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Tabernacle

(tăb`ərnăk'əl), in the Bible, the portable holy place of the Hebrews during their desert wanderings. It was a tent, like the portable tent-shrines used by ancient Semites, set up in each camp; eventually it housed the Ark of the Covenant (see arkark,
in the Bible. 1 Boat of Noah, which he built at God's command to preserve his family and certain creatures from the Deluge. 2 Ark of the Covenant, the sacred wooden chest of the Hebrews, representative of God or identified with Him.
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, (2)). In the Book of Numbers, the Tabernacle is referred to as the "Tent of Meeting" when it functioned as the place for divine revelation to MosesMoses
, Hebrew lawgiver, probably b. Egypt. The prototype of the prophets, he led his people in the 13th cent. B.C. out of bondage in Egypt to the edge of Canaan. The narrative in the Bible is the chief source of information on his life.
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. The Tabernacle rested in ShilohShiloh
, town, central ancient Palestine, the modern Khirbet Seilun, the West Bank, NNE of Jerusalem. In biblical times it lay in the territory of Ephraim. The Hebrews were, apparently, the first to build extensively on the site.
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 before it was finally placed in Jerusalem. DavidDavid,
d. c.970 B.C., king of ancient Israel (c.1010–970 B.C.), successor of Saul. The Book of First Samuel introduces him as the youngest of eight sons who is anointed king by Samuel to replace Saul, who had been deemed a failure.
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 kept the Ark of the Covenant inside it. During SolomonSolomon,
d. c.930 B.C., king of the ancient Hebrews (c.970–c.930 B.C.), son and successor of David. His mother was Bath-sheba. His accession has been dated to c.970 B.C. According to the Bible.
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's reign, the Tabernacle was replaced by the Temple as a sign that God had given his people rest from their wandering. The term is also applied to the small receptacle, used in the Roman Catholic Church, in which the Host in the ciborium is reserved on the altar.

Tabernacle

A freestanding ornamental canopy above an altar, tomb, or ornamental niche.

tabernacle

tabernacle, 1
1. A decorative niche often topped with a canopy and housing a statue.
2. A church for a large Protestant congregation.

tabernacle

1. Old Testament
a. the portable sanctuary in the form of a tent in which the ancient Israelites carried the Ark of the Covenant (Exodus 25--27)
b. the Jewish Temple regarded as the shrine of the divine presence
2. Judaism an English word for sukkah
3. a meeting place for worship used by Mormons or Nonconformists
4. a small ornamented cupboard or box used for the reserved sacrament of the Eucharist
5. the human body regarded as the temporary dwelling of the soul
6. Chiefly RC Church a canopied niche or recess forming the shrine of a statue
7. Nautical a strong framework for holding the foot of a mast stepped on deck, allowing it to be swung down horizontally to pass under low bridges, etc.
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Waugh "Our church ancestors in 1901 opted to rename their new building 'the Tabernacle' out of support for the great evangelical Baptist leader Charles Spurgeon who was then pastor of London's Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Receiving the Eucharist, as he so insightfully points out, is not about closing the door to our tabernacle and burrowing in for a one on one with Jesus, as much as it is about flinging our doors open and inviting everyone in as well as being open to venturing into the "tabernacle" of other people's hearts.
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In the course of his stern admonitions, Jeremiah emphasized that the Temple faced the same fate that had befallen the Tabernacle of Shiloh years earlier: For go to My place at Shiloh, where I first caused My Name to dwell, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of My people Israel (Jer.
The sanctuary, or tabernacle, was the portable worship building that the Israelites carried through the wilderness after leaving Egypt, about 3,500 years ago.
Lord Roger said: "Tabernacle holds a very special place in my heart, and to many other people in Conwy.
Perhaps nothing so pointedly marked the loss of faith in the Real Presence as did the relegation of the tabernacle to the back corners of our "worship spaces." The first example is taken from a church in Saskatchewan.
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Burglars used a crowbar to prise the holy tabernacle - a fixed, locked container used in Catholic mass - free from its place in a Newcastle church and dragged it outside in a wheelie bin, leaving it discarded and damaged on the ground.
"MOSES took the tabernacle and pitched it afar off from the camp.
Jonathan Wilkins of the Baptist Tabernacle of Thomaston said he wanted to have a gun while working in his church office.