Monthly Archives: April 2015

Exodus 33-36: The Other Ten Commandments

After the golden calf incident, God refuses to dwell in the midst of the Israelites and sends an angel to lead them instead.  Moses pleads with God and manages to convince him–first he agrees to lead the Israelites personally, then … Continue reading

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Exodus 29-32

Instructions for what Aaron and his sons must do to serve as priests:   Take a bull, two rams, unleavened bread, cake, and wafers.  The bull must be slaughtered, its blood put on the horns of the altar, and its fat … Continue reading

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Exodus 25-28: Tabernacle and sacred clothing

Exodus 25-27 is a very detailed description of the tabernacle (also called the “tent of meeting”) that the Israelites are to construct.  For a colorful 3D model, see here.  All of the materials for the tabernacle–the gold, silver, copper, hides, … Continue reading

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Exodus 21-24

God gives many rules to Moses.  Examples include: Hebrew male slaves can be kept for only six years, and must be freed on the seventh unless he volunteers to stay with his master. When a man sells his daughter into … Continue reading

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Exodus 17-20

The Israelites continued from the wilderness to Rephidim, where they complained to Moses about having no water.  God tells Moses to strike a rock to obtain water, which he does.  Amalek comes to fight with Israel, and because Moses holds … Continue reading

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Exodus 13-16

Rules for rituals: when you get into Canaan, observe the Feast of the Unleavened Bread in Abib.  Eat unleavened bread for 7 days and celebrate a festival on the seventh day.  All firstborn animal must be sacrificed (except asses shall … Continue reading

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Exodus 9-12

The fifth plague is pestilence, affecting all the livestock of the Egyptians but not of the Israelites.  Pharaoh remains stubborn.  The sixth plague is an inflammation breaking out in boils on humans and animals.  The seventh plague is hail, which … Continue reading

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