Exodus 26:14
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English Standard Version
And you shall make for the tent a covering of tanned rams’ skins and a covering of goatskins on top.

King James Bible
And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.

American Standard Version
And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams'skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt make also another cover to the roof, of rams' skins dyed red; and over that again another cover of violet coloured skins.

English Revised Version
And thou shalt make a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of sealskins above.

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt make a covering for the tent, of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering above of badgers' skins.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The outer tent-cloth, "for the tent over the dwelling," was to consist of eleven lengths of goats' hair, i.e., of cloth made of goats' hair;

(Note: The coverings of the tents of the Bedouin Arabs are still made of cloth woven from black goats' hair, which the women spin and weave (see Lynch's Expedition of the United States to the Jordan and Dead Sea).)

each piece being thirty cubits long and four broad.

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a covering

Exodus 36:19 And he made a covering for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and a covering of badgers' skins above that.

Numbers 4:5 And when the camp sets forward, Aaron shall come, and his sons, and they shall take down the covering veil...

Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me...

Psalm 121:4,5 Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep...

Isaiah 4:6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge...

Isaiah 25:4 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat...

rams' skins dyed red. Oroth ailim meoddamim, literally, the skins of red rams. It is a fact, attested by many respectable travellers, that in the Levant, sheep are often met with having red or violet coloured fleeces. Almost all ancient writers speak of the same thing.

Exodus 26:5 Fifty loops shall you make in the one curtain...

Exodus 35:7,23 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood...

Exodus 39:34 And the covering of rams' skins dyed red, and the covering of badgers' skins, and the veil of the covering,

Numbers 4:10 And they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of badgers' skins, and shall put it on a bar.

Ezekiel 16:10 I clothed you also with broidered work, and shod you with badgers' skin, and I girded you about with fine linen...

badgers' skins. Oroth techashim, which nearly all the ancient versions have taken to be the name of a colour, though they differ very much with regard to the particular colour intended: the LXX, Vulgate, and Coptic, have skins dyed of a violet colour; the Syriac, azure; and the Arabic, black; and Bochart contends for the hysginus, a very deep blue. It may, however, denote an animal; for Dr. Geddes remarks, had the sacred writer meant to express only a variety of colour, he would hardly have repeated oroth??, skins, after meoddamim, red, in ch

Exodus 25:5 And rams' skins dyed red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood,

Cross References
Exodus 25:5
tanned rams' skins, goatskins, acacia wood,

Exodus 26:13
And the extra that remains in the length of the curtains, the cubit on the one side, and the cubit on the other side, shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle, on this side and that side, to cover it.

Exodus 36:19
And he made for the tent a covering of tanned rams' skins and goatskins.

Numbers 4:25
they shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle and the tent of meeting with its covering and the covering of goatskin that is on top of it and the screen for the entrance of the tent of meeting

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