Numbers 12:3

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Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth. (ASV)



First, Moses did not seem very humble in the rest of the Bible. And more seriously, this causes a serious problem for the tradition that Moses had written the first five books of the Bible. Saying that one is the greatest in anything, even in humility, is not a very humble sentiment. Thus making this verse a variation on the Liar Paradox.


Pro is imposing their 21st century, Western cultural values on the text. In our culture, we consider saying you're good at something to be boastful, arrogant bragging. People in the Ancient Near East didn't see it that way; they were much more upfront with their talents and abilities. It was no mark of pride to say "I am a great warrior", "I am strong", "I am wise", or "I am humble" if you truly were. Zeta Metroid (talk) 22:32, 21 August 2013 (PDT)


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