Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing (epiphany) of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13
2.5 cubits. Ten times this diagonal is 25 cubits. (13) 25x18x10x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5x5x5x5) = 144,000. Four of such exist; the next point is (17).
(52) The perimeter of the table (2+1+2+1=6) is 6 cubits. (17) 6x6x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5) = 144,000. There are two such perimeters (top and bottom); hence the next point will be numbered (19). The length of the long side perimeter, omitting the bottom (1½+2+1½) is 5 cubits. (19) 5x5x18x10x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5x5x5) = 144,000. This appears twice; hence we will number our next point (21). (21) The length of the long side perimeter omitting the top gives the same result, and this appears twice; hence the next point is number (23). The length of the short side perimeter omitting the bottom (l ½ +1+ 1½) is 4 cubits. (23) 4x4x18x10x10x5 = 144,000. There are two such sides; hence the next point will be (25). (25) Omitting the top, but using the bottom, this perimeter gives us the same thing twice again, which makes our next point (27). The top area (2x1) is 2 square cubits. (27) 2x18x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5) = 144,000. The area of the bottom is the same as of the top; using its area we get the same result; hence the next point will be (29). Add all the side perimeters, except the bottom, and we get (the two long sides, each long side being 5 cubits, as just seen, would be 2x5, or 10 cubits; and the two short sides, each short side being 4 cubits, as above, would be 2x4, or 8 cubits): 10+8, or 18 cubits, a key number. (29) 18x10x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5x5) =144,000.
(30) Add all the side perimeters, except the top, and we get the same result and figures as point (26). The dimensions of the table's border contain a number of symbolisms. Its top perimeter (2+1+2+1) was 6 cubits. (31) 6x6x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5) = 144,000. (32) The same holds true of the bottom perimeter. Its two top long sides (2+2) were 4 cubits. (33) 4x4x18x10x10x5 = 144,000. (34) The same holds true of its two bottom long sides. The short top sides (1+1) were 2 cubits.
(35) 2x18x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5) =144,000. (36) The same holds true of the short bottom sides. The length of one of the long sides in inches (2x25) was 50 inches. (37) 50x18x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5x5x5) = 144,000. This appears also in the length of the other three long sides; hence the next point will be (41). Its length in one of its two short sides in inches (1x25) was 25 inches. (41) 25 x 18x10x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5x5x5 x5) =144,000. This appears four times, top and bottom of both ends; hence the next point is (45). Its circuit about its sides, as seen above, was 6 cubits; therefore the sum of the two edges, top and bottom edges, of its circuit was 12 cubits. Hence the circuit of its side and the circuits of these two edges=18 cubits, a key number. (45) 18x10x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5x5) =144,000. Thus in the table we get 45 points proving that the Christ consists of 144,000 members. It also symbolizes that the Christ will bless the world during the Millennium. Its top length was 2 cubits. (1) 2x10x10x5=1,000 cubit years. (2) Its bottom length being the same, we get the same result in the same way. (3) and (4) Each of its two side lengths yields the same result. (5) The area (2x1) of the top of the table was 2 square cubits. Hence the same result a fifth time. (6) The area of the bottom of the table was the same; hence in the same way we get the same result a sixth time. One of the short side perimeters, omitting the bottom, as shown above, was 4 cubits. (7) 4 cubits are 100 inches. 100x10=1,000 inch years. (8) The same is true of the other long perimeter, omitting the bottom. (9) and (10) Omitting the top and using the bottom we have the same result twice, once for each short side.
(53) The border also gives us some symbolizations of the Christ's blessing the world in the Millennium. The border's length on one side was 2 cubits. (11) 2x10x10x5=1,000. (12) The same is true of the other long side. The sum of the two short border sides (1+1) was 2 cubits. (13) 2x10x10x5=1,000. Thus in the table and its border there are 13 such symbolizations.
We get God's name several times in the table. (1) Five times the top length: 5x2=10 (Yod). Five times the width: 5xl=5 (He). The perimeter of the top of the table running from the right to the left, as shown above, was 6 cubits (Vav). Twice the height on one side (2x1½=3) plus the length (2)=5. (He). (Also 4 sides, top and bottom= 6 (Vav), hence by combination four more points.) These same figures in each of the four processes appear in three other ways. Thus: The first process appears in the same figures in the two side lengths and in the bottom length. The second process appears in the same figures in the two side widths and in the bottom width. The third process appears in the same figures in the top perimeter running from left to right, and in the bottom perimeters first running from right to left, and then from left to right. The fourth process appears in the same figures by taking twice the height of each of the other three sides and in each case adding the length. Also the border shows it: 10, 5, 6 (its perimeter), 5. Thus the name Jehovah appears 9 times in the table. Thus (45+13+ 9=67) there are 67 symbolizations in the table. The border's typical significance (vs. 12, 14), so far as we know, has never before been explained. It lent beauty to the table, typical of the beauty of holiness (1 Chro. 15: 29; Ps. 29: 2; 96: 6) that should mark those who hold up the heavenly food to their brethren in order to strengthen them in every good word and work for their heavenly journey. Its crown at its two (top and bottom) edges types the crown of life (Rev. 2: 10) that will be given to all who remain faithful as parts of the antitypical Table. Its being a handbreath seems to type that to remain a part of the table, one must not only serve, but serve with his full ability the bread of life to the brethren to strengthen them in the graces.
(54) Our Pastor has explained the details of the candlestick (vs. 17-24) in antitype (T, 115: 3—116: 3) sufficiently; hence it requires no repetition here. But we will give a few of the symbolizations involved
in the numbers implied in the weight and value figures of its gold, the number of its branches, decorations, etc. These are the only numbers given as to it, except itself as made of one piece of gold. Counting the candlestick as one of its branches as seven, we get the number 8. (1) 8 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 144,000. There was one talent of pure gold that was worked into the candlestick. As weight there were 60 shekels to one mina and 60 minas to one talent, according to the various weights discovered in the excavations of Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, Phoenecia and Palestine. Hence (60 x 60=3,600) there were 3,600 shekels in a talent of weight. (2) 3,600 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5x5) = 144,000. But, according to monetary value of gold and silver values, there were 50 shekels in a mina and 60 minas in a talent. This is in harmony with gold and silver values as given in 38: 25-28; for each of the 603,550 armed men gave a bekah, which is a half-shekel (v. 26). Hence there were (603,550 ÷ 2) 301,775 shekels of silver given. V. 28 shows that the 1,775 shekels were made into hooks, chapiters and fillets. Hence the 300,000 shekels remaining were made into 100 sockets, each of a talent value (v. 27). Hence (300,000 ÷ 100) 3,000 shekels were a talent of gold and silver value. (3) 3,000 x 3,000 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) =144,000. It will be noted that the six branches of the candlestick were set off as separate and distinct from the central branch, or shaft (vs. 17, 18). (4) 6 x 6 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) = 144,000. Three bowls were in each of these (3 x 6 = 18, key number). (5) 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000.
(55) Each companion branch (2 branches) had six bowls. (6) 6 x 6 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5x5) = 144,000. There were two other sets of such branches; hence these give us symbolisms (7) and (8). Each of these bowls was accompanied by a knop and a flower. Hence for each companion branch (2 branches) there were six knops, which gives us three points more, corresponding to points (6), (7) and (8), hence (9), (10) and (11). Also in each companion branch (2 branches)
there were six flowers, which, as shown with the knops, give us points (12), (13) and (14). The central shaft was called the candlestick (v. 20). The shaft's four bowls (v. 20) had each a knop and a flower. Hence there were in it four bowls and four knops (4+4 =8), which, according to point (1)
gives us point (15). This same figure 8 appears in the four bowls and four flowers; hence this gives us point (16). There were in this shaft four knops and four flowers, which, according to point (1), gives us point (17). In v. 21 we see that there was a knop under each two branches, hence three of such knops. This makes a total of 25 knops [3 in each of the six branches (3x6 =18); 4 with the four bowls of the shaft (1 x 4=4) and 3 under each two of the six branches (3); 18+4+3 = 25]. (18) 25 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5x 5 x 5) =144,000. It will be noted that there are 7 main parts (6 branches and 1 shaft), 7 lamps, 22 bowls, 22 flowers and 25 knops (7+7+22+22+25 = 83), a total of 83 separate items in the lampstand, which plus the lampstand as a whole are 7 x 12, a multiple of 7, the Divine number and of 12, the number of the Little Flock. Jehovah, God's name, appears thrice in the lampstand, i.e., (1) 4 (bowls) +4 (knops) +4 (flowers) (of the main shaft) +7 (lamps) +7 (sticks) = 26, which equals 10 (Yod) + 5 (He) + 6 (Vav) + 5 (He). Also in the 3,000 shekels of monetary value that constituted its talent of gold entering into it (v. 24): (2) and (3) 3,000 = 2 x 1,500. 1,500 = 10(Yod) x5 (He) x6 (Vav) x5 (He). 3,000 are twice these, hence two points are here given. The Millennium is also set forth in the lampstand, as the time the Christ will bless the world. This appears three times in the 3,000 coin value shekels in a talent. (1), (2) and (3) 3,000 = 3 x 1,000 [3 points here]. There were two main parts to the lampstand its shaft and its branches. (4) 2 x 10 x 10 x 5 =1,000. There were two kinds of fruits and flowers in the lampstand's knops and flowers. (5) 2 x 10 x 10 x 5 = 1,000. There were two kinds of branches in the lampstand,
those on the right and those on the left of the shaft. (6) 2 x 10 x 10 x 5 = 1,000. There were two kinds of bowls, those in the shaft and those in the branches; two kinds of knops, those in the shaft and those in the branches; two kinds of flowers, one in the shaft, the other in the branches; and two kinds of lamps, the one in the shaft and the other in the branches. According to points (4)-(6) these yield points (7), (8), (9) and (10). Thus it had 31 symbolisms (18+3+10).
(56) In vs. 25-28 the construction of the golden altar is described. Having already explained its antitypical significance, we will at once begin to set forth the hidden symbolisms of its dimensions. Its width and length were each 1 cubit, or 25 inches (v. 25), and each appears four times, twice at the top and twice at the bottom. This yields points (1) — (8). 25x18x10x10x10x10x10x10÷(5x5) = 144,000. This appears twice at the top and twice at the bottom; hence the next point is (13). Their inches were 50. 50x18x10x10x10x10x10÷(5x5x5x5)=144,0000. This also appears four times. Hence the next point is (17). The diagonal of its top (1x1=1; 1x1=1; 1+1=2 whose square root is 1.4142) was 1.4142 cubits. If this diagonal is taken as the side of a square, the area of such a square is 2 square cubits. (17) 2x18x10x10x10x10x10÷(5x5)=144,000. The same would be true of the bottom (18). The square of the diagonal of each of its four sides (1x1=1; 2x2=4; 4+1) is 5 square cubits, whose square root is 2.2361 cubits. (19) 2.2361 x 2.2361 = 5; and 5x18x10x10x10x10x10x10 ÷ (5x5x5x5) = 144,000. There are eight of such diagonals; hence we number the next point (27). The sum of its main dimensions (1+1+2) is 4 cubits. (27) 4x18x10x10x10x10x ÷ 5 = 144,000. The same sum appears on each of the four sides of the altar; hence we number our next point (31). The length of all its lines [4 (top) + 5 (front) + 3 (one side) + 3 (other side) + 1 (back; each line being counted once)] =
16 cubits. (31) 16 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 5 = 144,000. The perimeter of the altar's top (1+1+1+1) was 4 cubits. (32) 4 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10÷ 5 = 144,000. This appears also in the bottom; hence we call our next point (34). (34) The perimeter of each of the four sides (1+2+1+2) was 6 cubits. 6 x 6 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) =144,000. This appears four times; hence we call the next point (38).
(57) If we measure all the lengths of all the circuits of all the altar's surfaces [4 (top) +4 (bottom) +6+6+6+6 (the four sides)] we have 32 cubits, or 800 inches. (38) 32 x 18 x 10 x 5 x 5 =144,000. (39) 800 x 18 x 10 = 144,000. The area of the altar's top (25 x 25) was 625 square inches. (40) 625 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5) =144,000. This holds good also of the bottom (41); hence we call our next point (42). The area of each of the four sides of the altar (1x2) was 2 square cubits. (42) 2 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷(5 x 5) =144,000. This appears four times, once for each of the four sides of the altar; hence we number the next point (46). The volume of the altar (lxlx2) was 2 cubic cubits. (46) 2 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) = 144,000. We have seen above that the top's diagonal was 1.4142 cubits, and its square 2 square cubits. The height was 2 cubits, whose square (2 x 2) was 4 square cubits. These being the two short sides of a right-angled triangle, if we take the solid diagonal as the hypotenuse, its square is the sum of the squares of the other two sides, or 6 square cubits. Squaring this (6 x 6 = 36), we find the following: (47) 36 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) = 144,000. There are four of such solid diagonals. Thus the three additional ones give us points (48), (49) and (50). Thus the altar contains at least 50 points proving that the Christ consists of 144,000 members. Now some points showing that the Christ will bless the world in the Millennium: (1) Ten times the sum of the height, length and width in inches [10 x (50+25+25)] gives us 1,000 inches. This appears four times in the four height edges and the top and four times in the height edges and the bottom; hence
the next point is numbered (9). (9) Ten times the top perimeter in inches was 1,000 inches (25+25+25+25 =100; and 10 x 100 =1,000 inches). (10) This also occurs at the bottom perimeter. (11) Ten times the sum of two height edges in inches was 1,000 (50+50 = 100; and 10 x 100 =1,000). (12) This appears in the other two height edges. (13) Ten times the sum of one edge of the height and of half the perimeter of the top was 1,000 inches (50+25+25 =100; and 10 x 100 = 1,000). This appears eight times, four times at the edge of each height plus half of the top perimeter, and four times at the edge of each height plus half of the bottom perimeter; these include point (20).
(58) Now a few cases of God's name, Jehovah, appearing in the altar. This occurs by the main dimensions taken in inches: height 50, length 25, width 25. (1) Height divided by 5 (50 ÷ 5) =10 (Yod); length divided by 5(25 ÷ 5) = 5 (He); perimeter (50+25+50+25 = 150 inches) of a side divided by (5 x 5), [150 ÷ 25] =6 (Vav); width divided by 5(25 ÷ 5) =5 (He). Also number of surfaces = 6 (Vav); Vav (6) also appears in each of the 4 side perimeters; Yod (10) = side and top perimeter, etc., etc. These four processes occur four times each: first process: the height taken on each of the four sides; second process: the length taken twice at the top and twice at the bottom; third process: the perimeter of each of the four sides; and fourth process: the width taken twice at the top and twice at the bottom. Hence in four ways and 16 possible combinations the name of Jehovah (Yod He Vav He) occurs in the golden altar: points (1), (2), (3) and (4) plus 16 combinations. Thus the golden altar gives us (50+20+20) 90 symbolizations in its numerals. The holy anointing oil (v. 27 compared with 30: 33-25) consisted of five ingredients: oil and four spices: myrrh (500 shekels), sweet cinnamon (250 shekels), calamus (250 shekels) and cassia (500 shekels; Ex. 30: 23, 24). (1) Thus these five ingredients give us one of the tabernacle's key numbers—5. (2)
The weights of the spices (500+250+250+500) total 1,500 shekels. In these weights God has His name, Jehovah: 1,500 = 10(Yod) x5(He) x6(Vav) x5(He). (3) In the myrrh God hid two of the key numbers: 10 x 10 x 5 =500. (4) This was done also with the cassia, of the same weight. (5) In the sweet cinnamon, God hid the same key numbers: 5 x 5 x 10 =250, (6) which also appears in the calamus. In the 500 shekels of myrrh He hid the fact that the Christ would consist of 144,000 members. (7) 500 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000. (8) He did the same in, the 500 shekels of cassia. (9) and (10) Also in the 250 shekels of sweet cinnamon and calamus respectively: 250 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 = (5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5)= 144,000. (11) In the 500, 250 and 250 shekels respectively of myrrh, sweet cinnamon and calamus (500+250+250 = 1,000) He hid the thought that the Christ would bless the world during the Millennium. (12) He did the same in the weights of the cassia (500), the sweet cinnamon (250) and the calamus (250), their sum being 1,000 shekels. The four ingredients of the pure incense (v. 29) were stacte, onycha, galbanum and frankincense (30: 34-38) and represented, unburnt, the actually perfect choice powers of Christ, and the reckonedly perfect choice powers of the Church, their mental [stacte], artistic [onycha], moral [galbanum] and religious [frankincense], and, burnt into perfume, represented graces, especially their four chief graces— wisdom, power, justice and love, imitations; i.e., counterfeits, of which were forbidden (vs. 37, 38). Their equal weight represented the harmony of the antitypes (vs. 34, 35); and they were to be ever kept before the Lord by His priesthood (v. 36). We herewith have finished our explanation of Ex. 37, and will begin that of Ex. 38.
(59) In vs. 1-7 our Lord, cooperated in by the star-members, is typed as making the antitypical copper altar, the altar of burnt offering. Its and its grate's staves', rings', horns' and vessels' typical significances have already been set forth; hence we will not repeat
these, but will take up the secrets hidden by the Lord in its measurements. This altar was 5 cubits long, 5 cubits wide and 3 cubits high. (1) 5 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) =144,000. This appears eight times, four (2 lengths and 2 widths) in the top and four in the bottom; hence we number our next point (9). The perimeter of each of its four sides (5+3+5+3) was 16 cubits. (9) 16 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 5 =144,000. There were four of such, corresponding to its four sides; hence we number our next point (13) .The perimeter of the top (5+5+5+5) was 20 cubits. (13) 20 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) = 144,000. (14) This is also true of its bottom perimeter. (15) The two diagonals of the top and the two of the bottom were each 7.0711 cubits long (the square of each side was 5 x 5, or 25; the 2 sides being 25+25, or 50 square cubits, the square root of which is 7.0711 cubits). 7.0711 x 7.0711 (50) x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000. This occurs four times, twice for the top and twice for the bottom, yielding additional points (16)-(18). The area of its top (5 x 5) was 25 square cubits. (19) 25 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000. (20) The area of the bottom is the same. The area of each of the four sides (5 x 3) was 15 square cubits. (21) 15 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000 x 3, which will make 144,000 count three times, and for the other three sides the same (4 x 3 =12); this makes the next point (33). Its grate (v. 4) was 5 cubits long and 5 cubits wide. (33) 5 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000. This appears four times, once for each side; hence we number our next point (37). Its perimeter (5+5+5+5) was 20 cubits. (37) 20 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) =144,000. (38) The square of each of its two diagonals, as seen in point (15), was 50 square cubits. 50 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) =144,000. This appears twice, once in each of its two diagonals; hence we number our next point (40). (40) Its area (5 x 5) was 25 square cubits. 25 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5) =144,000. Thus at least 40 times
this altar symbolizes that the Christ consists of 144,000 members. We should here point out that Bro. Dockey [Reprints, 6436, col. 2 point (3)] claims that the top diagonal is 7 cubits. This is a mistake easily seen, for that diagonal is the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle whose two shorter sides are each 5 cubits long. The square of the hypotenuse being the sum of the squares of these two shorter sides, it would be [5 x 5 (25) +5 x 5 (25)] 50 square cubits; while the square of 7 (7 x 7) is only 49. This fact vitiates his way of proving our Lord's ministry as being 3½ years long, which it actually was, his way of proving our Lord's life as being 33½ years long, which it actually was, and also what he says on 2 B.C. to 1915 A. D. What he gives on the 30 years as being our Lord's age at the beginning of His ministry is correct, as he is also right on the ways that he offers as proving the Millennium to be 1,000 years for the Christ to bless the world.
(60) We will now offer some altar symbolizations in proof that the Christ will bless the world for a thousand years—during the Millennium. The top perimeter (20 x 25) was 500 inches long, and the bottom perimeter (20 x 25) was likewise 500 inches long. (1) The sum of these is 1,000 inches. The sum of the top area (5 x 5 = 25) and of each side area (5 x 3 = 15) = 40 square cubits. (2) 40 x 25 = 1,000 square cubits. This occurred four times, once for the area of each of the four sides and of the top; hence we number our next point (6). The area of the bottom, like the top, was 25 square cubits, which plus that of a side (15 square cubits) made 40 square cubits, 40 x 5 x 5 = 1,000 square cubits. This occurs four times, once for each side. This would bring this symbolization up to a total of nine points. Now will follow a few cases in which God has hidden His name, Jehovah, in this altar: (1) Length plus width (5 + 5) equals 10 (Yod). Length = 5 (He). Length plus width (5+5=10) multiplied by height and divided by length (10 x 3 ÷ 5) =6 (Vav). Width = 5 (He). (2) Width plus length (5+5) =10 (Yod).
Width=5 (He). Width plus length (5+5 =10) multiplied by height and divided by width (10 x 3 ÷ 5) =6 (Vav). Length =5 (He). (3) Twice the length =10 (Yod). Once the width =5 (He). Twice the height =6 (Vav); and once the length =5 (He). (4) Twice the width =10 (Yod). Once the length =5 (He). Twice the height =6 (Vav). Once the width =5 (He). (5) In inches add the top perimeter (20 x 25 = 500) to the bottom perimeter (20 x 25 = 500) and the four side perimeters (4 x 16 x 25 = 1,600) and we have (500+500+1,600) 2,600. 2,600 ÷ (10 x 10) =26. 26 =10(Yod) +5 (He) +6(Vav) +5(He). Thus at least in five different ways (more combinations possible) God has placed His name, Jehovah, in this altar; and in all He has given us at least 54 (40+9+5) symbolizations in this altar. God having given us no dimensions (v. 8), but three parts (base, shaft, bowl), for the laver, we are very limited in its symbolizations. (1) 3 + 3 = 6, which squared is 36. 36 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) = 144,000. Also 3 x 3 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) =144,000. The Millennium: 3 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 3,000 = the Millennium three times. God's name: 3 x 5 x 10 x 10 = 1,500. 1,500 =10 (Yod) x5 (He) x6 (Vav) x5 (He). The laver's antitype has already been given as the Bible, its bowl representing the New Testament and its base the Old Testament. The women assembling at the door of the tabernacle represent all who come in contact with God's plan. Their looking-glasses gave a representation, a vision, of themselves. The laver being made of these looking-glasses represents the fact that the Bible consists of that which gives a representation, a true description of everyone in contact with God's plan.
(61) We now come to a study of the symbolizations in the court (vs. 9-19). Above we called attention to a strip 70 cubits long and 10 cubits wide as traversed by the Church during the 1,260 years of its being trodden down by the symbolic Gentiles. The sum of the length and width of this strip (70+10) is 80. (1) 80 x 18 x 10 x 10 = 144,000. The perimeter of this strip (70+
10+70+10) is 160 cubits. (2) 160 x 18 x 10 x 5 = 144,000. The whole Church was once in the Court, as in the tentatively justified condition. The perimeter of the court exclusive of the part touched by the back part of the tabernacle (100+100+50+40) was 290 cubits (vs. 11-13). Add to this the perimeter of the tabernacle exclusive of the part that touched the west court's curtain (30+10+30 =70). Add these (70 + 290 =360), and the sum is 360 cubits. (3) 360 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) = 144,000. The gate was 20 cubits long by 5 cubits high (v. 18). (4) 20 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) =144,000. The height was 5 cubits. (5) 5 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000. The perimeter of the gate (20+5+20+5) was 50 cubits. (6) 50 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000. The sum of the top (20) and the bottom (20) was 40 cubits. (7) 40 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ 5 =144,000. The pillars of the court were 5 cubits apart, e.g., there were 20 (v. 11) on the north side, which was 100 cubits long (100 ÷ 20 = 5), and 10 (v. 12) on the west side (50 ÷ 10 = 5). These figures hold for the two sides opposite to these two; hence there were 5 cubits of the curtain between each pillar from center to center. Hence the perimeter of each one of these curtain sections (5+5+5+5) was 20 cubits. (8) 20 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) =144,000. There were 60 of such perimeters; hence the next point will be numbered (68). The area of each of these sections (5x5) was 25 square cubits. (68) 25 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000. The 60 such areas number our next point (128).
(62) The diagonal of one of these sections, the dimensions being the same as the top of the copper altar, we found to be 7.0711 cubits, whose square is 50. (128) 50 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) = 144,000. Each of these sections has two of such diagonals; hence there are 120 of such diagonals in the court curtain; hence we number our next point (248). The sum of both diagonals of each of the 60 sections (7.0711+7.0711) is 14.1422 cubits, which squared is 200 square
cubits. (248) 200 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) = 144,000. This occurs 60 times in the curtain's 60 sections; hence the next point is number (308). (308) There were 60 posts and 60 sockets. The square of each is 3,600. 3,600 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5) = 144,000. Hence the next point is (310). The gate had four posts (v. 19). (310) 4 x 18 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ 5 = 144,000. There were 14 other sets of 4 posts about the tabernacle's court, which makes the next point number (324). These 15 sets of four posts each had 15 sets of four sockets each, which gives us points (324-339). (339) The square of the diagonal of the gate (20 x 20 + 5 x 5 = 425) is 425 square cubits. The sum of the squares of both its diagonals (2 x 425) is 850 square cubits. Add to this the square of the diagonal of any one of the curtain's 60 sections, which is 50, and we have 900. 900 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 ÷ (5 x 5 x 5 x 5) =144,000. This appears 60 times (once for each of these 60 sections), which makes the last point (399). Thus that the Christ would consist of 144,000 members is indicated at least 399 times in the curtains, posts and sockets of the court. Let us see how the Lord hid in the gate and its equivalent sections of the court's curtains the thought that the Christ would bless the world 1,000 years in the Millennium. The area of the gate (20 x 5) was 100 square cubits. (1) 100 x 10 =1,000. In the other 14 equivalent sections of the court's curtains the same figures prevail; hence we number our next point (16). (16) The sum of the top and bottom lengths in inches (20 x 25 + 20 x 25) was 1,000. This also holds in the other equivalent sections, of which there were 14, making a total of 30 points indicating that the Christ will bless the world during the Millennium's 1,000 years. God's name is also embedded in the court curtains: The total area of the curtains was (300x5) 1,500 square cubits. (1) 1,500 = 10(Yod) x5(He) x6(Vav) x5(He). The four sections of the gate had each 2 diagonals (4 x 2 =8); and the gate as a whole had two diagonals, these totaling 10 diagonals. If we add to these the four sides of each
of its four sections (4x4 = 16) we have (10+16) 26, the total of the numeric value of God's name—10 (Yod) +5(He) +6(Vav) +5(He). Thus, in all, the curtains, posts and sockets of the court give us at least (399+30+2) 431 symbolizations. In class study of the above a blackboard should be used. While transcribing the above Bro. Jolly discovered about 35 points which we included in the above points. Surely, as we come to see the many times in the tabernacle's numbers we find it to symbolize that the Christ consists of 144,000 members, that the Christ will Millennially bless the world and that God has embedded His name in the tabernacle and its appurtenances, we in reverence, worship and adoration must cry out, "Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty" (Rev. 14: 4)!
(1) What was promised? Where? What is herewith done? What is not the thought as to this article? Why not? What is its thought? What may be said of our Pastor's writings on the tabernacle? From what can we infer their great importance? What do we find in Ex. 25-31? What is given thereafter? With few exceptions what will be skipped in this article? What will then be done? For what should we pray in this connection? Why? Why this? How should we enter into this study?
(2) What is indicated under the heading of this article? What, therefore, will first of all be here studied? What is here typed? What thought as to Jesus does a study of vs. 2-9 suggest? How do we come to this thought? What is the time relation between God's giving the charge of v. 1 and Jesus' beginning to execute it? Before what acts of Jesus as an antitypical Israelite did He begin to execute the charge? What did Jesus continue after returning from the wilderness? How long did He continue His earthly phase of it? Thereafter? In what two parts? What part of it did He cease doing by Oct., 1914? What has He been doing with New Creatures since? Toward what other class does He still continue the first phase of this work? With what changed purpose? What phase of it does He operate toward Youthful Worthies? What further remark may be made? How long will such executive
work continue with the present three elective classes? With the faith-justified? In harmony with what Scripture?
(3) How should the word rendered offering in v. 2 be translated? Why was it called so? As distinct from what? What did the wave-offering type? What two things did the offering of the heave-offering type? In harmony with what are these two things? How should the antitypical heave-offering not be effected? How effected? How typed? What should the Lord's people do as to such offerings? Generally and particularly speaking, what did these heave-offerings type? What is typed by the gold? Silver? Fine linen? Oil? Spices for the anointing oil? The stones? Who gives these antitypically? Who does not? What then does the heave-offering represent in relation to these? How is this done as to the antitypical gold? Silver? Brass (copper)? Blue? Purple? Scarlet? Fine linen? Goats' hair? Rams' skins dyed red? Badger (seal) skins? Shittim wood? Oil for the light? Spices for the anointing oil? Sweet incense? Onyx stones? Stones to be set in the ephod and the breastplate? What is developed by Jesus' and the Church's use of the antitypes of these things? For what purpose? How typed? Among whom? How typed? What are God's people to develop? According to what? How typed?
(4) What thing did our Pastor seemingly not explain? What did he show to be typed by the ephod? By its front part? By its hind part? What do we conclude from this as to these two onyx stones? What did the two onyx stones have graven upon them? How, typed? For what does the expression, "children of Israel," here stand? How proved? What is one of the Biblical meanings of the word name? What is its sense here? Why? With what parallel symbols does this correspond? In other words, what is here typed? What do we infer from these facts? In what are they engraved by Jesus? How typed?
(5) What are we not to infer from the fact that there were two stones, each with six names engraved thereon? Rather, what two things are we to infer from these facts? Why? In what sense is the word toledoth, here translated births, repeatedly used? Despite what translation? How does each of the ten citations prove our definition? Accordingly, of how many histories does the book of Genesis consist? Accordingly, what is the thought in v. 10? How
typed? Whose work is this? Through what? How are these things typed? What does it indicate? Why? How typed? How were these characters made? How typed? How are the truths of the covenants to be supported? How typed? In whose interests? How typed? For what are they to serve? How typed? Who are to minister as to them? How typed? On what does this ministry work? How typed? In whose matters? How typed? For what were they perpetually to serve? How typed? Despite the fact that Bro. Russell did not expound them, and the Editor's pertinent promise, what will be done about the 12 names, the 12 precious stones in the breastplate and in the walls of New Jerusalem?
(6) Accordingly, to what will we proceed? Why? What did God reveal to Jesus? How typed? On this point what did He first tell Jesus as His Executive? How typed? Why? How typed? What was He in character? How proved and typed? Of what was He full? How typed? Of what origin? How typed? How to be regarded? How typed? How does He further describe our Lord? By whom filled with it? Qualified for what? How are these things typed? What four things does this include? How typed in each case? In what works do His tact and skill work? What was their degree? In what other way of working are they of this same degree? While in the flesh on whom did He exemplify these same works, and that in a high degree? How are these things typed? In what seven things is He skillful to work? How typed in each case? In brief how can we sum up His skill? How typed?
(7) Whom did God appoint to work especially with Jesus? How typed? As what kind of persons? Toward what? How typed? What is their special work? In connection with what? How typed? As what are they set? How typed? Which are the chief parts of them? In what respects have they and the others been similar? In what respects have the former been unique? Even in their similarity wherein has there been a marked difference? Besides these star-members what three classes of helpers has God appointed for Jesus? For what purpose? What is each class called? How are these things typed and proved? Who else has worked on making the antitypical Tabernacle? In what two ways? What do they not do? Why not? What are the three classes of the pertinent
workers? How are they distinguished from one another? What should here be noted? What wrong impression would the A. V.'s misrendering of the word ve give? Actually, what amount and kind of work do they do thereon? What does the word ve ordinarily mean? How should it here be rendered? What is the proper rendering of the pertinent clause? What does this corrected rendering show? And what not?
(8) What do vs. 7-11 give? What do the following details represent: The tabernacle of the congregation? The ark? The mercy seat [propitiatory]? The vessels [here evidently mistranslated as furniture] of the tabernacle? The table? Its vessels? The pure candlestick? Its vessels? The altar of incense? The altar of burnt-offerings? Its vessels? The laver? Its bowl? Its base? Cloths of service? The holy garments of Aaron? The sacrificial garments? The glory and beauty garments? The garments of his sons? For what were the pertinent antitypical things adapted? How typed? What did the anointing oil type? The sweet incense? What were the workers to do? How typed?
(9) What are we to remember? To what should this limit our view of vs. 12-18? What is the real antitypical Sabbath? What is the Gospel-Age Sabbath? Why so? What, accordingly, does this imply? With what did God pertinently charge Jesus? How typed? What two things are implied in keeping the Gospel-Age sabbath? What three blessings are in the first of these two? What two things are implied in the second? How typed? How are the singular and plural of the word sabbath used? How does God make the charge? How? How typed? What reason does He give for the Jews' sabbath keeping? How long? How typed and proved? Of what is the Gospel-Age sabbath a proof? How typed? Why should God's Gospel-Age people keep their sabbath? How typed? How is this sabbath polluted? Why is this so in all three ways? What will happen to such? How typed? How are these three evils related to the word work in the last sentence of v. 14? What do they do to their doers? How typed?
(10) Without what consequence may those under the Adamic curse do these three evils? How typed? What does the justified condition of God's people give them? How typed? How are they to keep it? How typed?
How does God emphasize the pertinent guilt and penalty of the three pertinent evils? How typed? By doing what should God's people keep the Gospel-Age sabbath? How typed? Throughout what? How typed? As what? How typed? Of what is it an evidence? How typed? From God's standpoint, of what two antitypical things is it a proof? How is each typed? Where are the details of these two antitypes given? What did God bring to an end? How typed? Where and when? How typed? What did He give Jesus as He ended the charges? Of what two things did it consist? How typed? Where were they to be written? How typed and proved? How planned? How typed?
(11) What two things did our Lord cause? How typed? What did He cause His people to hear? How typed? What were the two special things brought to their attention? How typed? In what two ways does this rest exist? In relation to the former one, when was the antitypical period of labor? When is the antitypical period of labor in relation to the latter one? What happens to the wilful sinner in either justification? How typed? What, among other things, are the Lord's people not to do? How typed? Where not? How typed? If done, in what will it result? How typed? Why should it be avoided? What are the features of the curse? Where were most of the things of vs. 1, 2 treated in more detail?
(12) Where were the antitypical things referred to in vs. 4-9 and in v. 10 expounded? What, accordingly, will not be done here? Why not? With what verse will our further exposition begin? What are we here to remember? For what will this prepare us? What was Moses' general exhortation? As what? Where are these things mentioned? To what does v. 10 exhort? Why? What was the first thing on which Jesus and His assistants were to work? As the antitype of what? How are the curtains here described as to their location? Why did they not hang full 9 cubits on the sides and 10 on the rear of the tabernacle? On what, secondly, were they to work? How typed? Thirdly? How typed? Fourthly? How typed? Fifthly? How typed? Sixthly? How typed? Seventhly? How typed? Eighthly? How typed? What deletion is requested? Ninthly in two respects? How typed? What two things on each board are not here mentioned? What do they type?
(13) On what in the antitypical Most Holy were Christ and the Church to work? What does the ark's chest type? Its part above the chest? On what else connected with the antitypical Ark were they to work? How typed? What did the lid of the ark type? What were the Christ to do thereon? How typed? On what else in the antitypical Most Holy were they to work? How typed? What was charged in general and in particular? Thereafter what charge did God give by Jesus as Executive? How typed? Where are the particulars set forth? On what were Jesus and His helpers, first, to work? In what capacity? How typed? Secondly? How typed? Thirdly? How typed? Fourthly? How typed? On what else were they to work? How typed? Why? How typed? What is the difference between the antitypical Table and Lampstand as antitypes? On what else connected with the antitypical Lampstand were they to work? How typed? On how many parts of the antitypical Lampstand were they to work? How typed? As well as on what other connected thing? How typed? What is thereby made possible? How typed?
(14) What third work were Christ and His helpers given to do in the Spirit-begotten condition? How typed? What might be here in order? Why? How many relations and capacities of the Church are brought out in the Holy? How many connected with the table? The lampstand? The incense altar? The second veil? What are the distinctions typed between the table, lampstand and altar? How summed up? What may be said of us as servants of the Truth as to these three activities? What should we further note here? What is the thought brought out as to the relation of the use of the antitypical Table and the priest? How typed? Of that of the antitypical Lampstand and priest? How typed? Of that of the antitypical Altar and the priest? How typed? What is typed by the priest's sprinkling the incense on the coals in the censer? By the priest's lifting up and going under the second veil?
(15) What is typed by the builders' working on the staves of the altar? To what is no reference here made, though reference is made to it in Num. 4: 11, 12? What was typed by working on these? On what else were Christ and His helpers to work? How typed? In particular,