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 owned a copy he wrote:
. I do not advise these, much to trouble themselves about any other exposition than Mr Henry's: this is sufficient, thro' the assistance ...
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' expresses a form of being, a mode of existence.
Elsewhere, God reveals that he is eternal, he is the Creator of all things :
Hast thou not known? hast ...
Are there any Christian denominations which in fact consider terrorism to be justified?
Perhaps no denominations properly speaking, but definitely there are some Christian individuals and/or groups that do so.
Christian terrorism comprises terrorist acts by groups or individuals who profess Christian motivations or goals. Christian terrorists justify ...
According to ancient tradition, Moses wrote down the book of Job. Clues in the text suggest that Job lived after Abraham and before Moses. These clues include genealogical references and place names.
The text of Job uses these names for God: El, Eloah and Elohim.
The theology of Job:
denies the divinity of Sun, Moon and Stars
speaks of ...
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, so that they will not die.” 11 Moses did just as the Lord commanded him.
So we see here Moses placed the staff in front of the ark of the covenant. It was ...
As a Christian follower of Christ, therefore, according to my own understanding, I can explain that the removal of the sandals that God told Moses to do, is simply a very critical action that we need to do as Christians. It doesn't mean that it is literal but it is something that is contextual that we have to understand.
The "sandals" represent our ...
Moses is Eighty years at the time of the Exodus:
(Exo 7:7 And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when >they spake unto Pharaoh.)
And he had to leave Egypt at the age of Forty:
Act 7:23-25 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his >brethren the children of Israel. (24) And seeing ...
According to the Bible, in Exodus 12:37:
And the people of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children.
Some Scholars believe that the total number of Israelites who left Egypt during the exodus, women and children and old men included, was around 2.4 million people. If we include ...
There are two things you're missing:
The time from Jacob's arrival in Egypt to the nation's liberation under Moses was roughly 400 years.
It is a common (but often missed and misunderstood) practice in biblical genealogies to "telescope" the list of names, focusing only on key individuals in the list. (Going along with this, the word translated as "father" ...
Human population growth often takes the form of exponential growth, which can be modelled with the following mathematical formula:
P = P0 × er × t
P is the final population
P0 is the initial population
e is Euler's number (approximately 2.71828)
r is the growth rate
t is the time duration
In this case, we are interested in the growth ...
The article The Ten Plagues and the ethics of modern warfare, while not explicitly using the term terrorism does interpret this portion of Exodus as making a case for following just war guidelines and only using a 'nuclear option' (all first borns killed) as a last resort.
So that's at least one example of Exodus being used to inform posture, policy and ...
Being in Community is a big theme for Sabbath.
Exodus 20/Deuteronomy 5 - Slaves and Sojourners are considered part of the family.
Genesis 1 and 2 - God rested with Creation, he also communed with them in the evenings.
Isaiah 58 - Talks of a fast that restores people to the community and draws that into a relationship with Sabbath.
Being Restored is a ...
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 daughter of Pharaoh took him from the water, Isaac comes from the Hebrew "he laughs", and so forth.
Often these names will identify a distinguishing ...
Found a useful thought on the page https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2004206#h=23:0-24:0, which notes:
How was Moses made “God to Pharaoh”? Moses was given divine power and authority over Pharaoh. Hence, there was no need to be afraid of that king.
Highlighted here on another page https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2002564#h=27:0-28:0
is the ...
The Jewish “sabbath” is called Shabbat, which means “to cease, to end, to rest” and any kind of work, or deliberate activity, is prohibited during Shabbat. For example:
Any activities that contribute to personal profit or gain are forbidden. Jewish rabbinical tradition lists 39 categories of acts forbidden on Shabbat: plowing earth, sowing, reaping, ...
Sabbath was created for man not man for sabbath.
I feel Jesus speaks to this subject well in Mark 2
Do things not for yourself but for the glory of God and His kingdom.
Meditate on his word
Study the Bible
Meet/help others in His name, etc.
Definitely rest (not sleep or be slothful) - from your labors, studies, and so on to help renew your mind and ...
Exodus seems to be silent about the angel. It's a later Jewish tradition, which believes that the angel of presence was God's intermediary to dictate the law to Moses. Please note: that even in the tradition, the law was transmitted, not given, by the angel.
See the non-canonical pseudepigrapha work Book of Jubilees 1:27-29 and 2:1 :
27And He said to ...
To the insane and mentally unstable or those they have terrorized or brainwashed, you can justify almost anything. I will take up this part of your question:
How would you explain Exodus to these extremists so as to discourage this kind of justification?
First, Moses, Aaron, and the people of Israel DID NOTHING except believe (and paint their doorposts ...
Aaron was three years old when Moses was born. To keep him alive, Moses was kept secretly at home for only three months before being placed in a basket and set adrift in the River Nile. He was found among the reeds by Pharaoh's daughter. Moses' sister arranged for their mother to nurse Moses, for which Pharaoh's daughter paid her. Later, "when the child ...
The ark is a picture what's kept with us in our heart.
Solomon only have the tablets of law in him, no remembrance of the goodness of God (manna) and fear of the Lord.
A sign of why Solomon fail, disobey God.
Without the remembrance of God's goodness, His love and fear of the Lord, the law does not bring life.
So sorry if it sounds metaphorical. The ...
Read Romans 9 in the light of Romans 2:4-11. Mercy is intended to lead to repentance, but in the case of Pharaoh, mercy hardened his heart.
When Pharaoh saw there was relief, however, he hardened his heart...
When God relented and showed mercy, Pharaoh hardened his own heart.
The daughter of Pharaoh who retrieved Moses from the basket in the Nile and adopted him was Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut had no sons and only one daughter called Neferura. Hatshepsut's husband was Thutmose II who had one son by one of his lesser marriages who became Thutmose III.
The difficulty of the Pharaohs of the 18th dynasty to have sons, especially by ...
The consequences of one's sins can affect one's children, grandchildren, etc., but that doesn't mean that God is directly punishing them.
I recently talked with someone that casually commented that he was raised in the foster system because his mother was a "crack whore". He has trouble fitting into society and holding a job and is living on government ...
My wife asked me a similar question. Having Moses speak God's commands/words to the Elders, and then to smaller groups; seems a quite reasonable explanation. We have a similar situation with Moses exhausting himself--settling disputes. Far too many people. His father-in-law gave wise counsel: Delegate! No need to do it all yourself. Regarding the ...
Mathew 24:15 refers to area around the city of Jerusalem
When the idolatrous standards of the Romans should be set up in the holy ground, which extended some furlongs outside the city walls, then the followers of Christ were to find safety in flight.
Luke says "when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies."
If you go to Nehemiah you will find out ...