Why didn't Pharaoh kill Moses?

Cunt - Bible lexicon

Moses is a son of Amram and Jokebed from the tribe of Levi and a brother of Aaron and Miriam. He was born after Pharaoh's decree to kill all male children of the Hebrews. But his parents hid him by faith for three months. When they could no longer hide it, they put it in a reed box and placed it in the reeds on the bank of the river. He was found by Pharaoh's daughter who named him Cunt gave, which means "pulled out of the water." She adopted him as her son and had him nursed by his own mother. He was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was strong in words and deeds (Ex. 2: 1-10 ; Acts 7:22).

At the age of 40 he visited his brothers. When he saw a Hebrew man being mistreated by an Egyptian, he defended him and slew the Egyptian. The next day, however, he saw two Israelites quarreling. He reminded them that they were brothers and wanted to judge between them. But the culprit turned him away and asked if he wanted to kill him as well as the Egyptian. When Moses saw that his deeds had been known, he feared the wrath of Pharaoh and fled Egypt. He acted with zeal but without divine guidance and therefore became a refugee for 40 years (this is the second period of 40 years of his life, as the 40 years in the desert was the third). In the land of Midian he married Zippora, the daughter of Jethro of the priest of Midian. She bore him two sons, Gersom and Eliezer (Ex. 2: 11-22; Ex. 18: 2-4).

At the end of the forty years, God spoke to him from the burning bush, telling him to leave Egypt and deliver the Israelites from the hand of the Egyptians. He who had once acted in the flesh was now aware of his own futility and learned that God would go with him. He should make the name of the Lord known to the people. He was supposed to use various signs to make his commission, that God had sent him, credible to the people (Exodus 3.2 ff).

Toward the Pharaoh, Moses behaved completely without fear. He boldly asked him to send the people into the wilderness to sacrifice to the Lord. But the Pharaoh refuses and makes the load work of the Israelites even more difficult. Ten plagues followed, until the Egyptians finally drove the people out of the land after the death of all the firstborn (Exodus 5: 1 ff).

God kept talking to Moses and giving him instructions for all things. Although Aaron was the older brother, Moses took the place of guide and apostle. He led them out of Egypt and through the Red Sea. He led the chant of triumph when they saw their enemies lying dead on the bank. The N.T. shows that by faith he refused to be called a son of Pharaoh's daughter and preferred to suffer hardship with God's people. He left Egypt without fear of Pharaoh's wrath and endured steadfastly as if he were seeing the invisible (Heb. 11: 24-27).

Moses needed this faith because the people often grumbled and revolted. They incriminated him by testing him: “Why did you bring us out into the desert? To perish there? "When God's anger was kindled against them, he pleaded for the people. When God spoke of destroying them and making Moses a great nation, he urged God to repent of his anger. He reminded God in what he swore to his servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, thus acting as an intercessor for the people before God (Exodus 32: 7-13).

When Miriam and Aaron accused their brother Moses of marrying a Cushitic (Ethiopian) woman, they said, “Did the LORD only speak to Moses alone? Didn't he also talk to us? "Didn't it seem as if Moses was reprimanding them? But on this occasion it is recorded in writing:" But the man Moses was very meek, more than all the people who were on the ground. " However, God had heard them, and he defended Moses, stating, “He is faithful in all my house; with him I speak from mouth to mouth and clearly and not in riddles "(Numbers 12: 1-8).

When Korah, Dathan and Abiram and their band stood up against Moses and Aaron, he fell on his face and put things into the hand of God. "In the morning the LORD will make known who is his and who is holy" and the whole crowd was killed (Numbers 16: 1–35). God also called Moses to Mount Sinai and dictated the law and gave him He showed him the ten commandments written on stone tablets with the finger of God, and showed him the pattern of the tabernacle (Exodus 24: 12–31, 18). He was the mediator, that is, he gave all of God's sayings to the people. He referred to God as "King of Jeschurun" (or Israel) (Deut. 33,5) and there was no prophet like him (Deut. 34,10).

In one case, Moses failed. When they had no water, God told him to take the stick (that of the priesthood) and go to the rock speak and the water would come out. "Moses took the staff away from the Lord, just as he had commanded him." And he said to Aaron to the people: "Listen, you rebellious ones! Will we bring you water out of this rock? And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with the stick twice; there came out a lot of water ". Moses then heard the voice of God: "Because you did not believe me, me to sanctify before the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you should not bring this assembly into the land that I gave them. "It was called the water of Meriba, the water of strife (Numbers 20: 7-13) To this Moses pleaded with the LORD: "Let me go over and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, these good mountains and Lebanon." But the Lord said to him that he should never speak to him about this matter again. He was supposed to climb to the top of the Pisga and look out over the country from there. From there the Lord showed him all the land. Then he died in the land of Moab across from Beth-Peor, but no one knows his grave. He “was 120 years old when he died; his eye had not become weak and his strength had not waned "(Deut. 3: 25-27; 34: 1-7).

In the N.T. it is said regarding the body of Moses that the archangel Michael quarreled with the devil about him (Jude 9). Satan's goal was probably to turn his tomb into a holy place that would become a place of pilgrimage for religious people (as is done with many other tombs today).

The law was given through Moses. In this context his name is often used when referring to the law. Moses is mentioned by the apostle John when divine guidance through the law is contrasted with the gospel: "For the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ" (Jn 1:17) Distinction between "law" and "grace" gives us the prophetic reason why Moses was not allowed to go into the land of Canaan: "grace" is the heavenly blessing of Christianity, but Moses was the giver of the law, whereby only knowledge of sin came. The introduction of the people of Israel into the land itself had to be done through Joshua, who is an image of the risen Christ. Moses performed his own special service and was greatly honored by God for it. He was faithful in his service even in great difficulties and trials; he was faithful in all God's house. On the Mount of Transfiguration, Moses represents the law and Elijah the prophets (Mt 17.3; Mk 9.4; Lk 9.30).

There is much evidence that Moses was the scribe of the first five books of the A.T. is. These five books are also called the Pentateuch:

  • "Have you not read the Book of Moses?" (Mk 12.26)
  • "If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets ..." (Lk 16:31; 24:27)
  • "If any Moses is read ..." (2 Cor. 3:15).

Of course, the part describing his death was added later. We hold on to the complete inspiration of Scripture. God is the author of his word. The second question is always who when the instrument was used by God to write down exactly what he wanted to have in writing. We do not know who wrote some of the books of Scripture. But there is no way we are attacking their inspiration. From the above and other verses it is clear that Moses is the scribe of the Pentateuch (often called the "Law of Moses").