The following response simply adds some clarification to the response of Daniel L and is based on the same texts with some added nuances.
The proof (or support) that Aaron's staff is identical with Moses' staff is not found in the Numbers text, but is strongly suggested by the Exodus text. The following sequence of verses suggest the following three are the ...
It was the "rod of God" that was used. This rod is the same rod which Moses originally had when confronting the burning bush, and which Aaron initially carried to work miracles before Pharaoh.
And thou shalt take this rod in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt do signs.
And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ...
Between Moses and the atoning cover was the curtain.
But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance.
No exception, not even Moses. That is until Jesus shed his blood on the cross.
Matthew 27:50 And when ...
1 While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with the daughters of Moab
One of them was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family. Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family, indulged in sex with her.
Cozbi invited Zimri to her idol worship.
2 [The Moabite daughters] ...
Which are the other tests/complaints mentioned in Numbers 14:22?
That assumes it existed really/only 10 times.
Another interpretation of that passage is the 10 are a stylistic feature to mean many times.
The same happens for instance in Genesis 31:7 (NASB)
Yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times; however, God did not allow him to do ...
Rashi resolves this by bringing in a 3rd text (besides the Number text and the Judges text already mentioned). In Exodus 2:18-21
18 When they (the 7 sisters) came to their father Reuel, he said, “Why have you come back so soon today?” 19 They said, “An Egyptian saved us from the shepherds, and what is more, he even drew water for us and watered the flock.” ...
No, I don't believe there was anything significant about the third plague as opposed to the second or the fourth, nor does the text suggest this. The premise of the question is that God implies to Moses the Isrealites will believe after the third miracle when that's when Moses interrupts him to express his own unbelief and the discussion turns to Aaron.
Great Question!! There were probably several components to the cause of this antagonism toward Paul by the Jewish leadership:
Paul's influence was becoming too great to ignore and the leadership felt that, unchecked, Paul would become more important teacher than they would (they were correct)
Paul's teaching centered on free grace which they felt ...
Acts 21:27 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, 28shouting, “Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this ...
Why is the hired servant not allowed to eat the holy thing in Leviticus 22:10-11?
What was the major difference between the hired servant and slave that could have warranted that a slave partake of the holy thing ahead of a hired servant?
A hired servant was usually not an Israelite but someone from the surrounding nations. The article Hired Laborer, or ...
There are two ideas that come together in Ex 34:2 -
1. Top of the Mountain
The operative word here is רֹאשׁ (rosh) meaning "head"; in the case of the mountain, it means "head of the mountain", that is, its top. It is so used many times in the OT such as: Gen 8:5, 11:4, Ex 17:9, 19:20, 24:17, 34:2, Prov 1:21, 8:2, etc.
2. Pillar of Cloud
Deuteronomy 10:1 At that time the Lord said to me, “Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones and come up to me on the mountain. Also make a wooden ark. a 2I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. Then you are to put them in the ark.”
They wouldn't be too big for Moses to carry them up the mountain and ...
I would say no, as in verse 5 we read
And Yahweh descended in the cloud, and he stood with him there, and he
proclaimed the name of Yahweh.
Which seem to indicate that the cloud of Shekinah abode at peak.
However Moses probably had to be on a not so distant point of the summit.
One possibility of such hierarchy is in Joshua 7:14
“ ‘In the morning, present yourselves tribe by tribe. The tribe the Lord chooses shall come forward clan by clan; the clan the Lord chooses shall come forward family by family; and the family the Lord chooses shall come forward man by man.
This system was practiced by Samuel later in 1 Samuel 10
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
And Moses wrote all the words of the Lord,.... Jarchi says, all from the creation, to the giving of the law, and the commands at Marah; but though these were written by him, yet not at this time; but as Aben Ezra more truly observes, what are mentioned in this "...
In the giving of the Israelite covenant in Ex 19-23, we have a number of time where God speaks to Moses directly:
Ex 19:3, 9, 10, etc.
However, the more significant sentence is described as follows:
Ex 20:1 - "And God spoke all these words:" See Ex 20:1-17 (ie 10 Commandments)
Ex Ex 20:22 - "Then the LORD spoke to Moses, 'tell the ...
Let me quote some examples of how the law was supposed to work:
20 The soul who sins is the one who will die. ... 21 But if the wicked man turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My
statutes, and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he
will not die. 22 None of the transgressions he has committed will
be held against him....
Could the witnesses and maybe the court give a chance for the criminal to repent and thus live?
There's Biblical verses that show how sinful Israel can be spared from death and destruction if they repented (2 Chronicles 7:14) but not sure if it applied to the individual.
Yes, it applied to the individual.
Ezekiel 33:14 And if I say to a wicked person, ‘...
Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So you shall put away the evil from among you.
— Deuteronomy 17:6–7
Notice the &...
Can a Criminal repent and live? - Yes. The Murderer of Uriah the Hittite repented and was forgiven in 2 Samuel 12:13.
2 Samuel 12:13 | NIV :
"Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” Nathan replied, “The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die."
We do not have any way of knowing how the hierarchy might have worked, except perhaps by comparison with administrative hierarchies in the surrounding Mesopotamian culture. Such comparisons are probably of limited value because we don't know how the specifically Israelite interpretation of them might have worked. However it might have worked is not important ...