Monday, January 14, 2019

Exodus trickery

DR. RABBI ZEV FARBER: Exodus through Deception: Asking for a Three-Day Festival (
From God’s first command to Moses, through the story of Israel’s escape, the demand for a three-day festival in the wilderness plays a prominent role in the plague narrative. Part of this ruse was Israel’s request to “borrow” Egyptian finery for the festival. Why does God want the Israelites to use deception?
Spoiler: source criticism is involved.

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