Re: A point that bears repeating: there is nothing in the Bible that couldn’t have been written by ordinary people

This post is a response to a post by the A-Unicornist, Mike D, entitled: A point that bears repeating: there is nothing in the Bible that couldn't have been written by ordinary people. Unless otherwise specified the quotes are from his post. As far as the title itself goes, I agree with him. There was …

Commentary on Exodus 35-40

Last updated: April 1, 2011 Biblical translations are from the ESV Exodus 35-40 largely details the construction of the Tabernacle whose blueprints were revealed in chapters 25-31. The reader may want to refer back to that post as I will not be repeating myself here. This post will comment on material not found in chapters …

Commentary on Exodus 32-34

Last updated: March 28, 2011 Biblical translations are from the ESV 32:1 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron and said to him, “Up, make us gods who shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up …

Commentary on Exodus 25-31

Last updated: February 22, 2011 Biblical translations are from the ESV Exodus 25-31 describes the blueprint for the Tabernacle and its furnishings. Keep in mind that, even with the rather detailed descriptions provided here, we do not know exactly how the Tabernacle looked. The meaning of some of the Hebrew words in this passage is …

Commentary on Exodus 19-24

Last updated: January 24, 2011 Biblical translations are from the ESV 19:1 On the third new moon after the people of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that day they came into the wilderness of Sinai. God's promise that Israel would worship at the mountain (3:12) is about to be fulfilled. …

Commentary on Exodus 15:22-18:27

Last updated: October 4, 2010 Biblical translations are from the ESV 15:22 Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water. 23 When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water of Marah …

Commentary on Exodus 7:8-15:21

Last updated: June 3, 2013 Hyperbole I will place this quotation before the notes because it applies to the entire passage, in fact to all of Exodus. The plague narrative appears to the modern reader to include contradictions and moral atrocities. But this is mainly the result of the modern man taking everything in a …