This is the number of the things for the tabernacle, the tabernacle of the testimony, as they were numbered according to the command of Moses, for the service of the Levites, by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
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The Hebrew Words
Pekudei is a conjugation of the Hebrew word pekudim (Strong's #6491). It is a Hebrew word which means "to number" or "count" something. It comes from the root word pakad (Strong's #6485) which means "to attend to", "visit", "muster", or "appoint". Pekudim is used once in the whole of the Tanakh.
First and Only Use in Scripture
The only time pakach is used in Scripture is in this week's parasha: Exodus 38:21.
- The Cost of the Tabernacle - Exodus 38:21
- The Priestly Garments - Exodus 39:1
- The Tabernacle Erected - Exodus 40:1
- The Glory of the Lord Descends - Exodus 40:34
Portraits of Messiah
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