Exegetical Notes: Exodus 39:42-43; 40:1-4; 34-35

39:42 According to all that the Lord had commanded Moses, so the people of Israel had done all the work.

“Israel had done” -An obvious emphasis at the conclusion of chapter 39. 3 times within the last two verses it is noted that Israel had completed (“done”)the task of building the tabernacle and all of it’s components. Moses’ inspection of the work insured that it wasn’t simply finished, but that it was finished well (See note on v. 43).

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