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The second book of the Hebrew Bible, starting with Israel in Egyptian slavery and ending with the building of the tabernacle in the desert.

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Was the kingdom in Exodus 19:6 fulfilled in Mark 1:15?

Exodus 19: 5 Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, 6 you a will be for me a kingdom of priests ...
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Why did God tell Moses to scout the land whether it was good or bad in Numbers 13:19?

In Numbers 13 we are told that God had instructed Moses to sent spies to scout the land.One of the instructions was to check whether the land was good or bad. Numbers 13:2,13 ESV The Lord spoke to ...
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Does the Bible forbid the making of representational art, or just the worship of it?

In Exodus 24:4-5 (KJV) one reads Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under ...
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Why does the Psalmist say the flies and frogs "devoured" and "destroyed" them in Psalms 78:45?

Psalms 78:45 ESV He sent among them swarms of flies, which devoured them, and frogs, which destroyed them The above text says the flies devoured them and the frogs destroyed but in the original ...
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Does Exodus 32 refer to Judgement Day and resurrection?

Exodus 32 30And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin. ...
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Exodus 20:21 What is the thick darkness?

Exodus 20 18And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. 19And ...
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Why do translations use “judges” in Exodus 22:8 instead of “gods”?

Exodus 22:8 (NASB) If the thief is not caught, then the owner of the house shall appear before the judges, to determine whether he laid his hands on his neighbor’s property. The word in the original ...
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What is the Hebrew word translated "basket" in Exodus 2:3

What is the Hebrew word translated "basket" in Exodus 2:3 and what else is it used for in the Old Testament? When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes ...
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Did Moses understand that there was the resurrection of the dead from Exodus 3:6?

Matthew 22: 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24“Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his ...
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What is the meaning of "sought to" in Exodus 4:24?

Exodus 4:24 English Standard Version At a lodging place on the way the LORD met him and sought to put him to death. What is the meaning of "sought to"? If God intended to kill him, he ...
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Is Asherah related to Ashtoreth?

Exodus 34:13 but ye shall demolish their altars, shatter their statues, and hew down their Asherahs. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of ...
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Did David overreact to the theft of the poor man's lamb in 2 Samuel 12:5-6?

After hearing the story of the rich man who stole a lamb to feed his own visitor,David reacts by passing a death sentence 2 Samuel 12:5-6 NIV 5 David burned with anger against the man and said to ...
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Why are they not sure what to do with a Sabbath-breaker in Numbers 15? [duplicate]

Exodus 31 14“‘Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it is to be put to death; those who do any work on that day must be cut off from their people. 15For six days work ...
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NASB 2020 Translation choice in Exodus 39:5

I have just finished reading the five books of Moses in NASB 2020, believe or not, this following part was actually the strangest bit to me. Anyone who studied the original languages, could you please ...
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When does the LORD send an angel to replace Him to lead the Israelites?

Exodus 33 1 The LORD said to Moses, “Depart; go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, ‘...
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How to reconcile Luke 9:60 and Exodus 20:12 (honor your father)?

Jesus told a potential disciple in Luke 9: 59 He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 60Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, ...
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Exodus 40:38 fire was in or over the cloud by night?

NIV Exodus 40: 34 Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle. 35Moses was unable to enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and ...
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Does Exodus 28:42 suggest that exposing the thighs exposes nakedness?

Exodus 28:42 reads (NKJV): And you shall make for them linen trousers to cover their nakedness; they shall reach from the waist to the thighs [emphasis mine]. Does the phrase "to the thighs&...
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What is the NT significance of Exodus 29:21?

Exodus 29:21 New International Version And take some blood from the altar and some of the anointing oil and sprinkle it on Aaron and his garments and on his sons and their garments. Then he and his ...
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What was the pillar of fire and cloud?

Exodus 13: 21 And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night. 22He did not take away the ...
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Isn't Exodus 17:14 a self-contraction? [duplicate]

New International Version Exodus 17: 14 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the ...
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Parallels between story of Abraham handing his wife Sara over to the Pharaoh (Gen 12) and Israel then spending 400 years slavery in Egypt [closed]

In my study of the books of Genesis and Exodus, I have noted what appear to be clear parallels between the events which take place between Abraham and his wife Sara and the future events which take ...
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How many meals a days did the Israelites eat in the wilderness?

Exodus 16: 12b Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God.’  Did they just have two standard meals a ...
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According to Paul, did Jesus enjoy long life on the earth?

New International Version Exodus 20: 12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. How should we interpret this verse in terms of its ...
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Did Job actually use the Tetragrammaton in Job 1:21?

Job 1:21 New International Version and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD [Yahweh] gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” I ...
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Hebrew idiom in Exodus 4:13

"‏וַיֹּ֖אמֶר בִּ֣י אֲדֹנָ֑י שְֽׁלַֽח־נָ֖א בְּיַד־תִּשְׁלָֽח׃" (Exodus 4:13, Masoretic Hebrew) My word-for-word translation of this is: "And he said 'Oh Lord, please send by the hand of ...
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Exodus 32:3-5 a feast to YHWH! Was the calf meant to symbolize God?

3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made ...
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Who first interpretated John 8:58 ego eimi as Yahweh claim?

What is the oldest record of the interpretation that the "I am" ego eimi in John 8:58 claim is Yahweh claim of Exodus 3:14? Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham ...
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Why did Pharoah's officials tell Pharoah to let the people go?

Exodus 10:1: Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these signs of mine among them Verse 7: Pharaoh’s ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 11:4, 7 contradict Leviticus 8:5, 9?

Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, (1 Cor 11:4 - ESV) For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of ...
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Is the 9th commandment the same as "You shall not lie"?

Exodus 20: 15“You shall not steal. 16“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. Should we interpret “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor" as "You shall ...
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Why are there 3 different ways to reference God in Exodus 3:1-5?

NIV Exodus 3:1-5 Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God [...
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Did Moses expect God to change his slow of speech as he spoke in Exodus 4:10?

Exodus 4:10 New International Version Moses said to the LORD, "Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of ...
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At which point did God try to destroy the Israelites whilst they were in Egypt as alluded in Ezekiel 20:8?

Ezekiel 20:8 NIV 8 “‘But they rebelled against me and would not listen to me; they did not get rid of the vile images they had set their eyes on, nor did they forsake the idols of Egypt. So I said I ...
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Is Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac also a prefiguration of the law for redeeming firstborn sons from God?

Every firstborn son belongs to God and must be redeemed. This law is repeated several times in the Pentateuch. For example: Ex 13:11-13: 11 “This is what you must do when the Lord fulfills the ...
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Did Hobab leave Moses in Numbers 10:29-31?

Numbers 10:29-31 NIV 29 Now Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place about which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us and ...
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What is the relationship between God's glory and goodness?

Exodus 33: 18Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” 19And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will ...
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Doesn’t Moses hypothetical response of the Israelites in (4:1) answer his proposed question in (3:13), then “I AM” is an assurance as in Exodus 3:12?

In 3:13, Moses does not directly ask, “What is your name?” It’s a dual question; his question is, “What shall I say to them?” In the introduction of 3:6, YHWH does not use His Name, rather the Hebrew ...
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Why cover Moses from seeing God?

“And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I ...
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I’ve been researching upon Acrostic YHWH examples in the Hebrew Bible. Could they be useful in analyzing textual anomalies regarding, spelling? [closed]

I'm looking for a reference regarding the Acrostics of the Tetragrammaton to be found in the Hebrew Bible. Most seem only to know of those where the beginning letters of four consecutive words spell “...
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What do God's Words in Exodus 33:18-19 (regarding mercy and compassion) have to do with demonstrating His Glory to Moses?

How do we reconcile the seeming two disparate clauses in the following passage: Exodus 33:18-19: "Then Moses said, 'I pray You, show me Your glory!' And [God] said, 'I Myself will make all My ...
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"I am" in Greek Septuagint translation of Exodus 3:14 vs. John 8:58 - how do they compare?

Exodus 3:14 YLT And God saith unto Moses, 'I AM THAT WHICH I AM;' He saith also, 'Thus dost thou say to the sons of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. How does the translation of the Greek ...
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What is the significance of the blue cloth mentioned in Numbers chapter 4? [duplicate]

Numbers 4: 5-12 describes the procedures to be undertaken before the Tent of Meeting could be moved. The first mention of the ark of the testimony is in Exodus 25:10. I realise these most holy items ...
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What is the rationale for adding 'like' or 'as' to 'God-god' in Exodus 7:1?

A typical translation of Exodus 7:1 is along the lines of "The LORD answered Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet." (Berean Study ...
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Why are female slaves not set free as males in Exodus 21:7?

Exodus 21:7 NASB 7 “Now if a man sells his daughter as a female slave, she is not to [f]go free as the male slaves [g]do It is clear slaves were treated as property and they were treated similarly ...
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Does Leviticus 23:6 contradict Exodus 12:18-19?

[Exodus 12:18-19 NLT] (18) The bread you eat must be made without yeast from the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month until the evening of the twenty-first day of that month. (19) During ...
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Why did the angel of the LORD (YHWH) asked YHWH for information and receive comforting words in Zechariah 1:12 -13?

Zechariah 1:12-13 ASV Then the angel of Jehovah answered and said, O Jehovah of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had ...
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When it comes to rejecting / accepting the Gospel, are we always obedient to God?

In Romans 11:7-10 (NASB) 7 What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened; 8 just as it is written: “God gave them a spirit ...
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How Did Moses Build The Bronze Serpent and How Long Did It Take For Him To Do It?

How Did Moses Build The Bronze Serpent and How Long Did It Take For Him To Do It? Numbers 21:1-9 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of ...
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Why 430 years "to the very day"?

Genesis 15:13: And He said unto Abram, “Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years. Exodus ...

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