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The second book of the Bible, describing the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.

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The plagues of egypt

I've been told that each of the plagues that God brought upon Egypt corresponded to a different Egyptian god. That is to say, to mock that particular god. For example, heqet, the goddess of fertility, ...
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How do Exodus 31:17 and Isaiah 40:28 not contradict? [Please read description] [closed]

**Exodus 31:17 ESV: It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed. Isaiah 40:28 ESV: ...
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When Did Israel First Expect Deliverance from Egypt?

When one watches the 1955 epic, The Ten Commandments, one gets the impression that enslaved Israel had been expecting God to send a deliverer for four hundred years. Is this true? A promise is given ...
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Does Exodus 15:11 hint at the possibility of existence of lesser gods?

We read in Exodus 15 how Moses and the Israelites sing a song praising the Lord who defeated the Egyptians. In verse 11 we see the words “Who among the gods is like you?” Of course, the Israelites had ...
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What Did the "Geneva Reformers" Have Against Exodus 2:22?

I have been reading The Catholic Controversy by St. Francis de Sales (pdf here). On page 109 one finds: In Exodus, at Geneva and elsewhere among these reformers, they have cut out the twenty-second ...
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Do the measurements of the Ark have any important significance? [closed]

Exodus 25:10 says: 10 “Have them make an ark[b] of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. My question is: Given that 2.5 + 1.5 + 1.5 = 5.5 ...
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What are critiques of the theory that Mt. Sinai was volcanic?

In his book The Miracles of Exodus (2003), chapter 6, physicist Colin Humphreys argues that the description of Mt. Sinai in the book of Exodus is characteristic of volcanic activity (and identifies Mt....
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Have any theologians or denominations argued against the 5-day work week on scriptural grounds?

Exodus 20:8-11 says Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God, on which you must not do ...
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Why was King David spared of the death-for-death rule of Exodus 21?

We read in Ex 21: 12-14 (NRSVCE): Whoever strikes a person mortally shall be put to death. If it was not premeditated, but came about by an act of God, then I will appoint for you a place to which ...
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How did Moses speak to the children of Israel & write the Torah if he was learned in all the ways of the Egyptians?

Text: “At this time Moses was born, and was well pleasing to God; and he was brought up in his father’s house for three months. But when he was set out, Pharaoh’s daughter took him away and brought ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians understand the earthly and heavenly tabernacles through the lens of "notional existence"?

Exodus 25:9 says: According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it. Exodus 25:40 says: And look that ...
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Why did the Lord want to kill Moses on the latter's way back to Egypt?

We read in Ex 4: 19-24: Now the Lord had said to Moses in Midian, “Go back to Egypt, for all those who wanted to kill you are dead.” So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started ...
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On what basis do some Protestants believe the angel of the Lord is the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ?

If they are identical, would this mean Jesus is a created angel or has always existed? In these two verses, it appears clear that the angel of the LORD is identical to the LORD. And the angel of the ...
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Was Mt. Sinai a volcano?

Just watched this glorious video. In watching it, the similarity of the imagery to the description of God's presence as fire and smoke in the wilderness of Exodus and especially on Mt. Sinai was ...
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The ark of Covenant

When the children of Israel walked with Moses in the wilderness they had an ark that contained the rod, pot of manna, and the tablets. When they got to Canaan those things were no longer working. My ...
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How to understand E. G. White's (SDA) comment on the fourth commandment in Exodus 20:8?

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8 KJV) ... the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. (Luke 6:5 KJV) In her commentary of the above text E. G. White says that the fourth ...
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Contradiction or translation problem with Moses in Exodus?

Exodus tells of Moses meeting face to face with God. Shortly thereafter there is a warning that nobody can see God's face or they will die. So contradiction, translation problem, or other ...
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Is there extra-biblical evidence for the Exodus?

I've heard from multiple sources that there isn't even the slightest of (extra-biblical) evidence of the Exodus story or even evidence for the presence of Israelites in Egypt. If this is true, why is ...
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According to Jacobus Arminius's definition of free will, did Pharaoh have free will?

Through the first chapters of Exodus up to the literal exodus, God kept telling Moses that he would harden Pharaoh's heart. Does this mean that Pharaoh didn't have (Jacobus Arminius definition of) ...
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Do the 10 commandments forbid desire?

The bible passages Exodus 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to ...
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The Explosion of Thera 1642–1540 BCE

If we take the eruption of Thera... Which I believe would have had a high impact on all the surrounding countries... Has anyone associated this event, even theoretically, to a Biblical event. Also ...
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What did God mean when He said to Moses, "I have made thee a god to Pharaoh"? [closed]

Perhaps I'm not seeing the meaning behind the translation, but while reading the KJV Exodus, I'm confused by chapter 7 verse 1, which reads: "And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a ...
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What exactly does one do in the Sabbath?

"Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you ...
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God said in the Bible: ”I am who am!” What does that expression mean?

”I am who am!” What does this expression mean? God expressed Himself like so in the Bible. But what I want to know is what does it mean? What is its intrinsic meaning?
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How do we understand that the law was given by angels

This scriptures shows us that the Law was given by ministrations of angels and by Moses. Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. Acts 5:53 For if the word spoken ...
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Exodus as justification for political or religious terrorism?

God, through Moses and Aaron, carries out or threatens the following in Exodus: plague of water turned to blood plague of frogs plague of lice plague of flies plague of diseased cattle plague of ...
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What would be a divine image of a form that is in the water below the earth?

And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves. There shall be for you no other gods before me. You shall not ...
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How many people did Moses bring out of Egypt? How large was the area of the Promised Land? [closed]

I want to know if they had enough space in which to live. The Bible mentions that there were many places they did not obtain. Could the Israelites feed themselves?
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How many Jews were there at exodus?

According to Gen 46:27, Jacob entered Egypt with a family of 70. Kohath was Levi's son, Amram Kohath's, and Moses Amram's, so Moses's generation was 2 generations from Kohath's. 600,000 men, with ...
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How did Jethro know Moses's God?

Jethro appeared to be a friendly guy to Moses, and even appeared to agree with what Moses believed in, especially in theological terms (i.e. worshipping Yahweh). If that's the case, then how did ...
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Did John Wesley plagiarize Matthew Henry...?

I was consulting some commentaries on Exodus 4:24-26 and noticed that John Wesley's Notes on this passage appear to be taken, in some cases word for word, from Matthew Henry's commentary. Is there a ...
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When God sent Aaron to Moses had they not seen each other for decades?

When God sent Aaron to Moses (Exodus 4:14...), before they were to go back to Egypt to meet Pharaoh, had it been 40 years since Moses and Aaron had been together in each other's company?
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Was the tabernacle ceiling straight or pointed?

Which image describes the Tabernacle ceiling or roof as mentioned in the Book of Exodus, and what verse explains that? Was it straight or pointed? 1: Or 2: Or 3 (straight from inside, with a ...
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Did Moses Have A Speech Impediment?

Did Moses have a speech impediment? Because Acts 7:22 says he was powerful in speech and action which contradicts Exodus 4:10. Acts 7:22 And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, ...
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From Genesis to Exodus - is God dealing with Israelites or Jews?

Finished reading Genesis and now that I'm on Exodus, I get the impression God is dealing with Israelites and not Jews. Is this because Jacob was given the name Israel, so all his descendants were ...
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What happened to Aaron's staff and the jar of manna placed by Moses in the Ark of the Covenant

Please note, I am not asking what was inside the Ark of the Covenant (question asked in June 2013) but what happened to Aaron's budding staff and the jar of manna by the time the Ark of the Covenant ...
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The word "raised" in Romans 9:17-18 and Exodus 9:16?

NIV - Romans 9:17 (17) For Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. (18a)...
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Is a Catholic dogma that Moses (as the Exodus prophet) actually existed?

"Modern scholars' consensus" is that: there is no archaeological evidence that the events described in Exodus occurred. Moses (as described in the Exodus and other books) is a legendary figure, and ...
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According to Reformed Covenant theology, how were the people of Israel "purchased" per Exodus 15:16?

In the triumphal song of Moses, it is mentioned in 15:15 that the people were purchased. Exodus 15:16 Terror and dread fall upon them; because of the greatness of your arm, they are still ...
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Why did Israel under Moses take a longer route to Canaan?

Following is an excerpt from http://free.messianicbible.com/holiday/crossing-red-sea-god-brings-us-long-way/ "When Moses took the Hebrew children out of Egypt, he could have taken a direct route and ...
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to the literalist (YEC), question about the name "LORD"

In Genesis 2 and 3, the story-teller (the author) use "LORD" (Yahweh) several times. To me, the situation by the time the author wrote/tell the story read in Genesis 2 - at least some people live at ...
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How is Aaron is the oldest when Moses was the first born? [closed]

How is it that Aaron is Moses oldest brother when Moses was the first born male.
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According to Calvinism, when and what happen during the Lord's Passover in the time of Moses?

Exodus 12:11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD's Passover. From the ...
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Were Prophets Moses and Aaron magicians? [closed]

It is a well known fact that the Bible contains many verses where magick is forbidden. Some examples are Exodus 22:18 and Deuteronomy 18:9-12. However, I find also in the Bible many verse that ...
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No one has seen God [duplicate]

How do Trinitarians reconcile John 1:18: No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him with Exodus 24:9-11: Then Moses went up, ...
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Was everyone who worked on the tabernacle given the Spirit?

Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of ...
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What was the name of the Pharaoh during the time of Moses?

In the Bible it never mentions Pharaoh's name but every other king/queen is mentioned by name. Did I miss it? What's his name?
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According to Reformed theology, why does God tell people to repent if they don't have the choice to do so, as in Exodus 10:3?

This question is addressed to those who believe in the doctrine of Total Depravity. In Exodus 10:3 God asks the Pharaoh for how long will he remain proud. Why does God ask such a question if the ...
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Did Moses leave his wife and kids? If so, why? [closed]

Is this passage implying that Moses left his wife and children before he went into the wilderness? If that's true, why did Moses leave his family? Exodus 18:1-7 ESV Jethro, the priest of Midian, ...
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Did the Israelites/Hebrews have their own slaves or servants?

I have been reading in Exodus the Israelites had their own servants or slaves. Exodus also talks about some people almost becoming (?) an Israelite (or Hebrew, not sure if same thing) by performing a ...
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