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Bible Periods

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III. THE EXODUS (1500 -1460 B.C.)

Between the close of Genesis and the opening of Exodus, there is a lapse of some hundreds of years. After the death of Joseph the chosen family grew into a nation in Egypt. The Egyptians, fearful by reason of the rapid increase of the Hebrews, enslaved them and made them serve in rigorous bondage. Moses was raised up, trained for forty years in Egypt and for forty years in the desert. Under the leadership of Moses, the Children of Israel departed from Egypt, and after spending a year before Mount Sinai, they wandered for thirty-eight years in the Arabian Peninsula. At last, upon the death of Moses, Joshua led them into Canaan. As may be seen by a glance at the chart, this period is recorded in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.

The Exodus (1500-1460 B.C.)

Reckoning from the call of Moses to the choice of Joshua and the entrance into Canaan, this period of the Exodus extended from about 1500 to 1460 B.C. The record is found in the four books, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. In our study of the Exodus we will follow this outline:

1. Moses called (Exodus 1 to 4)

2. Out of Egypt (Exodus 5 to 18)

3. Before Sinai (Exodus 19 to 40, and Leviticus)

4. Wilderness Wanderings (Numbers)

5. Preparation for Canaan (Deuteronomy).

The Tabernacle in the Wilderness

We have seen the fulfilment of God's promise to Abraham, "I will make of thee a great nation" (Genesis 12:2). We are now to see this nation go out of Egypt, receive discipline in the wilderness and find a home in the land which God had given to Abraham.

Lesson:

Tabernacle in the Wilderness (Ex 27-29)

The Tabernacle in the Wilderness is on great object lesson symbolizing and exalting the person and ministry of Jesus Christ. One Bible scholar calls the Tabernacle "God's Portrait of Jesus Christ"

(1) THE BRAZEN ALTAR

A picture of Christ

suffering and dying

for our sins.

(2) LAVER OF CLEANSING <<-- January 17, 2021

A picture of Christ

cleansing us from

our sins.

(3) GOLDEN LAMPSTAND

A picture of Christ,

the Light of the

World.

(4) TABLE OF SHOWBREAD

A picture of Christ,

the Bread of Life.

(5) ALTAR OF INCENSE

A picture of Christ,

our High Priest,

interceding for us.

(6) SCAPEGOAT

A picture of Christ,

our Scapegoat, receiving,

bearing and removing our

sins.

(7) ARK OF THE COVENANT

A picture of Christ

offering up His blood

for us.

(8) HIGH PRIEST

A picture of Christ,

our High Priest.