First Reading, Second Reading, Third Reading, Fourth Reading, Fifth Reading, Sixth Reading, Seventh Reading, Last Reading|
First Reading, Second Reading, Third Reading, Fourth Reading, Fifth Reading, Sixth Reading, Seventh Reading|
||All the tapestries were the same size, 28 cubits long and 4 cubits wide.
Orech hayeri'ah ha'achat shmoneh ve'esrim ba'amah verochav arba ba'amah hayeri'ah ha'echat midah achat lechol-hayeri'ot.
||The [first] five tapestries were sewn together, as were the other five.
Vayechaber et-chamesh hayeri'ot achat el-echat vechamesh yeri'ot chibar achat el-echat.
Literally, 'he sewed.' Some say that 'he' denotes Betzalel (Ibn Ezra on Exodus 37:1), indicating that he oversaw all the work (Tanchuma 7). According to others, it denotes Moses (Tanchuma 10; Midrash HaGadol) or the skilled craftsmen (Bachya on Exodus 37:1). This is true of all the passive statements here.