Moses was given specific instructions in the building of the Tent of Meeting or the Tabernacle. God was purposeful in dictating that these instructions be followed to the “cubit”. The details may seem like over kill to us, but there is purpose and symbolism in each article. The curtains and frames form the structure of the Tabernacle. Remember, the Tabernacle was used during the Israelites 40-year sojourn in the wilderness, and through the battles for the occupation of the Promised Land under Joshua. It continued to be the holy dwelling of God throughout the time of the Judges and into the time of King Saul and King David. It was not until King Solomon that the stone and mortar Temple was built in Jerusalem to replace the Tabernacle. This original structure needed to be easily transported from one location to another.