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Events of the Encampment

Events of the Encampment

The important events at the encampment at Mount Sinai were:

  1. The people entered into a covenant with the Lord ( Exodus 19:1-8 ).
  2. The people and priests were sanctified ( Exodus 19:9-25 ).
  3. The ten commandments were proclaimed ( Exodus 19:1-25 ; Exodus 20:1-17 ; Deuteronomy 5:1-22 ).
  4. The people were greatly frightened by the voice of the Lord and requested Moses to speak to them ( Exodus 20:18-21 ).
  5. Moses, accompanied part of the way by Joshua and others, retired into the mountain, where he spent forty days and nights with the Lord ( Exodus 24:1 Exodus 24:2 Exodus 24:9-18 ).
  6. Moses received the pattern for the Tabernacle ( Exodus 25:1-40 ).
  7. Moses was commanded to set Aaron and his sons apart for the priestly office ( Exodus 28:1 ).
  8. Bezaleel and Aholiab were called upon to take the lead in the construction of the house of the Lord ( Exodus 31:1-6 ).
  9. The Lord gave Moses two tables of stone with the ten commandments written upon them ( Exodus 31:18 ).
  10. The people, led by Aaron, fell into idolatry ( Exodus 32:1-6 ).
  11. Moses pleaded in their behalf but broke the tables of stone as he descended from the mountain ( Exodus 32:7-24 ).
  12. The Levites showed their devotion to the cause of the Lord ( Exodus 32:25-35 ).
  13. Moses had a glimpse of the glory of God ( Exodus 33:12-23 ).
  14. The tables of stone were renewed ( Exodus 34:1-28 ).
  15. Moses returned from the mountain, erected an altar and sacrifices were offered upon it ( Exodus 24:3-5 ; Exodus 35:29-35 ).
  16. The people again entered into a covenant with the Lord ( Exodus 24:7 Exodus 24:8 ; Hebrews 9:18-21 ).
  17. Moses called upon the people for a freewill offering of material for the construction of the Tabernacle ( Exodus 35:1-29 ).
  18. The people gave with such liberality that it was necessary to restrain them ( Exodus 36:1-7 ).
  19. The Tabernacle was set up ( Exodus 40:1-38 ).
  20. Aaron and his sons were consecrated and fire descended upon the brazen altar ( Leviticus 8:1-36 ; Leviticus 9:1-24 ).
  21. Nadab and Abihu were slain for desecrating the worship of God ( Leviticus 10:1 Leviticus 10:2 ).
  22. The Levites were consecrated ( Numbers 8:1-26 ).
  23. The second Passover was observed ( Numbers 9:1-15 ).
  24. The order of the encampment was regulated ( Numbers 2:1-34 ).
  25. The princes made their offerings ( Numbers 7:1-9 ).
  26. The people were numbered ( Numbers 1:1-46 ).