Exodus 23: 10-20

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The biblical passages Exodus 23:23-33 and Deuteronomy 20:10-20 illustrates God’s plan for the Israelites. These two passages share an overall purpose of emphasizing what is to be done with the non-Israelites who inhabit the land of Canaan (Exod 23:33 and Deut 10:20). This paper will discuss the various similarities and differences between these two passages by exploring how God is depicted and the immerging themes that are present throughout both these passages. To begin with, the language used in both these passages suggests that God’s role is assertive and dogmatic (Exod 23:33 and Deut 10:20). There are words such as, ‘I will’, ‘overthrow’, ‘destroy’, ‘you shall’ and ‘enemies’ present in both these passages which suggests God is being …show more content…
Moreover, in Exodus (23:33) God is depicted being commanding as he orders the Israelites not to sin against their Lord by worshiping the inhabitant’s gods. Similarly, in Deuteronomy (10:20) God is portrayed as being commanding as he orders the Israelites to not, “do according to all their [inhabitant’s] abominable practices which they have done in serve of their gods, and to not sin against the Lord their God”. Therefore, it is evident that God is commanding in both these passages as he is ordering the Israelites to worship their Lord. Additionally, another similarity these two passages have in common is depicting God as being powerful and almighty. In Exodus (23:33), God claims that if the Israelites solely serve their Lord, he will bless their bread and water, take away sickness, set their bounders from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines. In the same way, Deuteronomy (10:20) expresses God’s power by repeatedly mentioning that the land the Israelites are to possess is given by their God. As a result, God is depicted obtaining immense power within both these passages as he is able to bless the Israelites with land and provide them with benefits. Furthermore, in both

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