The benei kehos carried the miizbeiach whilst the Jews travelled. It would seem improbable that the mishkon was erected every day whilst they journeyed. What happened with the sacrifice of the Daily korban tomid? Was it suspended whilst they journeyed?

  • Menachot 95 could be relevant.
    – Double AA
    Commented May 12, 2013 at 18:05
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    The gemara (Chagiga 6a-b) describes a machlokes regarding whether the olos brought at Mount Sinai were t'midim. R' Akiva takes the position that the korban hatamid was brought at Mt. Sinai, and that it never ceased being brought from then on. The Ibn Ezra takes a middle position, that the korban hatamid was brought as long as the Jews were encamped at Mt. Sinai, but it was not brought the whole time the Jews were in the desert (Ibn Ezra, Sh'mos 29:42).
    – Fred
    Commented May 12, 2013 at 18:08
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    @Fred, you should post an answer, no?
    – Isaac Moses
    Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 14:39
  • Do you actually need the Mishkan to bring a karban? There are those who say we should bring the Pesach nowadays at the har habayis, notwithstanding the absence of a beis hamikdash.
    – Ypnypn
    Commented Mar 9, 2014 at 16:11
  • What about Mosbe Rabeinu assembling and dismantling the Mishkan every day of the shiva yimei miluim? Is that improbable in your opinion?
    – user6591
    Commented Sep 5, 2014 at 21:35

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In Eruvin - :דף סג - we learned that Yehoshua was punished for not bringing the Korban Tomid. Apparently after the battle at Ay there was no time/energy left to erect the Mishkan.

It would appear that otherwise it was brought daily - as Fred already mentioned - as is mentioned in Chagiag דף ו.

As a result it would seem that they did erect the Mishkan daily.

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    The statement in Eruvin isn't really a proof, because at that point the Mishkan was already set up in Gilgal (see Rashi there ד"ה וגמירי: "they were ambushing the city, and hadn't returned the aron that evening to its place in Gilgal").
    – Alex
    Commented May 13, 2013 at 18:04

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