Category Archives: Exodus

Exodus 32-40: more bloodshed, more gold

OK, I’m even further behind now. Blame the evil three legged cat (I’m sure there must be something in this fat book about casting weird little yowly three-legged things like that out into the wilderness). He killed Marc’s computer monitor … Continue reading

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Exodus 24-31: some very, very detailed instructions

I’ve slightly had my comeuppance here. OK, so I decided to talk about the importance of ritual in my last post. But this section is really going for it – although I suppose if you’re setting out details of religious … Continue reading

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Exodus 38 to 40: Taber-knackered

Exodus 38 Cripes, I hope this Bezaleel guy got an hourly contract rather than piece rates, cos this job is going on well over time and budget. And I hope he got it in writing… Verse 1 “And he made … Continue reading

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Exodus 17-23: rules and regulations

Still wandering in the wilderness in the south of the Sinai peninsula, the Israelites apparently haven’t yet learnt the graceful art of gratitude, but continue to get snitty with Moses at every opportunity: 17/2 “Wherefore the people did chide with … Continue reading

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Exodus 35 to 37: Te Deum or tedium?

Exodus 35 Moses calls a meeting and passes on the Lord’s commands… … sabbath … kindle no fires on t’sabbath And Moses creates one of those present lists you do when you’re getting hitched, only this time it’s for the … Continue reading

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Exodus 33 to 34: Farting around in the desert

Exodus 33 God tells Moses that he will wipe out the Canaanites and Amorites and Hittites etc, so His lot can have the land of milk and honey. Moses takes the tabernacle out of the camp   Verse 8 “And … Continue reading

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Exodus 30 to 32: Calf Pain and DVT (Deity Vengeance Thuggery)

Exodus 30 More shittim wood. This LORD and his priests have a real altar ego.   Verse 3 “And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, the top thereof, and the sides thereof, round about, and the horns thereof: and … Continue reading

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