Who Was Moses' Father? [Exodus 6:20-30][Lesson 21][W.T.T.B.]

I'm not a she was Moses this is the

question and we seek catch today as we

continue our verse-by-verse study the

book of Exodus on walking if you have a

Bible with you turn to Exodus chapter 6

we're going to be reading from verses 20

to 30 if you don't have a Bible don't

worry just follow along with us on the

screen the version that we'll be reading

from is the New King James Version so

Exodus chapter 6 beginning at verse 20


Amram took for himself junka bed his

father's sister as his wife and she bore

him Aaron and Moses and the years of the

life of amram were 137 the sons it is

hard work Korah knee Fang and zip cry

and the sons of Oziel were Mishael Elza

fan and zit tree Aaron took to himself

Elijah bump daughter of a minted ABS his

sister of nahshon as wife and she bore

him Nadab Abihu Eleazar and Ithamar the

sons of Korah were a skier Elkanah and a

by Asaf these are the families of the

court heights Eleazar Aaron son took

himself one of the daughters of pootie

as wife and she bore him phineas these

are the heads of the fathers of the

houses of the Levites according to their

families these are the same Aaron and

Moses to whom the Lord said bring out

the children of Israel from the land of

Egypt according to their armies these

are the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king

of Egypt to bring out the children of

Israel from Egypt these are the same

Moses and Aaron and it came to pass on

the day the Lord spoke to Moses in the

land of Egypt the Lord spoke to Moses

saying I am the Lord speak to Pharaoh

king of Egypt all that I say to you but

Moses said before the Lord behold I'm of

uncircumcised lips and how shall pharaoh

heed me in this section of Exodus 6 we

have the genealogies of the first three

sons of Jacob Reuben Simeon and Levi

with the real focus being on the sons of

Levi since we're going to be ending up

with Moses and Aaron it comes in the

middle of a narrative between God and

Moses with God wanting Moses to confront

Pharaoh and Moses doubting that he would

be able to convince Pharaoh to let

Israel go

why then is this genealogy listed here

well the passage doesn't explicitly say

remember Moses his birth in his early

life he was a Hebrew yet race in the

house of Pharaoh his true lineage might

therefore have been in question so like

Matthew did with Jesus Moses here is

giving his family lineage along with

Aaron because he is going to lead the

people out of Egypt and this lineage

were therefore quash any doubts of his

legitimacy among the people that is one

possible reason to consider though we

should not be dogmatic about it because

the Scriptures don't explicitly say

having given the children of Levi

Gershon Kohath and Merari we come to the

direct family of Moses in verse 20 even

though we briefly talked about it in

Exodus to Moses his parents are Amram

and Jochebed talked about his Amer hams

aunt either his full aunt or half aunt

depending on the marriage situation like

it was with Abraham and Sarah the

question then arises is this Amram the

same Amram who is mentioned in verse 18

is the son of Kohath or is it someone

different while simply reading the

passage by itself would certainly make

it seem so let's incorporate all of

scripture to arrive at our completely if

we look at numbers 3 27 and 28 we find

that in cohab springe of the family

there were eighty six hundred males aged

one month or older women were not

included now from these genealogies here

in Exodus 6 we conclude that Kohath had

four sons twelve grandsons at at least

six great grandsons these great

grandsons would be the sons of Moses and

Aaron if there is no gap in these

genealogies since we know the number of

children of Moses and Aaron that would

mean that Coe has other ten grandsons

who would be contemporary with Moses

would have had to had an average of 860

male descendants in each line in order

to reach that number of 8600 if however

two additional generations were added

that would bring the number down to an

average of 29 males per generation and

if there were three additional

generations we would lower that number

again to an average of nine males per

generation a much more sensible number

and a number that is consistent with the

rest of the genealogies that we find for

the children of Israel what this shows

us is that there are almost certainly

people not listed here in the Exodus 6

genealogy between Kohath and amrum that

was Moses his father

if the generations that were skip began


the immediate son of Kohath then the

Amram mentioned as the son of Kohath

would be the same Amram as the father of

moses if however the skip generations

occurred after the direct son of Kohath

then there are two Imran's

one who was the son of Kohath and one

who is the father of moses which one of

these conclusions is actually the case

we can't say for sure but regardless we

can use the scriptures to help explain

what is going on which brings us to a

point when it comes to reading

genealogies and scriptures which is

don't use 21st century norms to evaluate

how generations are calculated in

Scripture sometimes people want to add

billions of years into the genealogies

of Genesis this is unwarranted because

no culture keeps genealogies this way

however in the Bible sometimes the word

son can mean grandson or great-grandson

or simply descendent as in Jesus being

the son of David but living about a

thousand years after David died one of

the reasons that this is done is when

the author is trying to make a certain

point in Matthew there were a couple of

Kings skipped in the genealogies of

Jesus so that each section of matthew's

genealogy equalled 14 generations

well if you recall from Genesis 15 verse

16 God told Abraham that in the fourth

generation the children of Israel would

come out of bondage for generations

generally include four people and so

even though a generation would be about

100 years at that time that is likely

the reason that only four people were

mentioned here the last being the father

of Moses and Aaron before we wrap up

this episode let's mention some notable

names as we pass by where they won't

become important later on we find the

name Korah being the son of his heart

Korah will lead a rebellion against

Moses and Aaron in the Book of Numbers

and we also find Aaron marrying Elijah

which following who her brother was

would make her of the tribe of Judah

Elijah was brother being in the lineage

of Jesus Aaron had four sons with Elijah

but made Abba by hew Eleazar and Ithamar

sons we'll get more acquainted with as

we travel through these first few books

of the Old Testament

since verses 28 to 30 really should go

with chapter 7 we'll leave our

discussion for them for the next episode

in the series with that our time is up

today the Lord willing we hope you'll


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edition seeking the answer the question

does someone have to belong to a local

church in order to be a Christian the

Lord willing on Monday we will return to

our study of exodus covering Exodus

chapter 7 verses 1 to 7 as we continue

our look through the Bible one verse at

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