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Unformatted text preview: el recently escaped from Egypt and the slavery of 210
years. The men, their wives and children, the old people and the cattle they had acquired in Egypt. In
front of them, the large expanse of the Reed Sea, with the sun glinting on the water and a fierce wind
blowing. (Ex. Ch. 14). Behind them the might of Egypt, all the war chariots of Egypt, six hundred of
them crewed by the cream of the Egyptian army, the Elite Palace Guard. Behind them, the Egyptian
infantry with their dreaded spears and bows and arrows all of this army temporarily being held up by
an unseasonable swirling impenetrable fog. The Children of Israel crying out for succour, are told by
God through Moses "Why are you crying to Me, go forward “(Ex. Ch. 14 Vs. 9-15) “What” they wail
“into the sea?”
The East wind has been blowing all that night, Moses at God’s command stretches out his
rod over the sea, a lone figure Nachshon ben Amminadav, demonstrates his faith in God and in
Moses, jumps into the water (S...
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