the tabernacle or temporary sanctuary in which the Divine Presence dwelled during the Jews' journeys through the desert
the portion of the tabernacle and the Temple building before the Holy of Holies which contained the inner altar, the table for the showbread, and the menorah
The Jews constructed the Mishkan.
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
Stress on second syllable is Israeli or Sephardi pronunciation; primary stress is Ashkenazi or Yiddish.
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