Exodus 40:38

Overview - Exodus 40
The tabernacle is commanded to be reared, anointed, and consecrated.
13 Aaron and his sons to be sanctified.
16 Moses performs all things accordingly.
34 A cloud covers the tabernacle.
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Exodus 40:38  (King James Version)
For the cloud of the LORD was upon the tabernacle by day, and fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

the cloud
13:21 Numbers 9:15

Psalms 78:14 ; 105:39 Isaiah 4:5 Isaiah 4:6
Moses was undoubtedly the author of this Book, which forms acontinuation of the preceding, and was evidently written afterthe promulgation of the law: it embraces the history of about145 years. Moses, having in the Book of Genesis described thecreation of the world, the origin of nations, and the peoplingof the earth, details in the Book of Exodus the commencement andnature of the Jewish Church and Polity, which has very properlybeen termed a Theocracy, (Theokratia, from[Theos ,] God, and[krate ,] to rule,) in which Jehovahappears not merely as their Creator and God, but as their King.Hence this and the following books of Moses are not purelyhistorical; but contain not only laws for the regulation oftheir moral conduct and the rites and ceremonies of theirreligious worship, but judicial and political laws relating togovernment and civl life. The stupendous facts connected withthese events, may be clearly perceived by consulting themarginal references; and many of the circumstances are confirmedby the testimony of heathen writers. Numenius, a Pythagoreanphilosopher, mentioned by Eusebius, speaks of the opposition ofthe magicians, whom he calls Jannes and Jambres, to the miraclesof Moses. Though the names of these magicians are not preservedin the Sacred Text, yet tradition had preserved them in theJewish records, from which St
Paul (2 Ti 3:8 undoubtedly
quotes. Add to this that many of the notions of the heathenrespecting the appearance of the Deity, and their religiousinstitutions and laws, were borrowed from this book; and many oftheir fables were nothing more than distorted traditions ofthose events which are here plainly related by Moses.