We're finishing up our third book!
A child is stoned to death for taking the lords name in vain. I found it interesting that it was pointed out that he was a mix of Israelite and Egyptian.
Much of these last chapters deals with the mundane rules of farming, taxation and God's wrath for the weak of faith.
The Jubile confused me a little.
Why fifty years? This seems an odd number considering the importance of the number seven.
Where slaves to be set free? Property returned?
Does God change the rules here when he states:
Leviticus 26:7-8 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
Earlier in Exodus I believe God states that the Israelites will take over lands peacefully by integrating themselves within the existing inhabitants.