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Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia

Events of the Encampment

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The important events at the encampment at Mount Sinai were:

  1. The people entered into a covenant with the Lord (Exodus 19:1-8 ).
  2. The people and priests were sanctified (Exodus 19:9-25 ).
  3. The ten commandments were proclaimed (Exodus 19:1-25 ; Exodus 20:1-17 ; Deuteronomy 5:1-22 ).
  4. The people were greatly frightened by the voice of the Lord and Requested Moses to speak to them (Exodus 20:18-21 ).
  5. Moses, accompanied part of the way by Joshua and others, retired Into the mountain, where he spent forty days and nights with the Lord (Exodus 24:1,2,9-18 ).
  6. Moses received the pattern for the Tabernacle (Exodus 25:1-40 ).
  7. Moses was commanded to set Aaron and his sons apart for the Priestly office (Exodus 28:1 ).
  8. Bezaleel and Aholiab were called upon to take the lead in the Construction of the house of the Lord (Exodus 31:1-6 ).
  9. The Lord gave Moses two tables of stone with the ten Commandments written upon them (Exodus 31:18 ).
  10. The people, led by Aaron, fell into idolatry (Exodus 32:1-6 ).
  11. Moses pleaded in their behalf but broke the tables of stone as He descended from the mountain (Exodus 32:7-24 ).
  12. The Levites showed their devotion to the cause of the Lord (Exodus 32:25-35 ).
  13. Moses had a glimpse of the glory of God (Exodus 33:12-23 ).
  14. The tables of stone were renewed (Exodus 34:1-28 ).
  15. Moses returned from the mountain, erected an altar and Sacrifices were offered upon it (Exodus 24:3-5 ; Exodus 35:29-35 ).
  16. The people again entered into a covenant with the Lord (Exodus 24:7,8 ; Hebrews 9:18-21 ).
  17. Moses called upon the people for a freewill offering of Material for the construction of the Tabernacle (Exodus 35:1-29 ).
  18. The people gave with such liberality that it was necessary to Restrain them (Exodus 36:1-7 ).
  19. The Tabernacle was set up (Exodus 40:1-38 ).
  20. Aaron and his sons were consecrated and fire descended upon the Brazen altar (Leviticus 8:1-36 ; Leviticus 9:1-24 ).
  21. Nadab and Abihu were slain for desecrating the worship of God (Leviticus 10:1,2 ).
  22. The Levites were consecrated (Numbers 8:1-26 ).
  23. The second Passover was observed (Numbers 9:1-15 ).
  24. The order of the encampment was regulated (Numbers 2:1-34 ).
  25. The princes made their offerings (Numbers 7:1-9 ).
  26. The people were numbered (Numbers 1:1-46 ).


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Johnson, Ashley S. Entry for 'Events of the Encampment'. Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/cbc/e/events-of-the-encampment.html. 1896.

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