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Moses spoke at least 5 languages because he was raised as a prince and Paleo-Hebrew was most likely his fifth language but knowing this explains his grammar errors however this does not explain why he uses the word Mighty-Ones as Mighty-One. Elohim equals Gods(Mighty-Ones) not God(Mighty-One). Eloh is God(Mighty-One). El equals Power/Powerful-One/God. El ...


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The third Commandment has always been understood in Judaism to refer to blaspheming G-d's name. There are several examples in Tanach which support your hunch that the third Commandment refers to speaking the name of G-d in manner which lacks proper reverance. In Leviticus 24:11, there is an episode of a man publicly profaning G-d's name: וַיִּקֹּב בֶּן ...


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Based on my own research the Tachash is probably the Dugong. The word was probably created by adding a letter Tav to Semitic root ChooWSh (Chaet, waw, Shin) meaning "to feel around and experience." The Dugong wades through shallow waters. To quote Wikipedia: "Dugongs are relatively slow moving, swimming at around 10 kilometres per hour (6.2 mph).[48] When ...


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"In vain", I believe, maps pretty well to "without due reverence" as can be seen in other examples: Psa_139:20 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. Pro_30:9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. It is parallel to ...


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tl;dr There is no basis for "bride" in the original Hebrew. The Hebrew text of Exodus 11:1b is: כְּשַׁ֨לְּח֔וֹ כָּלָ֕ה גָּרֵ֛שׁ יְגָרֵ֥שׁ אֶתְכֶ֖ם מִזֶּֽה׃ (Westminster Leningrad Codex) The word which is translated by REB as "bride" is the word "כָּלָה". The word "כָּלָה" (vocalized here with a qamatz below the kaph and no dagesh in the lamedh) means ...


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Since I have given Alan a bit of a hard time, I feel somewhat obligated to provide an answer. :) Context Like all passages, the key to understanding Exodus 32:26-29 is to look at the broader context. In the previous chapters of Exodus, Moses has lead the Israelites out of Egypt through a series of miraculous events. He has now gone up Mount Sinai to get ...



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