INTERVARSITY PRESS DAILY BIBLE STUDY
Exodus 5:1-7:7: Rebuff and Resolution - Lesson 4
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For further consideration:
ID: Inductive Questions (Asking the text questions like who, what, where, when, why, & how?”)
CR: Cross References (Comparing Scripture to Scripture, understanding the vague by the clear.)
WS: Word Study (Understanding definition, theological meaning, and usages in other passages.)
1b. WS/CR (5:1-2) Pharoah said that he would not let the Israelites go because he did not “know” the Lord. Compare this with the statements in 6:6-7 and 7:15-17. What was one of God’s purposes in rescuing Israel from the Egyptians?
3b. CR (6:2-3) How do you reconcile the statement in 6:3 that, “God appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob” with Jesus’ statement in John 1:18 that, “no one has seen the Father at any time”?
7b. ID (6:16-25) Genealogies and lists of households can be pretty dry, especially when they are full of names that don’t appear anywhere else in the Bible. However, this list contains at least ten names that do appear in other passages. How many of them do you recognize?
Exodus 24:9-11, Exodus 33:11, Exodus 6:2-3; and John 1:18
1. Has seen
1. (Gen. 17:1), “Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless;
2. (Gen. 18:1) Now the LORD appeared to him by the oaks of Mamre, while he was sitting at the tent door in the heat of the day.”
3. (Exodus 6:2-3), "God spoke further to Moses and said to him, "I am the LORD; 3and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name, LORD, I did not make Myself known to them.”
4. (Exodus 24:9-11), “Then Moses went up with Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, 10and they saw the God of Israel; and under His feet there appeared to be a pavement of sapphire, as clear as the sky itself. 11Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they saw God, and they ate and drank.”
5. (Num. 12:6-8), “He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. 7"Not so, with My servant Moses, He is faithful in all My household; 8With him I speak mouth to mouth, Even openly, and not in dark sayings, And he beholds the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid To speak against My servant, against Moses ?"
6. (Acts 7:2), "And he [Stephen] said, 'Hear me, brethren and fathers! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran . . . '"
2. Has not seen ...