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In the Holy of Holies in a life-size replica of the Tabernacle, at Timnah.

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Katie | Oct 29, 2008 9:29pm | MOZILLA 5.0 (Mac)

This is inside the Holy-of-Holies. This made me realize what an amazing honor prayer is. This is the innermost tiny part of the tabernacle, the place where God's special presence resided when Israel wasn't moving and following Him as a cloud by day and fire by night. For 364 days out of the year, no one was allowed in this chamber. No one could just come in and hang out with God whenever they wanted.

Do you want to know when they got to go in here?

One day of the year. One day. That's it. And even then? Only one guy gets to go in!! The high priest. On Yom Kippur, after making a lot of special sacrifices, the priest is allowed to go in the Holy-of-Holies and kneel in the presence of the Lord.

We are so lucky that we get to have God living inside of us - that we have access to Him whenever we want! What a privilege.

Arnold Burns | May 18, 2011 3:34am | IE 8.0 (Win)

What is the exact hieght and room demision in feet and inches? Was the holy of holies square?

Katie | Jun 14, 2011 1:46pm | MOZILLA 5.0 (Mac)

Hi Arnold,
I didn't measure when we were there. Exodus 26 lays out the design for the tabernacle with ancient measurements, and the makers of this model said they made it to scale according to the Bible. I just looked in Exo 26 but did not see exact measurements for this part. I'm guessing that if you actually followed the directions and built it, you would discover the measurements when you hung the curtains where they were intended. The ark fit inside of the Holy of Holies, and the ark was 3.75' long and 2.25' wide and high, so at least that would have fit inside (from Exo 25, plus conversion from cubits to feet by translators of New International Version of the Bible). I don't know if the room was square, and can't remember when I was there - sorry.

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In the Holy of Holies in a life-size replica of the Tabernacle, at Timnah.

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7/31/2008 12:58am

Taken by Daniel Peckham with a Canon EOS 40D

ISO 1250 | f 3.5 | 1/25 sec | 10mm

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