Jones, Glenn M. A concise examination of the main features of the tabernacle as it was built and used by ancient Israel. The author describes and explains the symbolism of the entire structure. Silver is regarded as representing redemption, while brass is explained as a picture of divine judgement. The brilliant colors, the brazen altar and laver, the curtains, the coverings, the golden candlestick, the altar of incense, the table of shrewbread, the inner veil, the ark of the covenant, the mercy seat, and the high priest – all are given careful attention.