Keywords

Exodus 19-24, Exodus 40, Moses, Provocation, Sinai

Abstract

Following the deliverance from the Red Sea, the Israelites encamped at Sinai, where events would take place that defined them from that period on, such as receiving the law of Moses and the rites associated with the tabernacle. For Latter-day Saints, perhaps even more significant is the event of the provocation, an event that is alluded to in Restoration scripture and that addresses the most profound of religious experiences: entering into the presence of God. Dan Belnap and Andrew Skinner explore the ramifications of the Sinai narrative in this chapter, noting in particular that the promises made to the Israelites then still apply to covenant Israel today. —DB and AS

Original Publication Citation

From Creation to Sinai: The Old Testament through the Lens of the Restoration, ed. by Daniel L. Belnap and Aaron Schade (Provo: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2021)

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2021-12

Publisher

Religious Studies Center/Deseret Book

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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