[b-hebrew] Mishkan

Yigal Levin Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il
Sat Jun 23 15:45:14 EDT 2012

Hello all,


The noun mishkan literally means "dwelling", from the verbal root $KN.
However in almost all cases, the noun is used specifically in connection
with God's dwelling, be it the desert tabernacle/tent of meeting, the
Jerusalem temple, or even God's heavenly abode. However in Num. 16:24 and
27, it is used to mean the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram, which are
referred to as "tents" everywhere else (for example in verse 26). 


So the question is, does anyone know of any other place in the Bible in
which the noun mishkan is used to refer to a human dwelling?




Yigal Levin




Dr. Yigal Levin

The Israel and Golda Koschitzky

Department of Jewish History

Bar-Ilan University

Ramat Gan. 52900


Yigal.Levin at biu.ac.il


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