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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 does Hebrews 11:27 say Moses was not afraid?

Hebrews 11:27 ESV By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. But in the original narrative the author clearly states that ...
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Fortieth year reckoned from which event in Deuteronomy 1;3?

KJV Deuteronomy 1 : 3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD ...
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Why a double not a four/fivefold restitution in Exodus 22:1 and 4?

KJV Exodus 22 : 4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. But earlier on in the text it was said that the thief reimburse the ...
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What was the penalty for failure to observe(Pe'ah) the law of gleaning?

Several times the Israelites are cautioned to observe the law of gleaning which seemingly was a legally enforced entitlement of the poor. Leviticus 19:9-10 NASB ‘Now when you reap the harvest of your ...
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In Deut 32:44, Moses refers to Joshua as “Hoshea” in many translations. If all the 1st gen Israelites are dead, why the old name reference?

In many translations, Deut 32:44, Moses refers to Joshua as Hoshea son of Nun (in translations such as GNV, KJV, ASV, EHV, OJB, CJB). Some translations (ie: NKJV, ESV, CSB, HCSB) have Moses saying ...
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Does Deuteronomy 34:10-12 give criteria for determining whether a person is "like Moses" or not?

10 Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 who did all those signs and wonders the Lord sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials ...
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Does Deuteronomy 7:7-8 imply that God only loved Israel and not the surrounding nations?

Deuteronomy 7:7-8 NASB The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the Lord loved ...
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Why did death reign from Adam to Moses?

Rom. 5:14 says: Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. In what way ...
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Why would Moses have to take a census of all Israelites over 20, if those are the ones never going to make it into Canaan?

Deuteronomy tells us, that from those who started out in Egypt only Joshua and Caleb made it into the promised land. Why are those over 20 counted, who are going to die in the desert anyway? Thanks!
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How did Moses remember the instructions for the tabernacle and priestly vestments?

Obviously God gave very detailed instructions to Moses about how to build the tabernacle and the garments of the priests. How did Moses remember all of these details? Did he write them down like after ...
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In Leviticus 12, why does a woman remain unclean longer if she gives birth to a daughter than if she gives birth to a son?

To modern readers, what the Lord instructed Moses regarding women in Leviticus 12 is frequently puzzling, if not outright misogynistic. Leviticus 12:1-5 ESV The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak ...
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Did the cloud cover Moses or the mountain for six days in Exodus 24:16?

Exodus 24:16 NASB 16 The glory of the Lord [o]settled on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud. Moses is said to ...
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Seven times with each item or combined in Leviticus 14:51?

In the cleansing of a house that had leprosy it is said two birds were brought and one slain.Four items namely Hyssop,Cedar,Scarlet and the bird are to be dipped into the blood of the slain bird and ...
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How many times was the owner of the bull that gores warned before punishment in Exodus 21:28-29?

Exodus 21:28-29 NIV “If a bull gores a man or woman to death, the bull is to be stoned to death, and its meat must not be eaten. But the owner of the bull will not be held responsible. 29 If, however,...
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Why does a woman become unclean after many days of her discharge in Leviticus 15:25?

A woman with a discharge of blood besides her monthly period is said to become unclean after a number of days of her flow Leviticus 15:25 NIV “‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at ...
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Hebrews 11:23 “By faith Moses, when he was born”?

Let’s lay out the context: “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.” ‭‭...
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When Jesus talks about the writings of Moses, which texts does he mean?

We read: For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?” John 5:46-47 Q: Is there any way to ...
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Where did Moses give the warning that is mentioned in Leviticus 10:3?

Leviticus 10:1-2 NLT Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu put coals of fire in their incense burners and sprinkled incense over them. In this way, they disobeyed the Lord by burning before him the wrong kind ...
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Was the sanctuary not defiled in Leviticus 10:2?

Two sons of Aaron die inside the sanctuary after offering an unholy fire Leviticus 10:2 NASB And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. There ...
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Was Aaron a high priest of the natural twelve tribes of Israel only?

After Aaron had been chosen as the High Priest of Israel he is said to have worn a breastpiece with twelve precious stones which represented the natural twelve tribes of Israel Exodus 28:15 “Fashion ...
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Why was the tabernacle dedication in Numbers 7 set up like that?

The dedication process in Numbers 7 is quite interesting, hence why I'm curious about it. How come it was set up in such a way that all the tribe leaders had to give those items beginning in Numbers 7:...
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If God is all knowing, why does he command Moses to call a census?

In chapter on one the book of Numbers, we read that God commands Moses to take a census: “The Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second ...
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Why were there offerings at the end of the Nazirite vow in Numbers 6:13-21?

These set of verses record a ritual for ending a person's Nazirite vow: 13 ‘Now this is the law of the Nazirite: When the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the ...
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Did Israel ever become a kingdom of priests (Exodus 19:6)? If so, how were they so?

Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine; 6 and you shall be to me a kingdom of priests ...
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Why does Deut. 5:5 have "you ... did not go up the mountain," as if all of Israel was supposed to have climbed the mountain?

—I stood between the LORD and you at that time to convey the LORD‘s words to you, for you were afraid of the fire and did not [וְלֹֽא־] go up [עֲלִיתֶ֥ם Qal perfect 2nd person masculine plural of עלה -...
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Does “before there reigned any king over the children of Israel” (Gen 36:31) not show evidence of being written after the start of Israel’s monarchy?

The remark that Edom had kings "before there reigned any king over the children of Israel" (Genesis 36:31) might be used by critics to suggest that the author knew of kings presently in ...
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(John 7:22) Why the confusion with Moses and Abraham?

As I'm looking at John 7:22, I see: Moses gave you circumcision (it is, of course, not from Moses, but from the patriarchs), and you circumcise a man on the sabbath. (NRSV) It seems like the ...
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How does the ESV translate הָעֹבֵר Iin Exodus 30:14?

יד כֹּל, הָעֹבֵר עַל-הַפְּקֻדִים, מִבֶּן עֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה, וָמָעְלָה--יִתֵּן, תְּרוּמַת יְהוָה Exodus 30:14 ESV Everyone who is numbered in the census, from twenty years old and upward, shall give ...
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How did they burn the remains of the paschal lamb in the morning in Exodus 12:10?

Exodus 12:10 NASB 10 And you shall not leave any of it over until morning, but whatever is left of it until morning, you shall completely burn with fire. The next morning would be the first day of ...
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Was the three day journey mentioned in Numbers 10:33 the three day journey mentioned by Moses in Exodus?

Was the three days journey in Numbers 10:33 the three-day journey to which Moses referred? The words used in Numbers (three days journey) are the very words used by Moses in the Exodus passages when ...
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What did Moses mean when he told Pharoah he wanted to go a three days journey into the Wilderness? [duplicate]

In Exodus 3:18; 5:1-3; 8:27 Moses tells Pharoah he wants to travel three days into the wilderness to sacrifice unto Jehovah. EXODUS 3: 17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of ...
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Does the text of Exodus have anything that indicates that the Ten Commandments were all that God intended to write on stone?

Based upon Exodus 20, God spoke directly to the children of Israel. He provided ten commandments. Being frightened of the theatrics of God, Israel removed themselves and told Moses to speak to God ...
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Which fathers is Moses referring to in Deuteronomy 5:3?

KJV Deuteronomy 5 : 3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day. In the above text its not clear which fathers Moses was referring ...
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Contradiction between Ex 4:10 & Acts 7:22? [duplicate]

Is there a contradiction between Ex 4:10 & Acts 7:22? Ex 4:10 - “Please, Lord,” Moses replied, “I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since You have spoken to Your servant, for I am ...
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Were all debts released in Deuteronomy 15:2?

KJV Deuteronomy 15 : 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because ...
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Why was the camp of the Israelites not defiled by the bones of Joseph?

Joseph had told the Israelites to carry his bones from Egypt to Canaan Genesis 50:25 NIV :And Joseph made the Israelites swear an oath and said, “God will surely come to your aid, and then you must ...
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Is incest father-daughter incest permissible? Leviticus doesn't seem to prohibit this occurrence [duplicate]

I have seen the other question that has been asked concerning this matter, which is similar to my own(this) question. But I will still submit this question because I wish to be given rather straight-...
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Is Deuteronomy 23:23 a free will offering?

KJV Deuteronomy 23 : 23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy ...
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Israelite naming conventions per Numbers 1:15

I came across this person's name while I was studying Numbers 1:15 and found it so odd they were named as such: "...from Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.” Per Strong's concordance, Ahira means &...
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Need help clarifying Leviticus 27:22

Leviticus 27:22 reads: And if a man dedicates to the Lord a field which he has bought, which is not the field of his possession... How can a field which a person bought not be their possession, as ...
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Why is the wording of Deut. 5:12–16, 21 different from Exodus 20:8–12, 17?

Why is the wording of Deut. 5:12–16, 21 different from Exodus 20:8–12, 17? Given the fact that the wording for the fourth and tenth commandments differs in Deuteronomy, how shall we explain this if ...
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Are the accounts of the Sinai revelation in Exodus and Deuteronomy inconsistent?

Deuteronomy says the Israelites heard Yahweh. Exodus implies (I think strongly, in two different ways) that they didn't. Deut 4:12 ([NASB][8]) Then the Lord spoke to you [the Israelites] from the ...
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How do you compute the selling prices in Leviticus 25:14-16?

I'm studying the Jubilee year and came across these verses that confuse me regarding sale prices during that period: "And if you sell anything to your neighbor or buy from your neighbor’s hand, ...
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Why was Miriam not mourned like Moses and Aaron in Numbers 20:1?

When Miriam dies we are not of Israel mourning for her and the period of mourning. We are just told that she died and was buried there. KJV Numbers 20 : 1 1 Then came the children of Israel, even the ...
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Whose idea was it to send messengers to Sihon in Deuteronomy 2:26?

God had instructed Moses to rise and start possessing the land of Sihon by contending with him in battle Deuteronomy 2:24 NASB 24 ‘Arise, set out, and pass through the [p]Valley of Arnon. Look! I ...
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How do you reconcile Exodus 27:21 and Leviticus 24:3?

These verses say: "In the tabernacle of meeting, outside the veil which is before the Testimony, Aaron and his sons shall tend it from evening until morning before the Lord. It shall be a ...
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How did Moses see the reproach of Christ, according to Hebrew 11:26?

“considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:26‬ ‭ In order that Moses COULD consider and place in the balance his ...
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Why couldn't newborn animals be offered with their parents?

According to Leviticus 22:28: Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill both her and her young on the same day. Why couldn't animals be offered together with their parents on the same day?
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How come newborn animals could only be sacrificed on the eighth day?

According to Leviticus 22:27, this was the rule for offering newborn animals: “When a bull or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall be seven days with its mother; and from the eighth day and thereafter ...
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Why did God tell Moses to scout the land whether it was good or bad in Numbers 13:19?

In Numbers 13 we are told that God had instructed Moses to sent spies to scout the land.One of the instructions was to check whether the land was good or bad. Numbers 13:2,13 ESV The Lord spoke to ...
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