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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 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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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 ...
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Sandals and Holy Ground

In Exodus 3, Moses is commanded to take off his shoes because he is standing on holy ground, yet before him is appearing an Angel of the LORD, not God himself (in contrast to Exodus 19 an onward where ...
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Did God command Moses to behead the Israelites that worshipped Baalpeor?

Numbers 25:4 (KJV) 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel. ...
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Where is Moses when the ten commandments are given?

Reading from Exodus 19-20: Ex 19:24 Then the LORD said to him, “Go down and come up again, you and Aaron with you; but do not let the priests and the people break through to come up to the LORD, or ...
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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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Who is the woman from Cush?

In Numbers 12 we see that Miriam and Aaron speak against Moses because he married a woman from Cush. Numbers 12:1 (ESV) Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he ...
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Does Paul use a “Double Meaning” in his statement, “They were all baptised into Moses in the cloud and in the sea.”

I am studying in 1st Corinthians chapter 10:1-2 and Paul voices an ambiguous statement which reads, 1 Corinthians 10:1-2 (NIV) 1 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and ...
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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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Why does God seek to kill Moses in Exodus 4:24

Why does God attempt to kill Moses during his journey, in Exodus 4:24, if just three verses earlier he commanded him himself to undertake that journey? I searched and haven't found a clear reason why.
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According to the original Hebrew, how did Moses's Red sea crossing look?

I heard a different viewpoint on the depiction of the whole red sea crossing than I am used to, and now I am wondering what the correct interpretation is. Instead of the sea splitting open and ...
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Exo. 4:16 - “And you shall be to him for [an] elohim” (וְאַתָּה תִּהְיֶה לֹּו לֵאלֹהִים)

In Exo. 4:16, it is written, And he shall speak for you to the people, and he shall be --- he shall be to you for a mouth, and you shall be to him for [an] elohim [אֱלֹהִים] וְדִבֶּר הוּא לְךָ ...
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In Exodus 2:12, did Moses commit murder?

In Exo. 2:12, it is written, 12 So he looked this way and that way, and when he saw no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. NKJV, 1982 יב וַיִּפֶן כֹּה וָכֹה וַיַּרְא כִּי אֵין ...
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Exo. 2:2: “…that he was good, and she hid him three months…”

I have a question concerning a phrase in Exo. 2:2. Hebrew text: וַתַּהַר הָאִשָּׁה וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן וַתֵּרֶא אֹתוֹ כִּי טוֹב הוּא וַתִּצְפְּנֵהוּ שְׁלֹשָׁה יְרָחִים English translation: And the ...
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Moses' manufacture of the “bronze serpent” - what bronze?

In Numbers 21:9 it says: So Moses made a bronze snake and put it on a pole, so that if a snake had bitten someone, when he looked at the bronze snake he lived. [NET] Where would Moses probably get ...
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Moses and the Rock [duplicate]

Was Moses reprimanded in Exodus 17 and Numbers 20:10-13 for not speaking (therefore showing a lack of faith in the Lord’s abilities to turn Moses' weaknesses into strength (which was why the Lord put ...
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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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The Pharaoh of the Exodus

Is there any textual evidence in Hebrew Bible or Christian New Testament that would identify the Pharaoh involved with Moses and the Exodus? Is there any textual evidence that would also correspond ...
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In Exodus 34:33, did Moses speak with the Israelites veiled or unveiled?

The Hebrew text of Exo. 34:33 states, לג וַיְכַל מֹשֶׁה מִדַּבֵּר אִתָּם וַיִּתֵּן עַל פָּנָיו מַסְוֶה One website sites, So, did Moses speak to the Israelites with a veil upon his face or ...
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What is the significance of touching Moses' feet with his son's foreskin in Exodus 4:25?

In Exodus 4:25 we read Then Zipporah took a flint and cut off her son's foreskin and touched Moses' feet with it and said, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me!" (ESV) What is the ...
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What is the significance of the author of Genesis using two different designations for God?

In Genesis 4:25; 6:3,6-8, 9-22; 7:1, 9, 16a/b; 8:1-19, 20-22, we see the author using two designations for God, “Yahweh”, and “Elohim”. What is the significance, if any, of the author bouncing back ...
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In Numbers 12 why did Moses get away with intermarriage?

In the Hebrew bible we read that Moses did marry a Cushite: Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. (Numbers 12:1, NIV) Later ...
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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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Why does Moses change Hosea's name to Joshua?

Name changes throughout the Bible are pretty significant. Numbers 13:16 says that "Moses changed the name of Hosea son of Nun to Joshua." What is the significance of this name change? What are ...
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Why did Moses order female virgins to be kept alive but all others killed in Numbers 31:17-18?

Why did Moses order female virgins to be kept alive but non-virgin females and all males to be killed in Numbers 31:17-18? Is it equal to genocide, gendercide, and/or sexual slavery? Please explain ...
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Why does Moses speak in first person in Deuteronomy?

The Book of Genesis does not mention Moses but in the middle 3 books Moses as the main protagonist and prophet is referred to in third person. In Deuteronomy however Moses speaks in first person ...
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Did Moses have an Egyptian name?

Moses got his name from Pharaoh's daughter: When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the ...
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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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Why does God warn Moses to not allow the priests or the people to approach Sinai?

In Exodus 19, God describes a number of preparations that Moses should make before He will descend to the top of Mount Sinai. One of them is to cordon off an area around the mountain: You shall ...
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Does Moses Speak Broken Hebrew?

When translating Exodus, I became intimately familiar with every sentence (it is really a tremendous form of close reading), and I noticed something amazing. The cases where Moses speaks Hebrew, he ...
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How did Aaron avoid Pharaoh?

The famous story of Moses in Exodus 2 shows how, as a baby, he avoided Pharaoh's demand that baby boys be put to death. Maybe it is somewhere in the text and I've missed it, but I'm wondering how ...
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Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?

I've been operating under the assumption that Moses was the author the book of Genesis (or at least the recorder of a bunch of oral traditions). This document suggests a different view. http://www....
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What is the significance of Moses being called a “bridegroom of blood?”

In Exodus 4:24–26 the story is recounted of Moses' failure or delay in circumcising his son, and Zipporah stepping in herself to perform the right, saving Moses' life. I am aware some theologians ...
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Why is Moses' reference to God's promise in Exodus 32 effective?

Exodus 32:9-14 (NIV quoted): 9 “I have seen these people,” the LORD said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people. 10 Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may ...

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