Temple Institute Producing Copper Laver

The Ark of the Covenant
Depiction of Levites Carrying the Ark of the Covenant


The Temple Institute, an Israeli-based group hoping “to build the Holy Temple of G-d on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem” and also to resume sacrifices, reported earlier today (http://www.templeinstitute.org/kiyor-keter.htm) that it has completed another instrument that it feels its priest will need:

Preparing the Ornamental Crown for the Brass Laver

WORK CONTINUES APACE ON THE NEW COPPER LAVER being produced by the Temple Institute, and this past Wednesday, (19 Av, 5768/August 20, 2008), an important step forward was taken: the copper keter, or ornamental crown, which will be affixed to the top of the laver, was completed and delivered to the Acco based factory of Shlomo Buchbut, where the laver is being prepared.

THE BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED KETER IS THE WORK OF CHAIM ODEM, renowned Israeli metalsmith. Chaim has taken part in the design and manufacture of many of the metal vessels produced by the Temple Institute, most notably the golden menorah. For months Chaim has been busy at work on the keter, a process which began with his own artistic rendition of a crowning ornament worthy of adorning the Holy Temple-bound copper laver. Once having acheived a suitable design, Chaim then had to create molds and templates, only after which did he begin the painstaking task of hammering by hand the design into the copper sheet.

This brass/copper laver was probably made based upon Exodus 30::

17 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 18 “You shall also make a laver of bronze, with its base also of bronze, for washing. You shall put it between the tabernacle of meeting and the altar. And you shall put water in it, 19 for Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet in water from it. 20 When they go into the tabernacle of meeting, or when they come near the altar to minister, to burn an offering made by fire to the LORD, they shall wash with water, lest they die. 21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, lest they die. And it shall be a statute forever to them–to him and his descendants throughout their generations.” (Exodus 30:17-21)

So, one more implement has been prepared for the Levitical priesthood to resume sacrifices. The Temple Institute seems determined to animate/imitate portions of Old Testament history in order to (unknowingly, most likely) fulfill Bible prophecy.

The Bible shows that the sacrifices will, however, be stopped by the prince who becomes the King of the North (Daniel 11:31)–but this cannot happen for at least 3 1/2 years from now (Daniel 9:26-27).

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