Leviticus 1:3 and many following verses specify that burnt offerings (and various other offerings) are to be brought to "the door of the tent of meeting."

What, exactly, is "the door of the tent of meeting" specified here?

  1. Is it the entrance to the courtyard of the Tabernacle? or
  2. Is it the entrance to the Holy Place?

Please provide specific references to the Tanakh, preferably to the Torah, to support your answer.

Though this may be a simple question (and I think I know the answer), I am looking for definitive references to support it based on the construction and use of the Tabernacle as commanded and described in the Torah.

In particular, I am looking for references that clearly show that it is one, and not the other, of these two possibilities.

Thank you.


It commonly refers to the inner sanctuary, but can (in certain cases, the metzora is one) be referring to the entrance of the court yard. See rashi to that verse.

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    Indicating what Rashi says would vastly improve this answer. – msh210 Apr 24 '15 at 16:48
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    References, please! – Lee Woofenden Apr 24 '15 at 17:20
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    Where does Rashi talk about the metzora case being different? I don't see it in the Rashi on 1:3 and I haven't searched Rashi in Parshat Metzora. – Monica Cellio May 11 '15 at 18:24

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