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Tabari on the History between the Death of Joseph and the Birth of Moses

Ibn Ishaq said -Ibn Humayd -Salamah -Ibn Ishaq: God took Joseph, and the king who was with him , al-Rayyin b. al-Walid, died. The pharaohs had inherited rule over Egypt from the Amalekites. God scattered the Israelites there ; when Joseph died, he was buried, as was mentioned to me, in a casket of marble in the Nile, in the midst of the water. The Israelites continued living under the rule of the pharaohs while maintaining of their religion whatever Joseph,\ Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham had prescribed for them of Islam, holding fast to that until the Pharaoh, to whom God sent Moses, had arrived. Among the pharaohs there was none more insolent than he toward God, or haughtier in speech, or longer-lived in his rule. His name, according to what I have been told, was al-Walid b. Musab. There was no pharaoh more ruthless, harder-hearted, or of more evil character toward the Israelites than he. He tormented them and made them slaves and chattels, classifying them in his tasks: one class for building, another class for plowing, another class for his sowing. They\ were busy with his projects, and whoever among them was not working for him had to pay a poll tax. He inflicted'” upon them, as God said, “dreadful torment.”169Yet they retained remnants of their religion, from which they did not want to depart. The pharaoh had married an Israelite woman named Asiyah bt. Muzahim, from the best of a limited number of women. He was granted a long life among them while he ruled them, and in return he inflicted upon them dreadful torment. When God wanted to release them from their misery, and when Moses had reached maturity, God gave him the message. The narrator continued: It was told to me that, when Moses’ time approached, the astrologers and diviners of Pharaoh came to him and said: “We want you to know that we find according to our lore that a child born to the Israelites, the time of whose birth draws near to you, will deprive you of your rule. He will vanquish you in your dominion, send you out of your land, and change your religion.” When they told him this, he ordered the slaying of every newborn male child who would be born among the Israelites and commanded that they spare the females alive., 70 He gathered the midwives from the people of his domain and said to them, “Do not let a single male fetus of the Israelites come forth at your hands without striking him.” They would do this, while he killed those lads who were older. As for the pregnant women, he ordered them to be tormented until they miscarried



Moses, Yahweh and the name Joseph

Many claim that  Joseph is a theophoric-name rooted in the word Yahweh, meaning  “Yahweh will Add” instead of “He will Add”. Now we know that the name Yahweh was first revealed to Moses:

Exodus 6:3 English Standard Version

I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD(Yahweh) I did not make myself known to them.

If the name Yahweh was first revealed to Moses, and Moses came after the Prophet Joseph, how can Joseph be “Yahweh will Add”.?


Did Abraham know the Name Yahweh before Moses? (Old Testament Contradiction)

Exodus 6:2-3

2 God also said to Moses, “I am the LORD.(Yahweh ) 3 I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD (Yahweh) I did not make myself known to them.


Gen 12:8

And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD (Yahweh).

Both Moses and Jesus are the “Finger of God”

Exodus 8:19 New International Version (NIV)

19 the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.” But Pharaoh’s heart was hard and he would not listen, just as the Lord had said.

Luke 11:20 New International Version (NIV)

20 But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Was God known by the name Yahweh prior to Moses (Exodus 6:3), or was he not (Genesis 4:26, 5:29, 9:24, 22:14, 27:20, 27:27, 28:20-21)?-Contradiction in the OT

Exodus 6:3 King James Version (KJV)

3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.



Did Moses believe in and worship the Trinity?

Any takers….

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