27:16 For the gate. A thirty-foot opening on the east side was covered by a screen (v. 16). Fifty-six pillars (twenty on the north and south sides, ten on the west, and three on either side of the entrance on the east) in bronze sockets held up the linen hangings. Another four pillars supported the screen. Their arrangement is not specified; neither is the placement of the tabernacle within the courtyard. The pillars may have been held in place by pegs and guy ropes (35:18).