Posts tagged Exodus
043: Exodus 39-40

We've made it to the end of Exodus! Finally!!! Oops, we mean huzzah! To end this fairly long repetative book of the bible, we start by recapping the garments that Aaron is going to wear. In the final chapter, we get the exact instructions on how to put all these pieces together. Moses appears to be the only one constructing this bad boy, but he does seem to have that certain glow, so it makes sense. And there you have it, Exodus is over and we head on to the next Book - Leviticus. 

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042: Exodus 36-38

Here we go again....more instructions on how to build things. It's like bible study purgatory! We try to figure out what's the significance of giving these instructions multiple times. This time though, it seems the instructions are actually being put to good use and the structures are being created. The use of acacia wood is pretty strong here. Can we say that this is the wood of choice for biblical time architecture? Lastly, we end with a little bit of biblical accounting. 

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041: Exodus 33-35

So no one gets to see God's face, not even Moses without being destroyed? Epic! God also calls Moses out on breaking the first tablets that were made on Mount Sinai and makes a second set. We kind of get the impression that God is kind of acting like a single parent in which he plays multiple parenting roles for his children on earth. Whoa, deep! Also, for the record, this part of the Bible seems like total Déjà vu Groundhog day style. We've definitely heard a lot of this before but it clearly bares repeating since it's in the bible twice in Exodus. 

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040: Exodus 30-32

This could quite possibly be the smelliest of chapters we've read thus far. Bring on the fancy incense alter blueprints, an ancient census and annointing oil! Kudos to the written word giving very precise and detailed instructions. Let's also not forget the Sabbath! We learn that we must observe it or die. No big deal! Near the end of this chapter we learn that Moses & Yaweh both have major anger issues. The 10 Commandment Tablets finally make their appearance, but they don't last long. Lasty, Aaron gives us an excuse that rivals "the dog ate my homework" for the reason why the golden calf idol was created. Just wow! 

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039: Exodus 28-29

We gotta say, the priests of the bible must've looked super fly! In this chapter, we learn about judgement breastplates, gemstones, gold and other priestly garment requirements. But wait, it gets better. Aaron and his sons are ordered to do some pretty disgusting things including waving ram parts in the air. Yuck! The visuals here are just too much!

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