Pillar of fire by night

Exodus 13:20-22. The pillar of fire by night remained with them until they reached the promised land. The pillar of fire was a symbol of divine guidance and was also God’s way of supplying light for his people during the night.

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

The pillar of fire produced enough light so they could travel by night. Traveling by night is cooler.

The pillar of light must have had some unusual properties to enable over three million people and stock to see where they were traveling at night.

Background Reading:

Pillar of Fire by night

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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