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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 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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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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