* the charge.
From this and the next chapter, we see the very severe labour
which the Levites were to perform, while the journeyings of
the Israelites lasted. When we consider, that there was not
less than 14; tons 266; lbs. of metal employed in the
tabernacle, (see note on Ex 38:24,) besides the immense
weight of the skins, hangings, cords, boards, and posts, we
shall find it was no easy matter to transport this moveable
temple from place to place. The Gershonites, who were 7,500
in number had to carry the tent, coverings, vail, hangings of
the court, cords, etc. (ver. 25, 26); the Kohathites, who
were 8,600, the ark, table, candlestick, altars, and
instruments of the sanctuary (ver. 31); and the Merarites,
who were 6,200, the boards, bars, sockets, and all matters
connected with these belonging to the tabernacle, with the
pillars of the court, their sockets, pins, and cords (ver.
7 4:24-28 7:7 10:17 1Ch 9:14-33 23:32 26:21,22
2Ch 31:2,11-18 Ezr 8:28-30 Mr 13:34 Ro 12:6-8 Col 4:17
* the tabernacle and.
Ex 25:9 26:1-14 36:8-19 40:19
* and the hanging.
Ex 26:36,37 36:37,38 40:28