Puritan Board Sophomore
We know his main office was that of prophet. But the Lord tells him in Exodus 25:22: "And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel." The KJV draws out the singular nature of the second person. It seems God was saying He would meet with Moses, in the holy of holies, of which it was only lawful for the high priest to enter, and that only once a year (cf. also Numbers 7:89). The only other explanations I can come up with are: 1) the "thee" here is imputed as referring to the high priest; or 2) Moses stayed on the other side of the veil but heard the Lord speak from behind the veil. Perhaps this was only for a time? Before the office of High Priest was instituted? Thoughts?