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1)[line 2]איפסיל להו ביוצאIFSIL LEHU B'YOTZEI- they became disqualified on account of having left their designated area (see Background to Zevachim 26:6); i.e. once the curtains were taken down, the Azarah ceased to exist and therefore any remaining Kodshei Kodashim were deemed as having left the Azarah (Tosfos 61a, DH Kodem)

2)[line 5]מזבח של שילהMIZBE'ACH SHEL SHILOH- the Altar in Shiloh, the city in the portion of Efrayim where the Mishkan was built after the 14 years of conquest and apportionment of Eretz Yisrael. The Mishkan stood there for 369 years (Seder Olam Rabah 11). The Tana'im argue about whether this Mizbe'ach was a stone structure or whether it was the hollow wooden Mizbe'ach overlaid with copper, and filled with stones, that was constructed for the Mishkan in the desert.

3)[line 9]נוב וגבעוןNOV V'GIV'ON U'VEIS OLAMIM

(a)BAMAH - A Bamah is a raised area used for sacrifices. Before the Beis ha'Mikdash was built in Yerushalayim (when the Mishkan was not in use), there were times when it was permitted to offer sacrifices on public altars (Bamas Tzibur or Bamah Gedolah) and private altars (Bamas Yachid) (see Insights to Pesachim 91:2).

(b)BAMAS TZIBUR - Only one public altar was in use at any particular time. At various times in our history, the Bamas Tzibur was in Gilgal (where the Mishkan stood before the land was completely conquered, until it was moved to Shiloh), Nov and Giv'on (after the Mishkan in Shiloh was destroyed, see Zevachim 112b). An individual could offer only voluntary sacrifices on a Bamas Tzibur. There is a difference of opinion among the Tana'im as to whether all communal sacrifices could be offered on a Bamas Tzibur or only the communal sacrifices that have a fixed time (Zevachim 117a).

(c)BAMAS YACHID - Any person, even if he was not a Kohen, could build a Bamas Yachid anywhere in Eretz Yisrael and offer upon it his personal sacrifices. Only voluntary sacrifices were allowed to be offered on a Bamas Yachid.

(d)The Beis Olamim is the Beis ha'Mikdash. It was called by this name, the "Eternal Dwelling," because once it was chosen, it became the permanent dwelling place of the Shechinah.

4)[line 11]מזבח הנחושתMIZBE'ACH HA'NECHOSHES- the copper Altar. After the inauguration of the Mishkan in the desert, a Heavenly fire descended upon the Altar and consumed the Korbanos. This fire continued to burn constantly. During the travels of the Jewish people in the desert, a large copper vessel was placed over the fire so that it would not burn the covering in which the Altar was carried (RASHI Bamidbar 4:13).

5)[line 14]מעיקרא הוא דאיסתלק ליהME'IKARA HU D'ISTALEK LEI- [if it is true that the Mizbe'ach in Shiloh was constructed of stones, then the fire which descended from Shamayim to the Mizbe'ach ha'Nechoshes in the days of Moshe Rabeinu] was removed from the beginning (and it did cease, when the new Mizbe'ach was constructed in Shiloh)

6)[line 19]שביבא הוה משדראSHEVIVA HAVAH MESHADRA- it would transmit sparks [from the Mizbe'ach of Moshe Rabeinu to the Mizbe'ach of Shiloh]; i.e. when Korbanos were on the new Mizbe'ach, sparks and flames would shoot out from the fire on the Mizbe'ach of Moshe Rabeinu, which was close by

7)[line 20]אושפיזאUSHPIZA- [the fire was considered] a guest (in that sometimes it would be on one Mizbe'ach and sometimes on another)

8)[line 23]כמין גמאKEMIN GAMA- in the form of a Gamma, the third letter of the Greek alphabet, an inverted "L"; when the exiles returned with Ezra and built the second Beis ha'Mikdash, they added four Amos onto the Mizbe'ach on the south side and four Amos on the west side; the addition was shaped like an "L"

9)[line 31]שיתיןSHISIN- a hollow located under the foundation of the Mizbe'ach of the Beis ha'Mikdash, into which the water and wine libations flowed

10)[line 32]אטוםATUM- it was filled (with earth)

11)[line 34]כיפיםKIFIM- arches