38:8 The laver of brass. The brass laver (or water basin) for cleansing was built to follow the plans as given (Exodus 30:18).
38:8 of the looking glasses. Many brass mirrors have been found from ancient Egypt. The craftsmanship to make these could easily have been known by the Hebrews. Alternatively, these looking glasses of the women might have been among the objects given to them by the Egyptians as they were leaving Egypt (Exodus 12:36).