Tuesday, January 09, 2018

A one-plague Exodus?

DR. RABBI DAVID FRANKEL: The Death of Pharaoh’s Firstborn: A One Plague Exodus (TheTorah.com).
After commissioning Moses at the burning bush, God commissions Moses again in Midian, and then again on his way to Egypt. In this third commission, God instructs Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Let My son go, that he may worship Me, yet you refuse to let him go. Now I will slay your firstborn son” (Exod 4:22-23). How does this narrative fit into the exodus story?
Pentateuchal source criticism is always fun.

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