Exodus 27:17
All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.
Jump to: BarnesBensonBICalvinCambridgeClarkeDarbyEllicottExpositor'sExp DctGaebeleinGSBGillGrayGuzikHaydockHastingsHomileticsJFBKDKingLangeMacLarenMHCMHCWParkerPoolePulpitSermonSCOTTBWESTSK
(17) Filleted with silver.—Rather, united by silver rods. (See the last Note on Exodus 27:10.)

27:9-19 The tabernacle was enclosed in a court, about sixty yards long and thirty broad, formed by curtains hung upon brazen pillars, fixed in brazen sockets. Within this enclosure the priests and Levites offered the sacrifices, and thither the Jewish people were admitted. These distinctions represented the difference between the visible nominal church, and the true spiritual church, which alone has access to God, and communion with him.Filleted with silver - Connected with silver rods. See Exodus 27:10,9-19. the court of the tabernacle—The enclosure in which the edifice stood was a rectangular court, extending rather more than fifty yards in length and half that space in breadth, and the enclosing parapet was about three yards or half the height of the tabernacle. That parapet consisted of a connected series of curtains, made of fine twined linen yarn, woven into a kind of network, so that the people could see through; but that large curtain which overhung the entrance was of a different texture, being embroidered and dyed with variegated colors, and it was furnished with cords for pulling it up or drawing it aside when the priests had occasion to enter. The curtains of this enclosure were supported on sixty brazen pillars which stood on pedestals of the same metal, but their capitals and fillets were of silver, and the hooks on which they were suspended were of silver also. Their hooks shall be of silver, all silver, not only covered with silver, as some unduly infer from Exodus 38:17.

All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver,.... This is observed, because only mention is made before of the pillars that were on the south and north sides of the court, as filleted with silver; but inasmuch as those at both ends, east and west, were to be so likewise, this is added:

their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass; no notice having been taken of the hooks to the pillars at both ends, though they were as necessary there as elsewhere, and must be supposed, and though the sockets are mentioned, yet not their metal, and therefore are in general included here.

All the pillars round about the court shall be filleted with silver; their hooks shall be of silver, and their sockets of brass.
17. filleted] i.e. bound round, as explained on v. 10.

Verse 17. - Filleted with silver. Rather, "joined by silver rods." See the comment on ver. 10. They were also to have their capitals overlaid with silver (Exodus 38:17). Exodus 27:17"All the pillars of the court round about (shall be) bound with connecting rods of silver." As the rods connecting the pillars of the court were of silver, and those connecting the pillars at the entrance to the dwelling were of wood overlaid with gold, the former must have been intended for a different purpose from the latter, simply serving as rods to which to fasten the hangings, whereas those at the door of the dwelling formed an architrave. The height of the hangings of the court and the covering of the door is given in Exodus 38:17 as 5 cubits, corresponding to the height of the pillars given in Exodus 28:18 of the chapter before us; but the expression in Exodus 38:18, "the height in the breadth," is a singular one, and רחב is probably to be understood in the sense of רחב door-place or door-way, - the meaning of the passage being, "the height of the covering in the door-way." In Exodus 28:18, "50 everywhere," πεντήκοντα ἐπὶ πεντήκοντα (lxx), lit., 50 by 50, is to be understood as relating to the extent towards the north and south; and the reading of the Samaritan text, viz., באמּה for בחמשּׁים, is merely the result of an arbitrary attempt to bring the text into conformity with the previous באמּה מאה, whilst the lxx, on the other hand, by an equally arbitrary change, have rendered the passage ἑκατὸν εφ ̓ ἑκατὸν.
Exodus 27:17 Interlinear
Exodus 27:17 Parallel Texts

Exodus 27:17 NIV
Exodus 27:17 NLT
Exodus 27:17 ESV
Exodus 27:17 NASB
Exodus 27:17 KJV

Exodus 27:17 Bible Apps
Exodus 27:17 Parallel
Exodus 27:17 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 27:17 Chinese Bible
Exodus 27:17 French Bible
Exodus 27:17 German Bible

Bible Hub

Exodus 27:16
Top of Page
Top of Page