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Life of Moses

Can you guess these facts related to the life of Moses according to the Old Testament?
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Last updated: February 3, 2017
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Moses is first mentioned in this book of the Bible
Exodus
River in which Moses was hidden as a baby
Nile River
Brother of Moses who acted as his "spokesman"
Aaron
Sister of Moses (hint: starts with M)
Miriam
Form that God took when he first appeared to Moses
Burning Bush
The 8th Plague of the Egyptians, involving insects
Plague of Locusts
What the Jews put above their doors to be spared the 10th Plague
Lamb's Blood
Holiday which celebrates the Jews being spared from that plague
Passover
Sea which God parted to let the Jews escape from Egypt
Red Sea
Mountain where Moses received stone tablets
Mount Sinai
What was written on those tablets
Ten Commandments
Container for the tablets which God told Moses how to build.
Current location: unknown.
Ark of the Covenant
House of worship which God told Moses how to build
(hint: starts with T, not temple)
Tabernacle
Idol that the Jews worshiped in Moses's absence
Golden Calf
Length of time that the Jews wandered in the desert
40 Years
Heavenly food that God gave them to eat
Manna
Moses died before crossing this river into the Promised Land
River Jordan
Prophet who followed after Moses and famously destroyed Jericho
Joshua
35 Comments
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Level 75
Feb 1, 2017
"What's this?" "Ark of the Covenant." "Are you sure?" "Pretty sure."
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Level 27
May 24, 2019
How do you NOT know what the Ark of the Covenant is?
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Level 80
Apr 7, 2021
Keep up.
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Level 81
Feb 1, 2017
Nice quiz
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Level 69
Feb 3, 2017
Accept Myriam for Miriam?
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Level 59
Feb 4, 2017
QM on a religious trip?!
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Level 83
Feb 6, 2017
QM does things in themes sometimes. This is one of many.
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Level 66
Feb 4, 2017
It doesn't actually say that the Red Sea was parted. When it was first translated, they knew it said he parted a nearby sea starting with "R, so they assumed it was the Red Sea. It actually said the Sea of Reeds.
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2017
I second the motion to accept ¨Sea of Reeds.¨
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Level 14
Apr 11, 2017
I agree to accept sea of reeds
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Level 75
Mar 25, 2023
Yes, that's what I tried because I was curious to see if that would count.
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Level 78
Dec 15, 2023
Was Exodus originally written in English? I think not.
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Level 82
Apr 22, 2024
No, of course not. But that's kinda the point - when it comes to the English version, we're talking about a translation at this point, not the original. Which is where the error pops up.

In the original Hebrew versions of Exodus, it's fairly clearly Yam Suph (or the Sea of Reeds).

By the time it was represented in Greek in the Septuagint, Yam Suph had gotten morphed into the Erythraean Sea (which is to say: the Red Sea). Which was later propagated into the latter term in English.

(Admittedly, I'm not sure about the bit about the "nearby sea starting with R" that @WolfCam references; so far as I'm aware the similarity in English between "Red" and "Reeds" is pure coincidence. But I'm not an expert on this.)

Either way, "Sea of Reeds" is absolutely a valid answer for this clue and arguably should be accepted. (Although of course I expect that anyone who knows this is also perfectly aware that "Red Sea" is the canonical English representation and would immediately try it next.)

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Level 45
Feb 7, 2017
also accept "tent of meeting" for tabernacle?
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Level 54
Mar 11, 2017
Could you accept "Sanctuary" for tabernacle? Exodus 25:8 - Let them build me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.
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Level 55
Apr 11, 2017
I second this.
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Level 63
Apr 11, 2017
Wiki: The word sanctuary is also used for the biblical tabernacle, as is the phrase "tent of meeting". The Hebrew word mishkan implies "dwell", "rest", or "to live in", that dwelt within this divinely ordained structure
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2024
How about accepting "Mishkan"?
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Level 57
Apr 25, 2024
yes but starts w a t
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Level 73
Apr 11, 2017
People, this is just a quiz. Not a lesson in theology.
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Level 59
Apr 22, 2024
this isn't theology; it's exegesis with some hermeneutics thrown in.
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Level 63
Apr 11, 2017
"facts"
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Level 65
Apr 11, 2017
Thank-you for featuring this on the first day of Passover. It has made my day.
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Level 37
Apr 11, 2017
Great Quiz!

Thank You.

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Level 63
Apr 12, 2017
They were called Hebrews. They were not referred to as Jews until the Babylonian exile.
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Level 83
Apr 12, 2017
I think they became Jews some time after invention of English.
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Level 79
Sep 18, 2020
Moses and Aaron were descended from Levi not Judah so they were not Jews. They were leading the Children of Israel (Hebrews, House of Israel) which included the the Jews (descendants of Judah).
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Level 67
May 31, 2021
They were Israelites, no? TIIRC, Jews isn't really a Hebrew word, and is an English one. Nomenclature *could* be debated, but nobody cares.
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Level 77
Dec 20, 2021
Can you accept "15 commandments...no, ten, ten commandments"
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Level 57
Apr 25, 2024
motion seconded
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Level 57
Apr 22, 2024
I prefer the life of Brian
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Level 59
Apr 22, 2024
accept decalogue for 10 commandments?
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Level 65
Apr 23, 2024
um, if you can think of 'Decalogue', I'm pretty sure you can think of 'Ten Commandments'. Just saying
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Level 38
Apr 23, 2024
+++ for accepting some variants, such as grasshoppers instead of locusts and arch instead of ark. As a non-native speaker of English, I do sometimes translate terms from my mother-tongue, so spelling and other details suffer.
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Level 60
Apr 23, 2024
Your blurb says today is the first day of Passover. That really only worked first time around. You need to change that.