OUR WEEKLY study continues in the Book of Exodus. Moses is on the holy mountain receiving the Testimony from Yahweh: Instructions on how to build the altar of sacrifice, the altar of incense, and the importance of blood for purification.
What is holiness? Is it a moral code, or something else? If it refers inherently to a standard of behavior, how can there be such a thing as “holy ground”, or, for that matter, garments, utensils, and anointing oil that were deemed “holy” by God?