Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS 34\\

In this chapter Moses has orders to hew two tables of stone, that God
might write on them the ten commands, and bring them up with him to the
mount, \\#Ex 34:1-4\\ where the Lord proclaimed his name, and caused
his glory and his goodness to pass before him, \\#Ex 34:5-7\\ when
Moses took this favourable opportunity that offered to pray for the
people, that God would forgive their sin, and go along with them,
\\#Ex 34:8,9\\ upon which he made a covenant with them, which on his
part was to do wonders for them, and drive out the inhabitants of
Canaan before them; and on their part, that they should have no
confederacy and communion with these nations, and shun their idolatry,
and everything that might lead unto it, \\#Ex 34:10-17\\ and he
repeated several laws before given, and urged the observance of them,
which Moses was to acquaint the people with, \\#Ex 34:18-27\\ and after
a stay of forty days and forty nights on the mount, he came down with
the two tables of the law; and the skin of his face shone so bright,
that the people of Israel were afraid to come nigh him, and therefore
he put a vail over his face while he conversed with them,
\\#Ex 34:28-35\\.