Category Archives: Biblical Reflections

Exodus 18: Jethro Models Faith, Worship and Leadership to Moses

Exodus 18:1-12 A Family Reunited Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2 After Moses had sent … Continue reading

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Exodus 17: Water and Conflict, Faith and Sight

Exodus 17: 1-7 Massah and Meribah-Physical Needs, Testing God and Quarreling with Moses  From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water … Continue reading

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Exodus 16: A Crisis of Trust

Exodus 16: 1-36 The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from … Continue reading

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Exodus 15: The Songs at the Sea

Exodus 15: 1-19 The Song of the People Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: “I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.  2 … Continue reading

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Exodus 14 Passing Through the Waters

Exodus 14: 1-9 The LORD of Hosts and the Army of Pharaoh Then the LORD said to Moses: 2 Tell the Israelites to turn back and camp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon; … Continue reading

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Exodus 13- Sacrifice, Liturgy and Journey to Form a Chosen People

Exodus 13:1-16: Setting Aside Firstborn and Time in Remembrance The LORD said to Moses: 2 Consecrate to me all the firstborn; whatever is the first to open the womb among the Israelites, of human beings and animals, is mine.  3 … Continue reading

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Exodus 12: Passover, Departure and a New Identity

Exodus 12: 1-20 Time, Ritual and Eating as Acts of Identity The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: 2 This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month … Continue reading

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