The building of the Tabernacle

Exodus 35-40: Putting it all together

Moses called all the Hebrews together for a general meeting and reminded them of the Fifth Commandment: “For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a day of Sabbath rest to the Lord,” he told them, “Anyone – mark my words: anyone …Continue reading The building of the Tabernacle

The Death Penalty

Exodus 31: “I’m no judge, but isn’t that a bit harsh? Maybe just a teensy-weensy bit?”

The Lord Almighty realized that his frail human followers might not be able to live up to his expectations. Between all metallurgy, woodwork, and engineering needed to build all the altars, golden rings, lamps, and so on, there was a lot …Continue reading The Death Penalty

The Ten Commandments

Exodus 20: Finally, some moral guidance!

Fire, lightning, and thunder were continuing to boom all around Mount Sinai, and up on the summit, Moses and Aaron were receiving some moral guidance from the Lord. “I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of Egypt, and here are the rules you must follow,” said the …Continue reading The Ten Commandments

Life in the Desert

Exodus 16: “Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all…”

Now having been wandering around the desert for over two months, the congregation of the Children of Israel were getting restless. “You’ve brought us out here to starve in this lousy desert! At least in Egypt we had some food!”
“Hey, hey, watch it!” said Moses, “Your …Continue reading Life in the Desert