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In this week’s Torah portion we are looking at Exodus 10:1–13:16
The last three of the Ten Plagues are visited on Egypt: a swarm of locusts, a palpable darkness and all the firstborn of Egypt are killed at midnight.
What are the locusts of Joel and Revelation?
What is the ‘darkness of Gehenna’?
God establishes His calendar based on the moon’s cycle.
The Israelites are instructed to bring a lamb or kid goat to be slaughtered, and its blood sprinkled on the doorposts and lintel of every Israelite home, so that God should see the blood and pass over these homes when He comes to kill the Egyptian firstborn. The roasted meat of the offering is to be eaten that night together with matzah (unleavened bread) and bitter herbs. Learn more about the Passover Seder and how Jesus celebrated it with His disciples.
Are Gentiles meant to celebrate the Passover?
The death of the firstborn finally breaks Pharaoh’s resistance, and he drives the children of Israel from his land. They depart so hastily that there is no time for their dough to rise – it is unleavened bread – Matzah.
Before they go, they ask their Egyptian neighbours for gold, silver and garments—fulfilling the promise made to Abraham that his descendants would leave Egypt with great wealth.
The children of Israel are commanded to consecrate all firstborn, and to observe the anniversary of the Exodus each year by removing all leaven from their possession for seven days, eating matzah, and telling the story of their redemption to their children.
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Moses and Aaron Come to Pharaoh
Did God Really Need 10 Plagues?
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Moses and Aaron with Pharaoh
by Marc Chagall
The Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt
by David Roberts 1830