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 ...
Righteous Animal Treatment of [Leviticus 22:28] is explained by Moshe in Deuteronomy 22 regarding prohibition of exterminating a species.
[Devarim | Deuteronomy 22:6] : "If a bird's nest chances before you on the road, on any tree, or on the ground, and [it contains] fledglings or eggs, if the mother is sitting upon the fledglings or upon the eggs, you ...
On the eighth day יּ֤וֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי֙ Yom Ha-Shemini (Like a child that is circumcised in Leviticus 12:3) means the first day of its life [1st Day Clean from impurity] that animal is subject to be sanctified as being a sacrificial animal.
The sanctification requirement of purity after 7-days comes from [Leviticus 12:2] : "If a woman conceives and gives ...
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 - ...
Is there an alternate interpretation of God prohibiting Moses from entering the Promised Land?
Answer: I believe there is. However, to see this, it is necessary that we consider the great symbolism being used throughout the Pentateuch (and beyond).
It is certainly true that Moses would never physically enter the Promised Land:
Numbers 20:12: "But the ...
12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, 'Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.'"
This reason was clearly told to Moses by the LORD.
Is there an alternate interpretation of God prohibiting Moses from ...
1 And the Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the priests, the sons of Aaron, and say to them...
The Lord didn't command Moses NOT to speak to all the children of Israel about this. The Lord didn't say: Speak ONLY to the priests.
24 And Moses told it to Aaron and his sons, and to all the children of Israel.
Why did Moses add unto God's words by ...
In Lev. 21:
nowhere does God prohibit Moses from telling the people of Israel.
For some of the regulations, such as not touching a dead body, people who weren't priests would need to take care of situations in which the priests could not without becoming unclean.
No where in the Torah does God show any expectation to keep any part of it secret. Quite the ...
2And he said, The Lord is come from Sina, and has appeared from Seir to us, and has hasted out of the mount of Pharan, with the ten thousands of Cades; on his right hand were his angels with him.
I consider any translation derived from the Masoretic text suspect. However, that's all we've got (as someone pointed out, above). So, I think ...
Historical tradition, coming out after the reformation, has the interpretation you allude to. And most are comfortable with that. But, you ask is there an alternative? If I provide one to consider, it may not be easily accepted by those comfortable with that explanation. Nevertheless, seeing you asked, and, for consideration….
This incident causes difficulty....
The translations are not so different from one another as they might, at first, otherwise seem.
The first two main differences are found in the phrase "ten thousands" and "myriads" and "saints" and "holy ones".
The key here is knowing that the word myriad originally meant ten thousand, and then later, any sufficiently ...
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 ...
Here’s how I see it: we see the Lord gave Moses the instruction “ASSEMBLE for me seventy of the elders of Israel… and BRING them to the tent of meeting. WHEN they are IN PLACE beside you, I will come down…”
Then we read “So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said. GATHERING SEVENTY elders of the people, he HAD THEM STAND AROUND THE TENT. ...
The difference in translations depend on whether the negative וְאַל (= and not) is considered extended to the following verb וִיהִ֥י (= let be).
Note the suggestion of the Pulpit commentary:
Verse 6. - And let not his men be few. The negative, though not
expressed in the Hebrew, is to be carried into this clause from the
Ellicott is similar:
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, ...
Satan Disputed over Moses' Body
Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed
about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing
accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. (Jude 1:9, KJV)
Moses Had Died
And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, (Deuteronomy
Get thee up into this mountain ...
To what dispute is Jude 1:9 referring regarding the body of Moses?
Answer: The dispute is between the LORD and Satan from Zechariah 3:2.
First, here is verse 1:9 of Jude where the dispute is between Michael and Satan:
Jude vs. 9: "But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce ...
From a lawyer's perspective (if you'll pardon that), this may have been a jurisdictional dispute. First, we know Moses died - Deuteronomy says so clearly. Following death, and before the resurrection of Christ, souls seem to have gone to a place described in Luke 16 (though it's possible the account was a parable and not to be taken on its face). I lean ...
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 ...
This is a case where the English translation is technically correct but misleading. To make it more clear, it could have been translated instead as "put to death" rather than "die." Consider the Hebrew interlinear for verse 20.
This could, perhaps, even be translated as "childless, they shall die." But look at the meanings ...
Regarding Punishments in [Vayiqra וַיִּקְרָ֖א | Leviticus 20] for violating the Mitsvot of Leviticus 18.
Why in [Vayiqra וַיִּקְרָ֖א | Leviticus 20:21] should an Ish אִ֗ישׁ "Man" become Aririm עֲרִירִ֥ים "Childless" due to a forbidden union with his brother's wife (while his brother is still alive)?
[Vayiqra וַיִּקְרָ֖א | Leviticus 18:16]...
I think that the story/sermon of John 6 about Jesus being the bread of life and its parallel to OT manna better fits with John's overall scheme to show Jesus as the fulfillment of the sanctuary. Let me illustrate by taking a walk through the sanctuary using the gospel of John.
John 1:29 - Jesus is the sacrificial lamb of God
John 2:1-12 - water ...
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 ...