Did Zipporah ever leave Moses

Why did God give in to kill Moses when Zipporah circumcised her son?

The question tries two various Measure sins with the expectation that they will be same Judgment should lead. In attempting to do this, we are implicitly and incorrectly assuming that sins have the same degree of profanity and require equal responses from God's law and righteousness about the people under the old covenant.

The two situations are both serious but not the same. The first has to do with Abraham and the only external rite instituted to represent God's covenant with him. It seems that Abraham was neglected for whatever reasons, his duty in his heart may not have been as negligent as it may seem, for when God tried to kill him, possibly under disease, his wife (possibly in submission to Abraham's wish who it was also weak to argue about) cut the skin. Interpreters have different views on this because there are some difficult passages, but what seems to be emphasized is that, under the penalty, the heart of Abraham and his wife will be corrected and the situation restored.

The second case has to do with a high level of profanity not to respect the sacred instruments of the tabernacle according to the Old Testament. The tabernacle was the visible promise in those days of God's protection and kingship over his called people. Any disrespectful attitude towards these sacred instruments was forbidden under the death penalty. Indeed, under Moses, the death penalty for many crimes was further laid down and made known that this is already an answer to your question. For, according to so many laws, Abraham was not threatened with death as it was developed under Moses. Since Abraham was before these laws, his conduct would not necessarily be judged by the letter from them.

In relation to this "profane" haughty disregard for the federal arc, it is worth looking at some language of law in relation to the death penalty. We can see the seriousness by looking at the instructions regarding the Kohathites, which were basically the manual movements of the tabernacle when the camp was moved.

And when Aaron and his sons have covered the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, as the camp indicates, the sons of Kahat will come to carry them, but they must not touch the sacred things lest they die. ..... Do not let the tribe of the Kohathite clans be destroyed under the Levites, but treat them so that they live and do not die when they approach the most sacred things. (ESV, Numbers 4: 15-19)

Now, with the death penalty, which was clearly mandated before this incident, to look at the ark with undescribed profane curiosity, and because we can also understand that God could also have looked deeper into a terrible degree of this profanity in the hearts of those who are the gulty were . And because this sin could quickly have become a disease that spreads throughout the camp and is a public sin, we find many reasons why the sins can have been very different and require a very different correction than an infinitely wise and omniscient judge .

The bottom line is that God balances various sins, circumstances, the state of people's hearts, the public consequences, and many other things that are beyond our understanding.Even from a human point of view, we can perceive different aspects of these sins that require some difference in all-wise judgment.


@ CecilBeckum - not really true. All sins may be equal when they are equal to God, since all sins are eternally punished, but some sins deserve much more punishment on earth for him Degree that they have achieved and there are also degrees of blessing and punishment in heaven. Give your boss the wrong look or cut off his hand in anger. Both may be anger, but to different degrees and with a different response than that which is righteous. It is unjust to punish the same sin in different degrees with the same punishment.


@ christianity.stackexchange.com/users/1743/mike How do you compare that to James 2:10 King James Version? Anyone who keeps the whole law and still offends on one point is to blame for everything. Their example cites earthly judgment and not heavenly judgment.


To quote perhaps the most famous comment on James in English history, "You cannot therefore conclude that all sins are equal. They are all damned, not all damned alike. ... Forfeited a lawful, willful, willful injury our righteousness and makes us repulsive to the curse of the whole law, and the sinner will die no less than if he had broken everything by an actual transgression. Although all legal sins deserve death, there remains a difference in the various degrees of Guilt and the curse ". (Thomas Manton)