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Heroes: Bezalel & Oholiab

My Heroes of the Faith Ever heard of Bezalel? How about Oholiab? Their names are buried deep inside the treasures of the final chapters of Exodus. Perhaps "their" chapter is overshadowed by the following chapter about the golden calf. Every Sunday School believer knows that story.

Bezalel and Oholiab now hold a special place in my heart, although I probably won't be remembering their names for all of time. But maybe that's the point of their story. To be overshadowed by the glories and grace of the LORD.

Their story is found in Exodus 31. Chapters 25-30 go into agonizing (or is it glorious?) detail of how the LORD's dwelling place and center of worship is to be constructed and consecrated. This includes the ark of the covenant, the tabernacle, the altars, the priests' garments, the sacrifices for the priests, and all other related features. These details are very important to satisfying God's holiness and glory; if done improperly, the result could be de…

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