Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 7:44 - 7:44

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Robertson Word Pictures - Acts 7:44 - 7:44


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The tabernacle of the testimony (hē skēnē tou marturiou). Probably suggested by the mention of “the tabernacle of Moloch” (Act 7:43). See note on Mat 17:4 for discussion of skēnē (from skia, shadow, root ska, to cover). This first sanctuary was not the temple, but the tent in the wilderness. “Stephen passes on from the conduct of the Israelites to his other argument that God is not necessarily worshipped in a particular spot” (Page).

According to the figure (kata ton tupon). According to the type or pattern. Tupos is from tuptō, to strike, to smite, and is the print of the blow (Joh 20:25), then the figure formed by a blow or impression like our type, a model or example. Quoted from Exo 25:40. Common word in the old Greek.

That he had seen (hon heōrakei). Past perfect active of horaō, to see (double reduplication).