9:13-16) and, as visible signs of God's presence, the burning bush (Exod
. 3:24), the cloud on Mount Sinai (Exod
In the Eucharist we remember the hospitality of Sarah and Abraham (Exod
. 18) welcoming hungry strangers with a lavishly sumptuous meal; and we recall the generosity of Boaz (Ruth 2) offering a meal to the impoverished widow and alien, Ruth, In the breaking of the bread we are reminded of the abundant mercy of the prodigal's parents (Luke 15:11-32) celebrating a sinner's homecoming with an embarrassment of riches, and we recoil at the rich man Dives' murderous indifference (Luke 16:19-30) by failing to offer even table scraps to the beggar Lazarus.
Naturally, Irvine is correct that biblical texts also refer to the use of [phrase omitted] 'design, blueprint' for construction projects, both for the Tabernacle and the Temple writ large (Exod
. 25:9, 1 Chr.
Also punishable by death was involvement in the occult (Exod
. 22; Lev.
(6) Anxiety about the scarcity of food and the future produces a longing for "the good old days": "If only we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread ..." (Exod
When God sends Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh, their edict is clear: Let the Israelites go from the land of Egypt (Exod
Simultaneously, as a "stranger in a strange land" (Exod
. 2:22), he thought in isolation.
His right arm doeth marvellous works' " (48; paraphrasing Exod
. 15:1, 3, 6).
If we find that the Basterds live by the Biblical preaching of "an eye for an eye" (Exod
. 21:23-27) as retributive justice, then their actions, no matter how horrific, still may not have been enough to equal the Nazi atrocities.
Once "fertile and prolific" (Exod
1:7), Israel is now stifled by the back-breaking oppression of Pharaoh.
An obvious problem with this explanation is that the author says that God made the seventh day holy (2:3), in anticipation of the fourth commandment (Exod
Christians believe God is the God of the past, the present, and the future (Exod
. 3:14a), as well as the God of new beginnings (Rev.