Posts Tagged ‘Exodus’
Your map of the Exodus route really helped
Question: Hello, I lead a Bible study at our small church. This week, we are looking into Exodus 13-14. When reviewing the scriptures, I had a difficult time placing the route of Israel out of Egypt through the Red Sea. Several references I use placed the “cities” mentioned in Scripture in “odd” places relative to…Read More
Notes on the Hardening of Pharoh’s Heart
by Tommy Peeler Pharaoh’s heart was hardened (Exodus 7:13-14, 22; 8:19; 9:7, 35) Pharaoh hardened his heart (Exodus 8:15, 32; 9:34) The LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart (Exodus 4:21; 7:3; 9:12; 10:20; 11:10; 14:4, 8, 17) Describe Exodus 5 in light of these three ways of describing Pharaoh’s hardness of heart. Is God forcing Pharaoh to…Read More
Did the magicians know in advance what Moses planned to do?
Question: Dear sir, I read the article above. I wanted to know why the Egyptian magicians added to the problem of frogs rather than removed them. You said they could not remove them, but have given no logical explanation why they could not. In regard to the snakes you said and I quote “ All it would take…Read More
Against All the Gods of Egypt
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Against-All-the-Gods-of-Egypt.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Exodus 12:1-13 I. The descendants of Jacob moved to Egypt because of a severe famine and within a short time became slaves in that land – Genesis 15:13 A. Yet, God promised to rescue them and returned them to land promised to Abraham. B. When the time came, God raised up…Read More
I appreciate your concise and well thought out answer to Aaron and the golden calf
Question: Good explanation on the Aaron and the golden calf situation. I appreciate your concise and well-thought-out reply, and I feel like it resonates well. If you have any more Bible studies or any writings of yours, I’d love to see them. Answer: Thank you for your encouragement. Most of the answers on this website…Read More
Were the Egyptian magicians able to do real miracles?
Question: I want to know if the Egyptian magicians did real miracles or did they appear to do so by the means of a tonic to immobilize the snakes? Also did the witch at Endor really summon Samuel or was it an illusion? Answer: It might seem that the Egyptian magicians were able to do…Read More
The Merneptah Stele
by David Wheeler Merenptah Stele Archaeology is a very helpful tool in establishing the existence of a place, ruler, or event. It becomes of increased interest to us when these discoveries shed light on a biblical place, figure, or event. The past three articles here have focused on those types of discoveries. The remains of…Read More
Will you explain Exodus 32:30 to me?
Question: Will you explain Exodus 32:30 to me? Answer: “On the next day Moses said to the people, “You yourselves have committed a great sin; and now I am going up to the LORD, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin”” (Exodus 32:30). Israel had broken the first two commandments God had given them (Exodus 20:3-4)…Read More
Your point that God baited Pharaoh is intriguing
Question: Good Morning, I am a pastor of a little country church. Our Sunday school lesson is about Moses, Pharaoh, and the Red Sea. I was looking for a graphic, a really good picture to illustrate the route when I found your site. I also was intrigued by the idea that God led them down the side…Read More
Was there a time-lapse between the plagues in Egypt?
Question: Good morning, I have always been a bit analytical, too bad it did not help me with math. My question is one that plagues me every time that I read Exodus. If all the livestock died from disease, then how could any have been around for the hail? Did a great time elapse between…Read More