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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

Semantic Drift In early modern times, the words meant something different. When they meant what we mean by "kill" they used "slay." When they meant what we mean by "murder&...
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The implications of "neighbor" and "resident alien" in Ex. 3:22

The word translated neighbor in Exodus 3:22 is the female form of שָׁכֵן. Its verb form means to dwell (see In John 1:14 what does ἐσκήνωσεν mean?). Thus, it has the idea of one living nearby. ...
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The implications of "neighbor" and "resident alien" in Ex. 3:22

I have written previously on this site about the less than clear demarcation between Israelites and Egyptians during their time in Egypt. The sheer demands of biological number meant that the two ...
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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

In English, the difference would be expressed as, "Murder", vs, "Legal execution". In Hebrew, different words are involved: In Ex 20:13 we have רָצַח (ratsach) = "illegal ...
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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

The Hebrew word for kill in Exodus 20:13 is RATSACH. I am spelling it with English letters and endings because I am not fluent in Hebrew and can't make the Hebrew alphabet. For murder, I am putting ...
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"You shall not kill" vs capital punishment

Question: Did this also mean that generally people were not allowed to kill, but a person acting on behalf of the community can kill a person who violates the laws? Short Answer: Yes, that is one way ...
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The implications of "neighbor" and "resident alien" in Ex. 3:22

Addressing the second question: Some translations use the verb "borrow" instead of "ask" in this verse. Should we understand the Israelite women to be asking for a gift, or merely ...
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How did Aaron come out to meet Moses in the wilderness?

The main answer is found a little later in the chapter: 27 The Lord said to Aaron: Go into the wilderness to meet Moses. So he went; when meeting him at the mountain of God, he kissed him. So Aaron, ...
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Who wrote the second set of tablets in Exodus 34:27 & Deutoronomy 10:1-4?

Answer Both the first and the second sets of tablets of stone with the Ten Commandments were written by the Almighty God Himself. Moses has no role in the writing. Not only in the first Covenant, even ...
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Slavery and freedom

The institution of slavery in ancient Israel was significantly different from modern conceptions of slavery. The Biblical laws concerning slavery were intended to regulate and mitigate its harsh ...
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Who wrote the second set of tablets in Exodus 34:27 & Deutoronomy 10:1-4?

One possible reconciliation of the Ex.34 account of the writing of the 2nd tablets and the Duet 10 account is that as God the Father created the heavens and the earth by the Son's agency and God wrote ...
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What is the significance of Pharaoh's "Tomorrow" in Exodus 8:10?

This never puzzled me, until I started listening to the Bema Podcast. As I understood their teaching. Pharaoh was interested in control-he wanted to choose the time and place. His god’s, although ...
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Why are the Israelites told to stay home until morning if they were meant to leave Egypt at midnight?

They came and told them to leave that nighy. But in Yashar/ Jasher Moses told them that they would not up and leave in the middle of the night. That was there deliverance and they were sent out that ...
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Why was the altar of sacrifice expected to always be ablaze?

The wrath of God was still burning because the blood of the Lamb was not shed. The tabernacles and temples were shadows of spiritual heavenly things and the sacrifice of the Messiah. Galatians 3:24 ...
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Couldn't the Jews eat their livestock in addition to eating the manna in the Exodus period?

Short Answer: Scripture does not say for certain. We do know that the Israelites had livestock that they could have used for sacrifices and potentially for food. This would be in addition to the manna ...
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Couldn't the Jews eat their livestock in addition to eating the manna in the Exodus period?

According to Exodus 12:6, Passover occurred on Nissan 14, and the Israelites departed from Egypt on Nissan 15. In Exodus Chapter 16, we learn that Manna was provided to the Israelites on the fifteenth ...
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"Thousands" or "the thousandth generation" in Exodus 20:6?

It is important that we consider the importance of “generations” ie: the humans who are our descendants. God rewards Abraham for his faith by letting him know that his descendants will be innumerable ...
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What effect did the Mixed Multitude have on the destiny (fate) of the Israelites, if any?

In short - the mixed multitude enabled Israel to become a nation in in just four generations. When Jacob entered Egypt, his family numbered 75 people (Acts 7:14, Ex 1:5). Some of these were not ...
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What effect did the Mixed Multitude have on the destiny (fate) of the Israelites, if any?

Solomon's Enthronement Prayer (2 Chron. 6) 32 “To the foreigners who are not of your people Israel, but who come from a distant land for the sake of your great name, your mighty hand and outstretched ...
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Did the non-Israelite multitude cross the sea without the blood applied? Did this rabble instigate unbelief in God's provision?

Anyone who did not apply the blood on the doorposts and was first-born died when the Angel passed through the land of Egypt (Exodus 12:12-13. So you could join the Exodus if you were not first-born or ...
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Is Jesus' "I am" statement in John 8:58 equivalent to God's "I am" statement in Exodus 3:14?

When Jesus said I Am in John 8:58 it is the Greek Ego Eimi, and Ego Eimi is stated 71 times all throughout the New Testament, it is not a claim of being God. The blind man said Ego Eimi in John 9:9 ...
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In Exodus 3:2-4 does God stand beside the angel in the burning bush?

Good question! Let's delve into it. Firstly, upon careful examination, the passage does not imply that God physically emerged from the bush, despite the phrase "out of the midst of the bush."...
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In Exodus 3:2-4 does God stand beside the angel in the burning bush?

This is the same and only Person/Hypostasis inside the burning bush, unless one wants follow lead of anti-philological, eisegetic biases and hazard a forced, a twisted and a crooked interpretation of ...
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Exodus 12:36 Did the Egyptians obey because they favored the Israelites, or because God favored the Israelites?

"In the sight of" or "in the eyes of" - This rendering suggests that the Egyptians looked favorably upon the Israelites because they witnessed all the signs and wonders performed ...
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Exodus 12:36 Did the Egyptians obey because they favored the Israelites, or because God favored the Israelites?

Look at how God controlled the Egyptians with the circumstances. For example, each time Pharaoh was about to let Israel go, God removed the plague allowing Pharaoh to change his mind, except for the ...
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