Mosaic Worship and the Exodus

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

After the Exodus the worship of Israel became more formalized, characterized by the Mosaic institutions and regulations. The commitment to the law of the covenant became the central feature of Israelite worship.

Worship forms became more formalized in the book of Exodus. Yahweh's active intervention in Israel's history is characterized in the contest with Pharaoh. The deliverance from Egypt embodied the essence of Yahweh's relationship with his people; the "Song of Moses" (Exod. 15) enshrined...


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