Visitation from on high

If the people were so close to the mountain of god, why did he still have to send Moses? Would it not have been much better and efficient to talk to everyone at once? This way he would avoid any confusion or misrepresentation unless god didn’t care about that. By the way, I think he has selective memory. I will let you see that for yourself

21 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Go down, warn the people, so that they do not break through to the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish. 22 Also let the priests who come near to the Lord consecrate themselves, or else the Lord will break out against them.”23 Moses said to the Lord, “The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai, for You warned us, saying, ‘Set bounds about the mountain and consecrate it.’” 24 Then the Lord said to him, “Go down and come up again, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the Lord, or He will break forth upon them.” 25 So Moses went down to the people and told them.

Women, you are not welcome here

15 He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.”

The prescription of touching the mountain.

12 You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Beware that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it;whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. 13 No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live.’

God on top of the mountain, the sons of Israel waiting on him.

 

 

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