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Hebrews 11:23 “By faith Moses, when he was born”?

Hebrews 11:23 simply says that, "By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden..." It doesn't say, "By Moses's faith, when he was born, was hidden..." It simply asserts that ...
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Same term used for Noah's ark and Moses's basket

The Hebrew word תֵּבָה (tebah) occurs 28 times in the OT and simply means (literally), chest, box, coffin, etc. That is, a box-like container used to house and protect some contents that are (by ...
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Deut 34: "And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died:" Was this prophetic or just a coincidence?

Moses' life was divided into three providential periods of 40 years each. The first was his 40-years in Pharaoh's palace; the second was his 40 years of exile in Midian; and the third was his 40 years ...
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Did Pharaoh not recognise Moses after forty years?

The scriptures tell us quite simply that Moses fled to the land of Midian after killing that Egyptian. Then, after that Pharaoh had died, came God's calling to Moses (40 years later) to go to the [...
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Why does Deuteronomy 29:5-6 say they ate no bread for forty years?

The manna is called לֶחֶם, which can mean bread, but also refers to any meal: for example, the daily sacrifice of meat is also לֶחֶם (Numbers 28:2). So when the manna is called לֶחֶם (Exodus 16:4, etc....
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Did God resurrect Moses?

No, Moses and Elijah weren't resurrected so that Peter, James, and John could see them. We already know this because John 3:13 tells us that "no man hath ascended up to heaven". Look at how Matthew ...
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Where does Moses say the things which Paul attributes to him in Acts 26:22-23?

First, "Moses and the prophets", or sometimes, "the Law of Moses and the prophets", is a common hendiadys meaning what we now call the OT Hebrew scriptures. John 1:45, Luke 16:29, ...
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Hebrews 11:23 “By faith Moses, when he was born”?

The passage makes a little more sense in Greek: Πίστει Μωϋσῆς γεννηθεις ἐκρύβη τρίμηνον υπο τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ The passive γεννηθεις could be rendered "having been born" (e.g. here); it isn't ...
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Why did God prohibit wearing of garments of different materials in Leviticus 19:19?

What is wrong with wool and linen together in Deuteronomy 22:11 ? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Is there some spiritual significance to this ? Of course. Separating the Sabbath from the rest of the ...
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Why did God choose healing instead of taking away the serpents in Numbers 21:6?

This is a very large topic and gets right to the heart of the gospel. Bronze is a figure denoting judgement, both God's judgement (the brazen altar for offerings and sacrifice) and self-judgement (the ...
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Why did God prohibit wearing of garments of different materials in Leviticus 19:19?

This doesn't directly answer the question, but it does provide interesting information about that verse. The Proof of the Exodus Hidden in the Ancient Word Sha’atnez The word, like a small number of ...
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THE burning bush: why the definite article?

Although the Hebrew article is frequently used in a manner that is similar to the English definite article, there are certain contexts where this parallel breaks down. One such case when the Hebrew ...
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In Leviticus 12, why does a woman remain unclean longer if she gives birth to a daughter than if she gives birth to a son?

Leviticus 12:5 (a.) Some possibilities. Jacob Milgrom: The reason for this disparity between the sexes is unknown. Some have conjectured that the postnatal discharge for a female lasts longer (...
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What are the arguments for and against adding an 'as' in Exodus 4:16's "Moses shall be (as) God to Aaron"?

As to your question about the ל (lamed) in Exo. 4:16. Keil and Delitzsch got it right. The ל should not be translated as “as” or “like”. First, ל does not mean “like” or “as”. Like or as would be כ (...
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What exactly did Moses do wrong at Meribah?

Restating the problem The traditional interpretation is well-known that Moses struck the rock rather than speaking to it. The OP himself is well aware of this tradition but is hesitant to accept, ...
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Laws About Slavery In Exodus

Whilst some critical scholars would certainly argue that the Exodus never happened and wasn't intended to be read that way, that hardly represents all scholarship. There is a large body of scholarship ...
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To what dispute is Jude 1:9 referring regarding the body of Moses?

According to the Footnotes on the NIV at BibleGateway Jude 1:9 Jude is alluding to the Jewish Testament of Moses The text of this book, also known as the Assumption of Moses or Ascension of Moses, ...
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Why is the tribe of Simeon missing from Deuteronomy 33:1-29?

Moses died circa 1406 B.C. In order to understand why Simeon is not mentioned in Deuteronomy, we must go back in time to when Jacob, the father of the twelve sons who were the progenitors of the ...
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Who were the mixed multitude in Exodus 12:38?

In Ex 12:38, the word translated "mixed" is עֵרֶב (ereb) which occurs about 15 times in the OT. It is used in several ways: "mixed" group of people or "foreigners" who have not become Israelites, Ex ...
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Why did the Mosaic law prohibit the killing of an ox or sheep and its young on the same day in Leviticus 22:28?

Lev 22:28 is one of the many examples of humane animal treatment enshrined in the Ceremonial law. Note the comments of these commentators: Ellicott: (28) Not kill it and her young both in one day.—...
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How does Hebrews 11:29 say it was by faith they crossed the red sea?

The scriptures present us with two extremes: to live by faith trusting in God for results to live by works trusting in one's own efforts for results The facts are these when the Israelites left ...
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Why did God prohibit wearing of garments of different materials in Leviticus 19:19?

This comes from Richard Elliott Friedman's Commentary on the Torah: sha‘atnez: wool and linen together. The former comes from an animal, a sheep; and the latter comes from a plant, flax. Some think ...
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In Exodus 2-4 who was Moses' father-in-law?

There is no need to attribute this to multiple authors, in fact the discrepancy can be easily explained by better understanding the term חׂׂתֵן that is used in all the above verses. Although most ...
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What exactly did Moses do wrong at Meribah?

Numbers 20:7-13 (DRB) 7 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 8 Take the rod, and assemble the people together, thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak to the rock before them, and it shall yield waters. ...
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Baal~Peor worship at Shittim

This is a great question. Numbers 25:4 (KJV) 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 ...
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In what significant ways would the Prophet that was to come be similar to Moses? Deut 18:15

Similarity Moses Jesus Descendant of Jacob Exodus 2:1-2 Matthew 1:1-16; Luke 3:23-38 Hunted by a king at birth Exodus 1:15-2:10 Matthew 2:13-23 Son of a king (adopted) Exodus 2:10 Matthew 1:18-25, ...
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