When I taught on the Tabernacle back in May 2013, I wanted the students to get a sense of the actual size of the Tabernacle.

Now I couldn’t build a Tabernacle, but I could stake out the dimensions of the Tabernacle.

So I went to the local hardware store in Hayward and bought some supplies:

  • 200′ tape measure (I’ve always wanted to have one of these handy at church)
  • plastic stakes (20 or so)
  • plastic fluorescent ribbon that I could tie to the string so no one would clothesline themselves on the string
  • bright yellow string (600′ worth) to stretch between the plastic stakes

The Tabernacle measures 150′ long and 75′ wide. You can find the measurements in Exodus 26.

Here’s a quick video I shot of the layout of the Tabernacle with the supply list above:

It’s not recorded in the video, but I did end up staking out the Holy place and the Holy of Holies as well. I also made sure that I faced the entrance in the right physical direction for accuracy.

source Vimeo