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Book of Exodus Chapter 33 Summary

Closing Time

  • God tells Moses to peace and that the land of Canaan will be his for the taking.
  • He also tells Moses that he, God, will no longer be personally accompanying the people. He's kind of sick of them: "Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, or I would consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people."
  • Ouch.
  • We get a nice image of "The Tent of Meeting," where the Israelites, God, and Moses used to hang out. But it's all over now.
  • God tells Moses how they'll rewrite the Ten Commandments. Moses even gets to look at God—but not at his face. Mysterious.

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