Moses is on Mount Sinai receiving the directions for constructing the tabernacle. The Lord wants this tent built so that he can dwell with his people and be in their midst (Exodus 25:8). Further, it is critical that the tent be made according to the pattern exactly as it is shown to Moses because, according to the writer of Hebrews, this was a copy of a heavenly sanctuary. The details of the tent were given in Exodus 25-27. But there is something else that is needed for God to dwell with his people. God not only needs a holy tent but also a holy priesthood. It is this priesthood that God details in Exodus 28-31.
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