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Coat, which was common to other Priests as well as the High Priest.
In the third PLATE.
Of the five Pillars at the Front of the Tabernacle, three are cut off both above and below, to let the Veffels behind appear.
On the fix Loaves of Shew-bread, which flood at each End of the Golden Table, Painters and learned Men generally place two Plates or Difhes of Incense, as a Covering to the Loaves; but the Scripture does not give Order for it.
The Vail V, which is hung on four Pillars, is to be lifted up, to fhew the Holy of Holies behind it, where the Ark of the Covenant stands.
On the Side of the Ark, and of the Altar of Incenfe, and the Table of Shew-bread, are Staves thrust through Rings, which were made to carry those Veffels on the Shoulders of the Priests, Exod. xxv.
The Reader perhaps, may complain that he finds no Cherub upon the little Figure of the Ark in the moft holy Place. The Reafon of it is the fame which I gave for not defcribing Solomon's Temple, namely, because learned Men are fo greatly divided in their Opinions about the Shape or Form of a Cherub: And though I have taken no small Pains to inquire into this Matter, both by the Comparison of all the Texts in the Bible, where it is mentioned, and by confulting many learned Writers, yet I cannot arrive at any Satisfaction or Certainty what was the trae Figure of those Cherubs which were placed on the Ark and I queftion whether, among the numerous Forms in which learned Men and Painters have described them, there is any one which has hit exactly on the Truth. To me it appears very probable, that, if they had any Feet vifible, they were cloven, like the Feet of an Ox or Calf, and perhaps they might have the Face of an Ox alfo. But a particular Differtation on this Subject, as the Fruit of my Inquiries, would not be fo proper for this Place.
H.The most holy place. A.The ark. The cloud of t hang the vailon.V.The vail dividing the Holy pla
The Holy place NAltar of Incense, C.Candlestick.. BB.&c.Boards of the Tabernacle P.&c five pillars of atthe entrance of the Tabernacle. Note the three that the Vessels behind may appear.E.The curtain a
relate chiefly to Chap. V. Sect. 3 and 4. yet I defire them to be placed rather at the End of the Book, after this Advertise
Obferve, that thefe Plates or Tables are a little larger than the Pages of the Book, therefore they must be placed with fome Care juft in the Middle over-against the Pages; they must be folded once, and the Leaves of the Book must not be cut in too deep left the Figures be damaged.
The Vail of the most holy Place, marked V, is a fmall fquare Figure, to be cut off on all Sides in the outmoft Line, and a Straw's Breadth of the upper Edge of it on the Back-fide is to be pafted on, fo as juft to cover the moft Holy Place, in Plate 3. that it may be lifted up from the Bottom to discover the most Holy Place.
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