The Bible Slam: Exodus Chapter 24

Here, we start to see some of the sacrificial blood baths of the Old Testament, when Moses writes down God's instructions for the people of Israel.   They sacrifice oxen and burn them as offerings, and Moses reads the instructions.   He also splashes the dead animals' blood all over the altar and people.

Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and 70 elders go to the volcanic Mt. Sinai and see God, who does not destroy them.   Then Moses and Joshua climb the mountain because God says he's writing down the commandments on tablets of stone.   A cloud covers the mountain for six days, and on the 7th day calls Moses.   The cloud then turns to fire.   Moses climbs higher and dwells on the mountain for the next 40 days and 40 nights.

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Discussion Points.

From an occult point of view, the number 70 (i.e., the 70 elders) is significant. It is used in the bible numerous times and allegedly is a combination of two of the perfect numbers, seven and ten. 70 (7 x 10) allegedly signifies perfect spiritual order carried out with all spiritual power and significance. Both spirit and order are greatly emphasized.   40 is also a significant number in the bible, used many times such as in this chapter and the Israelites' 40 years of wandering in the desert.   Perhaps the most known instance is the 40 days that Jesus was tempted by Satan.   40 is speculated to refer to a period of probation.

Referring to Moses and his consorts, Exodus 24:10 says,

And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.

Elsewhere in the bible, we are told that no man has seen God or if he has, he dies.

This chapter again indicates that the God of Moses was a volcano god.

Also, we are told in Exodus 16 that the people of Israel eat manna   for 40 years because they have nothing else to eat. Yet, they sacrifice bulls and splash blood all over.   Surely, there were meat and grains available to eat … yet another contradiction in the "inerrant" word.

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