Exodus 24–25: On the Floor of Heaven and the Feet of God (Bible Talk, Ep. 31)
In Exodus 24–25, the summit of Sinai becomes the floor of heaven. Through Israel, God is once again establishing a connection between heaven and earth. In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about what all this means.
1:44 / Does Exodus transition in chapter 24 to a new section of the book?
3:06 / Who does the Lord invite (and not invite) to come up to worship him, and what’s with the priority seating?
5:29 / Why does Moses skip over mentioning his encounter with the Lord to write about a ceremony he holds with the people of Israel?
8:20 / How does Jesus pick up these words: “the blood of the covenant?”
10:33 / Exodus 24:10 says, “They saw the God of Israel.” Why didn’t they die?
13:07 / What does the phrase “the very heaven for clearness” mean? (Ex. 24:10)
16:48 / The chief men of the people of Israel eat and drink with God, a meal that in the future would not be limited to them.
19:37 / Moses meets with the Lord on the mountain.
24:26 / What do we need to know about the Lord’s speech from Exodus 25-31?
29:24 / Where were the ark of the covenant, table for the bread of presence, and golden lampstand located in the tabernacle?
31:35 / What’s the ark of the covenant?
36:23 / What’s the bread of presence? And why does the table have poles?
37:55 / What’s the significance of the golden lampstand?
Article: On Earth as in Heaven: A (Very) Brief Biblical Theology of Heaven, by Sam Emadi
Image: Moses on Mount Sinai, by John Martin (1789 – 1854)