Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mark 9 and Exodus

There are some amazing connections between the Transfiguration account in Mark 9, and Moses'/Israel's Sinai experience described in a few places in Exodus. Too many connections for me to think, "Hmm, that's just a coincidence."
  • They both took place on a mountain (Ex 24:12-15)
  • There is a reference to 6 days (Ex 24:16)
  • There is a reference to 3 people who go with them (Ex 24:1-9)
  • Moses' face shines, as does Jesus' clothes (Ex 34:29-35)
  • Response of fear (Ex 34:30)
  • Overshadowing cloud (Ex 24:16)