Exodus 3–4: On Moses Milling about in Midian Until His Momentous Mountain Moment (Bible Talk, Ep. 22)
At the beginning of Exodus 3, Moses is milling about in Midian with some sheep. Then God shows up in a burning bush and everything changes. In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Exodus 3–4.
3:33 / Why does the Lord choose to speak to Moses out of a burning bush, and why is Moses supposed to take off his shoes?
6:09 / When God initially identifies himself to Moses, how much does Moses understand about who he’s talking to?
8:23 / It’s not the first time God has come down in the Pentateuch, nor the last in Scripture.
12:07 / What’s important to know about God’s unveiling of his name to Moses as “I AM?”
20:28 / Why does the Lord tell Moses to ask Pharaoh to go on a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices—when that’s not the exit plan?
23:30 / Moses repeatedly objects to leading the exodus; the Lord offers him assurance.
28:00 / How does the Lord respond to Moses’ rejection of his plan?
30:16 / Does God put evil in Pharaoh’s heart by hardening it?
32:15 / Is it noteworthy that God calls Israel his “first-born son?”
35:28 / What’s going on in Exodus 4:24-26 with circumcision and the Lord seeking to put Moses to death?
42:29 / Where did Aaron come from?
43:11 / The people of Israel respond in faith to God’s promise.
44:21 / The Lord describes Canaan as a “land flowing with milk and honey.” Is this significant?
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Image: Study for Moses and the Burning Bush, Henry Ossawa (1859–1937)