Gilbert House Fellowship #287: Exodus 34-37

Moses by Michelangelo

TAKE TWO at Mount Sinai: Moses goes back up the mountain for another 40 days and nights to get two new tablets to replace the ones he smashed.

We discuss the construction of the tabernacle and the willingness of the Israelites to contribute building materials after the unpleasantness following the golden calf incident. We also explain why the famed artist Michelangelo sculpted Moses with horns — it was a translation error that confused Hebrew qaran (“shone”) with qeren (“horned”).

Here is a link to Derek’s interview with Andrew Hoy, a professional engineer and the author of The House of El Shaddai, in which he argues that the shape of the tabernacle was a dome rather than a rectangle.

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  1. Loved this message today…exciting to be living in these days…Come Lord Jesus! Hope to join you in Israel in April…was with you in 2018. Unless the rapture!

  2. The tablets had to fit in the Ark of the Covenant, which was 27″ x 27″ x 45″ (18″ per cubic measurement – Ex.25:10)

    By the way, my tablet is 8.5 inches and the 10 commandments fit in it! 😉

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