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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Whose rod is used to wrongly strike the rock in Numbers 20?

Num 20:8-9  "Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out ...
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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 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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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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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 “book of the wars” mentioned in Numbers 21:14?

Numbers 21:14 (NKJV) 14 Therefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD: “Waheb in Suphah, The brooks of the Arnon, Could the book of wars be the one Moses wrote & recited to Joshua ...
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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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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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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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Which are the other tests/complaints mentioned in Numbers 14:22?

Numbers 14:22 Surely all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice, ...
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Did Moses have a second wife?

In Numbers 12: Miriam and Aaron complained about Moses marrying a Cushite woman Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married (for he had married a ...
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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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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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Did the Hebrews spend time in Egypt for 400 or 430 years?

I know this seems like an old question but here's the contradiction I'm struggling with: 400 years "Then the LORD said to Abram, "Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a ...
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What does “Jealous” mean in Exodus 34:14?

Most translations seem to agree that "Jealous" is the best translation for this passage. For example: Exodus 34:14 (NASB) —for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is ...
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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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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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Was there something significant to the Israelites about the third miracle in Exodus 4:8?

God sends Moses to the Israelites to tell them that he is about to redeem them but Moses makes it clear that they might not believe him.Having perfomed the first two miracles it seems Moses goes on to ...
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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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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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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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Exodus 33:11 Did Moses See God?

Someone here has said that Moses saw God face to face. Well lets be technical here. The text actually says that : Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face - NASB It does not mention ...
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Was there rain and thunder when they crossed the Red Sea as alluded in Psalms 77:15-20?

This Psalm seems to point out that there was rain and thunderstorm during the night they crossed the Red sea Psalms 77:15-20 NASB 15You have by Your [j]power redeemed Your people, The sons of ...
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Is Jesus' “I am” statement in John 8:58 equivalent to God's “I am” statement in Exodus 3:14?

Is Jesus' "I am" statement in John 8:58 equivalent to God's "I am" in Exodus 3:14? What is the meaning of "I am" in John 8:58 and what is the meaning of "I am" in Exodus 3:14?
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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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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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Was Israel to be without heating or an ability to cook food on sabbath? (Exodus 35:2-3)

Ex. 35:2-3   “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, ba sabbath of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. “You shall ...
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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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“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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