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Bible Q

Were Elijah and Moses really present at the transfiguration?

Jesus described it as “a vision” The most likely explanation of the appearance of Elijah and Moses’ appearance with Jesus seen by three of the disciples is the one given by Jesus himself: And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is […]

Was Moses king of Ethiopia for forty years?

No. Moses was the (adopted) son of a pharaoh’s daughter in Egypt for forty years (Acts 7:21,23), a shepherd in Midian for forty years (Ex. 3:1; Acts 7:30), and the leader of the children of Israel in Egypt and the wilderness for the rest of his life (see Ex. 3 to Deut. 34), but never […]

If the Law was added because of transgression (Gal. 3:19) and sin is transgression of the law (1 John 3:4), then what were people disobedient to before the Law?

They were disobedient to God.  There is a thread running through the pre-Mosaic law period, making it apparent that God’s laws and ways were known to at least some of the ancients.  Consider some of the examples: Adam and Eve knew right from wrong after they ate of the tree of the knowledge of good […]

What did Moses see when he saw the back of God?

More details of the question: YHWH God visited Moses in Mount Sinai but Moses could see only the back side of God. What could be the shape of God in this context?   Exodus 33:18-23  Moses said, “Please show me your glory.”  (19)  And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you […]