19 Reasons Why Moses Had To Stay On Mount Sinai for 40 Days and 40 Nights

 

How long does it take to receive 10 commandments?  Why should it take 40 days and nights?

 This is what I once thought.  But now I know better.  Moses was up on the mountain not only to receive the 10 commandments, but also for the following reasons:

1.  To receive instructions from God on what the people may voluntarily bring Him as an offering: to be used to build the tabernacle, the tabernacle furnishings, and for the priest’s garments, the ephod and chestpiece (Ex. 25: 1-9).

2.  To receive from God all the plans and instructions to make the Ark (Ex. 25:10-22).

3.  To receive from God all the plans and instructions to make the Table of Showbread (Ex. 25:23-29).

4.  To receive from God all the plans and instructions to make the Lampstand (Ex. 25:31-40).

5.  To receive from God all the plans and instructions to make the Tabernacle Ex. 26:1-37).

6.  To receive from God all the plans and instructions to make the Altar of Burt Offering (Ex. 27:1-8).

7.  To receive from God all the plans and instructions to make the courtyard (Ex. 27:9-21).

8.  To receive from God all the plans and instructions to make the clothing for the priests (Ex. 28:1-5, 31-43).

9.  To receive from God the plans and instructions to design the Ephod (Ex. 28:6-14).

10.  To receive from God the plans and instructions to design the Chestpiece (Ex. 28:15-30).

11. To receive from God the instructions for the Dedication of the Priests (Ex. 29:1-46).

12.  To receive from God the plans and instructions to make the Incense Altar (Ex. 30:1-10).

13.  To receive from God instructions on how to collect money for the Tabernacle (Ex. 30:11-16).

14.  To receive from God the plans and instructions for the Washbasin (Ex. 30:17-21).

15.  To receive from God instructions on how to make and use Anointing Oil (Ex. 30:22-33).

16.  To receive from God instructions on how to make and use incense (Ex. 30:34-38).

17.  To receive from God instructions on how two craftsmen, Bezalel and Oholiab were to make things for the Tabernacle (Ex. 31:1-11).

18.  To receive from God instructions for the Sabbath (Ex. 31:12-17).

19.  To receive from God the 10 Commandments written by the finger of God (Ex. 31:18).

 

Wow, I would say Moses had a lot to do in just 40 day.  I wonder if he wrote all the plans and instruction down on something, or if he somehow memorized it all.  That would have been some task if he did memorize everything. 

 

Let me know your thoughts.

 

 

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4 Responses to 19 Reasons Why Moses Had To Stay On Mount Sinai for 40 Days and 40 Nights

  1. Stephen says:

    Today I read in Exodus 27:8, God said to Moses “Be careful to build it [the Altar of Burnt Offering] just as you were shown on the mountain.” so here, since this is in the past tense, I take it that Moses receive all the plans while on the mountain and then he recorded them after he had gone down. Wow! God caused him to remember all that.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Also to tests man’s faithfulness – not long before he was in an orgy ;(

  3. Anonymous says:

    The story of Moses climbing up Mt Sinai for 40 days and nights, then carrying down the approximately 300 lb stone tablets the 10 commandments were written on, was a myth! He had NO food or water, and the temperatures were VERY cold at night on the approx. 7,000 mt. top. And how could a 80 yr old man carry 2 stone tablets weighing 300 lbs, wearing handmade sandals
    over a rock-encrusted trail? When you ask these type of simple questions of the Bible stories, you’ll come to the realization VERY quickly, that they were ALL myths!!

    • I don’t think those tablets had to be that heavy. But regardless, I do believe that that 80 year old man was stronger and healthier than a 40 year old man today. The Bible says he was very healthy. But nonetheless, there could be miracles involved here. The Bible is full of miracles.

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