7:44 tent of witness. The Old Testament tabernacle contained the ark of the covenant and the tablets of the Ten Commandments, which are called “the Testimony.” Further symbolizing God’s presence and life-giving power were the table of the consecrated bread (Ex. 37:10–16; Heb. 9:2), the seven-branched lampstand (Ex. 37:17–23; cf. John 8:12; Rev. 1:12–18), and the altar of incense (Ex. 37:25–29) pointing to the prayers of God’s people rising up to the ever-present God (Ps. 141:2; Rev. 8:3, 4).