Israel's National Laws Handed Down To A People In Formation

Date January 24, 2011

Editor’s Note: We continue our series of blogs for those who are reading the Bible with us cover-to-cover this year. Interspersed with our thoughts on our daily reading, we want to provide some tips about reading the Bible in general. Today we want to explore …

National Laws Handed Down To A People In Formation

(Exodus 19-40)

In this final section in the book of Exodus, Moses receives the Law of God on the mountain of Sinai. While there he receives:

  • The Ten Commandments, which possess the core of the heart of God for his people’s daily moral and spiritual life. (Exodus 20)
  • The laws concerning daily life and justice for the nation of Israel. (Exodus 21-24)
  • The instructions for the construction of the tent of meeting, sometimes called the Tabernacle, which is the center of worship and sacrifice to the God of the universe. (Exodus 25-40)

In our next section, we will discover the book of worship, and the book of failure as we conclude our study.

It is our hope that this background information helps a bit as you read on in the Bible. We will continue this series with our next installment: “How Can I Make the Journey Easier?” on Tuesday.

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