New Defender's Study Bible Notes
36:7 too much. Apparently God’s judgment following the rebellion of the people in connection with the incident of the golden calf had made a profound impression. Only a few days before they had been ready to lapse into idolatry (Exodus 32). Now they were willing to give freely and work diligently to build the tabernacle where God would meet with them. Unfortunately this attitude of repentance and obedience would turn out to be short-lived (Numbers 11; etc.).
36:8 work of the tabernacle. The rest of this chapter (Exodus 36:8-38) repeats almost verbatim Exodus 26:1-37, with the past tense of the various verbs replacing the future tense. The “wise-hearted,” skillful workers were exactly following God’s specifications, as He had commanded (Exodus 25:40).