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CANDLESTICK SHAPE

The Arch of Titus - The Arch of Titus is a 1st-century arch located on the Via Sacra, Rome, just to the south-east of the Roman Forum. It was constructed in 82 AD by the Roman Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus' victories.
The procession carved in marble shows the Roman General Titus returning victorious, having crushed the Jewish state, carrying the spoils of war stolen from the very Temple of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

AnimMan Studios has based its design of the candlestick on this archeological wonder. It is the oldest known artistic representation of the candlestick in existence. (The bible does not give shape or size details regarding the candlestick.)


GOLD COVERED WALLS

Since it was first produced in 2000, there have been several comments regarding the walls of the tabernacle being covered with gold. Many have suggested that this was not so. However, we believe that the scriptures are clear that the walls are in fact covered in gold. Please see the passages found in these verses.
(Exodus 26:29 and Exodus 36:34)


ARK of the COVENANT

Many of us are familiar with the Ark of the Covenant based on the blockbuster film Raiders of the Lost Ark. However, Hollywood misses the mark on the design. The striking issue is that many Christians don't know any better and many illustrations done by Christians miss the mark as well. There is a small detail with regards to the location of the poles. In the film, Indiana Jones and Sallah pick the ark up easily due to the fact that the poles are attached close to the lid. Scriputure tells us in one verse that this isn't so...that the poles are in fact attached close to the feet of the ark...thus making it extremely top heavy.
(Exodus 37:13)


The TEN COMMANDMENTS

Many people don't know that the ten commandments that traveled around with the Israelites in the desert were the second set. The scriptures tell us that God carved out the first set for Moses and Israel, but when Moses returned to the people and saw the wickedness, he broke them. As a result, Moses cardved out the second set which was taken and placed in the ark of the covenant.
(Exodus 32:19, Exodus 34:1)

In addition to that, not many people at all realize that the stone tablets of the ten commandment were actually written on both sides.
(Exodus 32:15)