The Hebrew word, however, points to a different meaning. Mishkan is related to the Hebrew word to "dwell", "rest", or "to live in", referring to the "[In-dwelling] Presence of God", the Shekhina (or Shechina) (based on the same Hebrew root word as Mishkan), that dwelled or rested within this divinely ordained mysterious structure....
....You must make the tabernacle and all its furnishings following the plan that I am showing you." (Exodus 25:8-9). Thus the idea is that God wants this structure built so that it may be a "dwelling", so to speak, for his presence within the Children of Israel following the Exodus.
pohaikawahine said:I think it is a beautiful structure and I like what you are doing with the outline .... looks very good to me .... aloha nui, poh
(Saadia, shant in Arabic). Shittim in Hebrew, shittah in the singular (Isaiah 41:19). The shittah is probably Acacia albida, a tall tree with a thick trunk, now growing only in Migdal Tzavo'aya. The wood is very light and hard (cf. Abarbanel; Chizzkuni) and it does not absorb moisture. The Talmud states that it is a member of the cedar family (Rosh HaShanah 28a; Ralbag Radak s.v. Shut). The Septuagint translates it as 'decay-proof wood' (cf. Josephus 3:6:1; Philo, Questions and Answers 53), and this is supported by Talmudic tradition (Yoma 72a, Rashi
wil said:It is so inviting...
I feel drawn in..
and daydreaming imagine a spiritual video game where you build the temple like sim city and then learn ritual, prayers and scripture to continue to various levels of the video game....
pohaikawahine said:aloha e bandit .... I'm back after a few days absence and will catch up on where you are at with all your research and great work .... I also think there is a specific reason for the use of acacia wood and want to reflect and look into this a little more .... for the enclosure in hawaii we would use 'lama' wood and there is a meaning in this name .... hmmmmmm .... this is really going to be fun and interesting .... aloha nui, poh
juantoo3 said:Go Bandit! Go Bandit!
Just thought I would let you know I have really appreciated this thread! You guys (Poh too) have done a great job with this one!
I can't wait 'til you guys get to the breastplate and the gemstones!
Jewish tradition knows the sign of the zodiac attributed to each tribe, so we can infer which tribe to which jewel. However, the names and zodiacal standards of the tribes were probably assigned after the settlement in Canaan, hence the signatures on the jewels must have been the signs of the zodiac.
Bandit said:Other Materials (from Wikepedia)
I bet a lot of people wanted to see inside of the tabernacle even though no one really ever went inside, except for the priests. if i were there, i would have at least peeked inside of the first chamber from time to time
Please- if i make any mistakes on this (which i am sure i will!), do correct me & tell me what you see & what is missing, because i want the Tabernacle to be perfect, inside & out.
truthseeker said:This is beautiful. Just found this board. This thread is so refreshing and inviting. How peaceful. Thanks so much.....
pohaikawahine said:this is going so well and I'm not sure where to start, but start I will .... and bandit, you are perfect inside and out therefore the tabernacle is perfect inside and out .... that's the way I see it in the symbols and that is what I hope to draw the parallels to in the inner meanings of the structure of the tabernacle .... as always others may not see it this way, but all I can do is share the symbols as I see them (and a few others that I will use as references for this thread) ....
first you may want to check out this site (it is very long but this is one of the sections on the brain and the tabernacle .... www.hiddenmeanings.com/brain.html in a nutshell he walks you through biblical references and a basic structure of the brain and starts with:
pohaikawahine said:Let us enter the tabernacle and let us enter the brain. The first thing we see as we enter the tabernalce is cherubim. The first thing we see as we enter the brain is cerebrum. See the word cerebrum, that root 'cere' means 'to cover' and what was the responsibility of the cherubim of the temple? Exodus 25:20 "and the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercy seat with their wings"..."
there is much more but this gives you a general idea .... it is based not only on symbols but also the root meaning of words .... now this is important because, although I don't understand Hebrew myself, it is and important part of the knowledge of the letters in Hebrew as well as the spoken language that the root meanings are core to the teachings ....
pohaikawahine said:in the Hawaiian language the root meanings go to the most basic of concepts and every word spoken carries "mana" or power of the spoken word .... that is why words are only spoken when the heart, mind and vocal cords are in harmony and balanced .... the root of each vowel (in the hawaiian language) is the essence of the word .... 'a' represents the sun, 'e' represents the winds, 'i' represents the waters, 'o' represents the earth, and 'u' represents the human spirit, the ability to call together all the elements .... I was told many, many years ago that "we hold the keys to the covenant" and it is in the sounds of the vowels .... this has always been fascinating to me because when I first saw Hebrew it had not visible vowels .... somehow I always felt there was an interconnect in the two, but I'm not proficient enough in the languages to understand it completely .... but all this to lay the foundation for the hidden meanings in symbols and words that will be important to seeing the tabernacle in the wilderness ...."
there is also an anciet code in names .... stuard nettleton in his book or manuscript "the alchemy key" speaks to Solomon and says " 'conquering gods their title take, from the foes they captive make' and that the Kabbalah observes this formula throughout. It allows us to understand the linguistic form of Solomon. Breaking names into meaningful syllables is the priestly language also known as the 'Language of the Birds.' It renders the name Solomon as 'Sol-Om-On.' " I introduce this here because the concept of the 'language of the birds' may become important (am not sure yet) .... but my own hawaiian name 'pohaikawahine' which translates as "a circle of women" is also connected to what are referred to as the "twelve bird women of moloka'i" symbolically and they were the holders of the ancient codes .... you will not find anything written on them as they remain kapu for now ....so no use doing a web search ....
pohaikawahine said:"And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them."
"And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to thses; so that the one came not near the other all night."
"And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night,and made the sea dry land,and the waters were divided.""
He says "Each of these three verses in Hebrew contains exactly seventy-two letters. The seventy-two triplets of the great Name derive from one letter taken from each verse. The Bachir outlines the process of constructing the Name. The letters of the first verse apply in direct order; those of the second in reverse order, and those of the third verse in direct order. The first triplet is W (Vav) H (He) W (Vav)." "
pohaikawahine said:So we will try to deal with the relationship of the structure to other structures including the brain, the symbol of colors, the inner meaning of words and letters, and directions and numbers .... every part of the tabernacle must follow the pattern laid out in order to build the replica .... but the question will be lingering, is the reconstruction of the tabernacle a blueprint for understanding another inner knowledge that we must seek in order to reconstruct the third temple .... and (my favorite) as the Hopi Indian say will this be the "time in which we meet ourselves" .....
maybe we will have a sneak preview and bandit you can take a peek behind the curtain ....
he hawai'i au, pohaikawahine "poh"