Greetings & Salutations

EXAM AS SOON AS WAS PERMISSIBLE, having obtained 65%.


Q4 Moses’ exile of about 40 years was spent in the land of
Midian, where he learnt patience leading sheep, skills
that prepared him to be the shepherd of the Israelites
in later yeasrs.

Q7 Jehovah might have same meaning although translation

may differ.

Q8 Yahweh said Aaron would play role of priest, as Moses
concecrated Aaron as the first high priest of Israel.

Q13 I was thinking of 40 years in desert, although
admittedly the answer should be 430 years.

Q19 I first thought Aaron accompanied Moses, but then read
in Exodus 34:30, “When Aaron and all the Israelites saw
Moses his face was radiant”

Q22 Since I considered women serving at entrance of temple

to be false, conversely I suppose this to be true.

Q23 I regard statement that king disregards as having
ambivalent meaning. Also: Not Jospeph, but Joseph.

Q24 Concepts of identity and nature of God are closely

related considering associations and connotations therein.

Q25 Emphasis is not on Israel’s revenge at having been
reduced to slavery, which is merely a human emotion and
motivation combined to Yahweh’s work and divine plan, yet

question pertains to Moses’ confrontation in human nature,
which is why I chose Israel’s revenge as being emphasized.

Q26 In my humble opinion purpose of plagues would have
been to afflict judgement upon Egyptians, since plague was

affliction sent by God as punishment for sin and
disobedience. The series of ten afflictions were used by
God to break the will of Pharaoh and to bring about the
release of the Hebrew people from the slavery in Egypt.

Q31 I thought the word manna would have meant seed,
although it is also commonly referred to as bread.The word
“Manna” was applied to the “small round substance as fine
frost” (Ex. 16:14). Also, manna looked like white

seed that could be boiled, baked, ground, beaten, cooked in
pans & made into cakes. (Ex. 16:23; Num. 11:8)

Q32 Since question did not specify what area of Sinai, I
took time as being 2 months, which is just over 40 days,

being time Moses went up onto Mount Sinai (Ex.24:18). Of
course, phrase must have referred to particular desert that
lies at the foot of Mount Sinai, in which case I assume
correct answer would be 40 years.

Q41 Theses should be these. Since Arameans, which I chose
as correct answer, were ancient desert people that
along with the Israelites during much of their history,
sometimes as enemies and sometimes as friends, was

incorrect, Hyksos – not Hykos – would probably have been
more appropriate as during 1750-157- when Egypt’s
stablility was weakening, many non-Egyptians entered the
country and a group called Hyksos (“rulers from a foreign

land” took control of the nation.

Q46 Although sun & moon were pivotal, so was the Nile,
although worship of the sun was a form of pagan idolatry
commonly practiced in the ancient world , especially among

the Egyptians.

Q48 I chose Januray as Abib was one of months of Hebrew
calendar (correspond to our March-April) was made first
month of year in commemoration of the Exodus (Ex.
23:15; Deut. 16:1), during which Passover was celebrated.

Quite tricky, I must say!

Q50 I thought answer to be Hebrew, due to first books of
Bible being translated from Hebrew. The best understanding
of “yam suph” however is that it does not refer to the Red

Sea or any of its branches. Instead, it probably refers to
water bordered by papyrus reeds and located somewhere
between the southern edge of Lake Menzaleh and the lakes
close to the head at the Gulf of Suez that was drained when

the Suez Canal was constructed. Such a location for the
Exodus would be directly opposite the Wilderness of Shur,
which was the first encampment of the Israelites after
crossing the “yam suph” (Ex. 15:22).


Q52 Not tothe, but to the. Not relation ship, but
relationship. The computer quite literally on spell check
must have ditinguished the words and interpreted them as
relation and ship.

Yours faithfully!