Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Exodus Chapter 24

Moses is invited up the mountain for some more self-serving instructions. He goes back down and builds an altar, on which he sacrifices some cattle. He sprinkles blood on the altar, then reads the text of the covenant to the people, who are happy with what it says. Then he took the blood and sprinkled it on the people (v.8) what must have resembled a scene from the movie Carrie. I wonder if there are churches that still do this? Actually, no I don't. This seals the covenant.

Moses, Aaron and some of the other leaders go back up the hill. God now has sapphire stones under his feet. Cool. I wonder what happens if he clicks his heels together. They have a meal, and god invites Moses to come back up later and get the stone tablets with all the laws written on them. Moses leaves Aaron and someone called Hur in charge and goes up. The mountain is immediately covered by clouds and anyone who looks up is blinded. He stays for 40 days.

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