Exodus 38:21 - 40:38

I Kings 7:51 - 8:21

In this Torah portion, Aaron and the priests are given their clothing for work in the Sanctuary. This marks the completion of the Tabernacle construction. Moses anoints Aaron and his sons to make their priestly positions official. A cloud descends upon the Tent of Meeting, and God’s presence fills the Tabernacle.

FULL SUMMARY

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