INTERVARSITY PRESS DAILY BIBLE STUDY – Lesson 10
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For further consideration:
ID: Inductive Questions (Asking the text questions like who, what, where, when, why, & how?”)
CR: Cross References (Comparing Scripture to Scripture, understanding the vague by the clear.)
WS: Word Study (Understanding definition, theological meaning, and usages in other passages.)
3b. ID/CR (16:7, 10) What was the provision of mana intended to show the Israelites about the Lord? What other times in Exodus did they see this about God? (Exodus 24:16-17; 40:34-35) Compare and contrast how these events revealed His glory.
3c. WS (16:12) You have probably noticed that your version often spells “Lord” with all capital letters. Check the introduction to your version, word study tool to figure it out. What would they know about the Lord after they were full? Can you think of other times a similar phrase or reference to the Lord is used? (Exodus 5:2; 6:7; 7:5, 17; 10:2; 14:5, 18; 16:12; Leviticus 19:2-4, 10, 25, 31, 34, 36)
4b. CR (17:2) What does it mean to tempt or test the Lord? (Numbers 21:5; Deuteronomy 6:16; Matthew 4:7/Luke 4:12; 1 Corinthians 10:9) Do we ever tempt or test the Lord in that way?
5b. CR (17:8) Use a concordance (and Bible dictionary) to find what else we learn about the nation of Amalek in Scripture? Did the Israelites have further contact with them? (Exodus 17; Deuteronomy 15:17-19; 1 Samuel 15; Esther 3:1ff)
WebBible Encyclopedia: Who were the Amalekites?
This was a tribe of people that lived in Arabia Petraea, between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. They were not the descendants of Amalek, the son of Eliphaz, for they existed in the days of Abraham (Genesis 14:7). They were probably a tribe that migrated from the shores of the Persian Gulf and settled in Arabia.
“They dwelt in the land of the south… from Havilah until thou comest to Shur” (Num. 13:29; 1 Sam. 15:7).
They were apparently a pastoral, and therefore probably a nomadic people. Their kings bore the hereditary name of Agag (Num. 24:7; 1 Sam. 15:8). They attempted to stop the Israelites when they marched through their territory (Deut. 25:18), attacking them at Rephidim (Exodus 17:8-13; compare Deut. 25:17; 1 Sam. 15:2).
Afterwards, they attacked the Israelites at Hormah (Num. 14:45).
We read of them subsequently as being in league with the Moabites (Judg. 3:13) and the Midianites (Judg. 6:3). Saul finally desolated their territory and destroyed their power (1 Sam. 14:48; 15:3), and David recovered booty from them (1 Sam. 30:18-20).
In the Babylonian inscriptions they are called “Sute,” in those of Egypt “Sittiu,” and the Amarna tablets include them under the general name of “Khabbati,” or “plunderers.”