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Did John Wesley plagiarize Matthew Henry...?

John Wesley himself explains in the preface to his notes that he very highly regarded Matthew Henry's commentary and that much of his notes were abridgements of Henry's Work. Addressing those who ...
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Did Moses have an Egyptian Stepbrother?

The story of Moses is in the Book of Exodus in the Bible and begins in Chapter two. It is a fascinating story and the answer to your question is addressed in: Exodus 2:10 KJV  And the child grew, ...
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From Genesis to Exodus - is God dealing with Israelites or Jews?

Yes, that's right. The origin of "Jew" actually comes from Judah, one of the sons and tribes of Jacob/Israel. When the Kingdom of Israel splits after Solomon, the dominant tribe of the southern ...
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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.......
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What explanations are given for the apparent exaggeration of the number of Israelites in the Exodus account?

This is a bibliographic supplement to Mason Wheeler's answer. I'm fairly certain that the article he's trying to recall is this one: Colin J. Humphreys, "The Number of People in the Exodus from Egypt:...
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Is a Catholic dogma that Moses (as the Exodus prophet) actually existed?

Yes, Catholics must believe in the historical reality of Christ, Moses, Adam & Eve, et al. Modernist heretics dispute their historicity, but magisterial teaching (DZ 1997) unequivocally says that ...
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From Genesis to Exodus - is God dealing with Israelites or Jews?

If you search for "Jew" in an English Bible (example, NIV), you find very few hits, in contrast to "Israelites". In fact, the first appearances of the word Jew is in the book of Ezra, which is the ...
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God said in the Bible: ”I am who am!” What does that expression mean?

God said : I am that I am. [Exodus 3:14, KJV.] I am that which I am. [Exodus 3:14, Young's Literal.] 'I am' expresses a personal existence, an individual being. 'That I am' or 'that which I am' ...
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Do the 10 commandments forbid desire?

I think your answers lays in the New Testament where Jesus explained how "10 commandments" work in practical use and not just in theory (also today's problem, not just Pharisees in Jesus's time) - ...
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According to Jacobus Arminius's definition of free will, did Pharaoh have free will?

It depends on what one means by “free will.” If, by free will, one means, a person (in this case, Pharaoh) can make free choices ACCORDING to his nature, then yes, Pharaoh had free will. He had a ...
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Do the measurements of the Ark have any important significance?

One feature of the dimensions of the ark is that it can contain a human body (in the foetal position as many were buried prior to mechanical digging). The last words of the book of Genesis contain the ...
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Did Moses Have A Speech Impediment?

Exodus 4:10 says that when God asked Moses to speak for him, Moses came up with the excuse that he was “slow of speech and tongue.” Some Bible commentators have suggested that Moses might have ...
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God said in the Bible: ”I am who am!” What does that expression mean?

It is helpful to remember that in the time of the events of the Old Testament, names very often had meaning that were understood by those who heard the name. Moses means "from water," because the ...
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Did Moses leave his wife and kids? If so, why?

It is helpful to read all of Exodus 4 starting at verse 18. After the burning bush, and God giving Moses signs to do in Egypt, Moses then asked his father in-law if he could return to Egypt. Moses ...
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Did God kill the first borns in Exodus, according to Jehovah's Witnesses?

He was simply expressing the belief that the actual killing was carried out by an angel at Jehovah's command. Either this distinction was important in the context of your conversation or he was being ...
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Were Prophets Moses and Aaron magicians?

Scott B. Noegel's article Moses and Magic: Notes on the Book of Exodus, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society argues in great detail that Moses and Aaron's ...
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Why did Israel under Moses take a longer route to Canaan?

The account in the Bible book of Exodus gives the answer. Chapter 13 verse 17 begins to explain the wilderness detour, and I quote from the New Living Translation: "When Pharaoh finally let the ...
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What happened to Aaron's staff and the jar of manna placed by Moses in the Ark of the Covenant

After Solomon had built the temple in Jerusalem (960 B.C.) there was nothing in the Ark except the stone tablets that Moses had put there at Horeb (1 Kings 8:9 and 2 Chronicles 5:10). The NIV Study ...
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Is there extra-biblical evidence for the Exodus?

One problem with finding an answer to this important question is that there are conflicting views as to which Pharaohs ruled when. There is an Egyptologist who says it was NOT Thutmose III who was on ...
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Contradiction or translation problem with Moses in Exodus?

What Moses saw is described and defined in Numbers 12:8. And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto ...
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Was Mt. Sinai a volcano?

Was Mt. Sinai a volcano? The mountain that is commonly called Mt. Sinai is not of volcanic origin. But then again serious scholars are not in agreement of the actual location of the Mountain of God ...
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On what basis do some Protestants believe the angel of the Lord is the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ?

Yes, it is clear as crystal that the angel of the Lord/Jesus Christ is identified as the Lord God in His pre-existence before His incarnation in the New Testament. In fact, by you quoting Genesis 22;...
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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?

Moses’ mother, Jochebed was the daughter of a Levite, and she married Amram, another Levite (Exodus 2:1). The Hebrew midwives refused to participate in the infanticide decreed by the Pharaoh (Exodus ...
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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?

Let me give the simple answer. "Learned in the ways of the Egyptians" does not imply that he wasn't also learned in the ways of his own people as well. Many Egyptians would have known the ...
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Does Exodus 15:11 hint at the possibility of existence of lesser gods?

There are several questions here. I'd like to address two of them. Does Exodus 15:11 hint at the possibility of existence of lesser gods? The answer here depends on whether the question "who is ...
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When Did Israel First Expect Deliverance from Egypt?

I see that you have accepted an answer already but I would like to offer an answer regardless. I recommend all of Genesis 15 as foundation and I believe it to be more complete regarding the OP, than ...
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Red Sea or Sea of Reeds?

The route of the Exodus and subsequent journey is described in Numbers chapter 33. From this we learn that Etham was "on the edge of the wilderness" (Num 33:6); in fact the wilderness east ...
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Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived in Egypt?

Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived? Amenhotep II was the Pharaoh of the Exodus, in 1446 bc. This answer takes the 480 years in 1 Kings 6:1 as a literal number. Summary Ahmose was the Pharaoh who began ...
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What happened to Aaron's staff and the jar of manna placed by Moses in the Ark of the Covenant

Numbers17:10 says 10 The Lord said to Moses, “Put back Aaron’s staff in front of the ark of the covenant law, to be kept as a sign to the rebellious. This will put an end to their grumbling against me,...
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