After the introduction by the guide, we went into the Outer Court. In the days of Moses, there was a washing ritual that was required prior to entering into this area. There were essentially two items in this area.
The first was bronze altar were located in the outer court. The altar was 7.5 feet (2.3m) square and 4.5 feet (1.37m) high, was made of acacia wood overlaid with bronze, and had a horn on each corner. The fire on the altar was to be kept burning at all times and the daily sacrifices were offered in the morning and afternoon. The priests atoned for their sins through a sacrifice at the brazen altar.
The other was a bronze laver. The laver, or basin, was a large bowl filled with water located halfway between the brazen altar and the Holy Place. Although God did not give specific measurements for the Laver, it was to be made entirely of bronze. The priests were to wash their hands and their feet in it before entering the Holy Place.
The laver was located in a convenient place for washing and stood as a reminder that people need cleansing before approaching God.
For more information about Timna Park
- 2014-03-27 – Eilat – Timna Park – Petra
- Timna Park – North of Eilat
- Timna Park – Spiral Hill
- Timna Park – Ancient Mines
- Timna Park – High Priest at the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Holy of Holies at the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Holy Place of the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – I thought the Sphinx was in Egypt?
- Timna Park – Incense Altar in the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Lake
- Timna Park – Menorah in the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Mushroom Rock
- Timna Park – Outer Court
- Timna Park – Priest in the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Replica of the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Shewbread Table in the Tabernacle
- Timna Park – Solomon’s Pillars