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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Exodus 34



Verses 9-28

Exodus 34:12Scripture References- Note:

Joshua 9:14-15, "And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD. And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them."

Exodus 34:14Scripture References- Note:

1 Corinthians 10:22, "Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?"

Exodus 34:24"go up to appear before the Lord thy God" - Comments- Perhaps this is why all went to Jerusalem for the Passover, etc. God's presence was to come into the Temple.

John 2:13, "And the Jews" passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem"

Verses 29-35

The Face of Moses Shines - In Exodus 34:1-28 God called Moses back up to Mount Sinai to renew His covenant with the children of Israel. Upon his return from the mount, the face of Moses shone bright so that the Israelites feared to look upon him. Therefore, he shielded his face from them.

Paul discusses the symbolic meaning of Moses' vail in 1 Corinthians 3:6-18 when comparing the old covenant with the new one. Paul says the vail represents the blindness of the heart of Israel in rejecting the First Coming of Jesus Christ. The brightness may symbolize the fact that the second covenant is more glorious than the second, since this was the second writing of the Ten Commandments, the first having been broken.


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Exodus 34:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.

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Saturday, November 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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