Item description for The Tabernacle: Its Priests and Its Services by William Brown...
Overview Charles H. Spurgeon described The Tabernacle as "An instructive interpretation of the types of the Tabernacle." This timeless companion to Edersheim's foundational work The Temple: Its Ministry and Services, is completely retypeset in a modern format. The Tabernacle is now easier to read and consult than ever before. Quotations from Scripture have been supplied in the margins to paint word pictures of the tabernacle, its priest, its rites, and its sacrifices. These bring to life the intricacies of the tabernacle and illuminate its significance. Fifty illustrations depict the tabernacle and its surroundings: the silver foundation, the golden walls, the curtains, the hangings, the furniture, and the clothing of the priests. These unique drawings and charts detail the form and beauty of this dwelling place of God. Brown repeatedly points out the significance of the tabernacle for the modern believer. His careful study and faithful interpretation show that the study of the tabernacle, its rites, and the meanings behind them clearly points to Jesus Christ as the final attainment of all the tabernacle's aspirations: "An earnest and prayerful study of the tabernacle, and the purposes it served, cannot fail to increase our knowledge of the grand truths of redemption."
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.25" Width: 6.13" Height: 0.86" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 1996
Publisher HENDRICKSON PUBLISHER #40
ISBN 1565631951 ISBN13 9781565631953
Availability 0 units.
More About William Brown
William Brown lived in Edinburgh in the late 1800s. He was a respected contemporary of Charles H. Spurgeon and William Smith, author of "Smith's Bible Dictionary."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Tabernacle: Its Priests and Its Services?
In-depth descriptions, more shallow theology. Jan 10, 2006
This book is a great book if you want to go through and learn how the tabernacle was built, what parts were brazen, silver, gold, etc. The book does a great job of explaining all this, and allowing the reader to visualize the finished product pretty effeciently. Diagrams and drawings allow the reader to see what the author is describing.
A word on scholarly writing: this book could have been much, much better had the author given citations as to what text he is referring. Often the text is that of the scripture, and while it can usually be readily found, it is not always so obvious. While many scripture references are included, many are not. Similarly, when the author disagrees with another on some point of interpretation (which happens throughout the book) you are as likely as not to be able to find out where to find that other view.
Finally, a word on allegories: the Tabernacle was a striking portrait of Christ, and Christ performed the ordinances of the Tabernacle (and therefore, those of the Temple) once and for all. This book keeps that view in mind, and at the end of almost every chapter has a brief discussion of how Christ fulfilled that stage of the Tabernacle, or completed the image painted there. However, I found the discussion to be a bit scarce, and a bit less substantive than I had hoped. I described the theology as "shallow" in my title. It is good, but not great, and not in the depth that I feel a discussion of the Tabernacle deserves.
For a great portrait of the Tabernacle, its building, its form, and its appearance, this is the book. For a more detailed examination of the portrait of Christ which the Tabernacle created, there are other, more effective, works to choose from.
A book that will help you visualize Jan 26, 2003
This book provides a good description of the tabernacle of the Hebrews and its corresponding services. Where this book will help Biblical readers is that the descriptions along with the sketches provided allow the reader to visualize the structure as opposed to just reading the words. I will be able to read Leviticus much easier the next time through. For the Christian, the author makes applicable connections between Christ and his ministry and the tabernacle and its services. For instance, an example I thought revealing was that the silver sockets were formed from redemption money and its associated references become more vivid. This book is marketed as a supplemental to Alfred Edersheim's The temple: Its minisry and services. Many parallel are drawn between the temple and the New Testament. This book will remain a classical reading into the foreseeable future.