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An Acrostic For Remembering the Book of Exodus by Barry Huddleston

31 May

EXODUS THEME:

 FROM EGYPTS BONDAGE TO SINAIS TEN COMMANDMENTS

 CHAPTER:             TITLE

C1            Forced labor for Israel

C2            Royal training for Moses

C3            Obstinate Moses resists God

C4            Moses’ excuses are answered

C5            Egyptian oppression is increased

C6            God’s deliverance is promised

C7            Yahweh smites the Nile

C8            Plagues of frogs, insects

C9            Three plagues harden Pharaoh

C10          Swarming locusts and darkness

C11           Blood required for firstborn

C12           Observance of the Passover

C13           National exodus from Egypt

C14           Division of Red Sea

C15           Adoration song to God

C16           Gathering manna six days

C17           Extracting water from rock

C18           Tribal organization for ruling

C19           Orders at Mount Sinai

C20           Statement of Ten Commandments

C21           Injunctions for moral justice

C22           Numerous laws of restitution

C23           Angelic assistance is promised

C24           Instructing Moses on Sinai

C25           Sketch of tabernacle plans

C26           Tabernacle curtains and boards

C27           Exact measurements for tabernacle

C28           Necessary garments for priests

C29           Consecrations of the priests

C30           Offerings for sin’s atonement

C31           Mandate to keep Sabbath

C32           Molten calf brings judgment

C33           Anguished intercession of Moses

C34           New covenant is given

C35           Desire rekindled for tabernacle

C36           Making curtains and boards

C37           Explanation of furniture making

C38           New court for tabernacle

C39           Tabernacle and garments finished

C40           Shekinah glory fills tabernacle

About the Author: Barry Huddleston got the idea for The Acrostic Summarized Bible when taking a class taught by Terry Hall (a member of Walk Thru The Bible Ministries) in the 1980’s. The Acrostic Summarized Bible was last published in 1992 in Grand Rapids, by Baker. See the Introduction to his book on this blog under the  “Acronym” category in the article by Bruce H. Wilkinson – entitled “Why Use Acrostics For Biblical Retention?” https://verticallivingministries.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1612&action=edit

Paintings above in order: (1) Moses Holding Ten Commandments – source unknown; (2) Israel in Egypt by John Poynter; (3) Plagues of Egypt by Josesph Turner; (4) Christ Our Passover by Louie Monteith; (5) Moses parting the Red Sea – source unknown;(6) Moses on Mount Sinai by Jean Leon Gerome; (7) Molten Calf – source unknown; (8) Tabernacle image – source unknown.

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