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Book of Exodus

Pesach – Passover

Veira and Bo give indications on the in depth reading. However what is Passover to most a festival of liberation.  This it also was to the slaves in the Americas, who developed some well known Spiritual Gospels out of it. … Continue reading

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Vayka’heil Ex.35:1-38:2 יַּקְהֵל-

The issues with tabernacle are the same as in the earlier trumah-and-tetzaveh The main difference being that the tabernacle is now being built, the Israelites giving supposedly “freely” donations. I think free is still relative, so soon after the violent … Continue reading

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Ki Tisa Ex. 30:11 34:35 כִּי תִשָּׂא

Bringing tablets from the mountain The fact that Moses goes up in the mountains to receive his orders and to bring down the stone tablets was always a suspect to me of lacking divinity from early age. To state the … Continue reading

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Trumah and Tetzaveh Ex. 25.1-27.19 תְּרוּמָה‎,תְּצַוֶּה

  Middle Eastern nomadic inheritance. These two passages carry an amazing amount of symbolism. Most commentators agree that the text was written retrospectively, in other words the descriptions of the moving tabernacle (search google image for tabernacle in the desert … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mishpatim Exodus 21:1–24:18 | מִּשְׁפָּטִים

Mishpatim gives a full code of conduct. It quite clearly a text that relates to time it was written. I still think that the symbolism of not boiling the slaughtered kid or calf in its mothers milk is very symbolical. … Continue reading

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B’Shalach Exodus 13:17-17:16 שמות בְּשַׁלַּח

Two years ago researchers complete a study on Eastern wind in the old Nile regions . The good news the account explained in the Exodus describes a very possible phenomenon. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0012481 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11383620 However did 600.000 people really wade through … Continue reading

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Bo: Exodus 10:1-13:16 | בֹּא- שמות

Bo: Exodus 10:1-13:16 | בֹּא- שמות Exodus Bo: The Killing Miracle, a metaphor for humans. 1. The lord said to Moshe: “Come to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, in order that I … Continue reading

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