And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
7 The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,
8 And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,
9 And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,
10 And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office,
11 And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.
K.J.V. Bible Text
Chapter 31 of Exodus grabbed my attention with the first few verses. Here the Lord told Moses that he Has filled Beszaleel the son if Uri of the tribe of Judah with the spirit of God and with wisdom, understanding and knowledge in all manner of workmanship and that other people had also been given wisdom to assist in the crafting all the items that will comprise the temple and all the accouterments, as well as the arc of the testimony—all the things that the Lord has commanded them to make.
For verse after verse of Exodus, we have been reading about the things the Lord has instructed the children of Israel to craft for the tabernacle. Now we learn how this is to be accomplished. This is a documented case of “divine inspiration”.
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