Let's see the context.
15Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
17And the Lord said to Moses, “I ...
Why are female slaves not set free as males in Exodus 21:7?
Actually, they are to be set free as directed unambiguously in Deuteronomy 15:
12 If any of your people—Hebrew men or women—sell themselves to you and serve you six years, in the seventh year you must let them go free. ...
16But if your servant says to you, “I do not want to leave you,” because he ...
Understanding the Hebrew calendar in 2021 CE. - The 2nd Hebrew Month of "Ziv" will begin April 11, 2021 CE when the new moon appears. The 14th day of Ziv is the Eve of a Full Moon. The 15th Day of Ziv is a Full Moon - which will be April 26, 2021 CE.
Regarding the 1st Hebrew Month of "Aviv", the Full Moon is also on the 15th day. The Full ...
Let's see the context.
Holman Christian Standard Bible Zechariah 1:
8 I looked out in the night and saw a man riding on a red horse. He was standing among the myrtle trees in the valley. Behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses. 9 I asked, “What are these, my lord? ”
The angel who was talking to me replied, “I will show you what they are.”
In this case, the "angel of the LORD" is different from the "Angel of the LORD" in other places clearly identified as the LORD, such as Gen 16:7-13, 22:11-17, 32:24-30, 48:16, Ex 3:2-6, 32:34, Num 22:22-35, Josh 5:13-15, Judg 2:1-4, 6:11-23, 13:3-23, Isa 63:9, Dan 3:25, 28, Hos 12:4, 5, Zech 3:1-7, Mal 3:1.
That is, this angel in Zech 1 ...
Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?
This verse shows God's sovereign power over his creation from the verticle perspective. The next verse shows the horizontal perspective that man hardens his own heart.
When Pharaoh saw that the rain and ...
Moses was spending 40 days on the mountain while Aaron made a golden calf as described in
1 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods a who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”
The short answer is - Moses made the bronze serpent the same way all the hundreds of other articles were made such as:
Ex 26:11 - bronze clasps for curtains
Ex 27:2 - altar overlaed with bronze
Ex 27:4 - bronze grating for the altar of burnt offering
Ex 26:37, 27:10, 17 - bronze bases for poles
Ex 27:18 - tent pegs of bronze
Ex 38:8, 40:7 - Bronze laver/...
The difference is that Israel lived in Egypt 430 years from the time Jacob brought his people to Egypt. It was years later that a Pharaoh arose who knew not Joseph and Egypt enslaved the descendents of Jacob's family. Thus, Israel was enslaved for 400 years.
The 430 years is from the time of the Abrahamic covenant was established according to Gal 3:16, 17 -
The promises were spoken to Abraham and to his seed. The Scripture
does not say, “and to seeds,” meaning many, but “and to your seed,”
meaning One, who is Christ. What I mean is this: The law that came 430
years later does not revoke the covenant previously ...
This is a common interpretation of how the magicians did it.
In fact, to this day Egyptian snake charmers practice the deception of turning a rod into a serpent. They are able to induce catatonic rigidity in the native cobra by exerting strong pressure on a nerve just below its head. In this state, the snake assumes a rodlike appearance and can even be ...
The solution to this is quite simple - according to the last verse in Genesis were read the following:
Gen 50:26 - So Joseph died at the age of 110. And they embalmed his
body and placed it in a coffin in Egypt.
Thus, Joseph was placed in an ark or coffin/sarcophagus and kept there until the Exodus about 100 years later:
Ex 13:19 - Moses took the bones of ...
Let's see some details of the law in Numbers 19:11.
Step 1: Sacrifice and burn a heifer:
Numbers 19:1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron: 2“This is a requirement of the law that the Lord has commanded: Tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without defect or blemish and that has never been under a yoke. 3Give it to Eleazar the priest; it is to be taken ...
The position of the lampstand and the table of shewbread are described in Ex 40:24 -
He also placed the lampstand in the Tent of Meeting opposite the table
on the south side of the tabernacle
Thus, in the Holy Place of the Tabernacle, we have:
the lampstand on the south
the table of shewbread on the north side
the entrance on the east side
the altar of ...
Just take an analogy: a silk-worm is taught to wrap its saliva, that turns into a thread, around itself so as to be able to cozily lie in it and grow wings inside; the very moment its wings are grown and matured, the silk thread in which the worm is wrapped has its function fulfilled and can be discarded, for the worm is a butterfly already. Thus, the silk-...
Jesus is in full support of all the old laws as mentioned in Matthew 5:17-20 and many other places - Paul changed the laws.
This is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will punish the Amalekites for what they did to Israel when they waylaid them as they came up from Egypt. Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy all that belongs to them. Do not spare ...
The laws in Exodus (21:23) appear to form part of the the judicial system of those times. They defined the penalties for and deterred violations of the law, much like the penal codes do today. It is important to differentiate these laws from the underlying law or commandment that they were meant to enforce, which is, the commandment not to harm one’s ...
There is still room for "legitimate beating" of one's slave.
I think so.
Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
Even children were disciplined with the rod in
Whoever spares ...
I think your basic understanding is correct. Indeed Austin Surls in his book "Making Sense of the Divine Name in the Book of Exodus: From Etymology to Literary Onamastics" reaches the same conclusion as you. He insists "I will be whoever I will be" is the closest to the original meaning of אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה as formulated by the ...
Again, the short answer is, We are not told. However, I would find it impossible to believe that the Egyptians would not have known because of:
the extensive preparations going on Israel before that first Passover including slaughtering the lamb, and painting the door posts, etc.
the very fact that a "mixed multitude" (Ex 12:38) of Egyptians and ...