Tabernacle Diagram

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My kids drew a Tabernacle diagram, placing the pieces of furniture into the correct locations. One of my sons made a Minecraft Tabernacle, too!

For the Tabernacle diagram, we drew these pieces of furniture:

  • The Ark of the Covenant went inside the Holy of Holies.
  • The Table of the Presence was on the right, with bread on it.
  • The lamp stand was on the left.
  • The altar of incense was in front of the curtain that divided the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies.

You can make separate movable pieces out of paper if you want, but we just drew the diagram straight onto our notebooking page.
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My kids looked at the model of the Tabernacle that we made years ago, and they based their Tabernacle diagram off that model. The laver full of water was outside the Tabernacle, and the bronze altar was in front of it. The bronze altar was used for the sacrifices that were made to atone for sin.

The person offering the sacrifice would place their hands on the head of the sheep, and their sins would be transferred to the sheep, so that the sheep could die for the person’s sin. All sin results in death, and the penalty of sin is death. This substitutionary atonement was a picture of what Christ would do for us on the cross, when He died for our sins. He was the perfect Lamb of God who took away the sins of the world.

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One of my sons wanted to make a three-dimensional model of the Tabernacle with Minecraft, so I let him. This was the result:

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2 Responses to “Tabernacle Diagram”

  1. Tonia says:

    What a neat idea! My daughter is just beginning to explore Minecraft. I hadn’t thought about how it could be applied to learning. Very cool idea! Your son did a great job!

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