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Theocracy, The, or Immediate Government By God


1. Lasted from the deliverance out of Egypt until the appointment of kings. Ex 19:4-6; 1Sa 8:7.

2. Was established on

a. The right of redemption. Ex 6:6,7; 2Sa 7:23; Isa 43:3.

b. The right of covenant. De 26:17-19.

3. Consisted in his

a. Promulgating laws. Ex 20:1-23:33.

b. Directing the movements of the nation. Ex 40:36,37; Nu 9:17-23.

c. Proclaiming war. Ex 17:14-16; Nu 31:1,2; Jos 6:2,3; 8:1.

d. Appointing civil officers. Ex 3:10; Nu 27:18,20.

e. Appointing ecclesiastical officers. Ex 28:1; 40:12-15.

f. Being the supreme judge. Nu 9:8-11; 15:34,35; 27:5-11.

g. Exercise of the prerogative of mercy. Nu 14:20; De 9:18-20.

h. Distribution of conquered lands. Jos 13:1-7.

i. Exacting tribute. Ex 35:4-29; Le 27:30; De 16:16; 26:1-4.

4. The tabernacle designed as a royal residence for God during. Ex 25:8; Le 26:11,12.

5. The emblem of the divine presence appeared over the tabernacle during. Nu 9:15,16.

6. Guilt of Israel in rejecting. 1Sa 2:17.