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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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Is Numbers 12:3 an interpolation?

Numbers 12:1-5 NIV (1) Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. (2) “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he ...
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How does Hebrews 12:21 quote Deutoronomy 9:19?

In the NKJV there are footnotes which indicate that Hebrews 12:21 is a quote from Deutoronomy 9:19 but there seem to be some differences there. Hebrews 12:18-21 NKJV. 18 For you have not come [g]...
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Did Moses have horns according to Exodus 34?

(Exodus 34:30) וירא אהרן וכל־בני ישראל את־משה והנה קרן עור פניו וייראו מגשת אליו׃ (DRB) And Aaron and the children of Israel seeing the face of Moses horned, were afraid to come near. (KJV) ...
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Did Israel attack Sihon before or after they had passed Moab?

In the book of Deuteronomy it seems they attacked Sihon after leaving Moab,since they sent the message to him when they were at Moab. Deuteronomy 2:29 NASB 29 as the sons of Esau did for us in ...
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Did Moses disregard God's command to bring the elders to meet Pharaoh in Exodus 3:18?

Exodus 3:18 KJV 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met ...
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Why did Korah's conspirators suffer heavier casualties than him in Numbers 16?

When Korah rebelled against Moses & Aaron he brought along Dathan & Abiram but when the judgement was executed it seems his conspirators suffered heavier casualities than him.Its clear in the ...
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Did Zimri deliberately bring Cozbi into the Israeli camp in Numbers 25?

Numbers 25:1,4-5 NASB [1]While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab. [4]The Lord said to Moses, "Take all the leaders of the people and ...
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Did Phinehas stay outside the camp after killing Zimri & Cozbi in Numbers 25?

Numbers 25:7 KJV 7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; 8 And he went after the man ...
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Did the wife of Korah die in the rebellion in Numbers 16?

We are told that Datham & Abiram died together with their wives & sons during the rebellion including Korah. Numbers 16:23-27 (KJV) 27 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, ...
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Who gave the charge to Joshua during his inauguration in Deutoronomy 31:22-23?

Moses is told to bring Joshua so that God will inaugurate him to take over from Moses. Deutoronomy 31:14 NKJV 14 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, the days approach when you must die; call ...
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Who are said to come up to the mountain in Exodus 19:13?

Exodus 19:13 (NASB) 13 No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or [a]shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they shall come ...
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Did the custom of mourning change in 2 Samuel 15:30?

According to the Jewish law one was obliged to uncover his head during mourning Leviticus 10:6 (KJV) 6 And Moses said unto Aaron, and unto Eleazar and unto Ithamar, his sons, Uncover not your ...
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How many rods did Moses take into the tabernacle in Numbers 17?

Numbers 17:2-6 (KJV) 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers ...
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Why didn't God punish the moabites in the incident of Baal of Peor?

All texts from NKJV Numbers 22:2 2 Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. 3 And Moab was exceedingly afraid of the people because they were many, and Moab was ...
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The “but” in John 1:17

Why do many people paraphrase John 1:17 like "the law was from Moses but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ"? There is no "but" in Greek, at least not in NA28. Is it some kind of bias? For me there ...
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How was Aaron able to store the manna when the ark had not yet been erected?

Exodus 16:33-34 (KJV) 33 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations. 34 As the LORD commanded ...
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Are these two different groups that are being referred to in Numbers 14:22-23?

Numbers 14:22-23 (KJV) 22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not ...
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Does Deuteronomy distinguish laws written in books from those written in stone?

In Exodus and later in Deuteronomy, Moses brings down tables of stone from the mountain with what is now commonly known as the Ten Commandments, including the one that commands: "You shall not kill....
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Did the Lord pardon the iniquity of the rebellion in Numbers 14?

Number 14:20-23 (NKJV) 20 Then the LORD said: “I have pardoned, according to your word; 21 but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD— 22 because all these men ...
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Why is Caleb singled out for praise in Numbers 14:24?

Numbers 14 [24]But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it. ...
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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 ...
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Are the seventy elders mentioned in Exodus 24 the same as the ones mentioned in Numbers 11?

When Moses goes up the mountain to meet the Lord he is instructed to bring along seventy elders. Exodus 24:1 (KJV) 1 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and ...
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Who is speaking to Moses in Exodus 24:1?

Exodus 24: (KJV) 1 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. 2 And Moses alone shall come ...
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Has God ordained the divorce decree? [closed]

How did Jesus explain divorce with respect to Moses permitting it versus God's Law?
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Did Moses beseech God twice?

Exodus 32:11-13 (A) And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and ...
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Where did the water come from for the magicians to perform like Moses in Exodus 7:22?

We are told that Moses turned all the water in Egypt into blood Exodus 7:19 (NKJV) 19 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and stretch out your hand over the waters of ...
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Exo 32:20: Was it part of a Mosaic atonement ritual to drink water mixed with the ashes of the golden calf?

In Deuteronomy 9:21, Moses said " I took your sin, the calf you had made" By saying this, Moses indicates that the calf is sin objectified. Exodus 32:20 (NKJV) Then he took the calf which ...
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In what significant ways would the Prophet that was to come be similar to Moses? Deut 18:15

Deuteronomy 18:15 (NKJV) " The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear 1) According to this passage, in what ways was ...
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Did God forbid Moses from entering the Promised Land because of the concession he made concerning divorce and remarriage?

Jesus tells us that it was not God's will that there might be divorce and remarriage (as it's still the case to day)... Moses was the one that brought it in as a concession due to the hardness of men'...
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Of what relevance is the “song of the well” in the broader scriptural narrative (Numbers 21:17-18)

Songs are of prophetic significance through out the Bible e.g Song of Moses (Ps 90) Song of Miriam (Exo 15) Song of Deborah (Judg 5) Song of Hannah (1-Sam 2) Song of the Lamb (Rev 15:3) But I don't ...
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Why did Moses use the hebrew word “Miqveh”(meaning hope) to describe the gathering together of the waters in Genesis 1:10

The word Miqveh in Hebrew means hope. H4723 Original: מּקוא מקוה מקוה o Transliteration: miqveh miqvêh miqvê' Phonetic: mik-veh' BDB Definition: hope ground of hope ...
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Did God whisper when he spoke to Moses in Numbers 7:89?

Many a times God's voice is described as thunderous & powerful All texts from NASB Numbers 7 [89]Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking ...
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What exactly was meant by ‘come not at your wives’?

How was this commandment to be understood and why did Moses order it? Exodus 19:15 (KJV) And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at [your] wives. Exodus 19:15 (ESV)...
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How Should “keep” be defined in Acts 15:5

I have a source (author) that says the word "keep" in Acts 15:5 should be defined as "to guard" or "to put a fence around" to which the logic of defining the term as such is based on the context. I ...
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Did God speak with Moses in a more “broken, simplified, or intimate” Hebrew dialect?

No specific Bible verse to quote, but it's something I've heard tossed around before. Can anyone confirm the validity of this claim? It went something along the lines of, "When Moses is writing ...
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What's the difference between אֱלֹהִ֖ים and כֵּֽאלֹהִ֔ים

In Gen. 3:5, the serpent promised the woman that she and her husband would be 'as god' using this word: כֵּֽאלֹהִ֔ים. In Ex. 7:1, God promised Moses that he would be 'a God' to Pharaoh with this ...
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To what dispute is Jude 1:9 referring regarding the body of Moses?

In Jude 1:9 (NIV) it is written: But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord ...
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Baal~Peor worship at Shittim

Numbers 25:1-9 (KJV) And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people ...
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What happened to Moses?

Exodus chapter 27:10- chapter 30:10 the Torah portion of T'zaveh, omits the mention of Moses in it's entirety. It is the only Torah portion to do so from the time of Moses birth to the very end of ...
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Why did Moses and Joshua order that pregnant women be killed? [duplicate]

In the wars fought by mosses and Joshua , whole people in the cities were killed by them. The fact is, by killing pregnant ladies the innocent foetus also killed? Why? That is since the foetus is not ...
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Laws About Slavery In Exodus

Does Exodus 21:2-11 imply that God is instituting slavery? Here's the text below: 2 “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, ...
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How did Moses already know the law in Exodus 18:16?

The verse records as such: Exodus 18:16 (ESV) when they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person and another, and I make them know the statutes of God and his laws.” What I'...
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THE burning bush: why the definite article?

In the Hebrew, the first time the burning bush appears it has an article. Literally this is translated by "the bush" (as in Young's Literal Translation). However, most common translations translate ...
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How could Moses have written the first five books of the Bible?

Deuteronomy 34:5 says Moses died, but the book then continues for several more verses. NASB, Deuteronomy 34:5 - So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the ...
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Why is Moses referred to in the third person in Pentateuch, according to conservative commentators?

Since Moses is regarded as the author of the Pentateuch, it seems odd that he is so often referred to in the third person, which naturally gives the impression that Moses is not narrating. This ...
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How do we know that the 'land' in Gen 15:13 is Egypt?

Genesis 15:13 (KJV) 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; ...
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Why is the genealogy of Moses placed in the middle of his life story?

The placement of the genealogy of Moses and Aaron, beginning at Exodus 6:14, appears to be a bit odd at first glance. One might expect it to be placed at Moses' birth or maybe his death, but instead ...
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What does it means to have “uncircumcised lips”?

Twice in Exodus Moses declares that he has "uncircumcised lips." But Moses said to the LORD, “Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of ...
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In Exodus 2-4 who was Moses' father-in-law?

In re-reading through Exodus I came across 2 people that are called Moses' father-in-law Exodus 2:18-21 states it is Reuel: 2:18 So when they came home to their father Reuel... 2:21 Moses agreed ...
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Is Hebrews 12:25 an allusion to the Judgement pronounced by Noah, or by Moses/Yahweh at Sinai?

Is the statement, "warned them on earth" (v25) an allusion to the judgement pronounced by Noah, or by Moses and Yahweh at Sinai? See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those ...