It is important to distinguish the different
words used by the Holy Spirit to describe the Tabernacle,
and to express His design.
They are variously translated in the Authorized Version.
They are distinguished severally in the notes;
and are here brought together,
so that the different shades of
meaning may be compared and understood.
It is called:
Tabernacle (Mishkan) = dwelling-place,
indicating it as containing the presence
of Jehovah in the Light,
Erected as a special place of
before the Tabernacle was set up.
Hence to be always distinguished from the Tabernacle proper.
Its full title was
In this connection it is well
to notice that congregation is 'edah,
which is general; while assembly is kahal,
which is more local and partial.
Moh'ed = Tent of assembly,
or of the congregation.
Tabernacle of witness,
= The Tent as containing the tables of the Law,
which were an abiding witness
to their covenant with Jehovah.
or holy place.