Pillar of Cloud by Day

Exodus 13:20-22. The pillar of cloud by day remained with them until they crossed the river Jordan. The cloud was a symbol of divine guidance.

The pillar of fire by night and cloud by day stayed with the Israelites from leaving Egypt and until arriving in the promised land, a period of about thirty-eight years.

Shekinah cloud or the cloud of God’s presence. Exodus 24:16, 1 Kings 8:10, Isaiah 6:1-3 and Luke 2:9.

When the cloud moved the camp of Israel followed. They followed in a set order, that was set out by Moses under God’s instructions.

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Pillar of cloud by day

13:20 They left Succoth and camped in Etham at the edge of the desert. 21 The LORD went in front of them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so they could travel both day and night. 22 Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
Exodus 13:20-22

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