When God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, He gave Moses a blueprint to have the children of Israel “build Me a sanctuary that I might dwell among them”. Everything in this Tabernacle was a type/shadow/prophecy of your Redemption.
There were three kinds of metal used in the Tabernacle:
Here are the note from our recent class about silver…..you will have your salvation refreshed as you go over them.
These notes are just scriptures and some word definitions. I will post another set of notes explaining usage in the tabernacle.
Here is some quick information:
Silver came to 9,600 lbs. Throughout the Scriptures, silver figuratively speaks of redemption. It was always used as redemption money:
The tabernacle stood upon sockets of silver. Both Joseph and Jesus were sold for silver. Judas was paid off in silver as the Scriptures said. Silver is redemption money. Silver is symbolic of the redemption that comes through Jesus Christ and Him alone. It prefigures the preciousness of Christ as the ransom for sinners. Notice also that there is no silver mentioned in heaven. The people will already have been redeemed. (this information came from http://www.bible-history.com/tabernacle/TAB4Preparing_for_the_Tabernacle.htm)