经文
出埃及記三十八章6~10节
38:6     用皂荚木作两根杠,用铜包裹。
And he made the poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with bronze.
38:7     把杠穿在坛两边的环内,用以抬坛;坛是用板作的,是中空的。
And he put the poles into the rings on the sides of the altar, with which to carry it; he made it hollow, with boards.
38:8     他用铜作洗濯盆和盆座,是用在会幕门前服事之妇人的铜镜作的。
And he made the laver of bronze and its base of bronze, from the mirrors of the serving women who served at the entrance of the Tent of Meeting.
38:9     他作帐幕的院子。院子的南面用捻的细麻作帷子,长一百肘;
And he made the court. On the south side southward the hangings of the court were of fine twined linen, one hundred cubits;
38:10     帷子的柱子二十根,卯座二十个,都是用铜作的;柱子上的钩子和横杆,都是用银作的。
Their twenty pillars and their twenty sockets were of bronze; the hooks of the pillars and their connecting rods were of silver.
亮光
在民数记十六章我们看见,用来包裹坛的铜,来自二百五十个背叛之人的香炉,神用火审判了他们。神审判了他们以后,就吩咐摩西把铜香炉取来,用以包坛。因此,包裹祭坛的铜表明审判。在预表里,铜、青铜、黄铜都是表征神的审判。基 督在十字架上的时候,祂是一个人,就是皂荚木所表征的。但祂被铜所包裹,就是被神的审判所包裹。祭坛与约柜不同,约柜是用金包裹,金表征神的性情;祭坛是 用铜包裹,铜表征神公义的审判。因此基督成为人作我们的代替,在十字架上死了的时候,受到神完全的审判。祂为我们担当了我们所该担当的审判。祂完全被神的 审判所遮盖、所包裹。祂在十字架上乃是受神审判的人。
Enlightenment:
In Numbers 16 we see that the bronze used to overlay the altar came from the censers of two hundred fifty rebellious ones who were judged by God with fire. After God judged them, He charged Moses to take the bronze censers and use them to overlay the altar. Thus, the bronze overlaying the altar indicates judgment. In typology, copper, bronze, and brass all signify God’s judgment.When Christ was on the cross, He was a man, signified by the acacia wood. But He was overlaid with bronze, with God’s judgment. Unlike the ark, which was overlaid with gold signifying God’s nature, the altar was overlaid with bronze, signifying God’s righteous judgment. Thus, as the Man who died on the cross, Christ was fully judged by God as our Substitute. He bore for us the judgment which we should have borne. He was fully covered, overlaid, by God’s judgment. On the cross He was the Man judged by God.