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Moses appeared before him asking him to allow the people to go, the very idea was ludicrous. The
Egyptian economy was dependent on slave labour. Pharaoh had in mind much more building work for
the Israelites in addition to the cities of Pithom and Rhamses. When Moses asked Pharaoh to let the
Children of Israel go, Pharaoh laughed out loud Pharaoh’s word was law. He was the law. He was a
god he and his people believed it implicitly.
It is no wonder then, that when Moses and Aaron appeared before him and said, “The Lord
God of Israel said let my people go” he laughed out aloud and replied “who is the Lord that I should listen to His voice to let the people go, I know not your Lord” (Ex. Ch. V. 1-3)
He and his people had to be made to understand that the Lord God of Israel was the Master
of the Universe and that it was His wish that the people of Israel were to leave to go to the Land which
He had promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to give to their descendants as an inheritance. .Moses
appearing before Pharaoh at God’s command told him of what would happen if he did not let the
people go, all to no avail. Moses at God’s bidding...
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