Exodus – Chapter 27: The Altar of Burnt Offering

The last couple of chapters of Exodus have been less than exciting.  In fact, they’ve been excruciatingly boring, telling us little more than instructions on how to build stuff for God.  Will Exodus 27 be different?  Let’s find out.

“Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.” – Exodus 27:1

Nope, no different.  More building stuff and using units of cubits.  I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a hypothesis that the authors of the Bible filled the Bible with all of this boring stuff that means nothing as a way to make the Bible boring so no one reads it and no one learns about the horrible parts.  Thoughts?  Any supporters of this hypothesis?

“Make a courtyard for the tabernacle.” – Exodus 27:9

Obviously!  Who builds a tabernacle without then building a courtyard?  Duh!  🙂

And that’s about it.  Let me finish with a few of my thoughts on this.  The Bible is filled with many meaningless chapters such as this one.  Instead of God focusing His efforts on teaching the Israelites, and people today, how to be good and kind to EVERYONE, He focuses on teaching the Israelites how to build stuff to worship Him. That’s the God Christians worship, yet they don’t know it because they don’t read the Bible!

Coming Soon:  Exodus – Chapter 28:  The Priestly Garments

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3 thoughts on “Exodus – Chapter 27: The Altar of Burnt Offering

  1. Another reason there might be so much pointless rubbish in the Bible is because the authors got bored and just tried to fill up some space. If you cut out all the rubbish you get a really small book!

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