Here’s a study of Exodus chapter 32 which I read and enjoyed.
In Exodus 32, the Holy Spirit presents Moses as a type of Christ, albeit from two different perspectives. Moses is first portrayed as the innocent representative intercessor of Israel before God. Immediately after, he is presented as the [would be] sin-bearing representative of God’s people. This brief article will examine these two types of Christ contained in Ex 32.
The Golden Calf Incident: Moses as Innocent Representative Intercessor of Israel
Moses was away with God, receiving the Law from him, and the people of Israel “offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings [to a newly constructed golden idol (calf)]. And the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” God informs Moses of the recalcitrance of the hearts of the Israelites, announcing that it is not outside of his power to destroy the Israelite people and start a new nation…
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