Exodus 16-20, 32-34

Post the question(s) from your journal.  Then select another unanswered question and post an answer to that question with a source that verifies the answer.

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  1. Madison King

    Why is God continuously testing the Israelites?

    • Autumn Smith

      God continuously tests the Israelites because He wants to know that they will give everything up for Him and that since He got them out of Egypt that they know what the Lord is capable of. (gotquestions.org)

  2. Niko Varano

    If the sound of trumpets came out from God’s presence, does God have other instruments? Does he have a traveling orchestra?

    • Mr. Ward

      God may have other instruments. His use of the trumpet at this time would symbolize the need for the attention of the people to be directed towards Him. I don’t believe he has a “traveling orchestra” other than the gift of music he has given us to enjoy and use to worship him.

  3. Daniel Bylsma

    Why did the idol was to look like a calf?

  4. Jacob Brink

    Why would God let the Levites kill every son and brother in the Levi tribe?

    • Mr. Ward

      God allowed the Levites who remainded faithful to him to execute his judgment on those who were unfaithful in their worship of he golden calf.

  5. Jonathan sullivan

    What is an Omar of manna?

    • Jacob Brink

      An omar of manna is a unit of measurement. It is equivalent to one tenth of an ephath, which is roughly 21.14 liters.


    • Madison King

      An Omer / Issaron is an ancient Israelite unto of measurement for dry bread (1/10 ephah, sometimes translated “tenth of a deal” or “six pints”).

  6. Alexis Davis

    Why were the people mad at Moses for the lack of water?

    • Elijah Hicks

      They believed began to doubt Moses and God when he left them alone for 40 days with no food or water. That’s why they began to worship idols.

  7. Amber Robinson

    Why did Aaron create a golden calf for the Israelites to worship?

    • Jailynn Robinson

      The people urged Aaron, their temporary leader, to make gods for them to follow. Since they were accustomed to having visual representations of gods, this was the natural (but sinful) result of their thinking. Aaron took their gold earrings, which they had brought from Egypt, and melted them down to make a golden idol. The idol he crafted for them was a calf, but Aaron maintained the name of the Lord in connection with it (Exodus 32:5).


    • Alexandria Crocker

      The calf was meant to symbolize a union of the pagan beliefs that were from Egypt and the faith the Israelites had in God.
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  8. Lauren

    Did they really have no food before God gave them bread in the desert?

    • Keirsten Mitchell

      Technically they had their livestock to eat, but they decided to keep their faith that God will provide something for them to eat rather than their animals.


  9. Autumn Smith

    If God literary just gave them these commandments and told them not to worship any false gods, why would they build a golden calf and worship it?

    • Amber Robinson

      According to Exodus 32:1 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods[a] who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.” The israelites wanted Aaron to build a golden calf because they assumed that something happened to Moses which was the reason why he hasn’t came down from Mt. Sinai.


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