ויעש בצלאל. בעבור כבוד הארון. גם הוא עשה כל כלי הקדש. והנה הזכיר המשכן והאהל והפרכת והמסך כי דרך אחד להם ואחר כן הזכיר שמן המשחה עם קטורת הסמים. כי יש בשמים בשמן המשחה גם בקטורת הסמים: AND BEZALEL MADE. Bezalel made the ark because of its importance.1This is why our verse specifies that Bezalel made the ark. Bezalel also made all the holy vessels.2Though Scripture does not specifically say so. However, see Nahmanides, who writes: “Scripture states without elaboration, and he made the table (v. 10), and he made the candelabrum (v. 17). In the opinion of Rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra, this alludes to Bezalel, who made all the sacred vessels. But this is not my opinion, for in the case of the court of the Tabernacle it likewise says, and he made the court (Ex. 38:9), [and it would not be reasonable to say that Bezalel alone made the court]. Rather, this refers back to every wise-hearted man (Ex. 36:8) as mentioned in the making of the Tabernacle” (Nahmanides on Ex. 36:8, Chavel translation). Now Scripture3In chapter 36. mentions the tabernacle,4Ex. 36:8. the tent,5Ex 36:14. the veil,6Ex. 36:35. and the screen,7Ex. 36:37. for they serve a similar purpose.8The first two served as coverings and the latter two as partitions. According to Krinsky, Sarim, and Weiser, I.E.’s point is that Scripture tells us about the making of the sanctuary’s structure before writing about the making of its furniture, because it is the way of the world to first build a house and then to put in the furniture. Scripture then mentions the holy anointing oil with the incense of sweet spices9In verse 39. because there are spices in the anointing oil and also in the sweet incense.10I.E. was bothered by the juxtaposition of the anointing oil and the incense of the sweet spices. These two preparations did not serve a similar purpose. Why, then, list them next to each other?