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waterpuller's light #4: במדבר

21 may 2020

this reading comes from the very beginning of numbers, 1:1-4:20

the magnificent adria otte contributed sounds, and the delightful (and courageous) daniel pearce contributed english translations

they [aaron and his sons] must put down a layer of thick skin over the curtain, then place atop this a cloth of deep blue, then hammer the poles into placeAcross the table they must drape a cloth of blue, then place atop it the plates, the cups, the spoons, the bowls, the breadover this they must draw a cloth of deep red, then over this a layer of thick skin; they must then hammer the poles into place

they must take the instruments of service[—the instruments with which the service in the sanctuary is performed—]and place them into a cloth of blue, then cover this with a layer of thick skin and place it all on a carrying framethey must remove the ashes from the altar and draw a cloth of purple across itupon this they must place the instruments that are used in its service: the fire pans, the hooks, the scrapers, the basins—all the instruments of the altar—and over this they must drape a layer of thick skin; they must then hammer the poles into place

numbers 4:6-8

they must draw a cloth of deep blue over the lampstand, over its lamps, its snuffers, its fire pans, its jars of oilthey must then draw a layer of thick skin across this and place it all on a carrying frame they must draw a cloth of blue over the golden altar, then cover this with a layer of thick skin; they must then hammer the poles into place

numbers 4:9-11

numbers 4:12-14

they must take the instruments of service[—the instruments with which the service in the sanctuary is performed—]and place them into a cloth of blue, then cover this with a layer of thick skin and place it all on a carrying frame they must remove the ashes from the altar and draw a cloth of purple across it upon this they must place the instruments that are used in its service: the fire pans, the hooks, the scrapers, the basins—all the instruments of the altar—and over this they must drape a layer of thick skin; they must then hammer the poles into place