BO (Exodus, 10:1-13:16) — “How Many Plagues Does It Take to Punish a Pharaoh?”, or, “A Plague on TEN of Your Houses?”

… G-d told Moses to tell Pharaoh, “G-d said, ‘My firstborn son is Israel…You have refused to release him…I will kill your firstborn son.’”

As we all know, he refused to release G-d’s “firstborn”, and eventually he sustained the loss of the Egyptian firstborn in the Tenth Plague.  Based upon this original warning, it appears that the only punishment necessary for refusing to release the slaves was the tenth Plague.  Why the other nine?…

Read more. 

Additional messages from previous years:

“Time Off for Bad Behavior” (2010) 

 “Just Desserts” (2009)

“Double Dating” (2007)

 “Pharaoh’s Brother” (2006)

 “Lox, Cream Cheese, and … UNLEAVENED BAGELS??!!!” (2005)

“The Dog Days of Egypt” (2004)

 “If I Could Only Be Like ___” (2003)

“Nissan Maximum” (2002)

“Don’t Confuse Me with the Facts…I’ve Already Made Up My Mind!”  (2001)

Published in: on January 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

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