We know that there were 70 Israelites that went to Egypt. Joseph was appointed as Chief Advisor to Pharaoh and lord over all the land of Egypt Genesis 45:8.The Pharaoh was a good Pharaoh. I don't know how long this Pharaoh lived before the bad Pharaoh
started to rule over Egypt. The Good Pharaoh could have ruled 30 more years after after the Israelites came ...
Yes, by the time of Moses' re-entrance to Egypt he had fathered two sons. The Hebrew speaks of them in plural in several instances, including before he went before Pharaoh.
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. (Exodus 4:20, KJV)
And Jethro, Moses' ...
Exodus 4:20 KJV
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.
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Is "sons" plural a mistranslation?
No. The Hebrew word is plural.
If not, why is Moses' ...
I've been researching this topic for a few weeks. I'd like to mention my observations.
The scene where Zipporah circumcises her son (Ex 4:24) comes immediately after God tells Moses to give Pharaoh a message: "let my firstborn son go, or I'll kill your firstborn". Gershom is mentioned by name for the first time in Ex 2:22, where Eliezer is not ...
The kingdom of Israel was established by God with Israel at Sinai with God as their king. It was over 400 years later that earthly kings ruled as deputies and representatives of the true king and God of Israel - the LORD Himself.
While David and his successors were earthly kings, they were to recognize that the real king of Israel was God. 1 Sam 8:7, 8, 24:...
Jesus when he came, came to offer the Jews the Kingdom. He came as their Messiah, the ‘anointed king’ of that Kingdom. That kingdom that had been promised - in many many places, via the prophets - and your quoted Exodus passage is one of these prophecies.
So yes, the Kingdom in Mark 1 is that Kingdom - but it was not fulfilled. The Jewish leaders rejected ...
The real matter here is the apparent contradiction between the version in Num 13:1, 2 vs Deut 1:22 as per the following:
Num 13:1, 2 - And the LORD said to Moses, “Send out for yourself
men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the
Israelites. From each of their fathers’ tribes send one man who is a
leader among them.”
Deut 1:22 - ...
A mixed multitude went up also with them.—Nothing is told us of the component elements of this “mixed multitude.” We hear of them as “murmuring” in Numbers 11:4, so that they seem to have remained with Israel. Some may have been Egyptians, impressed by the recent miracles; some foreigners held to servitude, like the Israelites, and glad to escape ...
Keruvim (Art) vs. Nechushtan (Idol)
In [Exodus 20:4-5] a פֶ֣סֶל Pesel is an Idol, not just illustrative Art. - Any פֶ֣סֶל Pesel is a 'sculpture' worshipped as a representative of some diety like Dagon or the Nechushtan.
Keruvim כְּרֻבִ֖ים in [Exodus 25:19-20] were sculptures , but these artistic 3D representations of heavenly Mal'akim מַלְאָכִים "angels&...
On the one hand, Exodus 24:
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above
On the other hand,
And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover.
Does the Bible forbid the making of representational art, or just the worship of it?
2If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of frogs on your whole country. 3The Nile will teem with frogs. They will come up into your palace and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the houses of your officials and on your people, and into your ovens and kneading troughs. 4The frogs will come up on you and your people and all your ...
Does Exodus 32 refer to Judgement Day and resurrection?
32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
The concepts of Judgement Day and resurrection and book of life were not clearly spelled out in the time of Moses.
33And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath ...
Yes. Theres no other book mentioned.
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Based on the entire story as we now have access to, this is a record of the call upon Moses to lead the people to the promised land. It was to a land they would possess according to the Journey and surveying of their forefather Abraham. These promises are only a type and shadow of the greatest promise of Life Eternal with the Serpent and his minions bound ...
Some of these foreigners are not foreigners. Example Abraham had sons after Sarah's death. Midianite was Abrahams Son by Keturah Gen 25:2, 6
Moabite was Lots son by one of his daughters, when they fled Sodom
Noah son Ham had Canaan who Noah put a cures on that had Heth (gr grandson to Noah) Gen 10.
Some believe because Abraham Paid King Melchezadack Tithe, ...
God called Moses by name in Exodus 3:
When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.”
The repetition indicates the seriousness of the situation.
12 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you ...
There are some passages that suggest that God does not know all men (at least know them in a personal way). Consider that on the day of Judgment:
Matthew 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
God does not know those who are in sin; in other words, He has no regard for them
God's calling or knowing by name
The topic "Name" in the Insight on the Scriptures uses this scripture to define "knowing by name":
This is illustrated in the case of Moses, a man whom Jehovah ‘knew by name,’ that is, knew intimately. (Ex 33:12)
Let's take the example of Saul and David.
Saul calls for David to be his harpist. Saul was ...
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. 22 The sons of Israel went through the midst of the sea on the dry land, and the waters were like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
This was the scene ...
In Ex 20:21, "thick darkness" is not a good translation of the Hebrew עֲרָפֶל (araphel). "Thick cloud, heavy cloud" would be better (BDB) in the sense that such a thick cloud obscures what is behind. Indeed, the Bible declares that God dwells in light without darkness -
1 John 1:5 - And this is the message we have heard from Him and
It was believed at the time, to see The Heavenly Father while in a flesh body, meant death.
Exodus 33:20 KJV
“And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.”
1 Corinthians 15:50
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
I'm just ...
NASB 1995 Exodus 20:
21 So the people stood at a distance, while Moses approached the thick cloud where God was.
The term "thick cloud" is actually one word in Hebrew, H6205, Strong's Concordance:
araphel: cloud, heavy cloud
Original Word: עֲרָפֶל
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-aw-fel')
In what sense does Exodus 3:6 prove the resurrection of the dead as quoted in Matthew 22:31-32?
Jesus was talking with the Sadducees, who did not believe in the resurrection, and declares to them; (Matthew 22:31-32)
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that
which was spoken unto you by God, saying,  I am ...
I believe The Lord has made clear His word from the start. When we try to attribute human reason with diety we will always fall short, as well as applying our current cultural systems with that of historical systems and cultures. I don't know how old or where you all are from, but in my 40 years on the Earth in the USA, I have watched American History books ...
Luke 16;20-32 Jesus teaches of Lazarus being taken to God,
and with Abraham. But this is the case for the wicked too, as we see they resurrect of body (1 Cor 15) of the body even if their soul may be mortal.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that ...
6a Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
Proof by contradiction:
Assume there is no resurrection of the dead.
Abraham is dead, Isaac is dead, and Jacob is dead. They are forever dead. Never to come alive again.
Exodus 3:6a is saying this: I am the God of the dead.
But according ...
24By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the [g]passing pleasures of sin, 26esteeming the [h]reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures [i]in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
Moses could have stayed in Egypt ...
God never wanted his people to keep any laws so He made the rules and regulations for His Sabbath very difficult. He knew that the people couldn't keep His laws. Remember God told Moses to bring the people back to His Mountain, Mount Horeb. This was a sign or token,Exodus 3:12, that God's deliver, Moses, was to return the people to His mountain, Mount Horb, ...
The reason some translation use ‘judges’ is simple. The Hebrew word behind the word ‘judges’ is ‘ĕlōhîm’.
And Elohim has *traditionally’ been ‘seen’ as a ‘word’ representing, or standing for ‘God’. However there has been and increased awareness recently that this doesn’t ‘fit’, as this word is used in other contexts, for example in 1 Samuel 28:3-25 it ...
The Hebrew word תֵּבָה (tevah) is defined by BDB as per the appendix below. It simply signifies a box or container. It is only used in two instances in the OT:
to describe Noah's "ark" of "gopher" wood
to describe Moses' "ark" of papyrus reeds.
APPENDIX - תֵּבָה (tevah)
תֵּבָה noun feminine ark (properly chest, box (compare ...
English Standard Version Exodus 22:8
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall come near to God to show whether or not he has put his hand to his neighbor’s property.
ESV uses a more literal translation.
8ἐὰν δὲ μὴ εὑρεθῇ ὁ κλέψας, προσελεύσεται ὁ κύριος τῆς οἰκίας ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ὀμεῖται, ἦ μὴν μὴ αὐτὸν πεπονηρεῦσθαι ἐφ᾽ ὅλης ...
Psalm 82 helpfully says a lot more about this. It begins:
"God presides in the great assembly; he give judgment among the
'gods'... I said, 'You are 'gods'; you are all sons of the Most High.
But you will die like mere men; you will fall like every other
There is the meaning. Rulers (other than the Almighty who is Sovereign over all) are ...
The Hebrew word translated in this text as "basket" (H8392: tebah / תֵּבָה) is translated in other contexts as "ark" (KJV). Most (26) of its occurrences are associated with Noah's ark in the book of Genesis, chapters 6-9, leaving only two occurrences, once each in Exodus 2:3 and Exodus 2:5, that are used for Moses' deliverance from the ...
Most translations have "sought to kill", which is as good a translation as any. The issue here is not grammar, since the passage is straightforward and poses no translational difficulties. Rather the issue is interpretive in nature.
The best interpretation of this passage that I've seen is by John I Durham, in the Word Biblical Commentary. For ...
Your question has a clear, simple answer. Off course Moses understood the resurrection. This encounter, Moses with God, or rather what the Lord proclaimed here, made it crystal clear!
How could God proclaim that He was the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob ….. if they were dead? And yet all these promises made to them specifically (to them themselves) were as ...
Did Moses understand that there was the resurrection of the dead from Exodus 3:6?
The simple and short answer would be "No."
A Little about the Hebrew
The Hebrew language verbs do not have tense as the verbs of many languages do; they have what some call aspect. Instead of conjugations, some call the Hebrew verb forms shapes. The concept of time ...
If we accept the early tradition that Moses wrote the book of Job and that it existed before even the Torah, or at least described events before Moses' time, then it is quite clear that Moses believed in the resurrection because he places the following words in the mouth of Job (Chapter 19)
23 “Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a ...
Did Moses believe in his own [spiritual] resurrection from the dead? - Yes. | Moses in Exodus 32:32 offers to sacrifice his spiritual resurrection in Heaven (by removing his name from the Book of Life).
[Shemot 32:32] "And now, if You forgive their sin But if not, erase me now from Your book, which You have written." ( וְעַתָּ֖ה אִם־תִּשָּׂ֣א חַטָּאתָ֑ם ...
The range of meaning associated with the word בָּקַשׁ (baqash) can be gauged by the variety of translations both in Ex 4:25 and elsewhere. BDB lists at least 6 basic meanings and several sub-meanings. These include:
seek, desire, try, attempt, require, asked, look for, intend to, etc, etc. The various translation of Ex 4:24 are even more enlightening:
There is far more to this passage than can be ‘answered’ by analysing the word ‘sought’ (bāqaš) -
An overview. The word ‘bāqaš’ would arguably be better translated as ‘required’. This legitimate translation fits the overall intent.
First, the pronoun ‘him’, as in the Lord sought to kill ‘him’ does not refer to Moses. It refers to his son.
The requirement, or ...