The Sin Of Moses When Told To Speak To The Rock (2023)

1. Why was Moses punished for striking the rock?

  • Jan 12, 2018 · So the Lord intended Moses strike the rock in the desert only once in the scene from Exodus 17, thus picturing Jesus sacrificed once to bring us ...

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2. Bible Gateway Numbers 20 :: NIV

  • Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. 12: But the LORD said to ...

3. The Sin of Moses: What Happened at Meribah? - Articles ‹ West Oaks ...

  • Feb 14, 2020 · Some commentators see Moses' harsh words for Israel as the sin, or perhaps that he speaks to the people rather than speaking to the rock.

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4. Meribah in the Bible - What Happened with Moses Striking the Rock

  • Jun 1, 2023 · Moses, instead, strikes the rock. Although God still does give the Israelites water, he's angered by Moses' disobedience. Moses' rebellious ...

  • The miracle of the living water in the desert occurred twice in Meribah. But because Moses disobeyed God's direct orders, he prevented himself from seeing the Promised Land.

5. Why Moses Struck the Rock and Why God Punished Him (Numbers 20:11)

  • Sep 26, 2019 · At first, in Exodus 17:6, God told Moses to strike the rock. At each point, God always tells Moses to gather the elders and people to see – this ...

  • In this detailed commentary, we will explore the three reasons why Moses struck the rock and why God punished him for doing it. Let's begin... Moses is a notable person in the patriarchy from the

6. In Numbers 20, why did Moses and Aaron sin when they struck the rock?

  • Instead, Moses and Aaron decided to strike the rock for water, which was a method of obtaining water that had previously been successful for them (Ex. 17:5–7).

  • If you re-read Numbers 20:6–11, you’ll see that Mose...

7. Three Strikes | VCS - The Visual Commentary on Scripture

  • Moses exhibits anger in Exodus 17 (v.4) too, but there the striking of the rock is not an expression of emotion; he is simply following God's command (v.6).

  • Moses strikes a rock on two separate occasions, once soon after the Israelites leave Egypt (Exodus 17:1–7), and again just before they enter the Promised Land (Numbers 20:2–13). There are significant differences between these two narratives, most notably the fact that in Exodus God orders Moses to strike the rock (17:6) while in Numbers Moses strikes the rock (20:11) in defiance of God’s command to speak to it (v.8). But beyond the miracle that underlies both narratives, there are also significant similarities: the Israelites fear death in the wilderness (Exodus 17:2–3; Numbers 20:2–4); they doubt God’s presence in their midst (Exodus 17:7; Numbers 20:12); and there is a dispute (Exodus 17:2, 7; Numbers 20:3, 13).   These similarities generate a question about visual representations of Moses striking the rock: which narrative is being represented? Titles and contexts may not be original and are not determinative. As a rule, works in which Moses’s anger is an explicit theme—signalled perhaps by how he holds his rod—are likely to be inspired by Numbers 20, where his anger translates into a twofold striking of the rock (v.11) to which he should have spoken (v.8). Moses exhibits anger in Exodus 17 (v.4) too, but there the striking of the rock is not an expression of emotion; he is simply following God’s command (v.6). If Moses’s anger is not an explicit theme, the artist is probably representing Exodus 17, where the miracle is untainted by Moses’s disobedience and his subsequent failure to enter the Promised Land (cf. Numbers 20:12). Yet a qualification is in order. When it comes to visual representations, the boundaries between these two narratives are porous. Details drawn from Numbers 20 seep into representations of Exodus 17. For example, in Exodus 17 the people ask Moses why he brought them out of Egypt to kill them, their children, and their livestock with thirst (v.3), but they request water only for themselves (v.2), and they alone, not their animals, drink (v.6). Numbers 20 by contrast reports that both the people and the animals drink (v.11), so a visual representation of Exodus 17 that shows animals drinking was plausibly influenced by (images of) Numbers 20.  The so-called Jonah Sarcophagus originated in Rome at the end of the third century and is the oldest known representation of Moses striking the rock. There are several indications that the artist associated this latter image with death and resurrection. The Israelites are dying of thirst; with no time for vessels, they are using their hands to scoop up the water. The scene is surrounded by others that that depict death, near-death or symbolic death, and resurrection, most obviously Lazarus (top left), and Jonah, whose three days in the fish’s belly are analogous in Christian typology to Jesus’s three days in the tomb. And finally, there’s the context: a sarcophagus. Moses striking the Rock by Bacchiacca, was painted sometime after 1525. Bacchiacca was born into a Florentine family of painters, goldsmiths, and embroiderers, and worked as a decorative artist as well as a painter, which helps explain his passion for detail. His focus in our painting seems to be God’s presence. His assembled masses are emphatically not shown dying of thirst. Only one (lower right) is lapping up the water, and many are not drinking at all. These are exquisitely clad and bejewelled pilgrims, equipped with an astonishing variety of vessels ready to be filled with the miraculous water. Though not a religious man, Arthur Boyd was attracted to the Bible, perhaps by its abundance of intense personal struggles, often tinged with danger. His many portraits of Jonah fall into this category, as does Moses Striking the Stone (1951–52). Boyd’s Moses is a solitary figure who grasps his rod—a far cry from Bacchiacca’s delicate gold pointer—in both hands. The water that spurts forth from his rock speaks less of divine blessing, as for Bacchiacca, or the hope for life eternal, as on the Jonah sarcophagus, than loss of control. Not only are all these different interpretations supported by the biblical text, but each artist makes accessible an aspect of the narrative that, though strongly present, can easily get lost in the confusion.  

8. What Was Moses' Sin? - Catholic Standard

  • Aug 8, 2019 · The Lord told Moses to take his staff in hand and bid the rock to bring forth water. He was told to speak to the rock, but instead he struck it— ...

  • At Thursday’s daily Mass (Thursday of the 18th week of the year) we read of the sin that excluded Moses from leading the people to the Promised Land. While there are some mysterious elements to...

9. Are the incidents in Exodus 17 and Numbers 20 two separate events?

  • In the first one, God told Moses to strike the rock. In the second one, God told him to speak to the rock. The rock was a symbol of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:1-4) ...

  • Exodus 17 and Numbers 20 give the accounts of the Jews being without water on their escape from Egypt. These are accounts of two different times.

10. Hidden in the Rock - Westminster Magazine

  • Oct 25, 2021 · He was not instructed to climb into the rock and to “be sure not to turn around, lest you die.” There was no duty left to Moses, except to gaze ...

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11. The Sin of Moses - Bible Questions

  • He was told to speak to the rock (and he did not do that), but struck the rock (which he had no authority to do). God later charged Moses with this sin: “you ...

  • Introduction. Sometimes, in the midst of the account of the lives of some of God’s most faithful servants, they commit a sin and God chose to record it. While we expect God to record the sins of...

12. Why was Moses not allowed to enter the Promised Land? - Got Questions

  • Jan 4, 2022 · God told Moses and Aaron to gather the assembly and speak to the rock. Water would come forth. Moses took the staff and gathered the men.

  • Why was Moses not allowed to enter the Promised Land? What sin did Moses commit that caused God to give Moses such a strong punishment?

13. Why Was Moses Disciplined For Striking The Rock Twice, Looking At ...

  • Aug 13, 2021 · But in Numbers 20, the instruction was to speak to the Rock so it could yield its water. The Rock had already been struck once as recorded in ...

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14. Numbers 20:11 Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice ...

  • Then Moses raised his hand [in anger] and with his rod he struck the rock twice [instead of speaking to the rock as the LORD had commanded]. And the water ...

  • Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff, so that a great amount of water gushed out, and the congregation and their livestock were able to drink.

15. SPEAK TO THE ROCK - Thinking Girls Bible Study

  • Apr 27, 2017 · Guzik goes on, “Moses' sinful attitude and action was rooted in unbelief. He didn't really believe God when the Lord told him to speak to the ...

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16. How did Moses and Aaron disobey God's instructions about ... - eBible

  • Notice this time that God said: "speak ye unto the rock". In 20:10 Moses either frustrated with the people or maybe getting a little cocky said: "Hear now, ye ...

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17. Moses hits the rock: Are we hearing God? | Salvationist

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18. Don't Strke the Rock! Learning About Consequences from Moses

  • Mar 10, 2018 · Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to yield its water.

  • Does God's discipline seem severe? Like the consequence just didn't fit the crime? Studying this story about Moses has taught me a thing or two...

19. Moses Strikes the Rock in Exodus and Numbers: One Story or Two?

  • Jul 11, 2019 · In Numbers 20, when the Israelites are without water, God tells Moses to get water from a stone, which he does by striking it, ...

  • In Numbers 20, when the Israelites are without water, God tells Moses to get water from a stone, which he does by striking it, and is punished. Yet in Exodus 17, Moses does the same thing and the story ends positively. What is the relationship between these two accounts? Remarkably, R. Joseph Bekhor Shor says that they are two accounts of the same story. | Prof. Jonathan Jacobs

20. The Rock Was Christ | Desiring God

  • Nov 10, 2022 · It is almost as though, by placing himself on the rock that Moses is to strike, Yahweh means to identify himself, in some sense, with the rock, ...

  • In Exodus and Numbers, God provides water from the rock for his people. In 1 Corinthians, Paul identifies the rock as Christ himself. How did the apostle get there?

21. Moses Striking the Rock - Precept Austin

  • Jan 26, 2022 · In Exodus 17, the Lord commanded Moses to strike the rock with his staff and Moses obeyed. In Numbers 20 the Lord told Moses to speak to the ...

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22. The Sin That Really Kept Moses Out Of The Promised Land

  • Feb 8, 2020 · Most of us have been taught that Moses's sin was hitting a rock to obtain water when God told him to speak to it. Others say Moses's sin was ...

  • Moses’ sin was not striking the rock. This is an interpretive conclusion which contradicts what God actually said about the matter.

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  • Numbers 20:7 and the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 8 “Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their ...

  • Moses sins against God

24. Christ the Rock which Moses Struck, the Rooster's Crow, and the Cross

  • Moses was commanded to strike the first rock, and but told to speak to the second one. Striking the Rock is a picture of Christ stricken for us during the first ...

  • Christ the Rock which Moses struck at Meribah, the Rooster's Crow, and the Cross. Christ is the Rock, not Peter.

25. Strike the Rock and Water Will Come Out to Drink (Exodus 17:6)

  • Jul 22, 2021 · “Speaking” to the Rock ... After the rock had been struck the first time, the second time God told Moses, “Tell the rock before their eyes to ...

  • God told Moes, "You shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it to drink” (Exodus 17:6) Learn about this wonderful type of Christ.

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