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Two Separate Nations Tanakh Analysis
Madison Verschleiser
Tanakh
Two Separate Nations
In the story of BNY's exodus from Egypt God uses a series of extraordinary yet drastic plagues before God finally takes BNY out from Egypt.
Throughout the plagues there seems to be many modifications and additons to the original requests Moshe made to Pharaoh, "Ч™Ц°Ч”Ч•ЦёЧ”
ЧђЦ±ЧњЦ№Ч”ЦµЧ™ Ч”ЦёЧўЦґЧ‘Ц°ЧЁЦґЧ™Чќ Ч©Ц°ЧЃЧњЦёЧ—Ц·Ч ЦґЧ™ ЧђЦµЧњЦ¶Ч™ЧљЦё ЧњЦµЧђЧћЦ№ЧЁ,
Ч©Ц·ЧЃЧњЦ·ЦјЧ— ЧђЦ¶ЧЄ–ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™, Ч•Ц°Ч™Ц·ЧўЦ·Ч‘Ц°Ч“Ц»Ч ЦґЧ™ Ч‘Ц·ЦјЧћЦґЦјЧ“Ц°Ч‘ЦёЦј". By the end of the plagues
Moshe tells Pharaoh, "ЧђЦ·ЧЄЦёЦјЧ” ЧЄЦґЦјЧЄЦµЦјЧџ Ч‘Ц°ЦјЧ™ЦёЧ“ЦµЧ Ч•Цј Ч–Ц°Ч‘ЦёЧ—ЦґЧ™Чќ Ч•Ц°ЧўЦ№ЧњЦ№ЧЄ;
Ч•Ц°ЧўЦёЧ©ЦґЧ‚Ч™ЧЧ•Цј ЧњЦ·Ч™Ч”Ч•ЦёЧ” ЧђЦ±ЧњЦ№Ч”ЦµЧ™Ч Ч•Цј". At that point in the story Pharaoh had already conceded to letting
all of BNY go and yet Moshe now adding a new condition; not is this only a new condition but it is so clearly a irrational request. Due to the ridiculous
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There are three major statements made previous to the actual event of the plague that serve as insight into the intentions of God. The first statement is
"Ч”ЦґЧ Ц°Ч ЦґЧ™ ЧћЦ·Ч©Ц°ЧЃЧњЦґЧ™Ч—Ц· Ч‘Ц°ЦјЧљЦё Ч•ЦјЧ‘Ц·ЧўЦІЧ‘ЦёЧ“Ц¶Ч™Чљ", while God as already told moshe the plauges
will fall on the "ЧўЧ‘Ч“Ч™Чќ" of Pharaoh repatition of any word communicates the importance of that word to the overall understanding of what
going on in the text. Not only does this plagues warning include repetition but it's second important section of the warning is when God tells Moshe to
say to Pharaph that, "Ч•Ц°Ч”ЦґЧ¤Ц°ЧњЦµЧ™ЧЄЦґЧ™ Ч‘Ц·Ч™ЦјЧ•Ц№Чќ Ч”Ц·Ч”Ч•ЦјЧђ ЧђЦ¶ЧЄ–ЧђЦ¶ЧЁЦ¶ЧҐ Ч’Ц№ЦјЧ©Ц¶ЧЃЧџ,
ЧђЦІЧ©Ц¶ЧЃЧЁ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™ ЧўЦ№ЧћЦµЧ“ ЧўЦёЧњЦ¶Ч™Ч”Цё," so there won't be any insects in the land of BNY and later states that,
"Ч•Ц°Ч©Ц·Ч‚ЧћЦ°ЧЄЦґЦјЧ™ Ч¤Ц°Ч“Ц»ЧЄ, Ч‘ЦµЦјЧ™Чџ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™ Ч•ЦјЧ‘ЦµЧ™Чџ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦ¶ЦјЧљЦё". The first statement seems to
make a specific statement, "BNY won't suffer plagues because I will separate their land from that of the Egyptians," on the other hand the second
statement seems to be seperate saying that there will be a distinction between the individual nations, not just their land. Lastly in between those two
statements God says, "ЧњЦ°ЧћЦ·ЧўЦ·Чџ ЧЄЦµЦјЧ“Ц·Чў,Ч›ЦґЦјЧ™ ЧђЦІЧ ЦґЧ™ Ч™Ц°Ч”Ч•ЦёЧ” Ч‘Ц°ЦјЧ§Ц¶ЧЁЦ¶Ч‘ Ч”ЦёЧђЦёЧЁЦ¶ЧҐ".
Not only does the placement of this statement make it clear to the reader that "Ч•Ц°Ч”ЦґЧ¤Ц°ЧњЦµЧ™ЧЄЦґЧ™ Ч‘Ц·Ч™ЦјЧ•Ц№Чќ
Ч”Ц·Ч”Ч•ЦјЧђ ЧђЦ¶ЧЄ–ЧђЦ¶ЧЁЦ¶ЧҐ Ч’Ц№ЦјЧ©Ц¶ЧЃЧџ, ЧђЦІЧ©Ц¶ЧЃЧЁ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™ ЧўЦ№ЧћЦµЧ“ ЧўЦёЧњЦ¶Ч™Ч”Цё" and
"Ч•Ц°Ч©Ц·Ч‚ЧћЦ°ЧЄЦґЦјЧ™ Ч¤Ц°Ч“Ц»ЧЄ, Ч‘ЦµЦјЧ™Чџ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™
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Black Eyed Peas
"Where is the Love"
The Black Eyed Peas
This song sounds like something the Israelites would sing. The Israelites faced much persecution and hardships from the Egyptians. So this song
would be like them crying out to God and asking Him to show His love.
In the beginning of Exodus, the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians for many years which caused many of them to loose hope in the Lord.
They were wondering when the Lord would deliver them into the promised land. They could not see God's love. Just like the song says, "People
killin', people dyin'. Children hurt and you hear them cryin'." The Israelites were enslaved and suffering under the Pharaoh's rule. As a result, they
started praying to God they He could free them from the hands of Egyptians.
In the song it says, "Father, Father, Father help us. Send some guidance from above." This sounds like something the Israelites would pray for.
Therefore, later on in the Exodus, God sent Moses to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt. The Israelites needed deliverance from their sufferings.
"I Can See Clearly Now"
Johnny Nash
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In Exodus 19–20, God talks to Moses about a covenant that He is making. God is making this covenant because He wants a bond with the people
that will lead them to seek God in any circumstance. God has the best plans intended for the Israelites, but He can only make them possible if they
seek Him. We can see this same kind of relationship that God wants throughout this song. The chorus says, " I'm only one call away, I'll be there to
save the day, superman got nothing on me, I'm only one call away." This is like something God would say to the people. And what these lyrics are
essentially saying is to not look to other people or things to give your heart and affection to. Rather, give it me for I can guide and help you in ways
that no one else can. God wants a relationship with the Israelites in Exodus, but they need to seek Him
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How Did Religion Affect The Hebrews?
However, even though this sign was done the Hebrews were not affected in any way because there were no swarm of flies on their land. Pharaoh got
extremely angry, but he refused to let the people go.
The next time Moses, Betsy, and Aaron came into Egypt Pharaoh met them and said,"You're not welcome here!"
Moses replied,"The Lord God of the Hebrews command that you let his people go so that they may serve Him. Now, Aaron will stretch his rod
towards the cattle of Egypt and they will all die." Aaron stretched his hands across the Egyptian land and the cattle were destroyed. However, the cattle
of the Hebrews remained. The Egyptians were very angry with Moses, Aaron, Betsy, and the Hebrews. The plague lasted until evening that day.
On the
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The Testament Of The Bible
The Bible is a veritable catalog of the majesty and power of our creator, thy God and all of his works. Strictly from a literary standpoint, the Bible is
seen as a masterpiece for its sheer diversity of form and content, for artistry, for affective power, and for the way in which no matter how well you
think you know it, or how many times you've read it, you can always find new meaning in its text. The Bible isn't just one book, but instead an
anthology of 66 different ones written by various authors over the span of approximately fifteen hundred years. The Old Testament, originally written
in Hebrew, consists of thirty nine canonical books of scripture prior to the coming of Christ, when God's people belonged to the nation of Israel. As a
religious text, the Bible has found its stories, psalms, phrases, and proverbs seep in to many facets of western and world culture.
The book of Exodus is the second book of the Old Testament and within it contains the record of events of Israel's deliverance from slavery in Egypt.
It later gives the Laws that God has given to the Israelites in order to guide them in their relationship with him. For the purposes of this essay, the
record of events of Israel's deliverance, i.e., the ten plagues of Egypt will be focused upon in each a religious, historical, and scientific perspective.
The ten biblical plagues of Egypt (Exodus 7–12) were ten disasters sent upon Egypt by God in order to convince Pharaoh to free the Israelite slaves
from the
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Moses 's Role And How God
Moses's role and how God called out to him
The story of Moses begins when a man from the Levi tribe married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant then gave birth to a healthy son.
Afraid of him being murdered, she hid him for three months. When she was no longer able to hide him, she placed him into a tar covered basket
and placed the basket along the bank of the Nile. The daughter of the Levite woman stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. The basket
floated down the river and got stuck in some weeds. The daughter of the Pharaoh was bathing in the Nile and spotted the basket. She sent her female
slave to retrieve the basket and the female slave did so. The Pharaoh 's daughter opened the basket and saw the crying baby, and ... Show more content
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Moses led the flock to the mountain of God Horeb.
'There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So
Moses thought, "I will go over and see this strange sight–why the bush does not burn up." When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God
called to him from within the bush, "Moses! Moses!" And Moses said, "Here I am." "Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for
the place where you are standing is holy ground." Then he said " I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of
Jacob." At this, Moses hid his face, because he was too afraid to look at God. The LORD said, "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in
Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them
from the land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey– the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites
and Jebusites. And now the cries of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am
sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt."
Exodus 3: 2–10
How the Israelites came to be freed.
'Let my people go'. These words were said to the Pharaoh by Moses, unfortunately the Pharaoh refused and made the labour of the Israelites
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Essay on Passover: Then and Now
The question that was on the minds of the Israelite people as Exodus 11 drew to a conclusion was simple, yet carried many implications; how would
they avoid the consequences when the angel of the Lord carries out the recently delivered tenth plague. The tenth plague, or the Plague of the
Firstborn, would soon be carried out against the people of Israel. A plague that would see all first born, both of man and animal, killed throughout the
night. The reasons to celebrate the original Passover become quickly evident. How would this original event evolve in the years to come? Why
celebrate it after the initial occurrence? This paper will endeavour to uncover why the Israelites had to engage in the first celebration, how they
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This plague was given very little description within the book of Exodus. While opinions may vary, it was unknown what type of death would be
brought upon these young males. Similarly, it was unknown exactly how many would be affected. It simply is not stated whether all young males
would be affected, or simply those who held the highest value. Whether it would afflict the best of the Egyptians, or everyone, it mattered not. The
Lord had provided the opportunity for His chosen people to be set free from bondage. This freedom had not be known to them for several centuries.
Passover was to represent the moment before the movement into a new freedom. This was a meal that was designed with great care and obvious
involvement by the God of Israel. Passover is to be celebrated by the Nation, yet as a close–knit family. Taking part in this festival meant that you were
a part of His family and were bestowed with his protection and nourishment. Taking part in such a sacred meal not only delivered nourishment, it also
spoke to the safety and protection provided by the sovereign God.
These instructions were provided to Moses as his people were about to begin their journey out of Egypt and through these they would be removed from
bondage. Ultimately, this tenth plague would come to represent their freedom and the exile from Pharaoh controlled Egypt. This was a momentous
occasion for the Hebrew people, this would represent their freedom. To
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Events In Egypt Research Paper
The Hebrew people were chosen as the people of God. After being enslaved in Egypt for centuries, God leads them out of oppression to the Promised
land. He works through two Judges, Moses, and Joshua.
Events in Egypt (Exodus 2:23–12:42)
The Burning Bush
Moses was tending to his father–in–law's sheep when he saw a burning bush. The bush was not being consumed by the fire. God called out to him and
told him he was on Holy ground. God then explained that the Hebrews were suffering and that He was going to send them to a great land flowing
with milk and honey. This place was called the Promised Land. God sent Moses to the Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go. Moses questioned his authority
to do what God told him. God explained that He would be with Moses on his journey. Moses questioned whether the Hebrews will know who God is.
God then says "I am who I am" this was what Moses was to tell the Hebrews.
b.Moses before the Pharaoh
Moses goes with his brother Aaron to ask the Pharaoh for the Hebrews release. The Pharaoh accused ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
The first plague turned the water to blood. The Nile river became blood along with all the water elsewhere. Moses and Aaron asked again for their
people to be released. When the pharaoh refused again, God sent frogs to overrun all of egypt. They were in buildings, houses and all around the
city. Moses and Aaron asked the Pharaoh to free the people and each time the Pharaoh refused. God sent gnats which swarmed the people and the
animals. In the fourth plague He sent swarms of flies. The fifth plague was the pestilence. It sickened the Egyptians' livestock. The next plague caused
the Egyptians and their animals to get boils. The Seventh plague was hail. The next was locusts which destroyed the food supply. The ninth was the
darkness which lasted three days. Again, the Pharaoh declined Moses' request. The last plague was the death of the firstborn son of people and
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Upton Sinclair's Use Of Biblical Allusions In Literature
Allusions distinctly impacts text in numerous ways. Biblical and historical allusions are often the most recognizable in literature and each have their
own significance. Allusions are very beneficial in the text because they give new meaning to the text and how it is represented throughout time;
allusions in literature can also show new interpretations of the other works as well. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, Sinclair uses biblical and
historical allusions create an embellishment of imagery, characterization, and the manifestation of government. An emphasis that can be placed on
allusions is in how imagery is portrayed. Bubbly Creek is described as being "constantly in motion, as if huge fish were feeding in it, or great
leviathans disporting themselves in its depths"(pg 94). Sinclair used a biblical allusion to demonstrate imagery using a leviathan, which is an enormous
monster first mentioned in the latter part of the book of Job in The Bible. The leviathan is enormous and has an indescribable amount of strength and
can penetrate a double layer of armor. The contents of Bubbly Creek have an equivalence of a leviathan, which shows how much power Bubbly
Creek possesses; as well as how nothing else could ever equate to it in size and its unrestrained moves. Another biblical allusion that Sinclair uses is
the Egyptian plague of flies in the book of Exodus and "with the hot weather descended upon Packingtown a veritable Egyptian plague of flies; there
could be no describing this–the houses would be black with them"(pg 104). Sinclair uses this allusion to exemplify how horrid the conditions were in
Packingtown, the plague of flies in The Bible is described as being so dense in the Pharaoh's palace and the rest of Egypt was covered and ruined by
the flies. The conditions had to have been so horrible and hot, as well as the potential of rotting meat in Packingtown to bring about so many flies; it
was that awful and disgusting. Historical allusions also leave an impression on literature. Such as the historical allusion that Sinclair made to "the
Bessemer Furnace, where they made billets of steel– a domelike building, the size of a big theater"(pg 206). The Bessemer furnace was an invention
created 50 years
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Moses Heroic Behavior
Malcolm Covington
Religion Project
Moses: The Heroic Savior of Israel
In the book of Exodus, Moses is seen as the most significant human in the Old Testament due to being the savior of the Israelites from Egypt. The
beginning stages in the book of Exodus explain the amount of chaos created due to the actions of plagues, and crossing of the Red Sea throughout
Egypt between the Hebrews and the Egyptians. Moses wanted his people to be freed and to worship him in the wilderness, but his once called brother
Pharaoh's heart was too hardened to listen to anything Moses had to say. Moses confidence in himself and God began to put confidence in the Israelites
to want to become free from the Egyptians and become God–fearing people. Moses flaw of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
As most of the Israelites were extremely terrified to leave Egypt, their fear was holding them back into freedom. They would have much rather stay
and serve Pharaoh instead of dying making an attempt to be free in the wilderness with Moses. The plagues got the attention of the Israelites and they
began to slowly believe in God and Moses. As he gained the confidence of the Israelites, Moses began to lead them to freedom through the passing of
the Red Sea. After the death of his firstborn son, Pharaoh released the Hebrews of slavery and they began to march out the Egypt with great
confidence. In The Anchor Bible Dictionary E. Auerbach explained, "Moses, on the contrary, performs the wondrous events: stretching out his hand
(rod) to divide the sea and cause its return." The Israelites were exceedingly mesmerized by the actions that took taking place at the Red Sea. Moses
divided the waters of the Red Sea with his staff; the Egyptians were extremely irate and pursued to destroy the Israelites in their
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When Did Moses To Become A Levite
God fulfilled his promise to Abraham and the son's of Israel had grown into a nation that was exceedingly numerous. However, pharaoh had
forgotten Joseph, and began to impose hard physical labour on the Israelites. A boy named Moses (A Levite) was born during a decree from pharaoh to
kill all of the baby Hebrew boys. Moses was delivered from death and was raised in the royal household. Moses fled to Midian after he killed an
Egyptian taskmaster. After forty years of living in Midian God appeared to Moses in a burning bush and commanded him to return to Egypt to fulfill
his promise to Abraham to deliver his people (The Israelites) to the promised land. Moses obeyed God and returned to Egypt, and met with the jewish
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The Israelites left Egypt after 430 years and traveled to the sea. However, pharaoh changed his mind and proceeded to pursue the Hebrews near Pi
Hahiroth. God sent a west wind and parted the sea and the Hebrews went through on dry ground, the Egyptian army followed after them, but the
Lord closed the waters around them and they all drowned in the Sea. The Israelites rejoiced in their deliverance and continued their journey in the
Sinai Desert and reached the mountain of God. Here God gave the people the 10 Commandments. Moses went up the mountain of God for forty
days and forty nights. During this time, the Israelites rebelled against God and built for themselves a golden calf and worshiped it. God in his
holiness, had the Levites slaughter around 3,000 Israelites. God wished to dwell with his people. He commanded Moses to build the tabernacle to
the specific specification he gave him. God also gifted Bezalel and Oholiab with the gifts and the talents to build and craft everything to God's
standards. They made The ark, table lamp stand, altar of incense, altar of burnt offering, basin for washing, the courtyard, and all of the priestly
garments. When they completed everything exactly as God had told them, the glory of the Lord descended and filled the
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St. Bonaventure
Perhaps one of the most difficult realities a Christian must face when reading the Old Testament is the God of Justice–who ordered the death of women
and children, and even killed the firstborns of Egypt by His own hand–and then reconcile Him with the God of great Mercy who gave us Salvation by
dying for us on the cross. One such passage is found in the Book of Exodus 11:1–10 and 12:29–32 in which, "The Lord struck all the first–born in the
land of Egypt, from the first–born of Pharaoh who sat on his throne, to the cattle." The Church's many theologians in the Early Church, Medieval
Church, and Modern Church addressed this particular passage. Between these centuries there was a tendency between two extremes, one being a
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Thomas Aquinus would agree that it really was God who killed the firstborn of Egypt based on an argument made in his Summa Theologica. While
not directly referencing to the passage, he argues that although it may seem in certain Scripture passages God acts or orders others to act in a way
contrary to virtue, He does not because that would be against His nature. In fact Thomas establishes the justness of God taking a life because "He is
the author of life and death." Therefore, to take the passage literally would not be regarded as unjust or contrary to God's nature, because life was a
gift given to man in the first place, not a right that we
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Genesis And Exodus Compare And Contrast Paper
In both, the Genesis and the Exodus, violence was seen from different perspectives. Both God and one of his creations (humans), were brutal against
humanity. However, one was permitted, seemed too reasonable, and one wasn't. We can tell that the ones that were permitted were mostly by God
because he/she does everything for a reason while we human beings commit unintelligible actions for no appropriate cause. The act of brutality that
was taken for a good cause, was the one that's permitted whereas the being violent for no actual reason is what's prohibited. In the Genesis, Adam's
eldest son, Cain, was the one to murder the brother from the same mother, "And the LORD regarded Abel and his offering but He did not regard
Cain and his offering and Cain was very incensed ... Cain rose against Abel his brother and killed him" (4:6,8). God didn't accept Cain's offer
which caused jealousy to get the good of him and made him kill his own brother. Evil gets the good of us whenever we are at our lowest. Since
Abel was murdered for no appropriate reason, Cain was cursed and unfavorable to the earth. God wanted Cain to pay a high price for every single
thing he did for survival and keep him alive for as long as possible so that he could suffer the most. In the Genesis, it's stated, "Therefore, whoever
kills Cain shall suffer sevenfold vengeance" (4:15). God even marked Cain so that people would be aware of not killing him because then they would
have to carry the burden of the curse.
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Moses 's Life Fit Into One Of The Most Influential Figure
Moses Is one of the most prominent figures in the Old Testament. Moses was the man chosen to bring redemption to his people. God chose Moses to
lead the Israelites from captivity in Egypt to the salvation of a promised land. I will explore the life of Moses from his childhood years all the way to
his death and the 10 commandments. At the end I will be answering some questions about Moses. The questions I will be answering are 1.) How this
character's life fit into one of the sessions themes? 2.) Why this individual piques my interest? 3.) What I learned from his life? Let our journey into
the life of Moses begin. The Life of Moses
"But since then there has not arisen in Israel, a prophet like Moses, whom the lord knew face to face, in all the signs and wonders which the lord
sent him to do in the land of Egypt before pharaoh, before all the servants, and in all his land, and by all that mighty power and all the great terror
which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel." (Deuteronomy 34:10–12) We first encounter Moses in the book of Exodus in chapter 1, we learn that
after the patriarch Joseph rescued his family from the great famine and situated them in Egypt the land of Goshen. The descendants of Abraham lived
in peace for several generations until there rose to power a pharaoh who Joseph meant nothing to.
Birth of Moses
Moses was the son of Amram and Jochebed. Miriam and Aaron where his brother and sister. He was born in Egypt during a period in which the
Israelites
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Essay on The New Identity of Exodus as a Myth
The New Identity of Exodus as a Myth
The story of the tooth fairy has become a part of the cultural tradition of generations. Many American children discover the legend of the tooth fairy
at an early age. Furthermore, this mythical tale explains the meaning behind children losing their baby teeth. It marks a rite of passage between
infancy and early childhood. In the strictest sense of the definition of a myth, however, the tooth fairy does not qualify as a mythical story. It does not
have all of the essential traits. So what precisely is a myth? The Greek word for myth is "mythos", meaning "story." According to Dr. Dennis Doyle,
"A myth is a story that expresses the root meanings and values of a culture." Although it may seem... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
Primordial myths distinguish the beginnings of the universe, and how it was created. Foundation myths, on the other hand, relate the story of the
"origins of a people and their rituals" (Doyle, 29 Aug. 2002). Therefore, the Exodus story is a foundation myth because it explains how the ancient
Hebrew community established its roots. An authentic foundation myth also serves basic functions. The religious function of a myth explains how the
people of the universe will worship and what they will fear. The question of how the society and culture will be structured is answered in the social
function. The psychological function of a myth establishes how and why the society behaves in the ways that it does. Finally, the historical perspective
of a myth provides background knowledge to increase in a myth's credibility. When all of these factors are combined, one attains a better understanding
of a myth (Doyle, 29 Aug. 2002).
The religious function of the Exodus story introduces the major characters that play a role in this myth. Moses, a descendant from a long line of
Israelites, becomes the main character in determining the fate of the Israelites in Egypt. He first experiences the voice and wisdom of God in the
form of a burning bush (Ex. 3:3). While in the physical form of a fire, the Lord instructs Moses to "rescue them (the Israelites) from the hands of the
Egyptians and lead them out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing
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Moses Dbq Questions And Answers
Moses helped the Hebrews a lot. With the many things he did, he got them out of Egypt. In my perspective, if I was a Hebrew slave, I would follow
Moses out of Egypt. I would follow Moses out of Egypt because the Hebrews were slaves. Moses had the power of God, along with the Ten
Commandments. I would want to avoid the plagues.
To begin with, one reason I would follow Moses out of Egypt is because the Hebrews were slaves. For instance, the Hebrews were oppressed.
According to Document 2, it tells us that Moses saw a Hebrew slave being mistreated. This means that the slaves were mistreated while being in Egypt.
Document 2 supports my reason because it tells us that an innocent slave was being wronged.
In addition, I would choose to follow Moses
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The Book Exodus
Paula Aguilar
September 21, 2015
Exodus
In the book of Exodus, it is about the journey of Moses and how God used him to free the Israelites from Egypt. Moses was a Hebrew baby that was
found by the Pharaoh's daughter and was raised by them. As Moses got older, he witnessed the cruel way an Egyptian was beating an Israelite worker.
Moses intervened and ended up killing the Egyptian. Out if fear Moses leaves Egypt and lands in Midian.
While out one day with his flock, Moses came upon a burning bush. That bush ended up being God. This is where God asks Moses to go back to Egypt
to ask the Pharaoh to let his people go. Moses hesitates and asks God how and why him. During his conversation with God, Moses is convinced that he
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Also, that he deeply cared and helped out his people when they were in need.
Three positive things that this book teaches about humanity is that people can be selfless, like the way Moses stood up for the Israelites. Also that
not all people were evil like the Pharaoh; like the midwives who didn't participate in the murders of baby boys. The last is that the dedication and
sacrifice of one man saved the lives of thousands. The negative things this book teaches is that people are selfish, greedy, ungrateful and cruel.
***"I give my word that I have read this book in its entirety and have not tried to cheat the intention of this
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My Name Moses Research Paper
How can a man so insecure and horrible with words become a hero? Only by the grace of God could this man be used for good. This man's name is
Moses. He didn't grow up like the rest of his people. In fact, he grew up as royalty. Moses was given his name because of the circumstances that he
came from. His name means "drew out" (Campbell). As a baby, he was placed in a river in order to save his life. He was rescued or drawn out of the
water by the royal family where he was raised in the house of Pharaoh. Eventually, Moses was led by God and was to draw his people out of the land of
Egypt. Moses was always meant to be the hero that would save the people of God. The experiences of Moses' childhood led to the great undertakings
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Horeb. While he on the mountain, he saw a burning bush. Through this bush, God spoke to him. Moses was to go and command the Hebrew people
to be released of their bondage. However, Moses didn't believe he was adequately equipped to fulfill this call that God had for him. The Bible tells us
that Moses was slow to speak and this was a reason that Moses felt unequipped. God gave Moses the courage to do what he desired him to do
because God told Moses that He was the one that created him so He could use him however necessary. Moses was then to go to Pharaoh and
command that the people be let go. This was a huge and daring undertaking for Moses. He went to Pharaoh and said what God told him to say. Of
course, Pharaoh refused to let them go. Since the Israelites were a huge economic asset to Egypt, Pharaoh did not want to lose all his slaves. Also,
the Israelites lived a hard life and therefore did not possess the courage they needed in this time to leave and live a life outside of Egypt. Pharaoh
not only refused the request of Moses, he also made the people work harder and increased their work. This led to God sending ten plagues on Egypt
because of Pharaoh's denial. The plagues that God sent on Egypt affected all the Egyptian people, but it did not affect the Hebrew people in Egypt.
These ten plagues were: water turned into blood, frogs, lice, flies, murrain, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and
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How Ancient Egypt Has Been Fighting A War Since The Age Of...
Egypt has been fighting a war since the age of the bible. In a biblical sense the Egyptians has always been people of great resilience. The ten plagues
could not hold this nation down. For almost 30 centuries–from its unification around 3100 B.C. to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332
B.C.–ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in the Mediterranean world. From the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom through the military
conquests of the New Kingdom, Egypt's majesty has long entranced archaeologists and historians and created a vibrant field of study all its own:
Egyptology. The main sources of information aboutancient Egypt are the many monuments, objects and artifacts that have been recovered from
archaeological sites, covered with hieroglyphs that have only recently been deciphered. The picture that emerges is of a culture with few equals in the
beauty of its art, the accomplishment of its architecture or the richness of its religious traditions. ( Ancient Egypt. (n.d.).
Monuments
According to Tilley (1994; 1996) landscapes are experienced and known through the movement of the human body in space and time. Because
landscape plays such an important role in the constitution of self–identity, controlling knowledge of it may become a primary resource in the creation
and reproduction of repressive power or structures of social dominance. This control could be expressed in one way, through the symbolically effective
placing of monuments in the landscape.
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A Passover Seder
Seder Observation A Passover Seder is a religious holiday service for the Jews. Passover is the retelling and celebration of the Jews exodus from
Slavery. The decedents of the Jews were slaves in Egypt and through a successful rebellion were able to escape slavery into freedom. The story of
the Exodus is due to the many decades of slavery put on the Jews by the Egyptian pharaohs. God saw the Israelite's distress and sent Moses to the
Pharaoh warning the Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. The pharaoh ignored all warnings by Moses and so God then sent ten plagues
onto the people of Egypt, destroying everything from livestock to crops. The last plague God inflicted on the people of Egypt was that he killed
every first born child of the Egyptians, passing over the Israelites homes. This passing over of the Israelites homes is where the name of the celebration, '
Passover' comes from. After the plagues the Pharaoh released the Israelites from slavery and they left for Mount Sinai, led by Moses. A major theme
of Seder is freedom, freedom from slavery, but also continuing Jewish freedom. The celebration of Seder is a reminder that cruelty and oppression are
not inevitable but can in fact be changed. The Seder takes places on the first night of Passover.
Seder in Hebrew means, "order". The celebration is a 15 part ritual, the parts lead up to the ending celebration of the Seder dinner. At the center of the
table where Seder will take place is the Seder plate. The Seder
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The Truth Behind Exodus 8 Essay example
At first glance a story of the Bible may appear to be just that, a simple story; however, when one does more than simply read the story, there are a
plethora of underlying meanings to be found. Reading the Bible in search of its meanings can sometimes be confusing, which results in several
different interpretations and raises many arguments amongst the readers. When reading the Bible, "it is necessary to apply tools of critical reading to
find out what God wants to communicate with us," (Smith–Christopher, 28). In order to figure out what God wants to communicate, one must use
hermeneutics, the science of interpretation. Hermeneutics helps to steer the Bible's readers in the correct direction by presenting methods that serve to
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This quote explains that through revelation, God revealing himself to human beings, God provided inspiration, the process of being mentally
stimulated to do something creative, for the authors of the Bible to write their stories. This concept is supported in the Old Testament textbook: "God
inspired the human authors of the Bible. The human authors had the freedom to choose the words they wrote, and also the discretion of the stories and
the incidences that they would include in their texts," (Smith–Christopher 57). By following these components of hermeneutics one can hope to obtain
some theological truth out of the stories in the Bible.
Exodus is the story of Moses going into Egypt and asking the Pharaoh to let the Israelites (God's people) go; however, as God expected the Pharaoh
does not give in right away which causes God to bring forth the plagues. Exodus Chapter 8 tells the story of three of the ten plagues cast upon the
Pharaoh and the Egyptians in an effort to force the Pharaoh to let God's people be free from the Pharaoh. Moses is told by God to tell Aaron to
stretch out his hands and staff over the streams, canals, and pools which brings the frogs to the land of Egypt. Eventually Moses convinces God to
stop, but the frogs died in the land and left behind a stench so the Pharaoh refused to talk with them. Aaron then strikes the ground with his staff, as
God told Moses, and gnats swarm the land of Egypt and when the Magicians failed to
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Comparing The Iliad and The Bible Essay
Comparing The Iliad and The Bible
Throughout recorded history, man has sought explanations for the various phenomena that occur in every facet of nature, and when no obvious answer
is forthcoming, still a theory is often proposed. These explanatory theories, often taking the form of stories or chronicles, are usually linked to some
sort of mysticism or divine intervention. By ascribing that which he does not understand to the gods' will at work, man avoids facing up to his own
lack of knowledge in a given area, and also draws comfort from assuming that the universe does indeed function under the guidance of divine beings.
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In ancient Greek culture the gods were seen as taking a very active role in the development and course of human history. The entire Olympian pantheon,
as well as many other less important divinities, meddles in human affairs to no end. The people of the many city–states that composed Greece firmly
believed that every aberration from normalcy was due to an act of the gods. Homer, the author of The Iliad, coined the prevalent religious beliefs of the
time in his epic poems, showing the gods as temperamental and willful, meddlesome and dynamic. Homer's entire poem is replete with instances of
divine intervention in mortal lives, and no single major occurrence comes to pass unless it is the will of one of the many Olympian gods. Few
major decisions are made without consulting the gods first, and the handful of instances in which one leader or another takes initiative almost always
fails miserably. Life, according to the Greeks, is almost entirely rooted in their religion, as there is a god or goddess governing every aspect of the
universe, and also because the gods so actively involve themselves in the everyday lives of mortals.
A classic example of this divine involvement occurs within the first page of The Iliad. Achilles, the great hero of the Achaean armies, and Agamemnon
the commander–in–chief of the Argives clash bitterly, and the entire epic centers on this conflict. Homer details the cause of this
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Exodus Reflection Analysis
Exodus teaches Christians a significant lesson regarding the importance of living in obedience to God's Word. The Israelites engaged in idolatry and
rebelled against God repeatedly. As a result, God allowed the Egyptian king to enslave them for many years, and they endured intense suffering for
refusing to be faithful to God. God showed compassion by sending Moses and his brother Aaron to tell Pharaoh to release the Israelites. Yet, despite the
many plagues that God caused, God hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not free God's people. They struggled with being faithful to God. Because
they broke the patriarchal covenant, they encountered severe afflictions in the land of Egypt (Exodus 1–11). God gave Moses and Aaron a staff and
commands them to drop it in front of Pharaoh when he asks them to present a phenomenal sign. Aaron and Moses approached the Egyptian king and
did as the Lord instructed, and the pole transformed into a snake. Yet, Pharaoh called his sorcerers, and they threw their rods down. Pharaoh's
magicians' sticks also turned into serpents, but Aaron's wand consumed their wands. Nonetheless, God toughened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not
free the Israelites (Exodus 7:8–13).
God orders Moses to confront Pharaoh by the Nile's riverbank and explain to him that the Lord sent Moses and Aaron to release the Israelites so they
may praise the Lord in the desert. God commands Aaron to extend his staff along the Egyptian waters. When Aaron obeyed God's command, all
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Nefertiti Book Report
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran is an entertaining book about the famous Royal Wife of Akhenaten. The novel is told from the point of view of Nefertiti's
little sister, Mutnodjmet. It begins immediately before Nefertiti is chosen to become Akhenaten's Chief Wife. The book follows Nefertiti and her
family throughout their life as the royal family in Memphis and then transitioning into the move to Amarna. The story stops only after the death of
Nefertiti and Meritaten and the crowning of Tutankhamun as Pharaoh of Egypt. Moran captures a Nefertiti that is ambitious, powerful, and sometimes
scared. Nefertiti is thrown into the royal family as a teenager and was told to try and control the heretic Pharaoh, Akhenaten. At many times, the reader
gets a glimpse of that worried and terrified young girl, but throughout most of the novel, Nefertiti is portrayed to be a strong and controlling Chief
Wife of the Pharaoh. The author shows the fights between Nefertiti and her family as she goes against what they want by supporting Akhenaten and
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The prevailing presence of the Hittites is constantly brought up in Nefertiti. Throughout the entire book, Nefertiti's family and the army bring up their
fear of the Hittites coming and invading Egypt. When the royal family first moves from Thebes to Memphis there is a small mention of encroaching
war with the Hittites. Once the family is established in their new palace in Memphis, General Horemheb tells Mutnodjmet that the Hittites are taking
Egypt's land because Akhenaten had not sent any army to stop them. The General warns the Pharaoh that he is focusing the army on building when
they should be out stopping the Hittites. He believed that it would not be long before the Hittites attacked
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The Book Of Exodus Essay
Student Number:201423787
Course:GradDip
Unit:OT501D: Old Testament Foundations
Title:What is the theological function of the plague narratives within the book of Exodus?
Word limit:2000
Word count:1927
Date due:16/4/2014
Date submitted:15/4/2014
Disclaimer:
The following essay, of which I have kept a copy, is entirely the work of the undersigned and all sources of ideas and expressions are duly
acknowledged in footnotes or endnotes.
Signed: Daniel ChiengDate: 15/4/14
ABSTRACT
The main theological function of the plague narratives in Exodus is to bring about recognition of God to the Egyptians and the Israelites. The author of
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Therefore, the plague narrative also serves a function of demonstrating who Yahwehis to His own people. Israel must also know Yahweh as we see in
Exodus 10:2. Throughout the narrative, we see many allusions to the Egyptian gods and the impotence of these gods before God of Israel.9 There
are multiple gods in the Egyptian temple. As an example, in the first plague, the Nile River was turned into blood. The river was an important
source of fertility to the land of Egypt. Thus, it was dedicated to many gods (Osiris, Hapi, Sepek etc.) of the Egyptians.10 By turning the river into
blood, it eloquently reveals the power of Yahweh and the inferiority of Egyptian gods. For the Egyptians who looked to various gods associated with
the Nile, this event would have produced many questions for their faith. Even the magicians had to acknowledge in the third plague that it is the
finger of God as they could not replicate it (Exod. 8:19). As for the Israelites, the plague narrative is a reminder of the mighty and awesome power of
God who had chosen them and kept His promise. A reminder that would help to strengthen their faith in Him.
Each plague brings deeper knowledge and understanding of Yahweh. They are not simply acts of judgment, but something that God uses to reveal
Himself. Because they are more than just punishments, they fail to actually secure Israel's release each time. As 'signs', they are used to
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How Did Moses Lead The Israelites Out Of Egypt?
Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt "I have observed the misery of my people in Egypt, and I know about their suffering, I have come down to
rescue them from the power of the Egyptians." (God) When most people think of racial injustice, Hitler comes to mind, but racial injustice leads all the
way back to the Bible times when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. Pharaoh's cruilty towards the Israelites affected 2 million people, causing
them to leave Egypt. To begin, Moses was an Israelite and a faithful Hebrew called by God. He was shepherding his flocks when an angel of the
Lord appeared to him, telling him to command Pharaoh to free the Israelites (Holy Bible: Holman Bible). "Who am I that I should go to the Pharaoh
and that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" (Holy Bible: Holman Bible). God tells Moses that he will bring them into a land flowing with
milk and honey. (Holy Bible: Holman Bible) Even though Moses is scared, he knows that God will not leave him. ... Show more content on
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Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and ordered him to free the Israelites, but Pharaoh refused. (Holy Bible: Holman Bible). They go to Pharaoh ten
more times, and God sends a plague for every time the Pharaoh says no (The Ten Plagues). The ten plagues were: blood, frogs, bugs, wild animals,
pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and worst of all, the death of the first born. The last plague was called the death of the first born because the
death angel went to every house in Egypt and killed the firstborn. (The Ten Plagues)God told the Israelites if they put the blood of a year old,
unblemished, male sheep or goat on the two doorposts the angel will pass over their house. Even though the Egyptians suffered during the ten plagues,
God had a plan and a purpose for
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Exodus Of Egypt Essay
In the story of Exodus 12: 21–27, it it tells of how the tradition of Passover started and why this tradition is such an important part of what God did
for the people of Israel. This story shows two very distinct sides of God, his vengeful side that he shows to the non believers of Egypt and also his
merciful and loving side that he gives to his people. God's compassion and commitments for his followers in this story sets a foundation for faith in
him because it shows that God will protect you as long as you give him your compassion and commitment in return.
This passage tell of how Moses told the elders of Israel to kill a lamb and take it's blood and paint it onto the door ways of their homes as a sign that
their house is a house of the people of God. This was a requirement for any person who believed in God in Egypt because at this time is when God
was punishing the Egyptians in the form of ten plagues. The plague in questions was the last plague God ste on the Egyptians and it was also the
most severe. The tenth plague of Egypt was that God would take all firstborns in Egypt but he would spare all children of Israel and the blood was
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Through the written accounts of Moses' commitment to God's command to free his people, Moses wages a holy war against the Pharaoh of Egypt.
The personal character of the Pharaoh demonstrates how salvation cannot be obtained through arrogance only through God himself. God has given
many laws to abide by through the ten commandments, and as humans, we strive to model society after God's guidance. As part of the human
condition, we do often make mistakes, and at times even fail to uphold God's laws, however, through God's mercy and patience, we continue to move
forward and closer to an ideal society guided by the Lord's sacred
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Childhood Of Moses Research Paper
Moses's Childhood
Moses had a tough life from a baby to his death. He accomplished many great things and even almost died several times. Moses was very lucky to
grow up to who he was and was also a prophet.
Moses's Background
Born in 1393 BCE in tribe Levi in Egypt during the time where Pharaohs were converting the Hebrews into slaves. The birth of Moses would mark the
beginning of God's plan to free his people from 400 years of Egyptian slavery. Moses' father was Jochebed, his mother was Amram, his older sister was
Miriam, and his younger brother was Aaron. Moses and his family believed that God was the supreme beings and his family was very religious.
The Accidental Saving
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Moses knew he wasn't Egyptian and at this time, his parents were slaves under the Pharaoh's control. One day, when Moses was 40 years old. He
wanted to see how his people were bonding. They were getting treated terribly. He saw an Egyptian beating a slave. When no one was watching
Moses killed the Egyptian and ran away before he could get any punishment from the Pharaoh. When Moses left Egypt he went far away. He met the
family of Jeth'ro, and married one of his daughters named Zipporah. Moses became a shepherd and took care of Jethro's sheep. He lived in Midian for
40 years.
The Burning Bush
The Bible explains many ways God communicated to Moses. But the Burning Bush is on of the greatest and most memorable events that happened to
Moses. As a prophet, God selected Moses as someone he could trust and count on. The Burning Bush shows us that God can communicate through
anything.
The Bush that gave a message
Now Moses is a lot older. Moses had come all the way to the Mountains of Ho'reb to find grass for his sheep. While Moses was getting the grass,
Moses noticed that there was a bush on fire, but it didn't burn up! Moses knew this was strange so he got closer to the bush. At that same moment he
heard a noise coming from the bush. It was God saying, "don't step any closer, take off your sandals because you're stepping on the holy ground."
Moses's new
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The 12 Plagues In Ancient Egypt
It is no secret that Egypts new Pharaoh was threatened by the children of Israel and his enslavement and back breaking labour did not stop the Jews
from multiplying. For this reason our Pharaoh also commanded that all new born Jewish males must be cast into the Nile.
The Jewish people felt scared, mistreated and their conditions worsened so much so that their cries 'rose up to G–d'.
It has been reported by many of Pharoahs staff that Moses and his brother Aaron repeatedly came before Pharaoh and demanded to let their people go
free. These demands were refused.
It has also been reported that Moses warned our King that G–d will smite Egypt. "Pharaoh promised to let the children of Israel go, but he always
changed his mind the moment the affliction was removed" is what his main servant had said. "We have suffered water turning into blood, swarms of
frogs, lice, wild animals running wild, painful boils, and death of domestic ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
This specific event took place after the occurrence of the 10 plagues. The plagues were a great demonstration of the power aimed to persuade Pharaoh
to let the Jews go.
Local people began to beg pharaoh to let the Jews go.
When Egypt was hit by the 10th plague, all firstborns were killed at the stroke of midnight on the 15th of Nissan, did Pharaohs resistance was said to
have broken. Pharaoh himself began to beg the Jews to Leave. "The Jews left quickly and had no time to bake bread" local residents reported.
It was no surprise that Pharaoh immediately regretted letting the Jews go. He sent his army in chariots to chase after and bring the Jews back. The
Jews were caught between the Pharaohs army and the Red Sea. It was here where the miracle took place. "Moses raised his hand and the sea just
parted, it split in half leaving a clear passage for the Jews to cross, G–d definitely had a hand in this" said the
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Yahweh and the Pharaoh
Exodus 7– 14 begins with Yahweh's people under the authority of Pharaoh and Pharaoh won't let them go. Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Moses'
brother, Aaron, and told them to tell Pharaoh to let His people go. Throughout the chapters, Yahweh will strengthen Pharaohs heart letting His signs and
wonders multiply throughout Egypt. The land of Egypt will experience many acts of judgements resulting in death and in the freedom of Yahweh's
people.
Pharaoh is first induced to Yahweh through two old men,Moses and Aaron. Pharaoh sees these men as not a threat resulting him into thinking that their
God is weak. Moses and Aaron then try to show Yahweh through the signs involving the staff. Pharaoh is not impressed again because his officials can
do them too. These events cause Pharaoh's heart to be strengthen and to not listen to Yahweh's commands in letting His people go. Yahweh then
performs many plagues in attempt of Pharaoh letting His people go.
The plagues start out with Yahweh commanding Moses and Aaron to turn the Nile into blood. They obey Yahweh but yet again Pharaoh is not
impressed because his officials can also turn the water to blood. This and the fact that Pharaoh wasn't directly affected by this plague, it let his heart
remain strengthen. Yahweh proceeds with the plague of frogs which will invade the land of Egypt. Even though Pharaoh's officials could bring up
frogs too, Pharaoh asked Moses to tell his God to get rid of the frogs in exchange of letting His people go to
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The Story of Passover Essays
The Story of Passover
The story of Passover began with the arrival of Jacob and his family in Egypt to be with son Joseph who had become Viceroy of all Egypt. When
Joseph and his brothers died and the children of Israel multiplied in the land of Egypt, King Pharaoh chose to forget all that Joseph had done for Egypt
– transforming it into the wealthiest country in the world at the time. He decided to take action against the influence and growing numbers of the
children of Israel. He summoned his council and they advised him to enslave these people and oppress them before they grew too powerful. Pharaoh
embarked upon a policy of limiting the personal freedom of the Hebrews, putting heavy taxes on them and recruiting their men into forced ... Show
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She hired the baby's mother Yocheved to be his nurse, who also taught him about his rich Jewish heritage. When the children of Israel could no
longer endure their terrible suffering at the hands of their cruel overlords, their cries for help coming from the very bottom of their hearts pierced
the heavens. God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and decided to deliver their descendants from bondage. Moshe was 80
years old and his brother 83 years old when they entered the palace of King Pharaoh. Pharaoh asked the two brothers what they wanted. The message
sounded like a command: "The God of Israel said, 'Let My people go, that they may serve me.'" Pharaoh refused, saying that he had never heard of the
God of the Israelites. He further accused Moshe and Aaron of a conspiracy against the government and of interfering with the work of the Hebrew
slaves. At Moshe's suggestion, Aaron then performed the miracles God had enabled him to perform, but Pharaoh was not greatly impressed, for his
magicians could do almost as well.
When Pharaoh continued to refuse to liberate the children of Israel, Moshe and Aaron warned him that God would punish both him and his people.
First, the waters of the land of Egypt were to be turned into blood. This was followed by the plague of frogs, which covered the entire land. The third
plague had lice crawling forth from the dust to cover all of Egypt. Although
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Egypt Ten The Ten Plagues Essay
How Much Does it Take? With certain people, it may take a little more than just a couple of words to coax them into doing something. For example,
the Pharaoh who reigned over Egypt and the Israelites in approximately 1313 BCE refused numerous times to give God's people their freedom after
over 400 years of being enslave. God told Moses to go to Egypt and free the Israelites from the Pharaoh, but the Pharaoh denied him his request.
Moses warned the Pharaoh that if he would not release God's people to him, he would endure several plagues until he did what Moses was requesting
of him. But the Pharaoh did not listen, so Egypt suffered through ten horrendous plagues until he was finally convinced to release God's people to
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The plagues of blood, frogs, gnats, flies, livestock, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and death caused the Pharaoh of Egypt to finally free the people
of Israel. But the people of Israel leaving with Moses not only served as an effect of the plagues, but also as a cause for the death of the Pharaoh.
Following their release, the Egyptian army pursued Moses and the Israelites and planned to enslave them once more. The army caught up to
Moses when they were at the Red Sea, but God's plan was not for the Israelites to return to slavery. He told Moses to raise his staff just as he had in
Egypt several times, and when he did, the waters of the Red Sea dispersed and left a path for the Israelites to travel across in order to escape
Pharaoh's army. Continuing to chase after the Israelites, the Egyptians entered the Red Sea using the path created by God. But once each Israelite
had safely crossed the sea, God let loose the waters, and all of the Egyptians trapped in the rushing waters drowned. By this final act of God, His power
was made clear and the grace and love He has for His people was undoubtedly
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Examples Of Plagues In Egypt
Prior to this text nine of the plagues in Egypt have already occurred. pharaoh, despite the pleading of Moses, refused to let them go. God told the
Israelites to prepare the Passover, which would protect God's people from the final plague. After nine plagues, in this text we read about the tenth
plague which is the continuation of the God's plan to deliver Israelites from the slavery of Egyptian and bring the Israelites into the promised land. God
told Moses that Israelites were to slaughter lamps and mark their blood on the doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. God is fully
aware of the fact that a simple request will not convince Pharaoh that he should let the Israelites go. In fact, he clearly informs Moses that Pharaoh will
refuse the request. Only after God stretches his hand and smites the Egyptians with various plagues will Pharaoh agree to let the Israelites go.
The original audience of this passage were the Hebrew people and God brought His people out of Egypt. This passage covers instructions given by God
for the Passover. The gist of this passage is stated in 12:13, "The blood shall be a sign for you on ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
Since boiling would not consume the uneaten portions, roasting confirmed the entire animal would be consumed by fire. At the first Passover blood
was the most important element; without the blood on the doorposts and lintel a house was not passed over and the firstborn would have been killed.
After the Passover the relationship between blood and meal changed, the meal becomes the important element and blood was not a part of the service.
Therefore, the significance of roasting by fire should be seen in terms of the how this event would be remembered in the future. In other words, the
LORD's instructions for the meal are purposeful in what the Israelites were to do on the first Passover to establish the foundation for how this event
would be observed in the
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Nuances And Contributions Of The Exodus: The Book Of Exodus
The Book of Exodus
INTRODUCTION
Critical investigations into the Bible have revealed nuances and subversions which go beyond the mere didactic nature the text displays in a
preliminary surface reading. The book of Exodus, the second book of the Torah and the Old Testament, begins with a depiction of Israel's servitude in
Egypt and God choosing Moses to move Israel out of that servitude. The Pharaoh resists the purposes of God, and God responds by sending plagues on
Egypt that culminate with the death of the firstborn and deliverance at the sea. Israel saves itself from this through the Passover and then journeys to
Sinai. At Sinai, Israel receives the Ten Commandments and the covenant relationship is established. While Moses is receiving instructions from God
on Sinai with respect to the designs for the tabernacle, Israel rebels by building the golden calf. Moses intervenes successfully on behalf of Israel, and ...
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5.2) receives a response in the form of the plagues that teach him about this God. Nowhere is this clearer than "And in very deed for this cause have
I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth." (Exodus 9.16) . If the God was all–mighty
and powerful, he could have easily used his capacity to eliminate the Pharaoh from the scene. The Pharaoh is still alive and the plagues continue so
that God can show his power and so that his name may be proclaimed. The plagues did indeed achieve this purpose of evoking his power from his name.
So the plagues tell us that God is powerful, unique and the only one in whose hands rests the salvation of the people. The repeated demand of God
echoed by Moses in his prophetic utterances "Let my people go so they may worship me" (Exodus. 9.1) reveals his intention to make room for a
people who can worship him and devote themselves to him. His decision to act on Israel's behalf reveals his clear intention to judge
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Moses : The Bystander Effect
On March 13, 1964, a young woman named Kitty Genovese was attacked by a man on her way home. She was stabbed and later, raped and killed
by her attacker, all in front of 38 of her neighbors in their Queens, NY apartments. Despite hearing her screams and cries for help, no one had called
police until it was too late. This is one of the most famous examples of the bystander effect, a psychological phenomenon, in which the likeliness of a
witness to intervene lowers as the amount of witnesses increase, because each individual believes that they no longer have a sole responsibility to
help. In a time where it is more prevalent than ever to just believe that "someone else can do it," we need a hero to encourage us to take action
ourselves. The biblical hero Moses demonstrated the traits of responsibility and courage to free his people from the Egyptians and, today, to inspire this
generation to strive for what is right, even when others might not.
In the book of Exodus, Moses had left his home under the Egyptian monarchy and fled to Midian after learning of his Jewish ancestry, but when God
had spoken to him to free his people, he took the responsibility, despite his own fears. At first, Moses believed that he was not worthy of this great task
God had presented to him, questioning God that "who [was he] that [he] should go to [the] Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt" (Exodus
3:11). Nevertheless, Moses still returned to Egypt to do what God had asked of him because he
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Making People Out Of Egypt Analysis
Did you know that God Talked to Moses and told him to free his people from slavery? The Exodus happened when Moses lead his people out of Egypt
, away from Ramesses the second, and lead them to freedom. If I was a slave, I would leave Egypt because I would like to avoid the ten plagues. Also,
I would follow Moses because he was a messenger sent by God. Another reason, I would follow Moses out of Egypt is because I would follow the
Torah. To begin with, I would follow Moses out of Egypt because I would like to avoid the ten plagues. For instance, hail mixed with fire. According
to document 3 it tells us that there were lice or gnats. This means, that bad things would happen. Document 3 supports my reason because it tells us all
the terrible
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Moses And The Ten Plagues
MOSES AND THE TEN PLAGUES In the story of Moses and the Ten Plagues which stretches from Exodus 7–12, God begins with pure lies. First,
God says to Moses and the elders of Israel to say to the king of Egypt, "The LORD God of the Hebrews has met with us and now let us go, we beseech
you, three days' journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God" (3:18). This is a lie because what God is actually trying to
do is find a way to get the Israelites out of Egypt permanently and as quickly as possible, not just for a three–day religious retreat. And He also says
that when they leave Egypt they will take the spoils with them (3:21–22) despite the whole "Thou shalt not steal" thing. Then from Exodus 7–12 there
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Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image to worship or serve, "for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me" (verse 5)–in other words you're born guilty. But then He throws in that he
shows mercy unto thousands of them who love Him.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
* In English Bible's it never has the name of God. The LORD, printed in all capitals is in place of the name YHVH which is most often pronounced
(never by Jews) Yahweh.
4. Remember the sabbath day (which is Saturday) to keep it holy. Then it explains how and why but in Deuteronomy 5:15 the why is completely
different.
Almost all Christian Churches have weaseled out of this one but I won't go into that now.
5. Honor your father and your mother–or there's a good chance you could be killed as you will see later.
6. Thou shalt not kill... except in war and executions running from stoning to burning as we shall see. And we've already seen that God doesn't practice
what He
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Holidays Of Jewish Essay
Holidays of Judaism
Sabbath is playing an important role in the daily life of Jewish people. Sabbath is the Hebrew word for resting. Celebrating the Sabbath is commanded
by God, which mentioned in the Ten Commandments. The rest idea of the Sabbath came from the story of the Creation book whenGod created the
universe and rested on the seventh day of the week. Every week religious Jews observe the Sabbath which begins at nightfall on Friday and lasts
until nightfall on Saturday. This holy day is a reminder of the covenant, which was the part of the deal between God and Jewish people. People look
forward to Sabbath all week as they considered the Sabbath is a gift from God. It also takes time out from everyday life to feel special. It is a family
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Passover is one of the most important religious festivals in the calendar. Jews celebrate the Feast of Passover to honor the liberation of the Children of
Israel, who was led out of Egypt by Moses. The Passover has celebrated since about 1300 BC. The story of Passover came from the Book of
Exodus. This story mentioned that the Children of Israel has been slave in Egypt form 210 years. Then, God promises he would release them
from slavery. However, Pharaoh had refused their release. Therefore, God had visited ten plagues on Egypt to demonstrate his power. First plague
is the Plague of Blood when God turned the water of the Nile River into blood. It caused the fish died and the water stank. Then all the water in
Egypt was turned into blood. The second plague is the Plague of Frogs. Egypt was overrun with frogs. There were frogs in beds, ovens, and jumping
on the people. Third was the Plague of Lice which called the Plague of Gnats in the Bible. The dust was turned into lice, which crawled on people and
animals. The fourth is the Plague of Flies. There were the swarms of flies arrived in Egypt and poured into Pharaoh's place, the houses of his officials,
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Rev 8.11 Research Paper
worse because it is more a conflagration than a volcanic upheaval. It is also a reminiscent of the first plague in Egypt (Exodus 7.20). The third
trumpet is the judgement over the third part of the rivers and springs, bittering the waters, and killing many people who drunk the toxic water polluted
by this "star", which can be a meteorite. The wormwood is a plant which produces hallucinogen effects and can damage the brain. Not necessarily
produce death, except if it is drunk over the recommended doses. Consequently, the wormwood mentioned in Rev 8.11 is something worse. The
wormwood also represents God's justice (Am. 5.7), punishment of God over the false prophets (Jer. 23.15), and anguish (Lam 3.15). At the sound of
the fourth trumpet, one–third of the sun and stars are darkened. Resemble the ninth... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
The place around the Euphrates river was where human life started, and it is the place where comes those who will finish with one–third of humanity.
It also was the place where existed the great powers of Babylon, Persia, and Assyria, and it is also the land God promised to Abraham (Gen 15.18). It
seems that the only way to save from the plagues and the army, is to repent. However, the remaining two–third, did not repent, resembling the
hard–hearted answer of Pharaoh in Egypt. The seventh trumpet seems to be signaling the end of these judgments, or the end of the great tribulation
because the Holy Spirit, mention the coming of the Kingdom of God. It is the end of the kingdom of the world, where Satan rule, of which he says
(Lk 4.–6) "the kingdoms of the world were given to me". However, it is not the second coming of Christ, as it could seem. There is no mention that
under the seventh trumpet the great dragon is tied and threw to the abyss. In addition, as a manner of
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Pharoah And The Children Of Ancient Egypt: The Passover...
Pesach (Passover Festival)
The Passover Festival is held to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago.
History.
The Torah tells of how the Children of Israel were enslaved in Egypt by a Pharoah who feared them. After many generations of oppression, God
speaks to an Israelite man named Moses and instructs him to go to Pharoah and let God's people go free. Pharoah refuses, and Moses, acting as God's
messenger brings down a series of 10 plagues on Egypt.
When Joseph and his brothers died, and the children of Israel had children and created a new generation in the land of Egypt, they had changed the
political, cultural, and economic life of the country. It is not surprising that they stirred the jealousy of the native Egyptians who felt outdone by the so
called 'foreigners.' The natives forgot the good Joseph, Josephs Brothers and the Old Pharaoh did for them. The natives were twisted in greed and
hatred for the very people that saved them from poverty and starvation.
Then after the old Pharaoh of Joseph's time had died, a new king claimed the throne to Egypt. He had no sympathy or love for the children of Israel,
and chose to forget all that Joseph had done for Egypt, just like the natives had. He selfishly decieded to do somthing about the Israelites, so he called
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Never in the history of the world had there been such a devastating plague as this one, it brought complete ruin upon the city of Egypt, which was
also extemely weak from the previous catastrophes. Again Pharaoh begged for Moses and Aaron to end this horrific plauge. Moses complied, hoping
he would stay true to his promises, Moses prayed and G–d sent an extremely strong wind that drove the crazed locusts into the sea. The Pharoah turned
to Moses and he refused to liberate the people of
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Two Nations Emerge

  • 1. Two Separate Nations Tanakh Analysis Madison Verschleiser Tanakh Two Separate Nations In the story of BNY's exodus from Egypt God uses a series of extraordinary yet drastic plagues before God finally takes BNY out from Egypt. Throughout the plagues there seems to be many modifications and additons to the original requests Moshe made to Pharaoh, "Ч™Ц°Ч”Ч•ЦёЧ” ЧђЦ±ЧњЦ№Ч”ЦµЧ™ Ч”ЦёЧўЦґЧ‘Ц°ЧЁЦґЧ™Чќ Ч©Ц°ЧЃЧњЦёЧ—Ц·Ч ЦґЧ™ ЧђЦµЧњЦ¶Ч™ЧљЦё ЧњЦµЧђЧћЦ№ЧЁ, Ч©Ц·ЧЃЧњЦ·ЦјЧ— ЧђЦ¶ЧЄ–ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™, Ч•Ц°Ч™Ц·ЧўЦ·Ч‘Ц°Ч“Ц»Ч ЦґЧ™ Ч‘Ц·ЦјЧћЦґЦјЧ“Ц°Ч‘ЦёЦј". By the end of the plagues Moshe tells Pharaoh, "ЧђЦ·ЧЄЦёЦјЧ” ЧЄЦґЦјЧЄЦµЦјЧџ Ч‘Ц°ЦјЧ™ЦёЧ“ЦµЧ Ч•Цј Ч–Ц°Ч‘ЦёЧ—ЦґЧ™Чќ Ч•Ц°ЧўЦ№ЧњЦ№ЧЄ; Ч•Ц°ЧўЦёЧ©ЦґЧ‚Ч™ЧЧ•Цј ЧњЦ·Ч™Ч”Ч•ЦёЧ” ЧђЦ±ЧњЦ№Ч”ЦµЧ™Ч Ч•Цј". At that point in the story Pharaoh had already conceded to letting all of BNY go and yet Moshe now adding a new condition; not is this only a new condition but it is so clearly a irrational request. Due to the ridiculous ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... There are three major statements made previous to the actual event of the plague that serve as insight into the intentions of God. The first statement is "Ч”ЦґЧ Ц°Ч ЦґЧ™ ЧћЦ·Ч©Ц°ЧЃЧњЦґЧ™Ч—Ц· Ч‘Ц°ЦјЧљЦё Ч•ЦјЧ‘Ц·ЧўЦІЧ‘ЦёЧ“Ц¶Ч™Чљ", while God as already told moshe the plauges will fall on the "ЧўЧ‘Ч“Ч™Чќ" of Pharaoh repatition of any word communicates the importance of that word to the overall understanding of what going on in the text. Not only does this plagues warning include repetition but it's second important section of the warning is when God tells Moshe to say to Pharaph that, "Ч•Ц°Ч”ЦґЧ¤Ц°ЧњЦµЧ™ЧЄЦґЧ™ Ч‘Ц·Ч™ЦјЧ•Ц№Чќ Ч”Ц·Ч”Ч•ЦјЧђ ЧђЦ¶ЧЄ–ЧђЦ¶ЧЁЦ¶ЧҐ Ч’Ц№ЦјЧ©Ц¶ЧЃЧџ, ЧђЦІЧ©Ц¶ЧЃЧЁ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™ ЧўЦ№ЧћЦµЧ“ ЧўЦёЧњЦ¶Ч™Ч”Цё," so there won't be any insects in the land of BNY and later states that, "Ч•Ц°Ч©Ц·Ч‚ЧћЦ°ЧЄЦґЦјЧ™ Ч¤Ц°Ч“Ц»ЧЄ, Ч‘ЦµЦјЧ™Чџ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™ Ч•ЦјЧ‘ЦµЧ™Чџ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦ¶ЦјЧљЦё". The first statement seems to make a specific statement, "BNY won't suffer plagues because I will separate their land from that of the Egyptians," on the other hand the second statement seems to be seperate saying that there will be a distinction between the individual nations, not just their land. Lastly in between those two statements God says, "ЧњЦ°ЧћЦ·ЧўЦ·Чџ ЧЄЦµЦјЧ“Ц·Чў,Ч›ЦґЦјЧ™ ЧђЦІЧ ЦґЧ™ Ч™Ц°Ч”Ч•ЦёЧ” Ч‘Ц°ЦјЧ§Ц¶ЧЁЦ¶Ч‘ Ч”ЦёЧђЦёЧЁЦ¶ЧҐ". Not only does the placement of this statement make it clear to the reader that "Ч•Ц°Ч”ЦґЧ¤Ц°ЧњЦµЧ™ЧЄЦґЧ™ Ч‘Ц·Ч™ЦјЧ•Ц№Чќ Ч”Ц·Ч”Ч•ЦјЧђ ЧђЦ¶ЧЄ–ЧђЦ¶ЧЁЦ¶ЧҐ Ч’Ц№ЦјЧ©Ц¶ЧЃЧџ, ЧђЦІЧ©Ц¶ЧЃЧЁ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™ ЧўЦ№ЧћЦµЧ“ ЧўЦёЧњЦ¶Ч™Ч”Цё" and "Ч•Ц°Ч©Ц·Ч‚ЧћЦ°ЧЄЦґЦјЧ™ Ч¤Ц°Ч“Ц»ЧЄ, Ч‘ЦµЦјЧ™Чџ ЧўЦ·ЧћЦґЦјЧ™
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  • 3. Black Eyed Peas "Where is the Love" The Black Eyed Peas This song sounds like something the Israelites would sing. The Israelites faced much persecution and hardships from the Egyptians. So this song would be like them crying out to God and asking Him to show His love. In the beginning of Exodus, the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians for many years which caused many of them to loose hope in the Lord. They were wondering when the Lord would deliver them into the promised land. They could not see God's love. Just like the song says, "People killin', people dyin'. Children hurt and you hear them cryin'." The Israelites were enslaved and suffering under the Pharaoh's rule. As a result, they started praying to God they He could free them from the hands of Egyptians. In the song it says, "Father, Father, Father help us. Send some guidance from above." This sounds like something the Israelites would pray for. Therefore, later on in the Exodus, God sent Moses to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt. The Israelites needed deliverance from their sufferings. "I Can See Clearly Now" Johnny Nash Before ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In Exodus 19–20, God talks to Moses about a covenant that He is making. God is making this covenant because He wants a bond with the people that will lead them to seek God in any circumstance. God has the best plans intended for the Israelites, but He can only make them possible if they seek Him. We can see this same kind of relationship that God wants throughout this song. The chorus says, " I'm only one call away, I'll be there to save the day, superman got nothing on me, I'm only one call away." This is like something God would say to the people. And what these lyrics are essentially saying is to not look to other people or things to give your heart and affection to. Rather, give it me for I can guide and help you in ways that no one else can. God wants a relationship with the Israelites in Exodus, but they need to seek Him ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 4. How Did Religion Affect The Hebrews? However, even though this sign was done the Hebrews were not affected in any way because there were no swarm of flies on their land. Pharaoh got extremely angry, but he refused to let the people go. The next time Moses, Betsy, and Aaron came into Egypt Pharaoh met them and said,"You're not welcome here!" Moses replied,"The Lord God of the Hebrews command that you let his people go so that they may serve Him. Now, Aaron will stretch his rod towards the cattle of Egypt and they will all die." Aaron stretched his hands across the Egyptian land and the cattle were destroyed. However, the cattle of the Hebrews remained. The Egyptians were very angry with Moses, Aaron, Betsy, and the Hebrews. The plague lasted until evening that day. On the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 5. The Testament Of The Bible The Bible is a veritable catalog of the majesty and power of our creator, thy God and all of his works. Strictly from a literary standpoint, the Bible is seen as a masterpiece for its sheer diversity of form and content, for artistry, for affective power, and for the way in which no matter how well you think you know it, or how many times you've read it, you can always find new meaning in its text. The Bible isn't just one book, but instead an anthology of 66 different ones written by various authors over the span of approximately fifteen hundred years. The Old Testament, originally written in Hebrew, consists of thirty nine canonical books of scripture prior to the coming of Christ, when God's people belonged to the nation of Israel. As a religious text, the Bible has found its stories, psalms, phrases, and proverbs seep in to many facets of western and world culture. The book of Exodus is the second book of the Old Testament and within it contains the record of events of Israel's deliverance from slavery in Egypt. It later gives the Laws that God has given to the Israelites in order to guide them in their relationship with him. For the purposes of this essay, the record of events of Israel's deliverance, i.e., the ten plagues of Egypt will be focused upon in each a religious, historical, and scientific perspective. The ten biblical plagues of Egypt (Exodus 7–12) were ten disasters sent upon Egypt by God in order to convince Pharaoh to free the Israelite slaves from the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 6. Moses 's Role And How God Moses's role and how God called out to him The story of Moses begins when a man from the Levi tribe married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant then gave birth to a healthy son. Afraid of him being murdered, she hid him for three months. When she was no longer able to hide him, she placed him into a tar covered basket and placed the basket along the bank of the Nile. The daughter of the Levite woman stood at a distance to see what would happen to him. The basket floated down the river and got stuck in some weeds. The daughter of the Pharaoh was bathing in the Nile and spotted the basket. She sent her female slave to retrieve the basket and the female slave did so. The Pharaoh 's daughter opened the basket and saw the crying baby, and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Moses led the flock to the mountain of God Horeb. 'There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, "I will go over and see this strange sight–why the bush does not burn up." When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, "Moses! Moses!" And Moses said, "Here I am." "Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground." Then he said " I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob." At this, Moses hid his face, because he was too afraid to look at God. The LORD said, "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey– the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. And now the cries of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." Exodus 3: 2–10 How the Israelites came to be freed. 'Let my people go'. These words were said to the Pharaoh by Moses, unfortunately the Pharaoh refused and made the labour of the Israelites ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 7. Essay on Passover: Then and Now The question that was on the minds of the Israelite people as Exodus 11 drew to a conclusion was simple, yet carried many implications; how would they avoid the consequences when the angel of the Lord carries out the recently delivered tenth plague. The tenth plague, or the Plague of the Firstborn, would soon be carried out against the people of Israel. A plague that would see all first born, both of man and animal, killed throughout the night. The reasons to celebrate the original Passover become quickly evident. How would this original event evolve in the years to come? Why celebrate it after the initial occurrence? This paper will endeavour to uncover why the Israelites had to engage in the first celebration, how they celebrated it, and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This plague was given very little description within the book of Exodus. While opinions may vary, it was unknown what type of death would be brought upon these young males. Similarly, it was unknown exactly how many would be affected. It simply is not stated whether all young males would be affected, or simply those who held the highest value. Whether it would afflict the best of the Egyptians, or everyone, it mattered not. The Lord had provided the opportunity for His chosen people to be set free from bondage. This freedom had not be known to them for several centuries. Passover was to represent the moment before the movement into a new freedom. This was a meal that was designed with great care and obvious involvement by the God of Israel. Passover is to be celebrated by the Nation, yet as a close–knit family. Taking part in this festival meant that you were a part of His family and were bestowed with his protection and nourishment. Taking part in such a sacred meal not only delivered nourishment, it also spoke to the safety and protection provided by the sovereign God. These instructions were provided to Moses as his people were about to begin their journey out of Egypt and through these they would be removed from bondage. Ultimately, this tenth plague would come to represent their freedom and the exile from Pharaoh controlled Egypt. This was a momentous occasion for the Hebrew people, this would represent their freedom. To ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 8. Events In Egypt Research Paper The Hebrew people were chosen as the people of God. After being enslaved in Egypt for centuries, God leads them out of oppression to the Promised land. He works through two Judges, Moses, and Joshua. Events in Egypt (Exodus 2:23–12:42) The Burning Bush Moses was tending to his father–in–law's sheep when he saw a burning bush. The bush was not being consumed by the fire. God called out to him and told him he was on Holy ground. God then explained that the Hebrews were suffering and that He was going to send them to a great land flowing with milk and honey. This place was called the Promised Land. God sent Moses to the Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go. Moses questioned his authority to do what God told him. God explained that He would be with Moses on his journey. Moses questioned whether the Hebrews will know who God is. God then says "I am who I am" this was what Moses was to tell the Hebrews. b.Moses before the Pharaoh Moses goes with his brother Aaron to ask the Pharaoh for the Hebrews release. The Pharaoh accused ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The first plague turned the water to blood. The Nile river became blood along with all the water elsewhere. Moses and Aaron asked again for their people to be released. When the pharaoh refused again, God sent frogs to overrun all of egypt. They were in buildings, houses and all around the city. Moses and Aaron asked the Pharaoh to free the people and each time the Pharaoh refused. God sent gnats which swarmed the people and the animals. In the fourth plague He sent swarms of flies. The fifth plague was the pestilence. It sickened the Egyptians' livestock. The next plague caused the Egyptians and their animals to get boils. The Seventh plague was hail. The next was locusts which destroyed the food supply. The ninth was the darkness which lasted three days. Again, the Pharaoh declined Moses' request. The last plague was the death of the firstborn son of people and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 9. Upton Sinclair's Use Of Biblical Allusions In Literature Allusions distinctly impacts text in numerous ways. Biblical and historical allusions are often the most recognizable in literature and each have their own significance. Allusions are very beneficial in the text because they give new meaning to the text and how it is represented throughout time; allusions in literature can also show new interpretations of the other works as well. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, Sinclair uses biblical and historical allusions create an embellishment of imagery, characterization, and the manifestation of government. An emphasis that can be placed on allusions is in how imagery is portrayed. Bubbly Creek is described as being "constantly in motion, as if huge fish were feeding in it, or great leviathans disporting themselves in its depths"(pg 94). Sinclair used a biblical allusion to demonstrate imagery using a leviathan, which is an enormous monster first mentioned in the latter part of the book of Job in The Bible. The leviathan is enormous and has an indescribable amount of strength and can penetrate a double layer of armor. The contents of Bubbly Creek have an equivalence of a leviathan, which shows how much power Bubbly Creek possesses; as well as how nothing else could ever equate to it in size and its unrestrained moves. Another biblical allusion that Sinclair uses is the Egyptian plague of flies in the book of Exodus and "with the hot weather descended upon Packingtown a veritable Egyptian plague of flies; there could be no describing this–the houses would be black with them"(pg 104). Sinclair uses this allusion to exemplify how horrid the conditions were in Packingtown, the plague of flies in The Bible is described as being so dense in the Pharaoh's palace and the rest of Egypt was covered and ruined by the flies. The conditions had to have been so horrible and hot, as well as the potential of rotting meat in Packingtown to bring about so many flies; it was that awful and disgusting. Historical allusions also leave an impression on literature. Such as the historical allusion that Sinclair made to "the Bessemer Furnace, where they made billets of steel– a domelike building, the size of a big theater"(pg 206). The Bessemer furnace was an invention created 50 years ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 10. Moses Heroic Behavior Malcolm Covington Religion Project Moses: The Heroic Savior of Israel In the book of Exodus, Moses is seen as the most significant human in the Old Testament due to being the savior of the Israelites from Egypt. The beginning stages in the book of Exodus explain the amount of chaos created due to the actions of plagues, and crossing of the Red Sea throughout Egypt between the Hebrews and the Egyptians. Moses wanted his people to be freed and to worship him in the wilderness, but his once called brother Pharaoh's heart was too hardened to listen to anything Moses had to say. Moses confidence in himself and God began to put confidence in the Israelites to want to become free from the Egyptians and become God–fearing people. Moses flaw of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... As most of the Israelites were extremely terrified to leave Egypt, their fear was holding them back into freedom. They would have much rather stay and serve Pharaoh instead of dying making an attempt to be free in the wilderness with Moses. The plagues got the attention of the Israelites and they began to slowly believe in God and Moses. As he gained the confidence of the Israelites, Moses began to lead them to freedom through the passing of the Red Sea. After the death of his firstborn son, Pharaoh released the Hebrews of slavery and they began to march out the Egypt with great confidence. In The Anchor Bible Dictionary E. Auerbach explained, "Moses, on the contrary, performs the wondrous events: stretching out his hand (rod) to divide the sea and cause its return." The Israelites were exceedingly mesmerized by the actions that took taking place at the Red Sea. Moses divided the waters of the Red Sea with his staff; the Egyptians were extremely irate and pursued to destroy the Israelites in their ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 11. When Did Moses To Become A Levite God fulfilled his promise to Abraham and the son's of Israel had grown into a nation that was exceedingly numerous. However, pharaoh had forgotten Joseph, and began to impose hard physical labour on the Israelites. A boy named Moses (A Levite) was born during a decree from pharaoh to kill all of the baby Hebrew boys. Moses was delivered from death and was raised in the royal household. Moses fled to Midian after he killed an Egyptian taskmaster. After forty years of living in Midian God appeared to Moses in a burning bush and commanded him to return to Egypt to fulfill his promise to Abraham to deliver his people (The Israelites) to the promised land. Moses obeyed God and returned to Egypt, and met with the jewish leaders and told them the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The Israelites left Egypt after 430 years and traveled to the sea. However, pharaoh changed his mind and proceeded to pursue the Hebrews near Pi Hahiroth. God sent a west wind and parted the sea and the Hebrews went through on dry ground, the Egyptian army followed after them, but the Lord closed the waters around them and they all drowned in the Sea. The Israelites rejoiced in their deliverance and continued their journey in the Sinai Desert and reached the mountain of God. Here God gave the people the 10 Commandments. Moses went up the mountain of God for forty days and forty nights. During this time, the Israelites rebelled against God and built for themselves a golden calf and worshiped it. God in his holiness, had the Levites slaughter around 3,000 Israelites. God wished to dwell with his people. He commanded Moses to build the tabernacle to the specific specification he gave him. God also gifted Bezalel and Oholiab with the gifts and the talents to build and craft everything to God's standards. They made The ark, table lamp stand, altar of incense, altar of burnt offering, basin for washing, the courtyard, and all of the priestly garments. When they completed everything exactly as God had told them, the glory of the Lord descended and filled the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 12. St. Bonaventure Perhaps one of the most difficult realities a Christian must face when reading the Old Testament is the God of Justice–who ordered the death of women and children, and even killed the firstborns of Egypt by His own hand–and then reconcile Him with the God of great Mercy who gave us Salvation by dying for us on the cross. One such passage is found in the Book of Exodus 11:1–10 and 12:29–32 in which, "The Lord struck all the first–born in the land of Egypt, from the first–born of Pharaoh who sat on his throne, to the cattle." The Church's many theologians in the Early Church, Medieval Church, and Modern Church addressed this particular passage. Between these centuries there was a tendency between two extremes, one being a figurative interpretation... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Thomas Aquinus would agree that it really was God who killed the firstborn of Egypt based on an argument made in his Summa Theologica. While not directly referencing to the passage, he argues that although it may seem in certain Scripture passages God acts or orders others to act in a way contrary to virtue, He does not because that would be against His nature. In fact Thomas establishes the justness of God taking a life because "He is the author of life and death." Therefore, to take the passage literally would not be regarded as unjust or contrary to God's nature, because life was a gift given to man in the first place, not a right that we ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 13. Genesis And Exodus Compare And Contrast Paper In both, the Genesis and the Exodus, violence was seen from different perspectives. Both God and one of his creations (humans), were brutal against humanity. However, one was permitted, seemed too reasonable, and one wasn't. We can tell that the ones that were permitted were mostly by God because he/she does everything for a reason while we human beings commit unintelligible actions for no appropriate cause. The act of brutality that was taken for a good cause, was the one that's permitted whereas the being violent for no actual reason is what's prohibited. In the Genesis, Adam's eldest son, Cain, was the one to murder the brother from the same mother, "And the LORD regarded Abel and his offering but He did not regard Cain and his offering and Cain was very incensed ... Cain rose against Abel his brother and killed him" (4:6,8). God didn't accept Cain's offer which caused jealousy to get the good of him and made him kill his own brother. Evil gets the good of us whenever we are at our lowest. Since Abel was murdered for no appropriate reason, Cain was cursed and unfavorable to the earth. God wanted Cain to pay a high price for every single thing he did for survival and keep him alive for as long as possible so that he could suffer the most. In the Genesis, it's stated, "Therefore, whoever kills Cain shall suffer sevenfold vengeance" (4:15). God even marked Cain so that people would be aware of not killing him because then they would have to carry the burden of the curse. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 14. Moses 's Life Fit Into One Of The Most Influential Figure Moses Is one of the most prominent figures in the Old Testament. Moses was the man chosen to bring redemption to his people. God chose Moses to lead the Israelites from captivity in Egypt to the salvation of a promised land. I will explore the life of Moses from his childhood years all the way to his death and the 10 commandments. At the end I will be answering some questions about Moses. The questions I will be answering are 1.) How this character's life fit into one of the sessions themes? 2.) Why this individual piques my interest? 3.) What I learned from his life? Let our journey into the life of Moses begin. The Life of Moses "But since then there has not arisen in Israel, a prophet like Moses, whom the lord knew face to face, in all the signs and wonders which the lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt before pharaoh, before all the servants, and in all his land, and by all that mighty power and all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel." (Deuteronomy 34:10–12) We first encounter Moses in the book of Exodus in chapter 1, we learn that after the patriarch Joseph rescued his family from the great famine and situated them in Egypt the land of Goshen. The descendants of Abraham lived in peace for several generations until there rose to power a pharaoh who Joseph meant nothing to. Birth of Moses Moses was the son of Amram and Jochebed. Miriam and Aaron where his brother and sister. He was born in Egypt during a period in which the Israelites ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 15. Essay on The New Identity of Exodus as a Myth The New Identity of Exodus as a Myth The story of the tooth fairy has become a part of the cultural tradition of generations. Many American children discover the legend of the tooth fairy at an early age. Furthermore, this mythical tale explains the meaning behind children losing their baby teeth. It marks a rite of passage between infancy and early childhood. In the strictest sense of the definition of a myth, however, the tooth fairy does not qualify as a mythical story. It does not have all of the essential traits. So what precisely is a myth? The Greek word for myth is "mythos", meaning "story." According to Dr. Dennis Doyle, "A myth is a story that expresses the root meanings and values of a culture." Although it may seem... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Primordial myths distinguish the beginnings of the universe, and how it was created. Foundation myths, on the other hand, relate the story of the "origins of a people and their rituals" (Doyle, 29 Aug. 2002). Therefore, the Exodus story is a foundation myth because it explains how the ancient Hebrew community established its roots. An authentic foundation myth also serves basic functions. The religious function of a myth explains how the people of the universe will worship and what they will fear. The question of how the society and culture will be structured is answered in the social function. The psychological function of a myth establishes how and why the society behaves in the ways that it does. Finally, the historical perspective of a myth provides background knowledge to increase in a myth's credibility. When all of these factors are combined, one attains a better understanding of a myth (Doyle, 29 Aug. 2002). The religious function of the Exodus story introduces the major characters that play a role in this myth. Moses, a descendant from a long line of Israelites, becomes the main character in determining the fate of the Israelites in Egypt. He first experiences the voice and wisdom of God in the form of a burning bush (Ex. 3:3). While in the physical form of a fire, the Lord instructs Moses to "rescue them (the Israelites) from the hands of the Egyptians and lead them out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 16. Moses Dbq Questions And Answers Moses helped the Hebrews a lot. With the many things he did, he got them out of Egypt. In my perspective, if I was a Hebrew slave, I would follow Moses out of Egypt. I would follow Moses out of Egypt because the Hebrews were slaves. Moses had the power of God, along with the Ten Commandments. I would want to avoid the plagues. To begin with, one reason I would follow Moses out of Egypt is because the Hebrews were slaves. For instance, the Hebrews were oppressed. According to Document 2, it tells us that Moses saw a Hebrew slave being mistreated. This means that the slaves were mistreated while being in Egypt. Document 2 supports my reason because it tells us that an innocent slave was being wronged. In addition, I would choose to follow Moses ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 17. The Book Exodus Paula Aguilar September 21, 2015 Exodus In the book of Exodus, it is about the journey of Moses and how God used him to free the Israelites from Egypt. Moses was a Hebrew baby that was found by the Pharaoh's daughter and was raised by them. As Moses got older, he witnessed the cruel way an Egyptian was beating an Israelite worker. Moses intervened and ended up killing the Egyptian. Out if fear Moses leaves Egypt and lands in Midian. While out one day with his flock, Moses came upon a burning bush. That bush ended up being God. This is where God asks Moses to go back to Egypt to ask the Pharaoh to let his people go. Moses hesitates and asks God how and why him. During his conversation with God, Moses is convinced that he must do what the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Also, that he deeply cared and helped out his people when they were in need. Three positive things that this book teaches about humanity is that people can be selfless, like the way Moses stood up for the Israelites. Also that not all people were evil like the Pharaoh; like the midwives who didn't participate in the murders of baby boys. The last is that the dedication and sacrifice of one man saved the lives of thousands. The negative things this book teaches is that people are selfish, greedy, ungrateful and cruel. ***"I give my word that I have read this book in its entirety and have not tried to cheat the intention of this ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 18. My Name Moses Research Paper How can a man so insecure and horrible with words become a hero? Only by the grace of God could this man be used for good. This man's name is Moses. He didn't grow up like the rest of his people. In fact, he grew up as royalty. Moses was given his name because of the circumstances that he came from. His name means "drew out" (Campbell). As a baby, he was placed in a river in order to save his life. He was rescued or drawn out of the water by the royal family where he was raised in the house of Pharaoh. Eventually, Moses was led by God and was to draw his people out of the land of Egypt. Moses was always meant to be the hero that would save the people of God. The experiences of Moses' childhood led to the great undertakings of his early ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Horeb. While he on the mountain, he saw a burning bush. Through this bush, God spoke to him. Moses was to go and command the Hebrew people to be released of their bondage. However, Moses didn't believe he was adequately equipped to fulfill this call that God had for him. The Bible tells us that Moses was slow to speak and this was a reason that Moses felt unequipped. God gave Moses the courage to do what he desired him to do because God told Moses that He was the one that created him so He could use him however necessary. Moses was then to go to Pharaoh and command that the people be let go. This was a huge and daring undertaking for Moses. He went to Pharaoh and said what God told him to say. Of course, Pharaoh refused to let them go. Since the Israelites were a huge economic asset to Egypt, Pharaoh did not want to lose all his slaves. Also, the Israelites lived a hard life and therefore did not possess the courage they needed in this time to leave and live a life outside of Egypt. Pharaoh not only refused the request of Moses, he also made the people work harder and increased their work. This led to God sending ten plagues on Egypt because of Pharaoh's denial. The plagues that God sent on Egypt affected all the Egyptian people, but it did not affect the Hebrew people in Egypt. These ten plagues were: water turned into blood, frogs, lice, flies, murrain, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 19. How Ancient Egypt Has Been Fighting A War Since The Age Of... Egypt has been fighting a war since the age of the bible. In a biblical sense the Egyptians has always been people of great resilience. The ten plagues could not hold this nation down. For almost 30 centuries–from its unification around 3100 B.C. to its conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C.–ancient Egypt was the preeminent civilization in the Mediterranean world. From the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom through the military conquests of the New Kingdom, Egypt's majesty has long entranced archaeologists and historians and created a vibrant field of study all its own: Egyptology. The main sources of information aboutancient Egypt are the many monuments, objects and artifacts that have been recovered from archaeological sites, covered with hieroglyphs that have only recently been deciphered. The picture that emerges is of a culture with few equals in the beauty of its art, the accomplishment of its architecture or the richness of its religious traditions. ( Ancient Egypt. (n.d.). Monuments According to Tilley (1994; 1996) landscapes are experienced and known through the movement of the human body in space and time. Because landscape plays such an important role in the constitution of self–identity, controlling knowledge of it may become a primary resource in the creation and reproduction of repressive power or structures of social dominance. This control could be expressed in one way, through the symbolically effective placing of monuments in the landscape. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 20. A Passover Seder Seder Observation A Passover Seder is a religious holiday service for the Jews. Passover is the retelling and celebration of the Jews exodus from Slavery. The decedents of the Jews were slaves in Egypt and through a successful rebellion were able to escape slavery into freedom. The story of the Exodus is due to the many decades of slavery put on the Jews by the Egyptian pharaohs. God saw the Israelite's distress and sent Moses to the Pharaoh warning the Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. The pharaoh ignored all warnings by Moses and so God then sent ten plagues onto the people of Egypt, destroying everything from livestock to crops. The last plague God inflicted on the people of Egypt was that he killed every first born child of the Egyptians, passing over the Israelites homes. This passing over of the Israelites homes is where the name of the celebration, ' Passover' comes from. After the plagues the Pharaoh released the Israelites from slavery and they left for Mount Sinai, led by Moses. A major theme of Seder is freedom, freedom from slavery, but also continuing Jewish freedom. The celebration of Seder is a reminder that cruelty and oppression are not inevitable but can in fact be changed. The Seder takes places on the first night of Passover. Seder in Hebrew means, "order". The celebration is a 15 part ritual, the parts lead up to the ending celebration of the Seder dinner. At the center of the table where Seder will take place is the Seder plate. The Seder ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 21. The Truth Behind Exodus 8 Essay example At first glance a story of the Bible may appear to be just that, a simple story; however, when one does more than simply read the story, there are a plethora of underlying meanings to be found. Reading the Bible in search of its meanings can sometimes be confusing, which results in several different interpretations and raises many arguments amongst the readers. When reading the Bible, "it is necessary to apply tools of critical reading to find out what God wants to communicate with us," (Smith–Christopher, 28). In order to figure out what God wants to communicate, one must use hermeneutics, the science of interpretation. Hermeneutics helps to steer the Bible's readers in the correct direction by presenting methods that serve to assist ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This quote explains that through revelation, God revealing himself to human beings, God provided inspiration, the process of being mentally stimulated to do something creative, for the authors of the Bible to write their stories. This concept is supported in the Old Testament textbook: "God inspired the human authors of the Bible. The human authors had the freedom to choose the words they wrote, and also the discretion of the stories and the incidences that they would include in their texts," (Smith–Christopher 57). By following these components of hermeneutics one can hope to obtain some theological truth out of the stories in the Bible. Exodus is the story of Moses going into Egypt and asking the Pharaoh to let the Israelites (God's people) go; however, as God expected the Pharaoh does not give in right away which causes God to bring forth the plagues. Exodus Chapter 8 tells the story of three of the ten plagues cast upon the Pharaoh and the Egyptians in an effort to force the Pharaoh to let God's people be free from the Pharaoh. Moses is told by God to tell Aaron to stretch out his hands and staff over the streams, canals, and pools which brings the frogs to the land of Egypt. Eventually Moses convinces God to stop, but the frogs died in the land and left behind a stench so the Pharaoh refused to talk with them. Aaron then strikes the ground with his staff, as God told Moses, and gnats swarm the land of Egypt and when the Magicians failed to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 22. Comparing The Iliad and The Bible Essay Comparing The Iliad and The Bible Throughout recorded history, man has sought explanations for the various phenomena that occur in every facet of nature, and when no obvious answer is forthcoming, still a theory is often proposed. These explanatory theories, often taking the form of stories or chronicles, are usually linked to some sort of mysticism or divine intervention. By ascribing that which he does not understand to the gods' will at work, man avoids facing up to his own lack of knowledge in a given area, and also draws comfort from assuming that the universe does indeed function under the guidance of divine beings. Thus the explanatory accounts that man crafts enhance his own security, quelling the fear of chaos that ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In ancient Greek culture the gods were seen as taking a very active role in the development and course of human history. The entire Olympian pantheon, as well as many other less important divinities, meddles in human affairs to no end. The people of the many city–states that composed Greece firmly believed that every aberration from normalcy was due to an act of the gods. Homer, the author of The Iliad, coined the prevalent religious beliefs of the time in his epic poems, showing the gods as temperamental and willful, meddlesome and dynamic. Homer's entire poem is replete with instances of divine intervention in mortal lives, and no single major occurrence comes to pass unless it is the will of one of the many Olympian gods. Few major decisions are made without consulting the gods first, and the handful of instances in which one leader or another takes initiative almost always fails miserably. Life, according to the Greeks, is almost entirely rooted in their religion, as there is a god or goddess governing every aspect of the universe, and also because the gods so actively involve themselves in the everyday lives of mortals. A classic example of this divine involvement occurs within the first page of The Iliad. Achilles, the great hero of the Achaean armies, and Agamemnon the commander–in–chief of the Argives clash bitterly, and the entire epic centers on this conflict. Homer details the cause of this ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 23. Exodus Reflection Analysis Exodus teaches Christians a significant lesson regarding the importance of living in obedience to God's Word. The Israelites engaged in idolatry and rebelled against God repeatedly. As a result, God allowed the Egyptian king to enslave them for many years, and they endured intense suffering for refusing to be faithful to God. God showed compassion by sending Moses and his brother Aaron to tell Pharaoh to release the Israelites. Yet, despite the many plagues that God caused, God hardened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not free God's people. They struggled with being faithful to God. Because they broke the patriarchal covenant, they encountered severe afflictions in the land of Egypt (Exodus 1–11). God gave Moses and Aaron a staff and commands them to drop it in front of Pharaoh when he asks them to present a phenomenal sign. Aaron and Moses approached the Egyptian king and did as the Lord instructed, and the pole transformed into a snake. Yet, Pharaoh called his sorcerers, and they threw their rods down. Pharaoh's magicians' sticks also turned into serpents, but Aaron's wand consumed their wands. Nonetheless, God toughened Pharaoh's heart, and he would not free the Israelites (Exodus 7:8–13). God orders Moses to confront Pharaoh by the Nile's riverbank and explain to him that the Lord sent Moses and Aaron to release the Israelites so they may praise the Lord in the desert. God commands Aaron to extend his staff along the Egyptian waters. When Aaron obeyed God's command, all ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 24. Nefertiti Book Report Nefertiti by Michelle Moran is an entertaining book about the famous Royal Wife of Akhenaten. The novel is told from the point of view of Nefertiti's little sister, Mutnodjmet. It begins immediately before Nefertiti is chosen to become Akhenaten's Chief Wife. The book follows Nefertiti and her family throughout their life as the royal family in Memphis and then transitioning into the move to Amarna. The story stops only after the death of Nefertiti and Meritaten and the crowning of Tutankhamun as Pharaoh of Egypt. Moran captures a Nefertiti that is ambitious, powerful, and sometimes scared. Nefertiti is thrown into the royal family as a teenager and was told to try and control the heretic Pharaoh, Akhenaten. At many times, the reader gets a glimpse of that worried and terrified young girl, but throughout most of the novel, Nefertiti is portrayed to be a strong and controlling Chief Wife of the Pharaoh. The author shows the fights between Nefertiti and her family as she goes against what they want by supporting Akhenaten and his religious views. Moran tells about everyone having to walk on eggshells so not to ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The prevailing presence of the Hittites is constantly brought up in Nefertiti. Throughout the entire book, Nefertiti's family and the army bring up their fear of the Hittites coming and invading Egypt. When the royal family first moves from Thebes to Memphis there is a small mention of encroaching war with the Hittites. Once the family is established in their new palace in Memphis, General Horemheb tells Mutnodjmet that the Hittites are taking Egypt's land because Akhenaten had not sent any army to stop them. The General warns the Pharaoh that he is focusing the army on building when they should be out stopping the Hittites. He believed that it would not be long before the Hittites attacked ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 25. The Book Of Exodus Essay Student Number:201423787 Course:GradDip Unit:OT501D: Old Testament Foundations Title:What is the theological function of the plague narratives within the book of Exodus? Word limit:2000 Word count:1927 Date due:16/4/2014 Date submitted:15/4/2014 Disclaimer: The following essay, of which I have kept a copy, is entirely the work of the undersigned and all sources of ideas and expressions are duly acknowledged in footnotes or endnotes. Signed: Daniel ChiengDate: 15/4/14 ABSTRACT The main theological function of the plague narratives in Exodus is to bring about recognition of God to the Egyptians and the Israelites. The author of Exodus has wonderfully used a well–structured literary style ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Therefore, the plague narrative also serves a function of demonstrating who Yahwehis to His own people. Israel must also know Yahweh as we see in Exodus 10:2. Throughout the narrative, we see many allusions to the Egyptian gods and the impotence of these gods before God of Israel.9 There are multiple gods in the Egyptian temple. As an example, in the first plague, the Nile River was turned into blood. The river was an important source of fertility to the land of Egypt. Thus, it was dedicated to many gods (Osiris, Hapi, Sepek etc.) of the Egyptians.10 By turning the river into blood, it eloquently reveals the power of Yahweh and the inferiority of Egyptian gods. For the Egyptians who looked to various gods associated with the Nile, this event would have produced many questions for their faith. Even the magicians had to acknowledge in the third plague that it is the finger of God as they could not replicate it (Exod. 8:19). As for the Israelites, the plague narrative is a reminder of the mighty and awesome power of God who had chosen them and kept His promise. A reminder that would help to strengthen their faith in Him. Each plague brings deeper knowledge and understanding of Yahweh. They are not simply acts of judgment, but something that God uses to reveal
  • 26. Himself. Because they are more than just punishments, they fail to actually secure Israel's release each time. As 'signs', they are used to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 27. How Did Moses Lead The Israelites Out Of Egypt? Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt "I have observed the misery of my people in Egypt, and I know about their suffering, I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians." (God) When most people think of racial injustice, Hitler comes to mind, but racial injustice leads all the way back to the Bible times when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. Pharaoh's cruilty towards the Israelites affected 2 million people, causing them to leave Egypt. To begin, Moses was an Israelite and a faithful Hebrew called by God. He was shepherding his flocks when an angel of the Lord appeared to him, telling him to command Pharaoh to free the Israelites (Holy Bible: Holman Bible). "Who am I that I should go to the Pharaoh and that I should bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" (Holy Bible: Holman Bible). God tells Moses that he will bring them into a land flowing with milk and honey. (Holy Bible: Holman Bible) Even though Moses is scared, he knows that God will not leave him. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and ordered him to free the Israelites, but Pharaoh refused. (Holy Bible: Holman Bible). They go to Pharaoh ten more times, and God sends a plague for every time the Pharaoh says no (The Ten Plagues). The ten plagues were: blood, frogs, bugs, wild animals, pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and worst of all, the death of the first born. The last plague was called the death of the first born because the death angel went to every house in Egypt and killed the firstborn. (The Ten Plagues)God told the Israelites if they put the blood of a year old, unblemished, male sheep or goat on the two doorposts the angel will pass over their house. Even though the Egyptians suffered during the ten plagues, God had a plan and a purpose for ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 28. Exodus Of Egypt Essay In the story of Exodus 12: 21–27, it it tells of how the tradition of Passover started and why this tradition is such an important part of what God did for the people of Israel. This story shows two very distinct sides of God, his vengeful side that he shows to the non believers of Egypt and also his merciful and loving side that he gives to his people. God's compassion and commitments for his followers in this story sets a foundation for faith in him because it shows that God will protect you as long as you give him your compassion and commitment in return. This passage tell of how Moses told the elders of Israel to kill a lamb and take it's blood and paint it onto the door ways of their homes as a sign that their house is a house of the people of God. This was a requirement for any person who believed in God in Egypt because at this time is when God was punishing the Egyptians in the form of ten plagues. The plague in questions was the last plague God ste on the Egyptians and it was also the most severe. The tenth plague of Egypt was that God would take all firstborns in Egypt but he would spare all children of Israel and the blood was used as a sign to let ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Through the written accounts of Moses' commitment to God's command to free his people, Moses wages a holy war against the Pharaoh of Egypt. The personal character of the Pharaoh demonstrates how salvation cannot be obtained through arrogance only through God himself. God has given many laws to abide by through the ten commandments, and as humans, we strive to model society after God's guidance. As part of the human condition, we do often make mistakes, and at times even fail to uphold God's laws, however, through God's mercy and patience, we continue to move forward and closer to an ideal society guided by the Lord's sacred ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 29. Childhood Of Moses Research Paper Moses's Childhood Moses had a tough life from a baby to his death. He accomplished many great things and even almost died several times. Moses was very lucky to grow up to who he was and was also a prophet. Moses's Background Born in 1393 BCE in tribe Levi in Egypt during the time where Pharaohs were converting the Hebrews into slaves. The birth of Moses would mark the beginning of God's plan to free his people from 400 years of Egyptian slavery. Moses' father was Jochebed, his mother was Amram, his older sister was Miriam, and his younger brother was Aaron. Moses and his family believed that God was the supreme beings and his family was very religious. The Accidental Saving At the time Moses was born, the Pharaoh had ordered that ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Moses knew he wasn't Egyptian and at this time, his parents were slaves under the Pharaoh's control. One day, when Moses was 40 years old. He wanted to see how his people were bonding. They were getting treated terribly. He saw an Egyptian beating a slave. When no one was watching Moses killed the Egyptian and ran away before he could get any punishment from the Pharaoh. When Moses left Egypt he went far away. He met the family of Jeth'ro, and married one of his daughters named Zipporah. Moses became a shepherd and took care of Jethro's sheep. He lived in Midian for 40 years. The Burning Bush The Bible explains many ways God communicated to Moses. But the Burning Bush is on of the greatest and most memorable events that happened to Moses. As a prophet, God selected Moses as someone he could trust and count on. The Burning Bush shows us that God can communicate through anything. The Bush that gave a message Now Moses is a lot older. Moses had come all the way to the Mountains of Ho'reb to find grass for his sheep. While Moses was getting the grass,
  • 30. Moses noticed that there was a bush on fire, but it didn't burn up! Moses knew this was strange so he got closer to the bush. At that same moment he heard a noise coming from the bush. It was God saying, "don't step any closer, take off your sandals because you're stepping on the holy ground." Moses's new ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 31. The 12 Plagues In Ancient Egypt It is no secret that Egypts new Pharaoh was threatened by the children of Israel and his enslavement and back breaking labour did not stop the Jews from multiplying. For this reason our Pharaoh also commanded that all new born Jewish males must be cast into the Nile. The Jewish people felt scared, mistreated and their conditions worsened so much so that their cries 'rose up to G–d'. It has been reported by many of Pharoahs staff that Moses and his brother Aaron repeatedly came before Pharaoh and demanded to let their people go free. These demands were refused. It has also been reported that Moses warned our King that G–d will smite Egypt. "Pharaoh promised to let the children of Israel go, but he always changed his mind the moment the affliction was removed" is what his main servant had said. "We have suffered water turning into blood, swarms of frogs, lice, wild animals running wild, painful boils, and death of domestic ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This specific event took place after the occurrence of the 10 plagues. The plagues were a great demonstration of the power aimed to persuade Pharaoh to let the Jews go. Local people began to beg pharaoh to let the Jews go. When Egypt was hit by the 10th plague, all firstborns were killed at the stroke of midnight on the 15th of Nissan, did Pharaohs resistance was said to have broken. Pharaoh himself began to beg the Jews to Leave. "The Jews left quickly and had no time to bake bread" local residents reported. It was no surprise that Pharaoh immediately regretted letting the Jews go. He sent his army in chariots to chase after and bring the Jews back. The Jews were caught between the Pharaohs army and the Red Sea. It was here where the miracle took place. "Moses raised his hand and the sea just parted, it split in half leaving a clear passage for the Jews to cross, G–d definitely had a hand in this" said the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 32. Yahweh and the Pharaoh Exodus 7– 14 begins with Yahweh's people under the authority of Pharaoh and Pharaoh won't let them go. Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Moses' brother, Aaron, and told them to tell Pharaoh to let His people go. Throughout the chapters, Yahweh will strengthen Pharaohs heart letting His signs and wonders multiply throughout Egypt. The land of Egypt will experience many acts of judgements resulting in death and in the freedom of Yahweh's people. Pharaoh is first induced to Yahweh through two old men,Moses and Aaron. Pharaoh sees these men as not a threat resulting him into thinking that their God is weak. Moses and Aaron then try to show Yahweh through the signs involving the staff. Pharaoh is not impressed again because his officials can do them too. These events cause Pharaoh's heart to be strengthen and to not listen to Yahweh's commands in letting His people go. Yahweh then performs many plagues in attempt of Pharaoh letting His people go. The plagues start out with Yahweh commanding Moses and Aaron to turn the Nile into blood. They obey Yahweh but yet again Pharaoh is not impressed because his officials can also turn the water to blood. This and the fact that Pharaoh wasn't directly affected by this plague, it let his heart remain strengthen. Yahweh proceeds with the plague of frogs which will invade the land of Egypt. Even though Pharaoh's officials could bring up frogs too, Pharaoh asked Moses to tell his God to get rid of the frogs in exchange of letting His people go to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 33. The Story of Passover Essays The Story of Passover The story of Passover began with the arrival of Jacob and his family in Egypt to be with son Joseph who had become Viceroy of all Egypt. When Joseph and his brothers died and the children of Israel multiplied in the land of Egypt, King Pharaoh chose to forget all that Joseph had done for Egypt – transforming it into the wealthiest country in the world at the time. He decided to take action against the influence and growing numbers of the children of Israel. He summoned his council and they advised him to enslave these people and oppress them before they grew too powerful. Pharaoh embarked upon a policy of limiting the personal freedom of the Hebrews, putting heavy taxes on them and recruiting their men into forced ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... She hired the baby's mother Yocheved to be his nurse, who also taught him about his rich Jewish heritage. When the children of Israel could no longer endure their terrible suffering at the hands of their cruel overlords, their cries for help coming from the very bottom of their hearts pierced the heavens. God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and decided to deliver their descendants from bondage. Moshe was 80 years old and his brother 83 years old when they entered the palace of King Pharaoh. Pharaoh asked the two brothers what they wanted. The message sounded like a command: "The God of Israel said, 'Let My people go, that they may serve me.'" Pharaoh refused, saying that he had never heard of the God of the Israelites. He further accused Moshe and Aaron of a conspiracy against the government and of interfering with the work of the Hebrew slaves. At Moshe's suggestion, Aaron then performed the miracles God had enabled him to perform, but Pharaoh was not greatly impressed, for his magicians could do almost as well. When Pharaoh continued to refuse to liberate the children of Israel, Moshe and Aaron warned him that God would punish both him and his people. First, the waters of the land of Egypt were to be turned into blood. This was followed by the plague of frogs, which covered the entire land. The third plague had lice crawling forth from the dust to cover all of Egypt. Although ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 34. Egypt Ten The Ten Plagues Essay How Much Does it Take? With certain people, it may take a little more than just a couple of words to coax them into doing something. For example, the Pharaoh who reigned over Egypt and the Israelites in approximately 1313 BCE refused numerous times to give God's people their freedom after over 400 years of being enslave. God told Moses to go to Egypt and free the Israelites from the Pharaoh, but the Pharaoh denied him his request. Moses warned the Pharaoh that if he would not release God's people to him, he would endure several plagues until he did what Moses was requesting of him. But the Pharaoh did not listen, so Egypt suffered through ten horrendous plagues until he was finally convinced to release God's people to Moses. The ten ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The plagues of blood, frogs, gnats, flies, livestock, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and death caused the Pharaoh of Egypt to finally free the people of Israel. But the people of Israel leaving with Moses not only served as an effect of the plagues, but also as a cause for the death of the Pharaoh. Following their release, the Egyptian army pursued Moses and the Israelites and planned to enslave them once more. The army caught up to Moses when they were at the Red Sea, but God's plan was not for the Israelites to return to slavery. He told Moses to raise his staff just as he had in Egypt several times, and when he did, the waters of the Red Sea dispersed and left a path for the Israelites to travel across in order to escape Pharaoh's army. Continuing to chase after the Israelites, the Egyptians entered the Red Sea using the path created by God. But once each Israelite had safely crossed the sea, God let loose the waters, and all of the Egyptians trapped in the rushing waters drowned. By this final act of God, His power was made clear and the grace and love He has for His people was undoubtedly ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 35. Examples Of Plagues In Egypt Prior to this text nine of the plagues in Egypt have already occurred. pharaoh, despite the pleading of Moses, refused to let them go. God told the Israelites to prepare the Passover, which would protect God's people from the final plague. After nine plagues, in this text we read about the tenth plague which is the continuation of the God's plan to deliver Israelites from the slavery of Egyptian and bring the Israelites into the promised land. God told Moses that Israelites were to slaughter lamps and mark their blood on the doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. God is fully aware of the fact that a simple request will not convince Pharaoh that he should let the Israelites go. In fact, he clearly informs Moses that Pharaoh will refuse the request. Only after God stretches his hand and smites the Egyptians with various plagues will Pharaoh agree to let the Israelites go. The original audience of this passage were the Hebrew people and God brought His people out of Egypt. This passage covers instructions given by God for the Passover. The gist of this passage is stated in 12:13, "The blood shall be a sign for you on ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Since boiling would not consume the uneaten portions, roasting confirmed the entire animal would be consumed by fire. At the first Passover blood was the most important element; without the blood on the doorposts and lintel a house was not passed over and the firstborn would have been killed. After the Passover the relationship between blood and meal changed, the meal becomes the important element and blood was not a part of the service. Therefore, the significance of roasting by fire should be seen in terms of the how this event would be remembered in the future. In other words, the LORD's instructions for the meal are purposeful in what the Israelites were to do on the first Passover to establish the foundation for how this event would be observed in the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 36. Nuances And Contributions Of The Exodus: The Book Of Exodus The Book of Exodus INTRODUCTION Critical investigations into the Bible have revealed nuances and subversions which go beyond the mere didactic nature the text displays in a preliminary surface reading. The book of Exodus, the second book of the Torah and the Old Testament, begins with a depiction of Israel's servitude in Egypt and God choosing Moses to move Israel out of that servitude. The Pharaoh resists the purposes of God, and God responds by sending plagues on Egypt that culminate with the death of the firstborn and deliverance at the sea. Israel saves itself from this through the Passover and then journeys to Sinai. At Sinai, Israel receives the Ten Commandments and the covenant relationship is established. While Moses is receiving instructions from God on Sinai with respect to the designs for the tabernacle, Israel rebels by building the golden calf. Moses intervenes successfully on behalf of Israel, and ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... 5.2) receives a response in the form of the plagues that teach him about this God. Nowhere is this clearer than "And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth." (Exodus 9.16) . If the God was all–mighty and powerful, he could have easily used his capacity to eliminate the Pharaoh from the scene. The Pharaoh is still alive and the plagues continue so that God can show his power and so that his name may be proclaimed. The plagues did indeed achieve this purpose of evoking his power from his name. So the plagues tell us that God is powerful, unique and the only one in whose hands rests the salvation of the people. The repeated demand of God echoed by Moses in his prophetic utterances "Let my people go so they may worship me" (Exodus. 9.1) reveals his intention to make room for a people who can worship him and devote themselves to him. His decision to act on Israel's behalf reveals his clear intention to judge ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 37. Moses : The Bystander Effect On March 13, 1964, a young woman named Kitty Genovese was attacked by a man on her way home. She was stabbed and later, raped and killed by her attacker, all in front of 38 of her neighbors in their Queens, NY apartments. Despite hearing her screams and cries for help, no one had called police until it was too late. This is one of the most famous examples of the bystander effect, a psychological phenomenon, in which the likeliness of a witness to intervene lowers as the amount of witnesses increase, because each individual believes that they no longer have a sole responsibility to help. In a time where it is more prevalent than ever to just believe that "someone else can do it," we need a hero to encourage us to take action ourselves. The biblical hero Moses demonstrated the traits of responsibility and courage to free his people from the Egyptians and, today, to inspire this generation to strive for what is right, even when others might not. In the book of Exodus, Moses had left his home under the Egyptian monarchy and fled to Midian after learning of his Jewish ancestry, but when God had spoken to him to free his people, he took the responsibility, despite his own fears. At first, Moses believed that he was not worthy of this great task God had presented to him, questioning God that "who [was he] that [he] should go to [the] Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt" (Exodus 3:11). Nevertheless, Moses still returned to Egypt to do what God had asked of him because he ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 38. Making People Out Of Egypt Analysis Did you know that God Talked to Moses and told him to free his people from slavery? The Exodus happened when Moses lead his people out of Egypt , away from Ramesses the second, and lead them to freedom. If I was a slave, I would leave Egypt because I would like to avoid the ten plagues. Also, I would follow Moses because he was a messenger sent by God. Another reason, I would follow Moses out of Egypt is because I would follow the Torah. To begin with, I would follow Moses out of Egypt because I would like to avoid the ten plagues. For instance, hail mixed with fire. According to document 3 it tells us that there were lice or gnats. This means, that bad things would happen. Document 3 supports my reason because it tells us all the terrible ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 39. Moses And The Ten Plagues MOSES AND THE TEN PLAGUES In the story of Moses and the Ten Plagues which stretches from Exodus 7–12, God begins with pure lies. First, God says to Moses and the elders of Israel to say to the king of Egypt, "The LORD God of the Hebrews has met with us and now let us go, we beseech you, three days' journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God" (3:18). This is a lie because what God is actually trying to do is find a way to get the Israelites out of Egypt permanently and as quickly as possible, not just for a three–day religious retreat. And He also says that when they leave Egypt they will take the spoils with them (3:21–22) despite the whole "Thou shalt not steal" thing. Then from Exodus 7–12 there are recorded ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image to worship or serve, "for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me" (verse 5)–in other words you're born guilty. But then He throws in that he shows mercy unto thousands of them who love Him. 3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. * In English Bible's it never has the name of God. The LORD, printed in all capitals is in place of the name YHVH which is most often pronounced (never by Jews) Yahweh. 4. Remember the sabbath day (which is Saturday) to keep it holy. Then it explains how and why but in Deuteronomy 5:15 the why is completely different. Almost all Christian Churches have weaseled out of this one but I won't go into that now. 5. Honor your father and your mother–or there's a good chance you could be killed as you will see later. 6. Thou shalt not kill... except in war and executions running from stoning to burning as we shall see. And we've already seen that God doesn't practice what He ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 40. Holidays Of Jewish Essay Holidays of Judaism Sabbath is playing an important role in the daily life of Jewish people. Sabbath is the Hebrew word for resting. Celebrating the Sabbath is commanded by God, which mentioned in the Ten Commandments. The rest idea of the Sabbath came from the story of the Creation book whenGod created the universe and rested on the seventh day of the week. Every week religious Jews observe the Sabbath which begins at nightfall on Friday and lasts until nightfall on Saturday. This holy day is a reminder of the covenant, which was the part of the deal between God and Jewish people. People look forward to Sabbath all week as they considered the Sabbath is a gift from God. It also takes time out from everyday life to feel special. It is a family time to get ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Passover is one of the most important religious festivals in the calendar. Jews celebrate the Feast of Passover to honor the liberation of the Children of Israel, who was led out of Egypt by Moses. The Passover has celebrated since about 1300 BC. The story of Passover came from the Book of Exodus. This story mentioned that the Children of Israel has been slave in Egypt form 210 years. Then, God promises he would release them from slavery. However, Pharaoh had refused their release. Therefore, God had visited ten plagues on Egypt to demonstrate his power. First plague is the Plague of Blood when God turned the water of the Nile River into blood. It caused the fish died and the water stank. Then all the water in Egypt was turned into blood. The second plague is the Plague of Frogs. Egypt was overrun with frogs. There were frogs in beds, ovens, and jumping on the people. Third was the Plague of Lice which called the Plague of Gnats in the Bible. The dust was turned into lice, which crawled on people and animals. The fourth is the Plague of Flies. There were the swarms of flies arrived in Egypt and poured into Pharaoh's place, the houses of his officials, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 41. Rev 8.11 Research Paper worse because it is more a conflagration than a volcanic upheaval. It is also a reminiscent of the first plague in Egypt (Exodus 7.20). The third trumpet is the judgement over the third part of the rivers and springs, bittering the waters, and killing many people who drunk the toxic water polluted by this "star", which can be a meteorite. The wormwood is a plant which produces hallucinogen effects and can damage the brain. Not necessarily produce death, except if it is drunk over the recommended doses. Consequently, the wormwood mentioned in Rev 8.11 is something worse. The wormwood also represents God's justice (Am. 5.7), punishment of God over the false prophets (Jer. 23.15), and anguish (Lam 3.15). At the sound of the fourth trumpet, one–third of the sun and stars are darkened. Resemble the ninth... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The place around the Euphrates river was where human life started, and it is the place where comes those who will finish with one–third of humanity. It also was the place where existed the great powers of Babylon, Persia, and Assyria, and it is also the land God promised to Abraham (Gen 15.18). It seems that the only way to save from the plagues and the army, is to repent. However, the remaining two–third, did not repent, resembling the hard–hearted answer of Pharaoh in Egypt. The seventh trumpet seems to be signaling the end of these judgments, or the end of the great tribulation because the Holy Spirit, mention the coming of the Kingdom of God. It is the end of the kingdom of the world, where Satan rule, of which he says (Lk 4.–6) "the kingdoms of the world were given to me". However, it is not the second coming of Christ, as it could seem. There is no mention that under the seventh trumpet the great dragon is tied and threw to the abyss. In addition, as a manner of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 42. Pharoah And The Children Of Ancient Egypt: The Passover... Pesach (Passover Festival) The Passover Festival is held to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. History. The Torah tells of how the Children of Israel were enslaved in Egypt by a Pharoah who feared them. After many generations of oppression, God speaks to an Israelite man named Moses and instructs him to go to Pharoah and let God's people go free. Pharoah refuses, and Moses, acting as God's messenger brings down a series of 10 plagues on Egypt. When Joseph and his brothers died, and the children of Israel had children and created a new generation in the land of Egypt, they had changed the political, cultural, and economic life of the country. It is not surprising that they stirred the jealousy of the native Egyptians who felt outdone by the so called 'foreigners.' The natives forgot the good Joseph, Josephs Brothers and the Old Pharaoh did for them. The natives were twisted in greed and hatred for the very people that saved them from poverty and starvation. Then after the old Pharaoh of Joseph's time had died, a new king claimed the throne to Egypt. He had no sympathy or love for the children of Israel, and chose to forget all that Joseph had done for Egypt, just like the natives had. He selfishly decieded to do somthing about the Israelites, so he called his council together, and they came to a ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Never in the history of the world had there been such a devastating plague as this one, it brought complete ruin upon the city of Egypt, which was also extemely weak from the previous catastrophes. Again Pharaoh begged for Moses and Aaron to end this horrific plauge. Moses complied, hoping he would stay true to his promises, Moses prayed and G–d sent an extremely strong wind that drove the crazed locusts into the sea. The Pharoah turned to Moses and he refused to liberate the people of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...