Did anyone else get a sense of deja vu while reading this? Other then God's obsession with keeping the Sabbath holy and unleavened bread.
Did anyone else get a sense of the story is repeating itself? Besides God's insistence with keeping the Sabbath holy and eating bread that is unleavened.
Aaron and the Israelites don't seem to be very faithful to God after all he's done for them.
God is justifiably angry and Moses has to talk him out of another mass murder (Moses later ends up doing it for him).
I can't believe I'm saying this but I'm on Gods side on this one. If I were him I'd wipe out the Israelites and started over with another tribe.
I guess God is just a bigger man then I am.
I was a little surprised when Moses had his followers execute three thousand Israelites. I mean, isn't that against one of the commandments? And doesn't God have a rule about killing Israelites?
Oh, and we get the 10 commandments on stone tablets at last. Twice.
My question is;
"Are we reading two versions of the story here? Exodus 34 seems to be the same event as Exodus 31-33 but without the tribes betrayal with the false idol. I hate to bring it up again but it smacks of multiple authors and story lines.
You could the entire sub-plot with Aaron, the Golden Calf and God's wrath and go straight to 34:10 and not miss a beat.