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the patriarch that lead the people of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land

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Was Moses "Jewish"?

If Moses was of the tribe of Levi from both parents Exodus 2:1-3, and he never lived in Judah/Judea, in what way was he a Jew/Judean G2453 or "Jewish"? I have an understanding based on ...
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Where is Mount Sinai?

Various theories for the location of Mount Sinai have been suggested. One is Jebel Al-Lawz in Saudi Arabia, which was in Moses's time part of Midian. The most popular location is in the south of the ...
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Whom and/or what did Moses and Elijah represent in the Transfiguration?

We read in Mtt 17:1-3 (NKJV): Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like ...
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Did any Church fathers reject Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch?

Are there any church father who rejected Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch?
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What is the origin of the Pharisees and Sadducees?

I understand that Sadducees were upper-class wealthy men who made up the Jewish aristocracy. Pharisees came from all economic classes but were distinguished by their rigid adherence to behaviour as ...
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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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What was the Law of God Before Moses and How was It Disseminated?

In Gen. 26:5: Because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my precepts and commandments, and observed my ceremonies and laws. (Douay Rheims) Abraham knew of the obligation to tithe. Noah knew what &...
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Did Moses write YHWH or God's full name?

We know God's name was written in the Old Testament over 6000 times, but was it God's full name or the Tetragrammaton, YHVH?? Because of the Babylonian exile, they stopped using it altogether and ...
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Is there a traditional belief in Christianity or Judaism on the cause of death of Moses?

Deut 34:5-7 say that when Moses died at the age of 120 years, his eyesight or strength had not diminished. That implies that he did not die of age-related ailments. One is left to assume that Moses ...
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Are there any writings on the parallels between Moses’ return to Egypt from Midian and the Incarnation?

Pretty much in the title. I was listening to a sermon where the incarnation had some significant parallels with Moses’ departure from Midian- namely, someone stepping out from comfort and paradise to ...
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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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How many Commandments were on each of Moses tablets?

I know it's maybe not the most important thing in Christianity but I still got curious. We know that Moses got from God two tablets with the Ten Commandments. So how many Commandments were on each ...
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Why do some Church Fathers say that Jesus exterminated the Amalekites?

“As therefore,” I say, “while Moses was still among men, God took of the spirit which was in Moses and put it on Joshua, even so God was able to cause [the spirit] of Elijah to come upon John; in ...
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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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In what way is Jesus like Moses?

In Deuteronomy 18:16-18 God said to Moses that he will raise up a prophet like unto Moses from his own people or from among their brethern, Christians believe that that this verse is speaking about ...
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Why do ancient Egyptian records make no mention of the Crossing of the Red Sea narrative?

There is ancient Egyptian papyri dating back to the 26th century BCE. The ancient Egyptians have records of biographies, drawings: cartoons, maps, books of the dead, literary texts, tales, poems, ...
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Do any denominations teach that Moses was talking with three distinct beings in the burning bush?

A recent question says: The number three in the bible is significant. … Three persons are associated with the burning bush which Moses saw (Jehovah, Elohim and the Angel of the Lord). Exodus 3:1–6 (...
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What is the biblical basis for typology between Moses and Jesus?

Does there exist a typology between Moses and Jesus Christ? My friend is a Roman Catholic and said that Jesus is the new Moses, is this true and if so what biblical evidence exists for this?
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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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Looking for works comparing Moses and St. Paul

I've been reading the Epistles of St. Paul while doing Exodus 90, so kind of oddly going though both Exodus and the Pauline Epistles I've noticed some similarities: Moses and Paul were chosen by God ...
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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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Do Cessationists wish that all God's people may prophesy?

Moses said: And Moses saith to him, `Art thou zealous for me? O that all Jehovah's people were prophets! that Jehovah would put His Spirit upon them!' [Numbers 11:29 YLT] Similarly, Paul said: ...
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How did the disciples hear God's voice and live?

According to Deuteronomy 18:16, the Israelites said “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.” God says in Deut. 18:17, “What they say is good.&...
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Did Moses worship Egyptian gods while living in the palace?

When and how did Moses first learn about the true God? Did the princess teach him about Egyptian gods or the God of Israel?
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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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Do The Original Houses of Numbers Still Exist?

Are there still leaders of these households or are they obsolete? Reuben: 46,500 Simeon: 59,300 Gad: 45,650 Judah: 74,600 Issachar: 54,400 Zebulun: 57,400 Joseph: Ephraim: 40,500 Manasseh: 32,200 ...
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Was it and is it a common Christian belief to say that the 5 books of the Torah were written by Moses?

Was it and is it a common Christian belief to say that the 5 books of the Torah were written by Moses? Is there anything in the New Testament or by church fathers (that might be of relevance to ...
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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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The orginal papers/book that Moses wrote of Jesus?

I always posted/stated that the King James bible version wasn't all accurate. What Jesus said is true enough; but man has his thumbprint on that particular bible i.e. Some got lost through translation,...
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Had Moses changed something in the Law as when Deuteronomy 12:15 - 16 is compared to Leviticus 10:10 and 11:4-8?

Deuteronomy 12:15-16 15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he ...
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Question about Moses [duplicate]

How old was Moses when his mother returned him to Pharaoh's daughter in Egypt? Please I will like to know more about it. How long was he weaned?
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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 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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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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Did Moses have more than one wife in his lifetime?

EX 3:1 Jethro was the father-in-law of Moses. NU 10:29, JG 4:11 (KJV) Hobab was the father-in-law of Moses. This seems to suggest that he did. Curious if anyone else has looked into this.
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What is the origin of the idea that Miriam, sister of Moses, was a virgin?

Church father Chromatius, writing around the turn of the 4th century, appeals to an interesting OT example to defend the perpetual virginity of Mary: Remember that Miriam the prophetess of the Old ...
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Is belief in the suspension or replacement of any of the previous covenants necessary for salvation today?

Is belief in the suspension or replacement of any of the previous covenants necessary for salvation today? To those who wants a longer wording: Is belief in the suspension or replacement of any of ...
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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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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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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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According to Catholicism, did Moses believe in the Trinity?

According to Catholicism, did Moses, and especially the Jewish people during his time, know that God is triune?
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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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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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Did Moses have an Egyptian Stepbrother?

I have seen the Ten Commandments movie from the 1950’s and the Pharaoh has a son which grows up with Moses. This Phaorah dies and his son becomes the King/Phaorah. So Moses approaches this Pharaoh.....
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Moses' Age when moving to house of Pharaoh?

How old was Moses when he went to live with Pharaoh's daughter?
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According to the Catholic Church, who taught Moses the Law?

Who taught Moses the Law? (Meaning the Law given to him on Sinai, that he would teach to all of Israel.) Judaism says it was angels. What does the Catholic Church say?
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Confused About - Judism - Christanity - Hebrew Bible - Old Testament - New Testament! [closed]

I was watching a movie "Exodus - Gods and Kings" yesterday and I came to know about Moses. I am a Hindu by religion but I got curious about Moses and his deeds and how he brought changes to the lives ...
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