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Bible Commentaries

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts

Exodus 35

Verses 1-35

Exodus 35:1

Religion is the recognition of all our duties as if they were Divine commandments.

Kant.

References. XXXV. 21. A. Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture Exodus, etc., p. 213.

Exodus 35:31

Religion devotes the artist, hand and mind, to the service of the gods; superstition makes him the slave of ecclesiastical pride, and forbids his work altogether, in terror or disdain.

Ruskin, On the Old Road (I.).

Exodus 35:34

The art which scorns all point of contact with morals, which denies all responsibility as a teacher, and knows no law but itself nay, which evokes from the artist no real self-restraint, no recognition of the consecrating power of his gift, is a sterile art which has missed its purpose.

Morris Joseph, The Ideal in Judaism, p. 180.

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Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Exodus 35". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/edt/exodus-35.html. 1910.