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According to Rashi who quotes the Talmud (Menahot 78a), Exodus 29:2 is referring to three different types of מַצׇּה: לֶחֶם מַצּוֹת - Scalded (unleavened) dough (רבוכה) חַלֹּת מַצֹּת - Unleavened loaves רְקִיקֵי מַצּוֹת - Unleavened wafers Moses put equal amounts of oil into all three types of matzah, and ten loaves of each type were brought during the ...


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I'd say it's likely the Biblical writers overlooked the bronze/copper taken by the Israelites as they left Egypt. Their point might have been to show the plunder of more valuable goods.


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While it is unclear whether a nomadic people would have the means to mine, smelt, and smith metals sufficient to the needs mentioned in Exodus and Numbers, the Israelites may have accessed such technology and materials through their Midian and Kenite relations who lived nearby. Both groups were known for their mining and metalworking skills.[1] The ...


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Egyptian copper mines were in full production and bronze articles existed in abundance. If, as in accordance with God's directive, the people plundered Egypt (justified because it was the fruit of their slave labor), it is highly likely they carried plenty of bronze to use for purposes of fashioning the serpent.


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Crucial pieces in this puzzle that I believe you are missing, scripture states many times that the Children of Israel walked in the MIDST OF THE SEA in Exodus 14 v 22, and God repeats this virtually word by word, 7 verses later in Chapter 14 v 29 Yes, congealed water is ice.... Why can so many not see the reality of what is said so plainly in scripture? Ice ...


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The Angel of the Lord(AOTL) or the Angel of God, is distinct from other angels in the bible and should not be confused with an a ordinary angel". In the Old testament the AOTL has the divine authority to forgive "transgressions",(Exodus 23:21); receive worship (Joshua 5:14)(Gen 18:2; Num 22:31) bless generations (Gen 22:18);create life (Genesis ...


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Exodus 12:37 states that there were 600,000 men in the Exodus from Egypt. There must have been a similar number of women, plus children, so the estimate of two million seems reasonable, based on the Book of Exodus. In Ancient Egypt, Canaan and Israel in Ancient Times, page 408, Donald Redford gives the entire Egypt population in the Late Bronze Age as only ...


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I agree with the earlier response that G-d was not standing with the angel in the burning bush. A common way by which G-d communicates with the Patriarchs in Genesis and Exodus is through an angel. As the Hebrew word מַלְאָךְ can mean either "angel" or "messenger," it is clear even in antiquity that G-d communicated through angels. A few examples will ...


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The Idea in Brief Jewish rabbinic tradition indicates that this bush was not only the "lowliest" of thorn briars, but the most dangerous for wildlife. (That is, the imagery was the burning bondage of the "oven" of Egypt. The rabbis related that the imagery conveyed the compassion of the Lord for his people.) Some scholars lean toward the acacia bush or the ...


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The angel appears in the bush alone, we are told nothing of God being there. Angels appear to many in scripture without the presence of fire, so it seems unnecessary to think the bush is burning because if the angel, but rather it is an additional sign to Moses that it burned without being consumed. Moses turning his face from the angel is not unusual ...


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It is thought that the bush may have been a Dictamnus plant. The Dictamnus plant produces a volatile oil that has been known to catch fire. However, the fire is often a relatively quick flashover rather then a long sustained fire.



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