Exegetical Notes: Exodus 39:42-43; 40:1-4; 34-35

39:42 According to all that the Lord had commanded Moses, so the people of Israel had done all the work.

“Israel had done” -An obvious emphasis at the conclusion of chapter 39. 3 times within the last two verses it is noted that Israel had completed (“done”)the task of building the tabernacle and all of it’s components. Moses’ inspection of the work insured that it wasn’t simply finished, but that it was finished well (See note on v. 43).

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Exegetical Notes: Exodus 12:1-13

1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

The importance of passover is highlighted in at least two details in the first couple of verses:
1) The specific identification of Moses and Aaron, the first two Levitical priests serve as an example for all others to follow.
2) The detailed instructions of the act of passover prior to the formal giving of the law on Mt. Sinai.

2 “This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you.

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