1-5-25Moses, Mohammed's Inspiration For A Murder Cult
1 "Why did God command the Israelites to completely destroy the Midianites in Numbers 31:17?"
Moses lived to be 120 years old (Deuteronomy 34:7), but it wasn't until he was 80 years old (Exodus 7:7) that God called him to lead His people out of Egypt.
The first 40 years of his life were spent in Egypt, learning first from his mother about God (for 12 years), and then learning from Pharaoh the skills needed to run Egypt. When Moses was about 40 he saw one of his own people being beaten, and he tried to take things into his own hands. He killed the Egyptian and because of this impulsive act he had to flee from Egypt and from Pharaoh.
Moses spent the next 40 years working as a shepherd for Jethro in Midian. God needed to teach Moses patience and trust. Working with the sheep day after day taught him both. The Bible says that Moses became the meekest man on earth (Numbers 12:3).
Moses married Zipporah (Jethro's daughter) and together they had two sons.
When Moses was 80 years old God told him to return to Egypt and He would free the Israelites from slavery. God gave Moses specific directions on what to do and say.
"Why did God command the Israelites to completely
destroy the Midianites in Numbers 31:17?"
Answer: Understanding and applying passages from the exodus and conquest of Canaan can be challenging. The passages about putting certain inhabitants to death are among the most difficult. Among those is Numbers 31.
God told Moses, “Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites” (Numbers 31:1). The Israelites obediently armed themselves and attacked the Midianites, killing the men (verse 7). Also, “the Israelites captured the Midianite women and children and took all the Midianite herds, flocks and goods as plunder” (verse 9). When the troops returned to Moses, he was angry that they had not fully carried out the Lord’s vengeance (verse 14; cf. verse 3). The Midianite women were those who had caused Israel to sin at Baal Peor (see Numbers 25). So Moses commanded that the widows be killed, and also “kill all the boys” (Numbers 31:17).
"Who were the Midianites?"
had more sons than just Isaac (by Sarah) and Ishmael (by Hagar). He also had six
sons by Keturah,
his wife after the death of Sarah: Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak, and
The Midianites were the descendants of Midian and therefore children of Abraham.
They settled in “the land of the east” (Genesis
Most scholars believe the land of Midian was officially on both sides of the
Gulf of Aqaba, although the Midianites showed nomadic tendencies later in their
history (see Habakkuk
When Moses fled the wrath of Pharaoh, he traveled to Midian (Exodus 2:15). There, Moses met and married his wife, Zipporah, and served his father-in-law, Jethro, as a shepherd for forty years. The fact that Jethro was “a priest of Midian” (Exodus 2:16) indicates that the Midianites, at least during Moses’ time, still retained the knowledge of the God of their father Abraham (cf. Jethro’s words and actions in Exodus 18). At the end of Moses’ time in Midian, God appeared to Moses—still in Midian—and commissioned him to lead the Israelites out of slavery (Exodus 3—4).
"Who was Zipporah in the Bible?"
in the Bible was the wife of Moses
and the daughter of Jethro,
the priest of Midian. When Moses fled from Egypt to the land of Midian, he met
Jethro’s seven daughters, who were having some trouble getting enough water
for their flocks (Exodus
In that area, the troughs for watering flocks were being monopolized by some
shepherds who denied Jethro’s daughters access to the troughs. Moses assisted
the women by driving the shepherds away so their flocks could be watered.
Zipporah was among the sisters helped by Moses.
Zipporah and her sisters brought Moses back to their tent to meet their father, the priest of Midian, who liked Moses. Moses was content to stay there in Midian (Exodus 2:21). Moses later married Zipporah and began a new life. Zipporah gave birth to a son. Moses named him Gershom, a name that sounds like the Hebrew word meaning “a foreigner there.” Gershom’s name was a reminder that Moses was a foreigner and living among foreigners. Later, Zipporah had another son named Eliezer (Exodus 18:4).
Numbers 31:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Numbers 31:2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.
"Why did moses have Zipporah's nation exterminated?"
Numbers 31:3 And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian.
Numbers 31:4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.
Numbers 31:5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.
Numbers 31:6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.
Numbers 31:7 And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.
Numbers 31:8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
Numbers 31:9 And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.
Numbers 31:10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.
Numbers 31:11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.
Numbers 31:12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.
Numbers 31:13 And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.
"Why was Moses angery with his soliders?"
Numbers 31:14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.
Numbers 31:15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?
Numbers 31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
"What did Moses have the soldiers do with the male infants, boys and widows?"
Numbers 31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.
Numbers 31:18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.
Numbers 31:19 And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.
Numbers 31:20 And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood.
Numbers 31:21 And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war which went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD commanded Moses;
Numbers 31:22 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,
Numbers 31:23 Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.
Numbers 31:24 And ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean, and afterward ye shall come into the camp.
Numbers 31:25 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Numbers 31:26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation:
Numbers 31:27 And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation:
Numbers 31:28 And levy a tribute unto the Lord of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:
Numbers 31:29 Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the LORD.
Numbers 31:30 And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.
Numbers 31:31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
Numbers 31:32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,
Numbers 31:33 And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,
Numbers 31:34 And threescore and one thousand asses,
"What did Moses do with the 32,000 virgins?"
Numbers 31:35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.
Numbers 31:36 And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep:
Numbers 31:37 And the LORD's tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.
Numbers 31:38 And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which the LORD's tribute was threescore and twelve.
Numbers 31:39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which the LORD's tribute was threescore and one.
Numbers 31:40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the LORD's tribute was thirty and two persons.
Numbers 31:41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD's heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Numbers 31:42 And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided from the men that warred,
Numbers 31:43 (Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep,
Numbers 31:44 And thirty and six thousand beeves,
Numbers 31:45 And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,
Numbers 31:46 And sixteen thousand persons;)
Numbers 31:47 Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Numbers 31:48 And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses:
Numbers 31:49 And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us.
Numbers 31:50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.
Numbers 31:51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.
Numbers 31:52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the LORD, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.
Numbers 31:53 (For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.)
Numbers 31:54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD.
"Where did Mohammad learn about Moses?"
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In his teens, Muhammad accompanied his uncle on Syrian trading journeys to gain experience in commercial trade. Islamic tradition states that when Muhammad was either nine or twelve while accompanying the Meccans' caravan to Syria, he met a Christian monk or hermit named Bahira who is said to have foreseen Muhammad's career as a prophet of God.
Little is known of Muhammad during his later youth, available information is fragmented, making it difficult to separate history from legend. It is known that he became a merchant and "was involved in trade between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea." Due to his upright character he acquired the nickname "al-Amin" (Arabic: ??????), meaning "faithful, trustworthy" and "al-Sadiq" meaning "truthful" and was sought out as an impartial arbitrator. His reputation attracted a proposal in 595 from Khadijah, a successful businesswoman. Muhammad consented to the marriage, which by all accounts was a happy one.
Several years later, according to a narration collected by historian Ibn Ishaq, Muhammad was involved with a well-known story about setting the Black Stone in place in the wall of the Kaaba in 605 CE. The Black Stone, a sacred object, was removed during renovations to the Kaaba. The Meccan leaders could not agree which clan should return the Black Stone to its place. They decided to ask the next man who comes through the gate to make that decision; that man was the 35-year-old Muhammad. This event happened five years before the first revelation by Gabriel to him. He asked for a cloth and laid the Black Stone in its center. The clan leaders held the corners of the cloth and together carried the Black Stone to the right spot, then Muhammad laid the stone, satisfying the honour of all.
"Moses is the most stated name in the Koran!!"
Moses in Islam From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Musa ibn ?Imran (Arabic: ٰمُوسیٰابن عمران romanized: Musa) known as Moses in Judaeo-Christian theology, considered a prophet and messenger in Islam, is the most frequently mentioned individual in the Qur'an, his name being mentioned 135 times. The Quran states that Musa was sent by God to the Pharaoh of Egypt and his establishments and the Israelites for guidance and warning. Musa is mentioned more in the Qur'an than any other individual, and his life is narrated and recounted more than that of any other prophet. According to Islam, all Muslims must have faith in every prophet (nabi) and messenger (rasul) which includes Musa and his brother. The Qur'an states: