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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.

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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).

 

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Yom Shishi, 8 Av, 5778

Friday, July 20, 2018

 

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