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Scope of page. Exodus 35-40 records the implementation of making the items previously described in Exodus 24b-31. To the extent that discussion relates to the significance or use of an item described in these chapters, that discussion is better suited to Exodus 24b-31. This page is likely to be shorter since it is better suited only to discussion about the making of items and other topics that are not already covered in Exodus 24b-31.
Relationship to Exodus. The relationship of Chapters 35-40 to the rest of Exodus is discussed at Exodus.
Outline. An outline of the complete book of Exodus, including Chapters 35-40, is found at Exodus: Outline and page map.
Story. Chapters 35-40 consists of three major sections:
Message. Themes, symbols, and doctrinal points emphasized in Chapters 35-40 include:
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Prompts for life application
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Prompts for further study
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