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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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Why did God command the Israelites to drive out and kill different nations in Deuteronomy 7

1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the ...
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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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Can history shed any light on the “secret arts” of the Egyptian magicians who turned their staffs into serpents?

Exodus 7:11-12 (ESV): 11 Then Pharaoh summoned the wise men and the sorcerers, and they, the magicians of Egypt, also did the same by their secret arts. 12 For each man cast down his staff, and they ...
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Based on Numbers 19:11, was Moses unclean during the splitting of יַם־ס֑וּף Yam-Suf?

In Exodus 13:19, we read that after the Passover : "Moses took Joseph's bones with him" ( וַיִּקַּ֥ח משֶׁ֛ה אֶת־עַצְמ֥וֹת יוֹסֵ֖ף עִמּ֑וֹ ). Did Moshe actually touch the bones of Yosef? In ...
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Is it possible to say where the lampstand was in the tabernacle?

The golden altar of incense was in front of the vail, behind which vail was the ark of the testimony, Exodus 30:6 and Exodus 40:5. As to the lampstand (I prefer not to say 'candlestick' as it was an ...
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Is Exodus 21:20-21 implying that there are situations in which it is legitimate for a person to (mildly) beat up their slave?

Exodus 21:20-21 (ESV): 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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Permanent Statutes in the OT [closed]

I was reading Num 19:10 and it says that the law would be a permanent "statute" (KJV). The man who gathers up the ashes of the heifer must also wash his clothes, and he too will be unclean ...
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Did Pharaoh know about the blood of the lamb that could have saved his firstborn son?

Moses warned Pharaoh about the killing of his firstborn son in Exodus 11: 4 So Moses said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. 5Every firstborn son in Egypt will ...
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Is Jesus against or in favor of the law of retaliation (“eye for eye, tooth for tooth”)?

The law of retaliation can be found in Exodus 21:22-25 (ESV): 22 “When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall ...
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About Exodus 20:3-5

Could someone please explain Exodus 20:3-5 and how are they related? 3 You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 You shall not make for yourself a carved image - any likeness of anything that is in ...
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Exodus Population to Numbers Census?

I have a bit of a complicated question about the population of the Israelites at the time of the Exodus and then at the time of the first census. J.W. Wenham (see here https://legacy.tyndalehouse.com/...
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What about witholding information?

In Joshua 2:5 (NASB) we read of Rahab witholding information It came about, when it was time to shut the gate at dark, that the men went out; I do not know where the men went. This is a very ...
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Was Moses a priest as suggested in Psalms 99:6?

Psalms 99:6 NIV Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel was among those who called on his name; they called on the Lord and he answered them. According to the law priests were consecrated and ...
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Are there Hebrew linguistic connections between the images of the Flood’s Ark and Moses’s Ark

I previously asked a similar question in this site, about connections between the imagery in the Creation and the Flood stories in Genesis. Now I would like to know if anyone who can access the ...
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Could the radiance in Moses face be linked to the golden calf incident and the second set of tablets?

Moses had gone up the mountain several times prior to the golden calf incident and the giving of the new set of tablets without any mention of his face being radiant. Exodus 19:3,7 NIV 3 Then Moses ...
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What is the meaning behind Psalm 114:2

Psalm 114 is recited by Jews at Passover, commemorating the departure of God's people from Egypt. This year (2021) it falls on the evening of Sunday 28 March. Verse 1 recalls God's great redemptive ...
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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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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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