Text: Exodus 27
Let’s not get this wrong. What the Israelites are being instructed to do is build a BBQ pit. And set it inside a large courtyard area in front of the entrance to the sanctuary.
Sanctify the sacrifice of these clean animals
- Eating and religious activities have always gone together. This is why Paul will have to discuss food sacrificed to idols in his letter to the Corinthians.
Provide food for the priesthood
Communicate the necessity of sacrifice to see God
Shows that life is brought forth out of death
Enter and exit from the east
- The gate is going to face the sunrise.
- The Israelites would follow the same course as the Sun when they entered the courtyard.