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Unformatted text preview: oseph" (Ex Ch 1 V. 8), says without any justification whatsoever, “Behold the people
of the children of Israel are too many and too mighty for us........ and it will come to pass when
we go to war THEY WILL JOIN OUR ENEMIES AND FIGHT AGAINST US" The
who assumption is that, they the Egyptians will go to war and that the Israelites will automatically join with
Could it have been that the economy of Egypt was in dire straits, or that Pharaoh’s power
was being eroded or was he being threatened by his own courtiers? Is this then the typical call of a
leader when things are not going well, to blame the country's troubles on someone else? A stranger,
someone who is weak, someone whose beliefs are different, who believes in One God who is
invisible, a people who have a different set of moral values, and best of all a people who could not
answer back and at the same time enslave this people so that they had unpaid workers to build the
grandiose cities and monuments that Pharaoh’s vanity demanded
When we talk about our ‘slavery’ i...
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This document was uploaded on 03/24/2014.
- Spring '14
- The Bible