words

Terumah is a feminine verb which means "to offer up" especially in a sacrifice as tribute. Terumah (Strong's #8641) is used 84 times in 63 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time terumah is used in Scripture is in Exodus 25:2.

Exodus 25:2

"Tell the sons of Israel to raise a contribution for Me; from every man whose heart moves him you shall raise My contribution.

 

Last use in Scripture

The last time terumah is used in Scripture is in Malachi 3:8.

Malachi 3:8

"Will a man rob God? Yet you are robbing Me! But you say, 'How have we robbed You?' In tithes and offerings.

 

 

THE SHOWBREAD TABLE- ©2005 Ted LarsonParashah Outline

  • Offerings For the Sanctuary - Exodus 25:1
  • Ark of the Covenant - Exodus 25:10
  • The Table of Showbread - Exodus 25:23
  • The Golden Lampstand - Exodus 25:31
  • Curtains of Linen - Exodus 26:1
  • Curtains of Goats Hair - Exodus 26:7
  • Boards and Sockets - Exodus 26:15
  • The Veil and Screen - Exodus 26:31
  • The Bronze Alter - Exodus 27:1
  • Court of the Tabernacle - Exodus 27:9

 

AARON TENDS THE LAMPSTAND- ©2005 Ted LarsonPortraits of Messiah

We know from the story of disciples on the road to Emmaus that all the Scriptures speak of Messiah Yeshua (Luke 24:27). In John 8:12 Messiah declares that He is "the Light of the world". The lamp stand in the tabernacle pictures Messiah.

  • The lampstand was the only light in the tabernacle. Yeshua is the only light that will be present in the world to come (Revelation 22:5).
  • The lampstand was on the right hand of the mercy seat (looking out from the Holy of Holies). Yeshua has been seated at the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:33).
  • The lampstand illuminated the work of the Levi'im. Yeshua is the light that illuminates those who serve in His Name (John 1:1-4).

 

Verse by Verse Notes

 

 

Other Observations

 

Torah Portion

נשׂא (Naso)

 

 

or view this week's triennial cycle reading.

Today is

Yom Shishi, 11 Sivan, 5778

Friday, May 25, 2018

 

Learn more about this date in history.