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Torah: Sh’mot 38:21-40:38 Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings 7:51-8:21) Brit Chadasha: Revelation 15:5-8
Torah: Sh’mot 38:21-40:38
Haftarah: M’lakhim Alef (1 Kings 7:51-8:21)
Brit Chadasha: Revelation 15:5-8

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This week‟s parasha is Pekudey, or accounts and recounts all the furnishing of the Mishkan, their significance and why YHVH emphasizes the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle is discussed, including its offerings and service in a total of 50 chapters of His Word. There are 13 chapters in Exodus, 18 in Leviticus, 13 in Numbers, 2 in Deuteronomy, and 4 chapters of the book of Hebrews. If I may share from Ruth Lascelle‟s book A Dwelling Place for God she writes,

“For the Sanctuary was prepared by the hands of God

Himself (Ex.15:17) and was not only a revelation from Him, but also a revelation of Him. Here it is we meet with God face to face and learn to know Him, for in this Tabernacle story He is

pictured in His fullness” (p.1).

Hosea 12:10 says “I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.” More than any other device the Father uses the Tabernacle as The definitive picture of

our relationship with Him, so it‟s important that we stop, and dwell upon

the things that YHVH has deemed important according to His Word.

We begin the final portion in Exodus with Pekudey. Which means to

be numbered, counted for, a record. Didn‟t we recently study the

significance of what it means to be counted, to be numbered? In our study of Ki-Tisa, or „When You Lift‟, we studied how the headcount of those who mustered in Service of defense of Israel were to properly be „numbered‟ right? And we discussed a very significant issue about a wrong way and right way to be numbered in the Kingdom of YHVH. Because what was the

purpose or outcome of numbering according to God‟s way?

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To be of service to The Tabernacle (the offering of the silver half- shekel)

To be atoned for, to have YHVH‟s covering of protection as Israel

pressed into Canaan and warred against pagan nations to remove them from the land YHVH swore to them.

To guard against their own destruction, and the outbreak of any plague.

So here in this week‟s parasha, the same issue comes to the forefront. We‟re examining all of the furnishings of the Tabernacle and all of them

including the raw materials that were brought by the children of Israel to

craft all of it‟s furnishings were numbered as well. Why? Etz Hayyim‟s

commentary puts it this way,

“Moses gives a detailed accounting of the expenditures for

fashioning the tabernacle and its furnishings. Some Israelites knew that they would have taken advantage of handling all that

gold and silver for their own enrichment. They suspected Moses of being no better than they were. Thus the Midrash emphasizes that leaders of the community must be above any suspicion of personal aggrandizement. The family that prepared the incense

for the Temple services would never let their relatives wear perfume, lest some people suspect them of using Temple incense for their personal benefit. The official who supervised the shekel offering would wear a special garment with no pockets and no long sleeves when he did so, so that no one could suspect him of pocketing public funds. A person should strive o please people as

strenuously as one strives to please God.” (footnote, p.564).

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So as we enter into the study of the “Record, or Numbering” of the Mishkan‟s raw materials and furnishings, we do so with the forethought that it‟s pointing us to a similitude of something greater than merely taking an inventory…let‟s continue.The word to the right there is the name of our Final parasha in the book of Exodus, or Shemot. What is the meaning of Shemot? Names, Reputationyes, but most importantly it has to do with the character of a person. In this case, whose character are we discovering in the „Record‟ of the Mishkan?

Pekudey comes from Strongs#H6485 דקפּ
Pekudey comes from Strongs#H6485 דקפּ

pa qad, pronounced paw-kad' and it means:A primitive root; to visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc.: - appoint, X at all, avenge, bestow, (appoint to have the, give a) charge, commit, count, deliver to keep, be empty, enjoin, go see, hurt, do judgment, lack, lay up look, make X by any means, miss, number, officer, (make) overseer have (the) oversight, punish, reckon, (call to) remember (-brance), set (over), sum, X surely, visit, want.

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In the Paleo its root word looks like this, and as we study the letters

one at a time we begin to get a clearer picture of what it truly means to

oversee, and to number. The „Pey‟ shaped like a mouth means to blow, scatter, enter, command, or open. The Kuf shaped like a sun setting at the horizon means to be behind, last, rise, east, cycle, time, distinguish, condense, and gather. The Dalet, akin to an upside down hat means to move, hang, enter, open, path and way. If we remember what we‟ve learned about Hebrew words, specifically 3-letter root words is they are typically like a house; comprised of a base 2-letter root word, these 2 letters represent the sides of the home, and then inside they house the middle word in the interior. and together they oftentimes reveal a much deeper meaning than it‟s pashat meaning. In this case the 2 letter root word is „Pahd‟, consisting of the Pey and the Dalet. Placed together it means „Redeem’, and the Kuf in the central part of the word, or the interior letter housed in this word among many other definitions means to Rise.

So when we look at the deeper meaning of the word for a „Record, and what it means to Number‟ we learn that

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This is significant because again we‟re learning that in this specific

situation YHVH has provided the means to keep His people above reproach, and a way to receive His protection, His blessing by obtaining

records, or taking an inventory the way YHVH has prescribed.

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In fact, when we examine the pictographic meaning behind the

opening statement of the portion reveals a remarkable truth of our

Messiah. Let‟s look:

These are the records of the Tabernacle (Exo 38:21 TNK), so the Scripture begins; and from a eye-level observation it tells us, „okay, we‟re

getting ready to read a list of all the materials that were used to construct

the Mishkan‟. But Hebraically? Pictographically? Oh boy, something so

much more central to Messiah is truly being revealed! Look back at the Hebrew of verse 21 again and follow along with me.

Reading from Right to Left let’s examine these few letters. -Alef, meaning first, strength, Yoke

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-Lamed, means Shepherd‟s Staff, Shepherd‟s Authority, The Shepherd. -Heh, means to behold, sigh or to Reveal.

So the first word of the portion is recognized as „These are‟, but pictographically it prepares us by informing us that „The Yoke of The

Shepherd is Revealed‟. What does it reveal? We have to continue to find

out.

The next word is the title of our Torah portion, peh, or fehkudey. We‟ve

already taken an indepth look at the root of this word, but if we continue to

examine just the text pictographically it compares this way. Taken from the The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet by Rabbi Munk, a Peh refers to the mouth, and from the mouth YHVH breathed His breath, or spirit into man giving man a measure of His Spirit. The Kuf is symbolic of the Holiness of YHVH and also that of man because YHVH has called man to be Kadosh (holy) because HE is Kadosh.

The Vav, or Waw does mean to add, secure, pierce or join, but it also refers to physical completion. Vav also represents the number 6, or the sixth day of creation upon which physical creation was completed on the sixth day. The 2-letter root word of the Dalet-Yod or Dah means “All- sufficient”. HaMishkan, or „The Dwelling‟ is the place patterned after the

heavenly original one YHVH instructed Moses to task Israel to construct so

that He could “dwell” among His people. So, if examined pictographically

we realize YHVH was confirming His plan all along in that
we realize YHVH was confirming His plan all along in that

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So, Let us begin to examine the materials, furnishings and utensils used in the construction and day to day operations of the Tabernacle service to HaShem:

23 And with him was Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, an engraver and a skillful workman and a weaver in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and fine linen. (Exo 38:23 NAS)

Blue= <08504> תלֶכֵתְּ (tekeleth) (1067b) When studying these colors we ascribe the Heavenly places where Gods abode is. In the Paleo the word

reads as i f2 ) ( TK-LT) - Blue: [Unknown connection to

root] [freq. 50] |kjv: blue| {str: 8504} Sealed by the marks in the hands of the Shepherd. Where is Yeshua now? Seated at the right hand of The Father. Blue reminds us of Heaven, of YHVH, and His Son seated at His right Hand.

Purple=<0713> ןָּמָּגְראַ (argaman) (71a) Meaning: purple, red- purple. In the Paleo, H713 Strongs #713: AHLB#: 1440-C (pm) 1440)  ( RG) ac: Trample co: Rug ab: Thought: The pictograph

is a picture of the head of a man, the is a picture of a foot. Combined these mean "man of feet". The treading underfoot of something. A woven rug as something tread upon. (eng: rug - as woven

and trampled on; harangue; wrong) pm m ) ( AR-G-

MN) - Purple: A reddish-purple color used to dye yarn and used in weaving. [freq. 38] |kjv: purple| {str: 713}Purple is identified as the color

in Scripture as the perfect mixture of both the Blue, of Heaven, and Red, of Earth, giving further reference to Yeshua who came down from Heaven, to earth to redeem usCompletely God, and Completely Man, thus the reference to the resh, or head, topand to the feet which are located at the

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bottom of the body that typically touch the earth. Not incidentally, look back at the word in the Paleo for Purple: Alef-Resh-Gimel-Mem-Nun, or God/Yoke, Head/man, Feet/Carry, Water, LifeGods Yoke is for man to carry the Living Water! When we receive Yeshua are we not completed? Do we not then become the perfect mixture of Heaven and Earth?

Scarlet= Scarlet, or Red is the color of the earth, or Adamah, from which man or Adam was taken and was said to be Red as in the color of blood. <08144> יִנשָּ (shani) (1040c) Meaning: scarlet. In the Paleo we

learn H8438 Strongs #8438: AHLB#: 1269-L (i) 1269) ( LAh) ac: Swallow co: Throat ab: ? i m ) ( TW-LAh) - I. Crimson: The color of the throat. II.

Worm: A crimson colored worm. The understanding is that man, is in comparison to our creator, like a the lowly worm, who is sustained upon eating the earth.

Job 25:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places. Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise? How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a

worm? and the son of man, which is a worm? (Job 25:1-6)

Fine

Linen= <08336> ששֵׁ (shesh) (1058c) Meaning: byssus

Origin: of for. or. Usage: fine linen(37), finely linen(1). In Rabbi Munks Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet the Shin stands high among the sacred letters because it represents two names of God. Shaddai, the All-Sufficient, Unlimited One, and Shalom, or Peace. So what we see in Lascelles book A Dwelling place for GOD, that The High Priest, as well as his sons had to wear white linen garments close to his body. These were to be holy garments. Linen represents righteousness and therefore can be called holy.

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Lev 16:4

He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the

linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.

Rev 3:4

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not

defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Gold=<02091> בָּהָּז (zahab) (262c) Meaning: gold. Gold is symbolic of Divinity as Gold was the material used closest to the indwelling presence of YHVH in the Holy and Holy of Holies within the Mishkan. It represents the best we have to offer, so we too, like the children of Israel need to consciously bring our best everyday in service to YHVH.

Silver=<03701> ףֶּסֶּכ (keseph) (494a) Meaning: silver, money.

H3701 Strongs #3701: AHLB#: 2277 (N) 2277)  ( KSP) ac: Desire co: Silver ab: ?: A metal desired because of its value. Universally used as a form of money. V)  ( K-SP) - Desire:

[freq. 6] (vf: Paal, Niphal, Participle) |kjv: desire, long, greedy, sore| {str: 3700} N m )  ( K-SP) - Silver: A desired metal. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [freq. 416] |kjv: silver, money, price, silverling| {str: 3701, 3702}

Sockets= H134 Strongs #134: AHLB#: 1083-C (N) 1083)  ( DN) ac: Rule co: Ruler ab: Quarrel: The pictograph

is a picture of a door. The is a picture of a seed representing the

idea of life. Combined these pictures mean

"the

door of

life". The

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ancient Hebrew concept of a "judge" is one who restores life. The goal

of one that rules or judges is to bring a pleasant and righteous life to the

people. This can also mean a deliverer as one whom restores life to his

people. (eng: damn - with an added m; dean - as a judge)

A)  ( DN) ac: Quarrel co: ? ab: ?: A quarrel requiring the

need of a ruler or judge to mediate the incident.

C)  ( ADN) ac: ? co: Base ab: Lord: The foundation of a

column or pillar as the support of the structure.

N m )  ( A-DN) - Base: [freq. 56] |kjv: socket, foundation|

{str: 134}

Bronze= <05178> תשחְ

ֶּ נ (nechosheth) (638d) Meaning: copper,

bronze H5178 Strongs #5178: AHLB#: 2395 (c2)

2395)  ( NHhSh) ac: ? co: Bronze ab: ?

c f2 )  ( N-HhW-ShT) - Bronze: [freq. 141] |kjv:

brass, brasen, fetters, chain, copper, filthiness, steel| {str: 5178}

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