Tabernacle of Moses
Acacia Tree The acacia tree (shittim) is common in the wilderness areas, particularly in stream beds. The durable wood of this tree was used in the construction of the tabernacle and a number of its objects, including the sacrificial altar, table of showbread, and ark of the covenant. There are four varieties of the acacia tree in the wilderness and they are characterized by prickly branches and sometimes have yellow flowers.
JRB: The thick veil between the holy place and the Holy of holies where God manifested His present was rent in twain from top to bottom the instant Jesus died on the cross. This miracle indicated that God had made a way for sinful men to come into His presence... through the one-time, eternal atonement offering of the innocent blood of His own Son available to all who are willing to believe on His name. God can now be both Just and the Justifier.