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Leader and prophet of Israel from the exodus from Egypt to their entry into the promised land. Considered by Judaism to be the greatest of the prophets.

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How to understand Numbers 18:12 in light of Leviticus 10:8?

Leviticus 10;9 KJV Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your ...
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What did Moses mean when he said that he was Yahweh (LORD) at Deuteronomy 29:6

What did Moses mean when he said that he was Yahweh (LORD) at Deuteronomy 29:6. Deuteronomy 29:6 Holman Christian Standard Bible you did not eat bread or drink wine or beer—so that you might know ...
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How did Aaron come out to meet Moses in the wilderness?

I've wondered this for a number of years, and have never heard or read an explanation for it. In Exodus 4, Moses is asking God to choose somebody else to send His message to Pharoah. Then in verse 14 ...
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What happened when the spies were sent out to Canaan?

In Deuteronomy 1:22 it says: But all of you came to me and said, ‘Let’s send some men to look at the land first. They can spy out the land and come back and tell us the way we should go and which ...
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Is this the same place referred in these Scriptures? If so, what is its significance?

Exodus 19:20 :- “Then the Lord came down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain. And the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.” Matthew 17:1:- “Now after six days ...
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If Pharaoh's magicians had actually conjured up real snakes, why could they not bring forth simple lice?

Exodus 8:16,17,18,19 16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt. 17 And they did so;...
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Exodus 33 vs Exodus 40

In Exodus 33, Moses could enter the tent of meeting, and subsequently see God's glory. Exodus 33:7-11 7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it at a distance outside the camp. He called it the ...
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Is the rod/staff: Yahweh’s, Moses’ or Aaron’s?

So, in my previous Why did God stop using Aaron and his rod?, RHPclass79 said: A rod, God's rod, Moses' and Aaron's rod are all the same. It is also the rod that budded and was later put in the Arc ...
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Why did God stop using Aaron and his rod? (Exodus 7-8)

From what I can tell, Aaron's rod is only used in three places while in Egypt. First when his rod turned into a serpent. (Exodus 7:8-13 NKJV) Aaron’s Miraculous Rod 8 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and ...
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Moses stayed in the tent outside the camp for how long

Moses pitched the tent outside the camp after the golden calf incident. How long before returning to the mountain with the new tablets? Ex 33:7 - Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it at a ...
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Which prophet talked with God face to face

Jewish understanding of Deut. 18:18 is that the prophet like Moses is Joshua. Deut. 34:10 says to be like Moses means that the prophet would talk with God face to face. Did Joshua talk with God like ...
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What is the difference between a guilt offering and a sin offering?

I’m reading Leviticus and I know that there are 5 types of offerings: Burnt offering. Grain offering. Fellowship offering. Sin offering. Guilt offering. But I’m having problems seeing the difference ...
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Explanation of Sabbath please!

In Genisis YHWH rests on the sabbath grammatically and historically; does the Hebrew term, "sabbath" refer to rest in general, by a deity, or does it refer to rest on a designated day, the ...
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Deut 34: "And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died:" Was this prophetic or just a coincidence?

It seems that Moses died at exactly 120 years old or at least in his 120th year, according to Deut 34:7: And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his ...
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Moses' Emotional Response to Promised Land Exclusion (Num. 20:12)

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: Because you did not have confidence in me, to acknowledge my holiness before the Israelites, therefore you shall not lead this assembly into the land I have given ...
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Where is the location of the "Red Sea" crossing depicted in the events of Exodus? (Exodus 14)

Modern Documentaries There seems to be a rash of video documentaries about finding the location of the Red Sea crossing by the Israelites in the story depicted in the book of Exodus. With the ...
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Why it took so long for Israel to build the Temple and establish the state? [closed]

Israel couldn't build the Temple since exodus from Egypt until the time of Solomon - for about 300 years. Almost as much time it took to establish the kingdom in the promised land. Is there any ...
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How were the women and children protected during the 40 years of wandering in the desert? [closed]

Many years ago, I heard a teaching that stated the women, children, and elderly were placed in the middle of the Exodus and wandering. While the men marched on the outside to protect them in case of ...
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Did the Israelites not violate the Sabbath in Numbers 31:24?

After engaging in a battle with the Midianites Moses instructs the the Israelites to wash their clothes and purify themselves on the seventh day.The Seventh day usually was the Sabbath day which ...
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Why exactly were Aaron and Miriam denied entrance into the "Promised Land" in addition to Moses in Numbers 20:7-12?

Towards the end of the "Wilderness Wanderings", now (all) 40 years after the "Exodus", but before the entrance into the "Promised Land", the sons of Israel contended with ...
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What sect of Judaism was Moses? Did he believe in the afterlife?

Teaching through the Book of Acts, I have talked about the differences between Pharisees and Sadducees regarding their believe in the "afterlife." A student asked which sect of Judaism was ...
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How does the words, "Broken Faith" in Exodus 21:8 relate to Moses's who "broke faith" in Deuteronomy 32:51?

What does it really mean to "Break Faith" as mentioned in the Old Testament? If a man sells his daughter...he has no right to sell her to foreigners, because he has broken faith with her. ...
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What is the meaning of placing a sign on the chest?

A priest wears on his chest a breastplate, and inscribed on it are the precious gemstones of the twelve tribes of Israel. In the visions of John called the book of revelation one wears on his chest ...
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What does Jesus mean by "Moses seat" and why does he tell the people to do as they say?

In Matthew 23:1-3, Jesus tells the people that the scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat and he tells them to do what they say. What does Jesus mean by Moses' seat? And why does he tell the people ...
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Does Deuteronomy 33:19 show that sacrifices were allowed outside of the place of the Tabernacle?

18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents. 19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for ...
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Who Was Jonathan the Grandson of Moses (or Manasseh) in Judges 18:30?

The Book of Judges relates a story of the founding of a northern settlement by the tribe of Dan, in which the Danites conquer a defenseless town and set up an idolatrous shrine there. The priest at ...
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According to the Bible were bibleic Egyptians and Pharaos Iaphetan/Japhetan?

I have consulted the Gen 10 but not sure how the actual people at each particular moment of time would map to that genealogy of Noah sons. Of a particular interest would be to know the provenance of ...
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When did God say that Moses would enter the Promised Land?

We have been told that Moses didn't enter the Promised Land because he struck the rock rather than speak to the rock. But did God ever say that Moses would enter the Promised Land? I find that Moses ...
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Does the Bible condone rape in Deuteronomy 22: 29? [duplicate]

Atheists says the word for "seized" (her) have a violent conotation, since this is the one that is used in scripture, is that true? 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the ...
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Is the Fourth Plague 'Gnats or Wild Animals'? [duplicate]

The Fourth Plague: Gnats Exodus 8:20 And the Lord said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he comes out to the water. Then say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Let My people ...
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How could a peasant like Miriam get so close to speak to royalty in Exodus?

How could Miriam speak to, let alone get close to the Princess in Exodus 2:7? Ex 2:7 - Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the ...
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Discrepancy in Numbers 33:31 and Deuteronomy 10:6

In Deuteronomy 10:6, Moses recounts the journey of Israel as follows: (Now the children of Israel journeyed from the wells of Bene Jaakan to Moserah, where Aaron died, and where he was buried; and ...
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In the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, does listening to Moses and the prophets guarantee a place of comfort after death?

But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the prophets; they must respond to them.' NET Luke 16:29 Thus, the prophets complement Moses for the Jews to save themselves.
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Do the ten commandments cascade from the greatest to the least in Exodus 20:1-17?

In Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21 the commandments are listed in a more or less similar way.Was thinking whether there are listed this way so as to potray a cascading pattern from the greatest ...
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Moses the accuser

In the Gospel of John 5:45, Jesus says: Yet it isn’t I who will accuse you before the Father. Moses will accuse you! Yes, Moses, in whom you put your hopes. If you really believed Moses, you would ...
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Moses' birth story, divine oversight or another trick? Exodus 2

Exodus 2:2-6 relates the story of Moses's birth, placement in the ark by his mother and sister, and subsequent discovery by pharaoh's daughter. This story clearly fits two thematic biblical patterns: ...
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Does Pilate's statement "What is Truth?" in John 18:38 draw a parallel to Pharoah's statement, "Who is the LORD,..." in Exodus 5:2?

John draws parallels and references between Jesus and Moses/Pentateuch to show that Jesus is the Christ. Pharoah rejected what Moses said with "Who is the LORD?" Pilate discounted Jesus' ...
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Does the Hebrew of Deuteronomy 31:2 indicate that Moses’ date of death was exactly the same as his date of birth, 120 years later?

A recent answer to an old question of mine said that Deuteronomy 31:2 showed what is called ‘the integral age of the prophets’. I had never heard of this before, so all I can do is give the link, and ...
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Is There Some Sort Of Health Or Scientific Reason That Explains The Benefit Of Eating Animals With A Divided Hoofs? [closed]

And the Lord spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. 3 ...
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Are the two witnesses the prophet like Moses? [closed]

Heaven must hold this one (Christ) within itself until the times of restoration of all things of which God spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets of old. In fact, Moses said: ‘Jehovah your God ...
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Were the Hebrews slaves also killed by the hail in Exodus 9:19?

KJV Exodus 9:19 Send therefore now, and gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the field; for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not be brought home, the hail ...
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What is Heb 11:27 telling us about Moses 'seeing'?

Moses, depending on the translation offered, saw the invisible God. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he persevered, as though seeing Him who is unseen. Heb 11:27 NASB ...
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Why did God still allow water to flow from the rock in Numbers 20 even though Moses directly disobeyed The LORD's command?

Note that I am not asking why Moses was punished, but rather why GOD still allowed water to flow from the rock even though Moses disobeyed In Exodus 17, God commands Moses: 5 'Go on before the people,...
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Gen 9:4 - Why can't we eat the life?

What is the reasoning behind the prohibition from eating the lifeblood of an animal? It isn't until Moses that purposing of the blood for atonement is provided as some additional reasoning behind the ...
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What are the arguments for and against adding an 'as' in Exodus 4:16's "Moses shall be (as) God to Aaron"?

Exodus 4:16 is typically translated as something like "Moreover, he shall speak for you to the people; and he will be as a mouth for you and you will be as God to him." (NASB 1995) Yet, ...
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Do prophets sin? Genesis 27, Numbers 20, Jonah [closed]

Jacob Jacob is a prophet in both Christian and Jewish traditions. Among his prophetic activities were his dream of the ladder in Gen. 28:13 and the blessings he gave to his sons on his deathbed in Gen....
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Why did God prohibit wearing of garments of different materials in Leviticus 19:19?

Leviticus 19:19 ESV You shall keep my statutes. You shall not let your cattle breed with a different kind. You shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor shall you wear a garment of cloth ...
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Why the emphasis of unblemished offerings only in Numbers 28:31 [closed]

After reminding Israel of the offerings they had to do on a daily, monthly, and annual basis in Numbers 28, it's only in verse 31 that the author mentions the quality of offerings needed: "Be ...
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Did Moses fear the Angel of God in Exodus 23?

Initially, God had promised Moses that an angel will lead the Israelites and that the Angel will not forgive any trespass Exodus 23:20-21 NLT Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the ...
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When did the spies return from the promised land? (Numbers 13) Could this be the origin of the Feast of Tabernacles? (Lev. 23)

In an article, The Vine & Wine at JewishExpert.com, there is an observation about recently discovered Ugaritic wine rituals found in a library at the home of the high priest. According to the ...
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