1. A slightly built or temporary habitation; especially, a tent. Dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob. (Heb. Xi. 9) Orange trees planted in the ground, and secured in winter with a wooden tabernacle and stoves. (Evelyn)
6. A boxlike step for a mast with the after side open, so that the mast can be lowered to pass under bridges, etc. Feast of Tabernacles, one of the three principal festivals of the jews, lasting seven days, during which the people dwelt in booths formed of the boughs of trees, in commemoration of the habitation of their ancestors in similar dwellings during their pilgrimage in the wilderness. Tabernacle work, rich canopy work like that over the head of niches, used over seats or stalls, or over sepulchral monuments.
Origin: F, fr. L. Tabernaculum, dim. Of taberna nut. See Tabern.
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... penned by Moses, or perhaps God on the mount. It is sure that he recieved the law and instructions of the priesthood and the building of the tabernacle on the mount, because Exodus is contexted that way. I feel safe though Alex trusting in the scripture and Him who wrote it. Because "holy ...
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