Exodus 37:17-24

17 Then he made the lampstand of pure gold. He made the lampstand of hammered work, its base and its shaft; its cups, its [r]bulbs and its flowers were of one piece with it. 18 There were six branches going out of its sides; three branches of the lampstand from the one side of it and three branches of the lampstand from the [s]other side of it; 19 three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a [t]bulb and a flower in one branch, and three cups shaped like almond blossoms, a [u]bulb and a flower in the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand. 20 In the lampstand there were four cups shaped like almond blossoms, its [v]bulbs and its flowers; 21 and a [w]bulb was under the first pair of branches coming out of it, and a [x]bulb under the second pair of branches coming out of it, and a[y]bulb under the third pair of branches coming out of it, for the six branches coming out of the lampstand. 22 Their [z]bulbs and their branches were of one piece with it; the whole of itwas a single hammered work of pure gold. 23 He made its seven lamps with its snuffers and its [aa]trays of pure gold. 24 He made it and all its utensils from a talent of pure gold.

The workmanship here is pretty incredible. For the “technology” they must have had, and the detail of the lampstand (not that we can actually see the thing and know how precise it was), it seems pretty incredible. The workman put everything he had into his work, because it was for the glory of God. It was of a single piece, which was either a requirement of God, or just something they did to show a higher level of skill. Either way, it was his way of doing his absolute best for his Creator, and no doubt the Creator steadied his hand a bit along the way.

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