brain sizes: Einstein's and women's
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Thu Sep 12 18:49:21 EST 2002
"zaphod beeblebrox" <space at finalfrontier.net> wrote:
>I invite you all to read Numbers 12. It's a short chapter. You'll enjoy it.
Very good. The nincompoop can stop at the end of verse 1
>And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian
> woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
Lest their be any doubt of the translation,
H3571 (translated as Ethiopian) is
>Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
>koo-sheeth' Adjective Feminine
>a Cushite woman, Moses' wife so-called by Miriam and Aaron
Which is the feminine form of Cushi
>yXwk patronymically from (03568)
>Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
>Kuwshiy TWOT - 969a
>Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
>Cushi or Ethiopian = see Cushan "their blackness"
>one of the descendants of Cush the grandson of Noah through Ham and a member of that nation or people
>one of Joab's couriers
So not only did Moses marry the daughter of a Kenite, he married a
Cushith (female Cushi) (and as the chapter continues, God punished
Miriam rather severely merely for criticizing Moses for this action).
Clearly, God did not intend by Deuteronomy to forbid that which Moses
had done. It seems most unlikely that Moses, the lawgiver, would give
a law against what he himself had done, and which God had punished
Miriam for criticizing. There thus can be no doubt that Deuteronomy
23:2 is not referring to the children of Moses as bastards, nor did
Moses reject all of other races from joining the congregation of the
Lord, for in Exodus 18, all of the elders of Israel ate with his
father-in-law, the Kenite and Midianite, who was either Ethiopian or
married to an Ethiopian, since his daughter was a Cushith, and did so
> When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt;
> Then Jethro, Moses' father in law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,
> And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land:
> And the name of the other was Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:
> And Jethro, Moses' father in law, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the mount of God:
> And he said unto Moses, I thy father in law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.
> And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
> And Moses told his father in law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.
> And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
> And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
> Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them.
> And Jethro, Moses' father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father in law before God.
Now the question remaining is whether and how long it will be before
the nincompoop turns white with leprosy. Perhaps he should fall on
his knees and beg God for forgiveness of the lies that he has been
spreading at the behest of the Prince of Lies.
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