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What does TABERNACLE mean?
Mishkan, Hebrew for “Tabernacle,” refers to the holy sanctuary that God commanded the children of Israel to construct in the desert as a place of worship.

וּבְיוֹם֙ הָקִ֣ים אֶת־הַמִּשְׁכָּ֔ן כִּסָּ֤ה הֶֽעָנָן֙ אֶת־הַמִּשְׁכָּ֔ן לְאֹ֖הֶל הָעֵדֻ֑ת וּבָעֶ֜רֶב יִהְיֶ֧ה עַֽל־הַמִּשְׁכָּ֛ן כְּמַרְאֵה־אֵ֖שׁ עַד־בֹּֽקֶר׃

On the day that the Mishkan was set up, the cloud covered the Mishkan, the Tent of the Pact; and in the evening it rested over the Mishkan in the likeness of fire until morning.

u-v'-YOM ha-KEEM et ha-mish-KAN, KI-sa he-a-NAN et ha-mish-KAN, l'-o-HAYL ha-e-DUT, u-va-E-rev yi-HE-yeh al ha-mish-KAN, k'-mar-EH-ehsh ad-BO-ker.

Numbers 9:15

מַה־טֹּ֥בוּ אֹהָלֶ֖יךָ יַעֲקֹ֑ב מִשְׁכְּנֹתֶ֖יךָ יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

How fair are your tents, O Yaakov, Your dwellings, O Yisrael!

ma TO-vu o-ha-LE-kha ya-a-KOV mish-k'-no-TE-kha yis-ra-AYL

Numbers 24:5

Description about TABERNACLE
Mishkan, Hebrew for “Tabernacle,” refers to the holy sanctuary that God commanded the children of Israel to construct in the desert as a place of worship. The root of the word Mishkan means “to dwell,” as the verse states, “And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them” (Exodus 25:8). God’s presence was felt and experienced in the Mishkan more than any other place on Earth. The Hebrew word for God’s presence is Shechinah, which shares the same grammatical root as Mishkan. The sages teach that the Mishkan was an atonement for the sin of the golden calf. By worshiping the golden calf, the people demonstrated their faith in polytheism, the belief that there are many disparate forces in the world controlled by many gods. The Mishkan was an atonement for this sin, for it was a dwelling place for the one true God of the universe. In building this sanctuary, the people acknowledged that all of the forces of nature emanate from God alone. The Mishkan was made of many different and disparate parts, including wood, various metals, fabrics and animal skins. Yet upon the completion of the Mishkan, the Bible declares that “the Mishkan was one whole” (Exodus 26:6), emphasizing that despite the great diversity of parts in the Mishkan, it possessed an inherent unity. The same is true of the entire world. Though the universe is unbelievably diverse, all of its creations were formed and created by God and are an expression of His will.
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Where is TABERNACLE in the Bible?
Numbers 9:15, Numbers 24:5
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