Types and Shadows or The Tabernacle in the Wilderness: A Book for the Young


Types and Shadows or The Tabernacle in the Wilderness: A Book for the Young is a children’s book in ten chapters about the story of the Tabernacle in the Wilderness told in the book of Exodus in the Bible. It begins with a few rhetorical questions about God’s purpose in commanding the Children of Israel to build the Tabernacle for worship. Each of the following chapters is dedicated to a topic associated with the Tabernacle. Chapters II through V discuss subjects pertaining to the outside of the Tabernacle, including its golden boards and coverings, court, altar of burnt offering, and the laver. Chapters VI through IX are dedicated to the inside, discussing the contents of the two holy places, including the table of shewbread, the golden candlestick or menorah, and the Ark of the Covenant. Chapter X is a discussion about the high priest of Israel and his holy garments. The book was written to encourage children to engage with the Old Testament scriptures, with a particular focus on the nature and purpose of the Tabernacle. In this, the third edition, published in 1878, the woodcuts of the former editions have been replaced by steel engravings. The book offers guidance on moral conduct and advice on how to value material objects, and it gives an overview of spiritual teachings concerning sin and atonement. The book is illustrated with drawings depicting parts of the inside and outside of the Tabernacle. The author, Frank H. White, was an English pastor whose other works include The Blood Mark, Ezekiel’s Last Vision, and Christ in the Tabernacle. This book was published in the United States in 1885.

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S.W. Partridge, London


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Types and shadows, or, The tabernacle in the wilderness : a book for the young

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46 pages : illustrations ; 19 centimeters

Last updated: October 30, 2017