Examples Of Glory In The Book Of Exodus

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The book of Exodus reveals God as a character capable of an array of dispositions, yet glory is the aspect illustrated with the most distinction and frequency. It is in Exodus that while God is stilled explained using anthropomorphism, the Israelites develop a less individual relationship with God but more of a respectful, fearful association. They must have this perspective as well as an intermediary, often Moses or sacrifice, because of God’s overwhelming glory. His magnificence is depicted as too great, so otherworldly, and beyond human grasp that to even see Him is dangerous. When Exodus 16 describes the Israelites being supplied with manna in the mornings and quail in the evenings, it is God’s grace and goodness that demonstrates glory.

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