Exodus 6:9—Did the children of Israel listen to Moses or disregard his words?

Problem: Here the text claims that “they would not heed Moses.” But earlier (in Ex. 4:31) it says “the people believed [Moses],” and even “bowed their heads and worshiped [God].”

Solution: Apparently they readily received Moses at first, but when they did not experience immediate deliverance, they became discouraged and impatient and would no longer listen to him.

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This excerpt is from When Critics Ask: A Popular Handbook on Bible Difficulties (Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books, 1992). © 2014 Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Click here to purchase this book.