What is the thickness of the Temple Veil?
“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;” Matthew 27:51
Within the Holy Place of the tabernacle, there was an inner room called the Holy of Holies. The curtain or veil to the Holy of Holies was a perfect cube — its length, width and height were all equal to 15 feet, making it 60 feet long, 30 feet high and 4 inches thick.
It was comprised of 72 squares that were sewn together. This veil formed a barrier between the Glory of God and man. It required 300 men to lift it.
What The Torn Veil Means
• The OT Covenant system of relating to God through the priest and ritual sacrifice is set aside. (Hebrews 6:19–20, 10:1–14 (Romans 8:1–4)
• The Levitical priest continued their service for another 40 years, but they were truly out of work the moment Christ died. Many priest came to Christ in the days following His resurrection.
“And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.” Acts 6:7