Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO EXODUS 32\\

This chapter gives an account of the idolatry of the Israelites making
and worshipping a golden calf, \\#Ex 32:1-6\\ the information of it God
gave to Moses, bidding him at the same time not to make any suit in
their favour, that he might consume them, and make a large nation out
Moses's family, \\#Ex 32:7-10\\ the intercession of Moses for them, in
which he succeeded, \\#Ex 32:11-14\\ his descent from the mount with
the two tables in his hands, accompanied by Joshua, when he was an
eyewitness of their idolatry, which raised his indignation, that he cast
the two tables out of his hands and broke them, took the calf and burnt
it, and ground it to powder, and made the children of Israel drink of
it, \\#Ex 32:15-20\\ the examination of Aaron about the fact, who
excused himself, \\#Ex 32:21-24\\ the orders given to the Levites, who
joined themselves to Moses, to slay every man his brother, which they
did to the number of 3000 men, \\#Ex 32:25-29\\ another intercession
for them by Moses, which gained a respite of them for a time, for they
are threatened to be visited still for their sin, and they were plagued
for it, \\#Ex 32:30-35\\.