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The Apocalyptic Moses and Mount Sinai

Show notes:

  • Moses and Mount Sinai: The involvement of angels – Jubilees 2:1; Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 2:2; Acts 7:53; Deuteronomy 33:2; 4Q377.2.11 (1:20)
  • Angels revealing the New Jerusalem and Israel’s eschatological future – 2 Baruch 4:4-6 cf. Exodus 25; 2 Baruch 59:1-12 (9:22)
  • How should we understand second temple authors “reading into” these details about Moses and Sinai? (14:34)
  • Projecting Sinai eschatologically: fire and angels on the day of judgment – 1 Enoch 1:3-9 (21:12)
  • Sinai becomes the central revelation of the Day of God/Messianic theophany – Jubilees 4:26; 2 Peter 1 (24:19)

Resource: From Sinai to Zion by Joel Richardson: https://joelstrumpet.com/?page_id=5755