The Pillars of the Vail

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Ex. 26:3232And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver. (Exodus 26:32). -" And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim woad overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver."
Ex. 36:3636And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver. (Exodus 36:36)-"And he made thereunto four pillars of shittim wood, and overlaid them with gold: their hooks were of gold; and he cast for them four sockets of silver."
THE pillars of the vail were four in number (Ex. 26:3232And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver. (Exodus 26:32); and xxxvi. 36.) Unlike those on which hung the curtain for the tabernacle-door, they had no capitals; thus they lacked the ordinary architectural completeness of a pillar. May not our thoughts be directed by this, to the contemplation of those Scriptures which speak of the Lord as cut of? (Isa. 53:88He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. (Isaiah 53:8).) " Who shall declare His generation? For He was cut off out of the land of the living." And Psa. 102:23,2423He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days. 24I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years are throughout all generations. (Psalm 102:23‑24), " He shortened my days: I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days! " And yet the very fact of this seemingly abrupt termination of the life of the Lord Jesus, in the days of His flesh, has made Him to be unto us " wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption:" a fourfold perfection, meeting our fourfold need; to which possibly the number of vail-pillars may allude.