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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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How does Hebrews 11:27 say Moses was not afraid?

Hebrews 11:27 ESV By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. But in the original narrative the author clearly states that ...
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Why so many repetitions in the Torah in relation to Moses and G'd?

Another intriguing question caught my attention today and it is something that is repeated a lot in the Torah - who is G'd? An example of this can be found in Exodus 6:10: וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־...
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Exodus 21:20-21 slaves law

In Exodus we read: 20 When a man strikes his slave, male or female, with a rod and the slave dies under his hand, he shall be avenged. 21 But if the slave survives a day or two, he is not to be ...
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Is Exodus 21:22 about a premature birth or a miscarriage?

Exodus 21:22-25 reads (emphasis added): If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman'...
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Didn't G'd answer Moses?

I wondered if I have been reading something wrong, but as in english and in my native tongue, it seems the translation is identical. I comes from Exodus 3:11 in: But Moses said to God, "Who am I,...
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Why a double not a four/fivefold restitution in Exodus 22:1 and 4?

KJV Exodus 22 : 4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. But earlier on in the text it was said that the thief reimburse the ...
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Did the cloud cover Moses or the mountain for six days in Exodus 24:16?

Exodus 24:16 NASB 16 The glory of the Lord [o]settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud. Moses is said to ...
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Why are the Israelites told to stay home until morning if they were meant to leave Egypt at midnight?

The context in Exodus 12 makes it abundantly clear that the Israelites left Egypt in the middle of the night: At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt... During the night Pharaoh ...
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How many times was the owner of the bull that gores warned before punishment in Exodus 21:28-29?

Exodus 21:28-29 NIV “If a bull gores a man or woman to death, the bull is to be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible. 29 If, however,...
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Why did God ask the Israelites if they would be His people?

"5 `And now, if ye really hearken to My voice, then ye have kept My covenant, and been to Me a peculiar treasure more than all the peoples, for all the earth [is] Mine; 6 and ye -- ye are to Me a ...
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What is the significance of the unleavened bread (Exodus 12,13)? What is the problem with leavened bread that it must be removed from the houses?

In Exodus 12 and 13, the Lord commanded Israelites to keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. "Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, ...
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Was Aaron a high priest of the natural twelve tribes of Israel only?

After Aaron had been chosen as the High Priest of Israel he is said to have worn a breastpiece with twelve precious stones which represented the natural twelve tribes of Israel Exodus 28:15 “Fashion ...
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The violet, purple and scarlet material, what are they?

Exodus 28:5-6, 8 & 15 NASB 5 They shall take the gold, the violet, the purple, the scarlet material, and the fine linen. 6 “They shall also make the ephod of gold, of violet, purple, and scarlet ...
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Did Israel ever become a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6)? If so, how were they so?

Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests ...
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Why does Deut. 5:5 have "you ... did not go up the mountain," as if all of Israel was supposed to have climbed the mountain?

—I stood between the LORD and you at that time to convey the LORD‘s words to you, for you were afraid of the fire and did not [וְלֹֽא־] go up [עֲלִיתֶ֥ם Qal perfect 2nd person masculine plural of עלה -...
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Was Jesus drawing a parallel to Exodus 24:8 when he said, "This is my blood of the covenant?"

Then he took the record of the covenant and read it aloud to the people. And they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will faithfully do!” 8 Moses took the blood and dashed it on the people and ...
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How does the ESV translate הָעֹבֵר Iin Exodus 30:14?

יד כֹּל, הָעֹבֵר עַל-הַפְּקֻדִים, מִבֶּן עֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה, וָמָעְלָה--יִתֵּן, תְּרוּמַת יְהוָה Exodus 30:14 ESV Everyone who is numbered in the census, from twenty years old and upward, shall give ...
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What is the ancient context of "raised you up", Ex 9:16?

I am studying Exodus right now, and have been digging deep into the Lord hardening Pharaoh's heart. In Exodus 9:15-16, the Lord speaks through Moses to Pharaoh and says, 15For by now I could have put ...
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What’s the difference between stolen and taken away in Exodus 22:10 and Exodus 22:12

Exodus 22:10-11 If anyone gives a donkey, an ox, a sheep or any other animal to their neighbor for safekeeping and it dies or is injured or is taken away while no one is looking, 11 the issue between ...
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How did they burn the remains of the paschal lamb in the morning in Exodus 12:10?

Exodus 12:10 NASB 10 And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall completely burn with fire. The next morning would be the first day of ...
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Why does Exodus 12:40 say the Israelites lived in Egypt and Canaan in Septuagint if Canaan is Israel, aren’t Egypt and Canaan two different places?

Exodus 12:40 of the Septuagint says Now the length of time the Israelite people lived in Egypt and Canaan How could they have lived in Canaan if Canaan was part of the promised land
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What did Moses mean when he told Pharoah he wanted to go a three days journey into the Wilderness? [duplicate]

In Exodus 3:18; 5:1-3; 8:27 Moses tells Pharoah he wants to travel three days into the wilderness to sacrifice unto Jehovah. EXODUS 3: 17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of ...
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Is there a reason that stolen and slaughtered ox or sheep were to be repayed four or five times?

During the reading of Exodus 22:1, I have seen something a bit strange, and I'd like clarification on this topic: Whoever steals an ox or a sheep and slaughters it or sells it must pay back five head ...
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Who are the priests mentioned in Exodus 19:22 & 19:24? God did not appear to start the Hebrew priesthood until Exodus 28:1

Since God does not seem to establish the Hebrew priesthood until Exodus 28:1, who are the priests referring to in Exodus 19:22, 24? 20 And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount:...
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How do we reconcile Exodus 15:3 with Numbers 23:19?

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Numbers 23:19 “The Lord is a man of ...
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Does Hebrews use Psalm 95 to speak about Jesus and His presence during the Exodus?

Psalm 95 is a "kingship Psalm (see v. 3 the great king), which, after an introductory call to worship (vv. 1-3) focuses on God as creator of the world (vv. 4-5) and creator of Israel (vv. 6-7). ...
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Does the text of Exodus have anything that indicates that the Ten Commandments were all that God intended to write on stone?

Based upon Exodus 20, God spoke directly to the children of Israel. He provided ten commandments. Being frightened of the theatrics of God, Israel removed themselves and told Moses to speak to God ...
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Contradiction between Ex 4:10 & Acts 7:22? [duplicate]

Is there a contradiction between Ex 4:10 & Acts 7:22? Ex 4:10 - “Please, Lord,” Moses replied, “I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since You have spoken to Your servant, for I am ...
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Why and Where is the Four Cups in the Menorah?

In the book of Exodus 25, I found that: 34 On the menorah there are to be four cups, shaped like almond blossoms, with their knobs and petals. (New American Bible) However I didn't comprehend why ...
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Exodus 33:1 - What does it mean when God said to Moses, the people whom you have brought up out of Egypt..?

God in Exodus (5:1 - 10:29) says, "my people" but why He is saying otherwise? Is He just saying it? Text: Exodus 33:1 (ESV) The LORD said to Moses, “Depart; go up from here, you and the ...
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Does Nehemiah 9:14 teach that the Sabbath was made known through Moses rather than from the beginning?

Nehemiah 9:5-15 lists a brief chronology of God's people from creation to Moses, emphasizing all that God had done. (The verses following show the proud, disobedient reaction of the people.) While God ...
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What is the correct interpretation of Exodus 22:3

Exodus 22:2 If the thief is found breaking in, and he is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt for his bloodshed. 3 If the sun has risen on him, there shall be guilt for his bloodshed. He ...
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How should the Hebrew ‘ehyeh asher ehyeh’ in Exodus 3:14 be translated in English and what does it mean?

God instructed Moses to say “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14 New International Version). The phrase translated “I am who I am” in ...
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How should one understand the Hebrew expression מִֽי־֭יִתֵּן (mi yitten)? Is it an idiom, and if so, what does it mean?

Multiple texts in the Hebrew Old Testament use this phrase מִֽי־֭יִתֵּן, which seems to be an idiom because it is not translated literally as something like "who allows/provides." Here are ...
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Are the accounts of the Sinai revelation in Exodus and Deuteronomy inconsistent?

Deuteronomy says the Israelites heard Yahweh. Exodus implies (I think strongly, in two different ways) that they didn't. Deut 4:12 ([NASB][8]) Then the Lord spoke to you [the Israelites] from the ...
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Is there a contradiction in the Bible related to death penalty? [closed]

I'm curious with the fact that the sixth commandment says, that one can't kill the other, this is (Exodus 20:13): 13 “You shall not murder. However, in the bible, there are many moments where this ...
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The Pharaoh at the time of the tenth plague, was he not a firstborn son?

Exodus 12: 29 At midnight the LORD struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the ...
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What does it mean to bow and serve in Exodus 20:5?

The previous verse says not to make any graven image or likeness of anything (which, my personal hermeneutics considers that to be literally any visual representation, which I know is against rabbinic ...
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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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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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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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