Designed by the Master Architect
Moshe was also given instructions for the exact design of the Mishkan by the Master Architect – HaShem!
The Mishkan would have 3 sections:
- The Kodesh HaKadashim (Holy of Holies), where the ark containing the Ten Commandments would be kept.
- The Kodesh (Holy), which contained the Shulchan (table), Menorah, and the Mizbei’ach HaZahav, the golden altar which was used to burn nice smelling spices.
- The Chatzer (courtyard), where Bnei Yisrael could bring animal sacrifices on the big Mizbei’ach HaNechoshes (copper altar). Between this Mizbei’ach and the Kodesh was a huge pot, called the Kiyor, filled with water. The Kohanim would wash their hands and feet in the Kiyor before entering the Kodesh.
So keep in mind the 3 parts – the Kodesh HaKadashim, the Kodesh, and the Chatzer.