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And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

40:17 the second year. The Israelites had left Egypt in the first month, the fourteenth day of the month, so the tabernacle was set up one year after they started preparations to leave. The actual construction of the tabernacle and then the installation of the priests and their ministries there took almost nine months.

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