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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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Did Balaam actually curse the Israelites as alluded in Deuteronomy 23;5?

Deuteronomy 23:5 NASB 5 But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you. 6 You shall not ...
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Did God resurrect Moses?

We are initial told that when Moses died God buried him and no one knows his burial place Deuteronomy 34:5-6 NASB 5 So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to ...
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Were the Israelites affected by the first three plagues in Egypt?

In the fourth plague: the "swarms of flies", the Bible says: "And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that ...
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What was the significance of the daily decrease of the number of bulls offered during Tabernacles in Numbers 29:12-32?

During the feast of Tabernacles there seems to be a gradual decrease of the number of bulls offered from the first day to the last.What is of note is that only the bulls offered decrees in number ...
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Was Moses saying righteousness could be attained by careful observation of the law in Deuteronomy 6:25?

Deuteronomy 6:25 NASB 25 It will be righteousness for us if we [a]are careful to observe all this commandment before the Lord our God, just as He commanded us. Was Moses saying that if children of ...
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Background on Joshua 5:10-11

Why were there no celebrations of the Passover while Israel wandered for 40 years in the wilderness?
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Was it the fathers or sons of the rebels who were being addressed by Moses in Deuteronomy 11:1-7?

When they came into the wilderness of Arabah Moses addresses the descendants of the rebels.Most of the things he makes reference to were actually seen and experienced by the rebels rather than their ...
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Was the instruction to build the ark given after the destruction of the two tablets of stone as alluded in Deuteronomy 10:1-2?

Deuteronomy 10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Tablets Rewritten Deutoronomy 10:1-2 NASB 10 “At that time the Lord said to me, ‘Cut out for yourself two tablets of stone like the former ...
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Why does Hebrews 9:19 say the tabernacle was sprinkled with blood?

It is said after the people had made a covenant with God,Moses took the blood and sprinkled the book of the covenant,the people,as well as the tabernacle. Hebrews 9:19 NASB 19 For when every ...
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Why do some translators include the phrase 'this shall be/seen' in Exodus 16:8?

Most translators seem to add some different phrases in this text which somehow was never in the Hebrew text. וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, בְּתֵת יְהוָה לָכֶם בָּעֶרֶב בָּשָׂר לֶאֱכֹל וְלֶחֶם בַּבֹּקֶר ...
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What kind of oil did Jacob use to anoint the pillar in Genesis 28:18?

When Jacob runs away from his brother he comes to Luz where he has an encounter with God at night.In the morning he takes oil and consecrates the stone he had used as a pillow. Genesis 28:18 NASB ...
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Why was the war against Midian carried out at a much later date?

Can somebody explain the time gap between Numbers 25, which goes into detail about how the Moabite/Midianite coalition enticed the Israelites into sinning, resulting in about 24,000 deaths and ...
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In Numbers 30 did the vow of a married woman stand without the knowledge of the husband?

Numbers 30 describes the law of the vows which are taken by both married and unmarried woman.The law describes how a father or husband are able to nullify a vow taken by either a daughter or wife....
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Why was the punishment of refusal to enter Canaan seemingly more severe than that of the golden calf?

After having heard an adverse report from the ten spies all the fighting men of Israel refused to enter Canaan and possess it.God condenmed all these men to death in a period of forty years. Numbers ...
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Who are 'them' in Numbers 20:13?

After the sons of Israel had contended against God concerning water,and Moses had not followed instructions it is said God proved himself holy among them Numbers 20:13 NASB ” 13 Those were the ...
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Why J.C said “your law” about Moses to the pharisees ? Jn 8:17

The question is on the your of your law.
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How does Moses opt to use הָ֣אֱלֹהִ֔ים for judges in Exodus 21:6?

Exodus 21:6 KJV 6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall ...
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Is Deuteronomy 33:8-11 an allusion to Exodus 32:25-27?

Deuteronomy 33:8-11 NASB 8 Of Levi he said,“Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to [h]Your godly man, Whom You proved at Massah, With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah; 9 Who ...
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Was Levi the instigator of the Massah and Meribah rebellion?

When the Israelites come to the land of Moab Moses blesses all the tribes but he seems to place the blame for the Massah and Meribah rebellion on Levi only. Deuteronomy 33:8-11 NASB 8 Of Levi he ...
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Why is the tribe of Simeon missing from Deuteronomy 33:1-29?

When Moses is about to die he blesses all the tribes except the tribe of Simeon which is somehow left out Deuteronomy 33:1-29 NASB 7 And this regarding Judah; so he said, “May Reuben live and ...
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Did the Israelites appoint a leader to take them back to slavery as alluded in Nehemiah 9:17?

Nehemiah 9:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 17 “They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them; So they became stubborn and ...
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Why does Deuteronomy 29:5-6 say they ate no bread for forty years?

Deuteronomy 29:5-6 NASB 5 I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot. 6 You have not eaten bread, nor have ...
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Was it Joshua or Levites who were to recite the blessings and curses?

When they were about to cross the Jordan Moses instructs the Israelites that the Levites shall recite to the people the blessings and the curses at mount Gerizim and Ebal respectively Deuteronomy 27:...
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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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Bricks without straw

In Exodus 5:11, Pharaoh tells Moses that the Israelites will now have to gather their own straw to make bricks. So who was gathering the straw before? In other words, whose time was worth less than ...
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Were the waters parted instantly?

On the one hand we have the Exodus 14 account that reads “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the ...
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Does the KJV mistranslate Exodus 4:20?

Exodus 4:20 KJV 20 And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. Is "sons" plural a ...
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Does לַגֵּ֨ר refer to a proselyte in Deuteronomy 14:21?

דברים 14:21 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex לֹ֣א תֹאכְל֣וּ כָל־נְ֠בֵלָה לַגֵּ֨ר אֲשֶׁר־בִּשְׁעָרֶ֜יךָ תִּתְּנֶ֣נָּה וַאֲכָלָ֗הּ אֹ֤ו מָכֹר֙ לְנָכְרִ֔י כִּ֣י עַ֤ם קָדֹושׁ֙ אַתָּ֔ה לַיהוָ֖ה ...
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What does it mean to offer the tithe to the dead in Deuteronomy 26:14?

Deuteronomy 26 NASB 14 I have not eaten of it [h]while mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean, nor offered any of it to the dead. I have listened to the voice of the Lord my God;...
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In a calling narrative, is the initial demurring to be viewed positively?

The calling narratives of Moses and Gideon both follow a similar pattern that involves the called person initially demurring to the calling. In Exodus 3:10-11 we read: "So now, go. I am sending you ...
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In Deut 32:27 how would the adversaries misjudge?

Deuteronomy 32:25-27 25‘Outside the sword will bereave, And inside terror— Both young man and virgin, The nursling with the man of gray hair. 26 ‘I would have said, “I will cut them to pieces, ...
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How does the author of Acts say Moses was a man of power in words and deeds in Acts 7:22?

Acts 7 [22]Moses was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds. But when had been called upon to go to Egypt to proclaim God's message Moses ...
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Why does the KJV use the term 'observer of times' in Deuteronomy 18:10?

Deuteronomy 18:10 KJV 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, ...
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Were the golden bells intended for Aaron or the people in Exodus 28:33-35?

Exodus 34 NASB 33 You shall make on its hem pomegranates of blue and purple and scarlet material, all around on its hem, and bells of gold between them all around: 34 a golden bell and a ...
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Why does God instruct Moses to tell Pharaoh that they are going into the wilderness for three days in Exodus 3:18?

Exodus 3:18 NASB 18 They will [l]pay heed to what you say; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt and you will say to him, ‘The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with ...
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How did Zipporah know that circumcision was the cause of the death threat in Exodus 4:25?

Exodus 4:24-25 NASB [24]Now it came about at the lodging place on the way that the Lord met him and sought to put him to death. [25]Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and ...
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Was it Moses or Aaron who performed the signs in front of the Israelites in Exodus 4:30?

Exodus 4:29-30 [29]Then Moses and Aaron went and assembled all the elders of the sons of Israel; [30]and Aaron spoke all the words which the Lord had spoken to Moses. He then performed the signs in ...
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Was blood sprinkled on the door posts of neighbours who had also partaken of the lamb in Exodus 12:4-13?

Exodus 12:4,7,13 NASB [4]Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what ...
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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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Would Moses have taken the land of Sihon if he had not resisted in Deutoronomy 2:26-30? [closed]

God actually tells Moses to attack Sihon and take his land Deutoronomy 2:24 NKJV 24 “ ‘Rise, take your journey, and cross over the River Arnon. Look, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite,...
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How does Acts 15:21 link to Acts 15:20?

Acts 15:19-21 (NIV) “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God. Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food ...
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Whom did the congregation want to stone in Numbers 14:10?

After having refused to enter the promised land it is said the congregation grumbled against Moses and Aaron. Then Joshua and Caleb who had also spied out the land admonished the congregation as well ...
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Had Moses resurrected already in the holy mountain? [closed]

Luke 9:30 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. Moses died long time ago. Had Moses resurrected already in the holy mountain? Because he was talking with ...
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Did the Jews eventually emulate the ritual of cutting themselves during mourning for the dead in Jeremiah 16:5-6?

Moses had initial warned the Jewish people about cutting themselves when mourning for the dead. KJV Leviticus 19 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks ...
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Could Moses's instructions have indirectly lead to the bad report of the ten spies in Numbers 13:17-20?

Numbers 13:17-20 NASB 17 When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he said to them, “Go up [b]there into the [c]Negev; then go up into the hill country. 18 See what the land is like, and ...
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Did Balaam counsel the midianites in the incident of Baal of Peor as alluded to in Numbers 31?

After men of Israel had committed halotry with the Moabite and Midianite women Moses seems to blame Balaam for this wayward behaviour Numbers 31:14-18 NASB [14]Moses was angry with the officers ...
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Was it only the cases involving a death sentence that required two or three witnesses in Numbers 35 and deutoronomy 17?

Numbers 35 NASB [30]'If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness. Deuteronomy 17:...
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In Deutoronomy 21 was atonement made for the city closest to the murder or the whole Israel nation?

After a man is found murdered the elders of the closest city to where the body was found are said to be the one that made atonement Deuteronomy 21 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Expiation of a ...
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What was the significance of witnesses being the first to act against the offender in Deutoronomy 17:7?

Deuteronomy 17:6-7 [6]On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness. [7]The hand of the ...
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Is the foreigner/ Gentile absolved from the law pertaining to 'unclean animals' in Deutoronomy 14:21?

Deuteronomy 14 NASB [21]"You shall not eat anything which dies of itself. You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a ...