In the end the glory of the Lord leaves one mountain to take up residence upon another; but even this is just the beginning.
Exodus, Book 4 (24:12-40:38)
Moses calls the people to shape the pieces of the tabernacle and then assemble it — according to a ritual more ancient than mankind.
The Lord commissions project managers, and reminds everyone that sacred time is just as important as sacred space.
The Lord finishes his instructions for the tabernacle with an outline of how the whole system is going to work.
The Lord outlines the steps through which his household servants must be safely prepared for a dangerous role.
The Lord commissions servants to help run his household, and makes sure they are properly armoured for the work.
The Lord describes the dimensions of the garden outside his house, and a portable grill designed to save and destroy.