Curtain: 1. Ten curtains, each twenty-eight cubits long and four wide, made
of fine linen, also eleven made of goat's hair, covered the
(Exodus 26:1-13; 36:8-17)
2. The sacred curtain, separating the holy of holies from the
sanctuary, is designated by a different Hebrew word (peroketh).
It is described as a "veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and
fine twined linen of cunning work"
(Exodus 26:31; Leviticus 16:2; Numbers 18:7)
3. "Stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain"
(Isaiah 40:22) is an
expression used with reference to the veil or awning which
Orientals spread for a screen over their courts in summer.
According to the prophet, the heavens are spread over our heads
as such an awning. Similar expressions are found in comp.