A complete study of the Old Testament’s greatest symbol of grace: the Tabernacle. This work discusses in detail the numerous symbols and shadows in God’s original tent that picture Christ and salvation. An excellent resource for small groups (study questions provided at the end of each chapter). Also a great book for new believers and those who are looking for study materials to enhance their Bible skills.
Excerpt: Tabernacle of Grace
Perhaps, the greatest example in the Old Testament regarding the Lord's grace and mercy was manifested in a simple tent called the Tabernacle. Everything about it spoke of His compassion, love, and salvation destined to be fulfilled in the Person of Christ. When one desires to describe something, he can choose to use many words and sentences to accomplish this. Or, to save time, he might point to an object and accomplish the same thing. As an illustration, if a young man desires to communicate to his parents what his new college girlfriend looks like, he can employ hundreds of words and sentences to describe her beauty, hair, eyes and body shape. However, to save time and get his point across more quickly and poignantly, he could just say, "She looks like Marilyn Monroe." If one wants to convey majesty, he can point to Mount Everest; or to express power, Niagara Falls.
In the same way, to communicate the grace, compassion, and mercy of God in the Old Testament, all that has to be mentioned is the word Tabernacle. It is around this incredible tent edifice and symbol of grace in the Old Testament that we shall focus the rest of our discussion. I think you will come to agree with me, this iconic symbol conveys the mercy and grace of God in a most powerful and dramatic way.