Exodus

God strikes down all the firstborn in Egypt triggering the beginning of the Israelite’s’ exodus (Exodus 12:29 – 12:39).

As he had warned he would do, at midnight, God struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, including Pharaoh’s firstborn son and the firstborn of all livestock as well. Pharaoh and his officials rose in the middle of the night to hear great wailing throughout Egypt for there was not…
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Exodus

God brings a devastating plague of hail upon Egypt to ensure the world recognizes his all-encompassing power (Exodus 9:13 – 9:35).

God told Moses, “Get up early in the morning, confront Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews says: Let my people go so that they may worship me, or this time I will send the full force of my plagues against you…
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Ancient History

Bible Blender’s complete list of Egyptian gods (and how they relate to the Bible).

Ancient Egyptians worshipped more than 2,000 gods, deities they believed granted favor to their nation. They appeared in virtually every aspect of ancient Egyptian culture. Here is a complete list of Egyptian gods worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. A A'ah - An early moon god who evolved into Iah (also…
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Ancient Texts

Complete translation of the ancient Egyptian Ipuwer Papyrus with notes (potential confirmation of Moses and the Exodus).

The Ipuwer Papyrus (officially Papyrus Leiden I 344 recto but also known as The Admonitions of Ipuwer) is an ancient Egyptian hieratic papyrus now held in the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, Netherlands. It contains the Admonitions of Ipuwer, an incomplete literary work whose original composition is dated…
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Exodus

Moses and Aaron arrive back in Egypt and demand the release of the Israelites – Pharaoh responds with punishment of Hebrew slaves (Exodus 5:1 – 5:23).

After speaking to the Israelites about the task God has assigned them, Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “Our God, the God of Israel, has told us, ‘Let my people go so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’” Pharaoh said, “Who is this…
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Exodus

God sends Moses and Aaron back to Egypt – Moses performs the first signs for the Israelites (Exodus 4:18 – 4:31).

After speaking to God through the burning bush, Moses went to Jethro, his father-in-law, and said to him, “Let me return to my own people in Egypt to see if any of them are still alive.” Jethro said, “Go, and I wish you well.” The Lord had said to Moses…
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Exodus

Moses and the burning bush – the revelation of God to Moses through the burning bush is one of the most important stories in the Bible (Exodus 2:23 – 3:22).

The king of Egypt had died. The Israelites struggled through slavery and their cries reached God. He remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God looked upon the Israelites and was concerned about them. Moses was tending the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. He led…
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Christian News

Here are the top 10 countries, many of which are “friends” of the United States, where Christians face dire persecution today.

  “Keep on loving one another as brothers and Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” – Hebrews 13:1-3. Christians are familiar with biblical martyrs, those who were imprisoned and/or killed…
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Exodus

Israel grows in Egypt and becomes a threat to Pharaoh (Exodus 1:1 – 1:22)

Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad and Asher entered Egypt with Jacob. Seventy descendants of Jacob accompanied him (Joseph was already in Egypt). Over time, Joseph, his brothers, and many of their generations died. The Israelites, however, were fruitful in Egypt. They greatly multiplied their numbers…
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Genesis

Joseph mourns his father’s death, reassures his brothers they are safe, then passes from earth (Genesis 50:1 – 50:26)

Genesis concludes with a narrative describing the burials of Jacob and Joseph and one last interaction between Joseph and his brothers. After Jacob died, Joseph hugged his father and wept over him. At Joseph’s direction, his physicians embalmed Jacob. This took forty days. Then the Egyptians mourned Jacob for seventy…
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