No, Moses did not fear the king: he stood up to him. Moses was not being a coward by fleeing from Pharaoh: he was being practical. Additionally, to “fear” often carries the idea of respect and obedience in the Bible, not simply the emotion of fear, although it includes this, too. 1 In other words, Moses was not afraid to disobey Pharaoh.
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