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Exodus 24 does not tell us how these 70 were selected. Numbers tells us that they were already selected and known as leaders and officials among the peoples In exodus 18 there is a mention of leaders and officials being chosen to help Moses resolve disputes among people 4.I believe these are the same 70 people The Israelites had a council/court of 70 elders ...


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First of all Sarai brought all this on herself when she told Abraham to sleep with Hagar. Sarai also blamed Abraham and Abraham put the blame on her. Read Genesis 16:1-6. At Genesis 16:7 the angel of the Lord appears to Hagar and this is the first appearance of the angel of the Lord as the angel of the Lord. Also, I personally believe without a doubt that ...


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Please see if this makes sense. If you compare the promise of the Angel to Hagar vs what G-d Makes to Abraham about Ismael you will see that the promise is so much richer. In both cases there is the promise of a huge population. Genesis 16:10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.” 11 The angel of ...


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Genesis 16:9 NASB 9 So the angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit to her authority.” Deuteronomy 23:15 NASB You shall not hand over to his master a slave who has escaped from his master to you. New International Version If a slave has taken refuge with you, do not hand them over to their master. The angel told Hagar to ...


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Alongside your answer, we have 1 Timothy 2:8 Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing. Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Does this have any significance or symbolism to the faithful of the New Testament? Yes indeed, it is a sign for ...


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Is there symbolism to Moses holding his staff in the air for Israel to prevail in battle? Since it did not appear that feedback would be forthcoming, I discovered this pearl that seems applicable. I am unsure of its veracity: "As long as our hands are lifted up in praise, in worship, in thanksgiving, no matter what the circumstances, the Lord and His ...


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I agree with previous responses regarding that NONE are righteous on their own, only by trust in God's promises (pre-Christ) and in Jesus Himself. The specific context of Deuteronomy 1 is really important here, I think: the sin preventing the Israelites from entering the Promised Land here is that they gave in to the fear of the Canaanites and some of them ...


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We should remind ourselves that according to Scripture, NONE are innocent according to Rom 3:10-18 - “There is no one righteous, not even one. There is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.” “Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice ...


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The rods requested by the Lord may have been those carried by each patriarch of the tribe as a symbol of his authority over that house. Since the text is indefinite on this point “a rod for each father’s household,” not “the rod of each father’s household,” we can only speculate on this point, but that would have certainly been in keeping with the reason for ...


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Hebrews 9:4b This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron's staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. How many rods did Moses take into the tabernacle in Numbers 17? The jury is still out on this one. https://biblehub.com/commentaries/numbers/17-7.htm Barnes' Notes on the Bible The whole number of rods was twelve exclusive of Aaron'...


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I believe there were only 12 staffs as per the below text. Aron's staff was to be included in the 12 tribes. Number 17:17 Speak to the children of Israel and take from them a staff for each father's house from all the chieftains according to their fathers' houses; [a total of] twelve staffs, and inscribe each man's name on his staff. 18 Inscribe Aaron's ...


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Why were the innocent destroyed together with the wicked in Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:24? Here is one possible answer, Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.


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God agreed to Abraham's asks and agreed to spare the city if 20 righteous people existed. So the outcome says that not even 20 righteous people existed. If you read Genesis 19:4 you will see that every man (Young and Old) were sinful so all the men can go. What about the women and children and animals. I am speculating that the women engaged in homosexuality ...


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I think this turns in part on your understanding of Deut. 1:39. Moses did not say that the children would enter in because they don't know good from bad. Rather, he defines which children he is referring to: the ones who are so young, they don't know good from bad. This looks to be a bit of poetic hyperbole, since the actual children in question included ...


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If you read from Genesis 18:23-32, Abraham was asking the exact question :) And God basically said He wouldn't harm the righteous. In Genesis 19:12-16, an opportunity was offered for Lot to take people out of Sodom before the judgment. Verse 14 the sons-in-law didn't believe in him. Then Lot was led out of the city together with his family. Tragically his ...


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Did the Israelites not outgrow their clothes in the forty year wanderings? Yes, some did but God provided miraculously. Deuteronomy 8: 2Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. 3He humbled you, causing ...


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Having clothes/sandals that don't wear out doesn't prevent you from making new clothes/sandals. To illustrate the point by way of an analogy: if there is a store that sells indestructible clothing, and you buy some for your newborn son, but months later he outgrows his clothes, well, you simply go to the store and buy him some new indestructible clothes ...


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More than literal creation of heaven/earth... Words in Hebrew have multiple meanings and it can be profound, just look at the following words and many others from Genesis 1 which are used in Isaiah: gathered/hope:qavah:6960/8615 from:beyin:0996 season:mow`ed:4150 Isaiah the book of new heavens/earth... God rested in the 7th day, sabbath law etc, creation of ...


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This matter is rather simple - grammatically, there is no justification for making the Hebrew "God" into "as/like God". Even the LXX does not do this. However, I would assume that the various versions that do this (including the ESV!) do so out of an obvious deference to Hebrew theology of monotheism. If we translate, "I have made ...


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I have given thee a god to Pharaoh [Young's Literal, Exodus 7:1] I have you made a god to Pharaoh [Green's Literal, Exodus 7:1] Pharaoh did not appear to have any god, in the record of Exodus. He does not appeal to any god, he just has magicians who duplicate (some of) the deeds of Moses. He does not argue against the desires of the Hebrews on the basis ...


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I just read the verse, I think it has to do with things like fortune telling/telling the future, or people who claim to be time travelers. Just telling the future in general, unless it’s true prophecy from God or the Bible.


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The third plague afflicted "all of Egypt." (Exo. 8:17) So it would appear that yes, they experienced the first three.


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Here is the contrast in 1 Samuel 16:7b: People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Leviticus 21:21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the food offerings to the Lord. One reason for this was precisely because people looked at their priests' outward appearance. The priests carried ...


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The prohibition is clearly spiritual, a matter of who is and who is not suitable (in essence) as a Priest. The outward ministration of Levitical priests under the old covenant was only to foreshadow the Priesthood of Christ and the priestly service of those whom the Lord would call. Some, in Old Testament times, showed this forth, in essence, such as David ...


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