A Parallel Between Exodus and Acts

I was thinking recently about a neat parallel I found.

In Exodus, Israel obeys the commands that God gave them on the mountain (Exodus 25:9, 40; 26:30; 39:42-43). The Spirit of God comes in fire and cloud to fill the newly formed temple, that is, the tabernacle (Exodus 40:34,38). Israel cannot enter and the book ends (Exodus 40:35).

In Acts, the reconstituted Israel obeys the command that God, in the person of Jesus, gave them on the mountain (Acts 1:4-5). The Spirit of God comes in fire and wind and fills the newly formed temple, that is, the Church (Acts 2:2-3). This time, the presence of God is within men, and everyone is free to enter and this is the beginning of the book (Acts 2:38-39).

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