1. How does the Exodus event both reflect Gods promises to Abraham and set up the giving of the Ten Commandments?
2. In my introductory video, I compared Exodus-Leviticus-Numbers to a mission, namely to commissioning, the heart of the mission, and a late-mission assessment, respectively. In your response consider some of the following questions. What does Numbers 13-14 say about how Israel was doing in their mission from God? How does God provide a course correction to their mission? Does God provide hope for the people to continue on in their mission? How does this text speak about forgiveness in the midst of the difficult course correction?
3. Whose behavior is stranger to you? That of Moses or that of the Israelites? Why? How might a liberationist like Gilbert Lozano from Brazil explain their behavior? How might his perspective shape your analysis?
4. Pick either the Covenant Code (Exodus 21-23) or the elements of the Israelite religion (sacrifices, festivals, and the tabernacle). What does your chosen material say about the character of God? List the character trait(s) of God you see revealed in the text. For each trait, quote a Bible passage from your chosen material that illustrates this trait.