Why did Moses raise his hands during the battle against the Amelekites?

Why did Moses raise his hands during the battle against the Amelekites?

Why did Moses raise his hands during the Amelekites' battle? Joshua, the leader of the Israelite army, won a battle against the Amelekites only after Moses lifted his hands. When Moses felt tired, Aaron and Hur placed a stone under him and supported his hands (Exodus 17). In this way, Moses did not have to fight anymore.

The Bible does not give a specific reason why Moses raised his hands. Some scholars believe that it was a gesture of surrender because he knew that he would be killed if he continued fighting. Others think that it was done as a sign of blessing. Still others suggest that it was done as a display of power, like when Jesus raised His hands in prayer.

In any case, Moses' action encouraged the people who were afraid because they saw that he remained alive even though he had been put in charge of them.

When Aaron lifted Moses' arms,?

The Israelites would win as long as Moses held up his hands, but the Amalekites would win if he lowered his hands. When Moses' hands were fatigued, Aaron and Hur grabbed a stone and placed it beneath him, and he sat on it. Then Aaron and Hur held up Moses' hands, ensuring Israel's victory.

How did God prepare Joshua for the battle?

Preparation for the Battle of Rephidim with Amalek (Exodus 17:8-16). When we first see Joshua, he is leading Israel's army into war against the Amalekites. While Joshua is battling, Moses is praying to God with his staff. When Moses' arms fatigue, Aaron and Hur provide a hand. Then, Joshua defeats the Amalekite army.

God has been preparing Joshua for this battle since he led Israel out of Egypt. During that time, He has done many things to make sure that Joshua will be ready to lead in His name. For example:

- God gave Joshua courage and strength by speaking through him (Joshua 1:9).

- God instructed Joshua what to do during the battle (verses 8-11).

- After the victory, Moses wrote down all of God's instructions for Joshua (verse 12). This document would help Joshua lead Israel in the future battles.

In conclusion, God prepared Joshua for his mission by testing him in situations where he would need to rely on himself instead of someone else. This showed that Joshua was fit to lead Israel in battle.

Who held Moses' arms up in battle?

Aaron Hur, Moses's friend, He assisted Aaron in holding up Moses' hands after Moses realized the Israelites had won the battle when his hands were raised: "Aaron and Hur remained up their hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side." (45:19)

Texts that mention this event include Exodus 17:8-10; Joshua 10:18-21; 1 Samuel 4:14. The Bible does not say how many times Aaron and Hur helped Moses out of trouble. It is possible that they never let go of him during a battle or crisis.

After Moses killed Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan, he received their weapons as prizes. But since he was afraid to carry them alone, he asked Aaron and Hur to help him carry them home. Aaron and Hur said they would be glad to help him.

When Moses objected to carrying the enemies' swords because it was wrong to kill humans, Aaron and Hur assured him that soldiers in those days used their swords only for fighting and not for killing people. So Moses handed the swords over to some of his men and told them to take care of them.

Here we see that Aaron and Hur were very courageous men. They must have been proud to fight alongside of Moses.

Who held up Moses' hands while Israel was in battle?

Hur, Moses's friend, joins in. He assisted Aaron in holding up Moses' hands after Moses realized the Israelites had won the battle when his hands were raised: "Aaron and Hur remained up their hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side." (45:19).

It is interesting to note that both men were from the tribe of Levi. This shows that even though they were members of the tribe of Levi, they could have been active in battle.

Levi was responsible for conducting sacrifices on behalf of the entire nation. The priests would carry out this duty by taking animal blood offerings to Jerusalem at prescribed times.

The Levites were also involved in other aspects of religious life including leadership roles within the community. They tended the sacred space by making sure there were no insects or animals that could contaminate it. They were also responsible for preparing all food before offering it to God.

The tribe of Levi did not receive a special inheritance in Canaan because they were considered holy people who served God in a special way. However, they did receive portions of land when other tribes received their own territories. The Levite population increased greatly during the time of the Israelites' settlement in Canaan. There are many prominent people in the Bible who belonged to the tribe of Levi including Aaron, Miriam, and Joshua.

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Charlene Hess

Charlene Hess is an expert on military and veteran affairs. She has served in the Marine Corps for over 20 years, achieving the rank of Corporal. She is now retired and enjoys sharing her knowledge of military life with others through writing articles and giving speeches on the subject.

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