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Exodus 34:4 So he cut out two stone tablets like the former ones, and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and he took two stone tablets in his hand.

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      4. Moses . . . took in his hand the two tables of stone--As Moses had no attendant to divide the labor of carrying them, it is evident that they must have been light, and of no great dimensions--probably flat slabs of shale or slate, such as abound in the mountainous region of Horeb. An additional proof of their comparatively small size appears in the circumstance of their being deposited in the ark of the most holy place (Ex 25:10).

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Brief Summary: God having in the foregoing chapter intimated to Moses his reconciliation to Israel, here gives proofs of it, proceeding to settle his covenant and communion with them. Four instances of the return of his favour we have in this chapter:I. The orders he gives to Moses to come up to the mount, the next morning, and bring two tables of stone with him (v. 1-4). II. His meeting him there, and the proclamation of his name (v. 5-9). III. The instructions he gave him there, and his converse with him for forty days together, without intermission (v. 10-28). IV. The honour he put upon him when he sent him down with his face shining (v. 29-35). In all this God dealt with Moses as a public person, and mediator between him and Israel, and a type of the great Mediator.

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The tables of the law renewed. (1-4)
The name of the Lord proclaimed, The entreaty of Moses. (5-9)
God's covenant. (10-17)
The festivals. (18-27)
The veil of Moses. (28-35)
 

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