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EXODUS 37 & 38 Study Guide & Breakdown

I have noticed a huge difference between my Orthodox Study Bible and the Protestant Bible when it comes to Exodus 37 & 38 … I have put these studies together for a reason, and I will read and do all work straight from my Orthodox Bible and I will do my best to explain the differences and maybe a why???

EXODUS 37 in my Bible talks about the Tabernacle of Testimony and its 21 verse long in my Bible …

EXODUS 38 in my Bible talks about the Making of the Ark, The Table Offering, The Lampstand, The Altar, & The Laver of Bronze …

NOTES for EXODUS 38 – (vv. 1, 5, 6, 11-12, & v. 13)

38:1 The ark was a type of the Mother of God – (Akathist) … Inside the ark would be placed the jar of manna, a type of Christ as THE BREAD OF LIFE … Also, within would be Aaron’s rod that budded, a type of Life-Giving Cross, and the Ten Commandments, which spoke of Christ as the Lawgiver … Christ was conceived in the Virgin’s womb to give life to the world …

38:5: The mercy seat was a type of the Cross and the shed blood of Christ by which He makes people righteous – (Romans 3:25) … Those cleansed by His precious blood are made righteous immediately … The unbelieving Jews, however, hoped to obtain righteousness by keeping the commandments of the Law, but this was an impossibility … They failed to see what the mercy seat was teaching them, namely, that Christ is the mercy seat for their sins and “the end of the law for righteousness” – (Romans 10:4) …

Romans 3:5: 25 whom God set forth as a [a]propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed

Romans 10:4: 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes

38:6: The Cherubim were icons or images of two angels … These were not idols, yet they were part of Israel’s worship … Similarly, icons used in the Church are not idols … These are venerated, and the honor paid to them passes to the ones they image …

38:11-12: Worship in Israel was liturgical … Liturgy means “the work of the people” … Israel’s worship included four orders: THE HIGH PRIEST, THE PRIESTS, THE LEVITES, AND ISRAEL IN GENERAL … Similarly, Church worship is liturgical and includes four orders: THE BISHOP – (HIGH PRIESTS), THE PRIESTS, THE DEACONS – (LEVITES), AND LAITY … These orders are essential to liturgical worship …

38:13: The Lampstand was a type of Christ as the Light of the world – (John 8:12) …

John 8:12: 12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.”

PSALM 95 (96) Study Guide & Breakdown

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