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Comparing Exodus and the book of John

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Ellen Brown, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Ellen Brown

    Ellen Brown Well-Known Member
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    I've been casually following the Videos of "Sergio and Rhoda in Israel', and find their insights to be fascinating. This will not lead me back into the vapid Christian Fundamentalism that I fled! However it might become appropriate to engage more in a scholarly, but unemotional approach to the belief system. So, no shouty preachers... at all.

    In their analysis of the books of Exodus and John, I saw no reason that Muslims could not engage this. It seems very good and the food of much thought. I will have to study this much more.

     
  2. whirlingmerc

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    I would say the tabernacle represents Jesus
    It is made of ordinary materials like woods, animal hairs and animal skins
    It is also made of precious materials like gold and silve.

    It points to Jesus who is both fully human and fully divine

    In Psalm 68 there is a foretelling of the tabernacle mobving up Mount Zion and taken in the New Testament book of Ephesians as pointing to Jesus ascending to heaven.

    I would say the book of Exodus does point to Jesus
    Exodus Overview
     
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    I do think there is an image of God partly revealing himself as
    Mt Sinai a terrifying burning mountain that's unapproachable
    then
    We becomes more approachable with the tabernacle down from the mountain
    then
    the tabernacle moves in the middle of the people to be with them
    then
    the tabernacle moved with them through the centuries and eventually
    up mount zion where people dwelled in the same mountain as the tabernacle
    God now more approachable

    It points to Jesus who dwelt among us as John 1 said
    A holy unapproachable God becomes approachable in Jesus
     
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