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Reformation Study Bible – Ex 15:17
Ex 15:17

15:17 A brief summary of the aims of the Exodus. The purpose was the settlement of Israel as God’s special people in the Promised Land, the sanctuary of God’s dwelling.

your own mountain. The point of contact between heaven and earth will be here. Deities in the ancient world were thought to inhabit mountains, and Israel took over this concept poetically. Here the whole of Palestine is viewed as the place of revelation (Deut. 3:25; Ps. 78:54; Is. 11:9).

sanctuary. The land would become such by God’s indwelling presence, reminding readers that the goal of the Exodus was the worship of God in the land. Apart from God’s gracious presence, there was no point in going to the land (33:15).