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What is Tabernacle definition/concept

This term comes from Latin, but specifically from tabernaculum, which originally means tent, tent or hut. In this sense, during antiquity, merchants sold their products to these establishments and for this reason the word tavern is known as a place for the sale of some product, usually related to drinks and food. However, the original meaning of the term was adapted to biblical terminology and so the word tabernacle became a place destined to keep the hosts, from then on tabernacle and tabernacle are synonymous words.

in Jewish tradition

In the Jewish religion, the feast of tabernacles or harvest festival is celebrated (in Hebrew it is known as sukkot). The purpose of this solemn celebration is to consolidate the relationship between man and his Creator. This festival is held during the autumn as the fruits are collected from the land. During the seven days of sukkot, the faithful visit the tabernacles or huts that are located outside the urban core. These seven days of celebration symbolize the seven years the Israelites spent in the desert of Egypt. Tabernacle

The feast of tabernacles or Sukkot is, together with the Jewish Passover or Pesaj, Yom Kippur and Shavuot, one of the most representative of Judaism.

in the catholic religion

The Blessed Sacrament is to be guarded in a special place within the temple and that place is the tabernacle. In the first centuries of Christianity, it was a simple box in a cabinet, but with time the custody of the Blessed Sacrament acquired more importance and the tabernacle moved to the  sacristy. The location of the tabernacle or tabernacle is not an  arbitrary matter, as it forms part of the liturgical norms collected in Canon Law .

The word tavern and tabernacle has the same etymological origin

A tavern is an establishment that normally sells drinks and the person who manages this type of facility is a tavern keeper. Even today this name is used in some bars and is very popular in Spain and Latin America. The curious thing is that this term was already used in the ancient world, more specifically in the Egyptian and Roman civilization. So over time it acquired its religious significance within Judaism and Catholicism.

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