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Bible Commentaries
Exodus 35

Expositor's Dictionary of TextsExpositor's Dictionary

Verses 1-35

Exodus 35:1

Religion is the recognition of all our duties as if they were Divine commandments.


References. XXXV. 21. A. Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture Exodus, etc., p. 213.

Exodus 35:31

Religion devotes the artist, hand and mind, to the service of the gods; superstition makes him the slave of ecclesiastical pride, and forbids his work altogether, in terror or disdain.

Ruskin, On the Old Road (I.).

Exodus 35:34

The art which scorns all point of contact with morals, which denies all responsibility as a teacher, and knows no law but itself nay, which evokes from the artist no real self-restraint, no recognition of the consecrating power of his gift, is a sterile art which has missed its purpose.

Morris Joseph, The Ideal in Judaism, p. 180.

Bibliographical Information
Nicoll, William Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. "Commentary on Exodus 35". Expositor's Dictionary of Text. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/edt/exodus-35.html. 1910.
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