?Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order one against another; thus shalt thou make for all the boards of the Tabernacle.? (Exodus 27: 17)
?Tenons? in Hebrew means hands or projections. Bible scholars agree that each board having two tenons each were designed to fit securely into the silver sockets or foundations. These tenons translated ?hands? were provided so that the boards could stand securely upon their foundational sockets. Silver in Bible language refers to the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The sockets were made of silver redemption money, the price of the ransom. Thirty pieces of silver were. paid as a price for the Lord. The boards were not to rest upon the earth but they were to rest upon the redemptive work of Lord. Beloved, we are not to stand upon the strength of our flesh but we are to stand upon the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are kept secure by His power. Every board, every believer is secure in the redemptive work of the Lord for He took our place and put our sins upon Himself. The two tenons also signify that we are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets.