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Exodus is the second book of the Hebrew Bible, telling the story of the Israelites' slavery in Egypt, their deliverance, and their journey to Mount Sinai.

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Why was it called the breastplate of judgement? (Exodus 28:15)

Exodus 28:15-21 NKJV The Breastplate 15 “You shall make the breastplate of judgment. Artistically woven according to the workmanship of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, blue, purple, and scarlet ...
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Why was the lampstand and altar of sacrifice expected to always be ablaze? What was the symbolic difference?

My assumption is that these two scriptures are connected: Exodus 27:20 New King James Version 20 “And you shall command the children of Israel that they bring you pure oil of pressed olives for the ...
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Exodus 19:13 - come near or go up on the mountain?

Is the meaning of the Hebrew text closer to "go up on the mountain" (e.g. NRSV) or "come near the mountain" (e.g. NKJV)?
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What are the limits and what counts as "other gods" as referred to in Exodus 23:13?

Let me quote Exodus 23:13 NKJV 13 “And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth. My question comes with a few....
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Who were the Canaanites?

Why did God send his angel of death in Exodus 23:23 to kill people that already lived on the chosen land for the chosen ones? Ex 23:23 (ESV) - “When my angel goes before you and brings you to the ...
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What is the range of meaning of ganab (steal) as used in Exodus 20:15 and projected into a modern context?

It is fairly common to see Exodus 20:15 ("Thou shalt not steal") cited as Biblical support for the idea that copying creative works without permission is theft, or, in other words, the claim ...
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If Pharaoh's magicians had actually conjured up real snakes, why could they not bring forth simple lice?

Exodus 8:16,17,18,19 16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 17 And they did so;...
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Why take him from the altar to die?

I don't see it clearly explained in the Bible. In Exodus 21:14 it reads in the NKJV: 14 “But if a man acts with premeditation against his neighbor, to kill him by treachery, you shall take him from ...
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Exodus 33 vs Exodus 40

In Exodus 33, Moses could enter the tent of meeting, and subsequently see God's glory. Exodus 33:7-11 7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it at a distance outside the camp. He called it the ...
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Is the rod/staff: Yahweh’s, Moses’ or Aaron’s?

So, in my previous Why did God stop using Aaron and his rod?, RHPclass79 said: A rod, God's rod, Moses' and Aaron's rod are all the same. It is also the rod that budded and was later put in the Arc ...
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Why did God stop using Aaron and his rod? (Exodus 7-8)

From what I can tell, Aaron's rod is only used in three places while in Egypt. First when his rod turned into a serpent. (Exodus 7:8-13 NKJV) Aaron’s Miraculous Rod 8 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and ...
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Does everyone born of a woman start with their name in God's Book of Life?

Ex 32:33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. Does everyone born of a woman start with their name in God's Book of Life?
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Exodus 11:7 - What is the meaning of, "Against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue"?

Exodus 11:7 NKJV 7 But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the Lord does make a difference between the Egyptians and ...
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How should the phrase "God remembered" be interpreted?

I've read this phrase before in Genesis 8:1 NKJV where it says: 8 Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over ...
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Since the Israelites had flocks and herds & a very large number of livestock in Chapter 12 of Exodus, why did they complain of hunger in Chapter 16?

Not one of my commentaries addresses this matter and my pastor doesn't know. Exodus 12:37, 38 NASB 37 Now the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot,...
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Was God tired while creating the universe?

Exodus 31:17 (ESV) reads: It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed. I ...
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What is the only way to see God and live?

Exodus 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live." For clarification, this is the LORD speaking to Moses (KJV) and since all capitalization is used ...
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Where exactly was the bullock killed in Exodus 29:11?

Where exactly was the bullock killed in Exodus 29:11? And thou shalt kill the bullock before the Lord, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So: was it between the door of the tent ...
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Where is the location of the "Red Sea" crossing depicted in the events of Exodus? (Exodus 14)

Modern Documentaries There seems to be a rash of video documentaries about finding the location of the Red Sea crossing by the Israelites in the story depicted in the book of Exodus. With the ...
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Why can't I read the phrase ויולך יהוה את־הים in Exodus 14:21 as "And God walked in the Sea"?

Why can't I read the phrase ויולך יהוה את־הים in Exodus 14:21 as "And God walked in the Sea"? ויט משה את־ידו על־הים ויולך יהוה את־הים ברוח קדים עזה כל־הלילה וישם את־הים לחרבה ויבקעו המים׃ ...
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Moses tells God to relent

In Exodus 32:12 (NIV), Moses told God "Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people." Other translations say that Moses told God to repent or to change his ...
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When and for How Long was Israel Enslaved by the Egyptians?

This post is somewhat related to Do We Know with Reasonable Certainty Where Goshen was Located? According to (D-R) Exod. 12:40, And the abode of the children of Israel that they made in Egypt, was ...
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Is the cup in Luke 22:42 God's wrath we see in other Scriptures or the cup of Redemption we see in Exodus?

Matthew 26:27-29 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins....
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Would God have voiced all of the commandments and statutes if the children of Israel never became terrified in Exodus 20:18-19? [closed]

God spoke the 10 commandments to Israel (Ex 20:1). Then: Ex 20:18, 19 - When all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sounding of the ram’s horn, and the mountain enveloped in smoke, ...
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What is the meaning of placing a sign on the chest?

A priest wears on his chest a breastplate, and inscribed on it are the precious gemstones of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the visions of John called the book of revelation one wears on his chest ...
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What is the significance of the Lord repeating his name, "The Lord, The Lord" in Exodus 34:6?

In Exodus 34, the Lord proclaims his name to Moses. I take this to mean that God is giving definition to his name and declaring who he is. He begins with a repeat of his name, "The Lord, the Lord....
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What did the Israelites do with the foreign children in Deuteronomy 20:14?

This question is also related to Leviticus 25:44-46 and exodus 21:4. Could foreign children be born into slavery in Israel (like the children of Hebrew servants), or would they be made slaves if their ...
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Why in the Old Testament does God get corrected by Moses?

I was reading through the Exodus story and I couldn't help but notice that in Exodus 32:9-14 God is angry with the Israelites. He tells Moses, "Now leave me alone so my anger may burn against ...
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Is the Sabbath a distinct covenant according to Exodus 31:16?

Exodus 31:12-18 (ESV): And the LORD said to Moses, 13 “You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, ‘Above all you shall keep my Sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your ...
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What is the meaning of the word translated as "steal" in the commandment "thou shalt not steal"? (Exodus 20:15)

This question is prompted by a question in which "software piracy" and copyright issues come up. (See: What's Christians take on pirating authors books, software, movies etc?) Some suppose ...
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Is the Fourth Plague 'Gnats or Wild Animals'? [duplicate]

The Fourth Plague: Gnats Exodus 8:20 And the Lord said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he comes out to the water. Then say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Let My people ...
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Are toys a form of idolatry accordingly Exodus 20:4-5? [duplicate]

Exodus 20:4-5 says, "Thou shall 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 the earth:...
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How could a peasant like Miriam get so close to speak to royalty in Exodus?

How could Miriam speak to, let alone get close to the Princess in Exodus 2:7? Ex 2:7 - Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the ...
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What was the nature of the Elders' experience of God in Exodus 24:9-11

In Exodus 24:9-11, the Elders see God. Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of lapis ...
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Was Pharoah killed in the Red Sea? [duplicate]

Was Pharoah killed in the Red Sea along with his army? I can't find any reference to this in exodus. Only mention of pharoahs chariots, horses, and army killed but not him. Popular believe presumes he ...
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Is the statement "Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods?" in Exodus 15:11 one of the answers to Pharaoh's question "Who is the LORD?" (Exodus 5:2)?

Is the statement "Who is like you, O LORD, among the gods?" in Exodus 15:11 one of the answers to Pharaoh's question "Who is the LORD?" (Exodus 5:2)? Note, this would not be ...
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Exodus 23:20 what is meant by “he won’t forgive you”

“Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him.” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭23‬:‭21‬ ‭ Is this saying the messenger has ...
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Exodus 33:20 anthropomorphism or actual face?

“But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭33‬:‭20‬ I was having a conversion online (different Fourm) by which they were saying that God doesn’t necessarily ...
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Is it clear from the text that Aaron was lying about the golden calf coming out of the fire?

In Exodus 32:24 Aaron says to Moses: So I told them, ‘Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.’ Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf!” it seems ...
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Does the term 'Name of the Lord' in Ex 20 and Lev 22 refer to more than its literal meaning?

We read in Lev 22:32 (NRSVCE): Thus you shall keep my commandments and observe them: I am the Lord. You shall not profane my holy name, that I may be sanctified among the people of Israel: I am the ...
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Was there a Biblical change of day when Jesus sat and ate the Passover, and was there a change of day when Joseph came to the cross the first time? [duplicate]

If there was a Biblical change of day when Jesus sat and ate the Passover, and there was a change of day when Joseph came to the cross (the first time), this would show major differences between what ...
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Do the ten commandments cascade from the greatest to the least in Exodus 20:1-17?

In Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21 the commandments are listed in a more or less similar way.Was thinking whether there are listed this way so as to potray a cascading pattern from the greatest ...
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Why is there a difference between what the Golden Calf worshippers said in Exodus 32 and Nehemiah 9?

He took the gold from them, formed it in a mold, and cast an image of a calf; and they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” Exodus 32:4 Even when they ...
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Why did Jeroboam make Golden Calves despite knowing what happened during Exodus?

In 1 Kings, King Jeroboam makes not one but two Golden Calves, even repeating the words of Aaron verbatim. Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too ...
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Why is "gods" plural in Exodus 32:4 and 32:8, when there was only one Golden Calf?

And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” ...
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Does the “omer “ of Exodus 16 stand for the measurement of heavenly reward?

We read in Ex 16:13- 18 how Israelites were fed with Manna from Heaven: In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. When the layer ...
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What does the word "until" in Exodus 12:6 mean?

Does the word "until" in Exodus 12:6 mean the beginning of the 14th day of the first month? Strongs 5704. (עַד ‛ad) definition is, up to, not into. The Brown-Driver-Briggs definition seems ...
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Why stoned an ox?

Exodus 21: 28 When an ox gores a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be stoned, and its flesh shall not be eaten, but the owner of the ox shall not be liable. Why stoned an ox? Why not just kill ...
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Does Exodus 31:14 describe two different cases?

ESV Exodus 31: 14 You shall keep the Sabbath, because it is holy for you. [1] Everyone who profanes it shall be put to death. [2] Whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among ...
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Were the Hebrews slaves also killed by the hail in Exodus 9:19?

KJV Exodus 9:19 Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail ...
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