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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 did the Levites lay their hands on the bulls in Numbers 8:12?

We are told that all the Levites were to lay their hands on the two bulls for their atonement and in a recent census the Levites numbered around 22 000 Numbers 8:12 NASB 12 Now the Levites shall ...
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Why did the Israelites leave in battle ranks in Exodus 13:18?

Exodus 13:18 says: "So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea. And the children of Israel went up in orderly ranks out of the land of Egypt." The Hebrew term for ...
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When God said remember in Exodus 20:8 was he referring to Genesis 2:2 or Exodus 16:23?

Exodus 20:8 NASB 8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, God had made reference to the rest on the seventh day earlier on during creation ...
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Who were the mixed multitude in Exodus 12:38?

It says in Exodus 12:38: "A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds—a great deal of livestock." Do any Scriptural or other sources say what this mixed multitude was composed ...
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What exactly did Moses do wrong at Meribah?

We read that God commanded Moses to speak to the rock at Meribah so that water could flow out of it. Instead, Moses struck the rock with his staff: Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly ...
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What is the real significance of the resurrection/reappearance of Jesus?

If flesh and blood cannot get to heaven, then what is the real significance of the resurrection/reappearance of Jesus? And how is that different from the reappearance of Moses and Elijah at the mount ...
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Did Jesus challenge the Principles and Teachings of King Solomon and those of the Prophets before him? [closed]

During Jesus's epoch,the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem followed mainly the Principles of the Book of Torah(Laws of Moses) and other Prophets that came after him.During that period,Caiaphas,a High Priest ...
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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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Were the 10 plagues really sent as a counter to the Egyptian gods?

In Exodus 7:14-12:51, God sends 10 plagues to Egypt. Some resources I've found online say that these plagues were jabs at the ineffectiveness of the Egyptian gods. Basically, it was a contest of ...
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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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What was the reason Pharaoh went out to the river?

Exodus 8:20 reads, "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 go, that they ...
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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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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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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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Did Moses call himself the “most humble man on the planet”?

Tradition holds that Moses wrote the first five books of the bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). Though some believe it was a series of authors. If we stick to tradition, is ...
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Why was it important to mention Moses' & Aaron's age in Exodus 7:7?

In Exodus 7:7, the author mentions the ages of Moses & Aaron when they spoke to Pharaoh: And Moses was eighty years old and Aaron eighty-three years old when they spoke to Pharaoh. Why was ...
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Did Moses write Psalm 90?

Psalm 90 begins (ESV): A prayer of Moses, the man of God. Translations seem mostly to agree about this, although I’m not sure if that’s the only way to translate it.* This has traditionally been ...
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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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How to understand the borders of Israel in `Numbers 34`

In the Book of Numbers, Chapter 34, the borders of Israel's inheritance, the land of Canaan, are described. I'm a bit confused about these descriptions. For instance, in verse 8 the northern border ...
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How did Peter recognize the OT prophets?

In Matt 17:4, how did Peter recognize Moses and Elijah?
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“clean” and “unclean” animals in both Genesis and Leviticus

In Genesis 7:2 we read Of every clean beast thou shall take... Up until this point God never revealed in the scriptures the basis for His distinction between clean and unclean animals (or at least ...
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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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Priests or Levites who collected Tithes?

According to the Mosaic Law in the book of Numbers it seems the Levites were the ones who were ordained to collect the Tithes. Numbers 18:21 NIV 21 “I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel ...
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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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Did Moses allowed rape?

,,Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the symbolism of the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb?

In Revelation 15 v. 1-3, we read I saw in Heaven another great and marvelous sign: Seven angels with the seven last plagues — Last, because with them God's wrath is completed. And I saw what ...
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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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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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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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What practical reason could there have been for killing the Midianite males in Numbers 31? [duplicate]

Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. — Numbers 31:17 In the preceding verses, Moses gives no reason for killing the male ...
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In Exodus 3:2-4 does God stand beside the angel in the burning bush?

I am reading in the book of Exodus chapter 3 (KJV) about the angel of the Lord appearing to Moses in the burning bush.It is written, Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a ...
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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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How was Joshua an attendant to Moses from his youth in Numbers 11:28?

Numbers 11:28 NASB 28 Then Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, Moses only stayed for only a year in Egypt after his return from Midian before they left for Canaan ...
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Did Aaron die at mount Hor or at Moserah?

Numbers 20:23 NASB 23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom, saying, 28 After Moses had stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on his son ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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