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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Events of the Encampment

Dictionaries :: Events of the Encampment

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Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia

Events of the Encampment:

The important events at the encampment at Mount Sinai were:

  1. The people entered into a covenant with the Lord (Exodus 19:1-8).
  2. The people and priests were sanctified (Exodus 19:9-25).
  3. The ten commandments were proclaimed (Exodus 19:1-25; Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 5:1-22).
  4. The people were greatly frightened by the voice of the Lord and requested Moses to speak to them (Exodus 20:18-21).
  5. Moses, accompanied part of the way by Joshua and others, retired Into the mountain, where he spent forty days and nights with the Lord (Exodus 24:1-2, Exodus 24:9-18).
  6. Moses received the pattern for the Tabernacle (Exodus 25:1-40).
  7. Moses was commanded to set Aaron and his sons apart for the priestly office (Exodus 28:1).
  8. Bezaleel and Aholiab were called upon to take the lead in the construction of the house of the Lord (Exodus 31:1-6).
  9. The Lord gave Moses two tables of stone with the ten commandments written upon them (Exodus 31:18).
  10. The people, led by Aaron, fell into idolatry (Exodus 32:1-6).
  11. Moses pleaded in their behalf but broke the tables of stone as he descended from the mountain (Exodus 32:7-24).
  12. The Levites showed their devotion to the cause of the Lord (Exodus 32:25-35).
  13. Moses had a glimpse of the glory of God (Exodus 33:12-23).
  14. The tables of stone were renewed (Exodus 34:1-28).
  15. Moses returned from the mountain, erected an altar and sacrifices were offered upon it (Exodus 24:3-5; Exodus 35:29-35).
  16. The people again entered into a covenant with the Lord (Exodus 24:7-8; Hebrews 9:18-21).
  17. Moses called upon the people for a freewill offering of material for the construction of the Tabernacle (Exodus 35:1-29).
  18. The people gave with such liberality that it was necessary to restrain them (Exodus 36:1-7).
  19. The Tabernacle was set up (Exodus 40:1-38).
  20. Aaron and his sons were consecrated and fire descended upon the brazen altar (Leviticus 8:1-36; Leviticus 9:1-24).
  21. Nadab and Abihu were slain for desecrating the worship of God (Leviticus 10:1-2).
  22. The Levites were consecrated (Numbers 8:1-26).
  23. The second Passover was observed (Numbers 9:1-15).
  24. The order of the encampment was regulated (Numbers 2:1-34).
  25. The princes made their offerings (Numbers 7:1-9).
  26. The people were numbered (Numbers 1:1-46).


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