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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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Different reason for Sabbath

In Exodus 20:1-17 and in Deuteronomy 5:6-21 we read about the 10 Commandments. The major difference between both passages is in the following two excerpts Exodus 20:8-11 8 “Remember the Sabbath day, ...
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According to Exodus 21:22-23, what happens if the woman gives birth prematurely to a dead baby?

Exodus 21:22 “If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the ...
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The Ark of the Covenant staves

There seems to be no definitive answer as to the placement of the staves: Exodus 25:14: And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be borne with them. ...
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What is the consequence of blotting Moses' name out of the book?

Exodus 32:30The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.” 31So Moses went back to the Lord and ...
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Is “I will be [or become] who I will be [or become]…” a better understanding of אהיה אשר אהיה in Exodus 3:14?

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM...(KJV) ויאמר אלהים אל־משה אהיה אשר אהיה Hebrew does not have a word for the present tense of the verb "to be" (הָיָה): there is no word for "am&...
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Did the judges have a tendency to favor a poor person in the court of law?

Exodus 23:2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd This is a fair warning because it could be the wrong crowd. ...
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What was the significance that Moses broke the first set of the 10 commandment tablets?

Exodus 32:19 New International Version When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot ...
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In its original context did Exodus 21:22-23 have any applicability to abortion?

Exodus 21:22-23 (NIV): If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands ...
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Exodus 2:14 Why was the man not afraid of Moses, a prince of Egypt?

Exodus 2:14 He answered, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.” Moses was a ...
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Was the Jewish month of Tammuz named after the pagan god Tammuz of the Babylonian? [migrated]

According to Wikipedia: "The name of the month was adopted from the Assyrian and Babylonian month Araḫ Dumuzu, named in honour of the Mesopotamian deity Dumuzid" If so what's the implication ...
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If no one has ever seen God, how come Moses was allowed to see His back?

John 1:18 claims that no one has ever seen God, except Jesus: 18 God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare. However, Moses was apparently ...
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What were marital rights?

Exodus 21:10 (NIV); If he marries another woman, he must not deprive the first one of her food, clothing and marital rights. The MT (Leningrad Codex) is: אִם־אַחֶ֖רֶת יִֽקַּֽח־ל֑וֹ שְׁאֵרָ֛הּ ...
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Ex 24:10 Seventy elders saw God in what form?

Ex 24:9 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, 10and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like ...
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Did Moses only request the men to go to worship the Lord?

Ex 10:8 Then Moses and Aaron were brought back to Pharaoh. “Go, worship the Lord your God,” he said. “But tell me who will be going.” 9Moses answered, “We will go with our young and our old, with our ...
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How to interpret Exodus 16:29?

Exodus 16:27 Nevertheless, some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather it, but they found none. 28Then the Lord said to Moses, “How long will you refuse to keep my commands and my ...
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What sacrificial animals would be detestable to the Egyptians?

In Exodus 8:26 (NIV) But Moses said, "That would not be right. The sacrifices we offer the LORD our God would be detestable to the Egyptians. And if we offer sacrifices that are detestable in ...
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Exodus 12:39 says the dough was without yeast because the Israelites had been driven out of Egypt

Exodus 12:39 says: Since their dough had no leaven, the people baked what they had brought out of Egypt into unleavened loaves. For when they had been driven out of Egypt, they could not delay and ...
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Did the plagues of frogs and gnats come on the Hebrews in Goshen?

Exodus 8:20 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may ...
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Exodus 23:21 Angels Forgive?

20 “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. 21 Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he ...
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Harmonising Ezekiel 20:5-10 and the Exodus story

Specifically: When does "on that day" refer to? Does it refer to Exodus 4:29? On that day I swore to them that I would bring them out of the land of Egypt into a land that I had searched ...
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Can Moses enter the holy of holies?

In Exodus 25:22 There I will meet with you; and from above the atoning cover, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about every commandment that I ...
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What is the significance of Pharaoh's “Tomorrow” in Exodus 8:10?

Exodus 8:6 So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land. 7But the magicians did the same things by their secret arts; they also made frogs come ...
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Did the strangers take part in the holy convocation?

I'm reading Exodos 12 and in verse 19 says: For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of ...
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Is the existence of the lamb implied?

In Exodus 12:8 (NASB) They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. we can read of a roasted lamb that goes together with ...
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Was the commandment to keep the Sabbath holy created at Mount Sinai and given to the Israelites only?

Exodus 31:12-17 (NIV) reads: 12 Then the Lord said to Moses, 13 “Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may ...
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How long to cross the Red Sea?

In Exodus 12:29-32 (NASB) 29 Now it came about at midnight that the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the ...
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Survive during 30+ days without mana

A few days ago asked this question with title «How many people left Egypt?» and the given answers state over 2 million persons. Considering that in Exodus 16:1 (NASB) Then they set out from Elim, and ...
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To which extent Torah laws were known before Sinai?

After reading Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy a question arises. For instance, in Genesis 32:33 (NASB) Therefore, to this day the sons of Israel do not eat the tendon of the hip ...
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Does the worship of the Lamb in Revelation 5 contradict the first commandment (Exodus 20:2-4)?

The Lamb is worshipped in Revelation 5 (ESV): Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty ...
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What's the significance of pomegranates?

I'm curious about the significance of pomegranates - rimmown. While this word occurs 32 times in 25 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV, we can limit the scope of this question to Exodus. In ...
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What did ancient mirrors look like?

In Exodus 38:8 (NASB) Moreover, he made the basin of bronze with its base of bronze, from the mirrors of the serving women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting. What did ancient mirrors ...
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How big were the stone tablets?

In Exodus 34:4 we read And Moses cut two stone tablets like the first ones, and he started early in the morning, and he went up to Mount Sinai, as Yahweh had commanded him, and he took in his hand ...
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Did Moses present himself at the highest peak of the mount?

In Exodus 34:2 we read And be ready for the morning, and go up in the morning to Mount Sinai and present yourself to me there on the top of the mountain. Does it mean at the highest peak of the ...
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Usage of an uncommon Hebrew word for “shone” in Exodus

In Exodus 34:29 (KJV): And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin ...
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What is “onycha”?

In Exodus 30:34 (NASB), Then the Lord said to Moses, “Take for yourself spices—stacte, onycha, and galbanum, spices and pure frankincense; there shall be an equal part of each. In BPT09 that's being ...
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“they do not incur guilt and die”

In Exodus 28:42-43 (NASB) 42 You shall make for them linen undergarments to cover their bare flesh; they shall reach from the waist even to the thighs. 43 And they shall be on Aaron and on his sons ...
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“take away the guilt of the holy things”

In Exodus 28:38 (NASB) It shall be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron shall take away the guilt of the holy things which the sons of Israel consecrate, regarding all their holy gifts; and it shall always ...
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“you have been shown on the mountain”

In Exodus 26:30 (NASB) 30 Then you shall erect the tabernacle according to its plan which you have been shown on the mountain. What is "the mountain"?
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Is the order of items in categories relevant?

In Exodus 25:3-7 (NASB) 3 This is the contribution which you are to take from them: gold, silver, and bronze, 4 violet, purple, and scarlet material, fine linen, goat hair, 5 rams’ skins dyed red, ...
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“forty days and forty nights”

In Exodus 24:18 (NASB) Then Moses entered the midst of the cloud as he went up to the mountain; and Moses was on the mountain for forty days and forty nights. According to those who support ...
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“And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord”

In Exodus 24:4 (NASB) And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. (...) What are "the words of the Lord"?
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What's the significance of the number 70?

In Exodus 24:1 (NASB) Then He said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and you shall worship at a distance. This triggered Genesis 46:...
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Moses initial group of leaders Exodus 18:21

In Exodus 18:21 we read 21 And you will select from all the people men of ability, fearers of God, trustworthy men, haters of dishonest gain, and you will appoint such men over them as commanders of ...
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Who were the priests?

In Exodus 19:22 (NASB) Also have the priests who approach the Lord consecrate themselves, or else the Lord will break out against them. Who were the priests?
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Who produced the sound?

In Exodus 19:13 (NASB) (...) When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.” Who produced the trumpet sound?
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What's the right translation in Exodus 9:23-24: fire or lightning?

Exodus 9:23-24 NIV reads When Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, the Lord sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed down to the ground. So the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt; 24 ...
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What happened to the jar and the full omer of manna?

In Exodus 16:33 (NASB) 33 And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a jar and put a full omer of manna in it, and place it before the Lord to be kept safe throughout your generations.” 34 As the Lord commanded ...
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Is this the commonly known Red Sea?

In Exodus 13:18 (NASB) Therefore God led the people around by way of the wilderness to the Red Sea; and the sons of Israel went up in battle formation from the land of Egypt. Does this passage ...
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How many people left Egypt?

In Exodus 12:37 (NASB) Now the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, aside from children. then in Numbers 1:46 (NASB) So all the numbered men of ...
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Firstborn killed by a band of destroying angels?

In Exodus 12:23 (NASB) For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; but when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow ...

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