God invites the Israelites into a covenant and comes to live among them in the Tabernacle, but Israel rebels and ruins the relationship.
The Israelites come to Mt. Sinai, where God invites them into a covenant relationship. He wants to make them his representatives to all the nations and come to personally live in their midst. But Israel rebels by making an idol of the golden calf, which is just a really bad idea.
Read Scripture Part II
Watch our Read Scripture video on the book of Exodus, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. This is the second of two Read Scripture videos dedicated to the book of Exodus, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.
Ascending the mountain
After God delivers the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, He leads them through the wilderness back to Mt. Sinai where Moses first met Him in the second half of the Book of Exodus. There, the Israelites prepare themselves for a miraculous encounter with the Lord - God Himself will come down to the top of the mountain, where He will fellowship and establish Abraham's covenant with them!
Moses spends 40 days with Him on the mountain, but the Israelites are afraid and stay at the bottom. The story takes a tragic twist when Aaron helps the Israelites fashion a golden idol and worship it - right at the foot of the mountain - while Moses is away. God considers wiping them out for the atrocity and making a new nation from Moses instead, but changes His mind when Moses intercedes and reminds Him of Abraham's Covenant, further showing us God's character of love and justice.
The Israelites Meet God
God leads the Israelites back to Mt. Sinai and reveals His presence to them. Israel is afraid, but Moses ascends and fellowships with God there.
Covenant at Mt. Sinai
God writes the Covenant's legal terms for Moses and instructs him to build a portable sanctuary for Him on their journey to the Promised Land.
Moses talks with God 40 days, but Israel grows impatient and worships a golden calf. Heartbroken, Moses breaks God's tablets and 3,000 die in judgment.
Though God is disappointed in Israel, Moses reminds Him of Abraham's covenant and pleads forgiveness. God listens and writes new stone tablets to give them.
Glory in the Tabernacle
Moses builds the Tabernacle as instructed. It is filled with symbolism reflecting the Garden of Eden. God's Glory settles in the Tabernacle.
3 Episodes •
This set of lectures was my effort to condense the first five foundational books of Jesus’s Bible because they introduce the Plot conflict and storyline that Jesus believed he was bringing to fulfillment.
Torah Crash Course Episode 1
This is the first of a three part series called the Torah Crash Course, exploring the book of Genesis. This important biblical book sets the basic plot line and core themes of the entire biblical storyline.
Torah Crash Course Episode 2
This is part two of a three part series called Torah Crash Course. This episode explores the important stories of the exodus and giving of the law at Mt. Sinai.
Torah Crash Course Episode 3
This is Part three of a three part series called the Torah Crash Course. If you haven’t listened to Parts 1 and 2, I highly recommend it. We finish by exploring the books of Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy and how they develop the storyline that Jesus believed he was bringing to fulfillment.