Exodus 19-24, Exodus 40, Moses, Provocation, Sinai
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)
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Belnap, Dan and Belnap, Daniel L., "The Promise and the Provocation: The Sinai Narrative" (2021). Faculty Publications. 5599.
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