History Literature / BookOfExodus

22nd Jul '17 10:33:31 PM pyroclastic
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* BlowThatHorn: The Israelites destroy the walls of Jericho by sounding their horns outside it.
20th Jul '17 4:57:49 AM Drgonzo
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* EpicFail: It takes 40 years to walk to Judea, less than 200 miles away. On the way they manage to switch back several times, kill a large percentage of their own group in infighting of various kinds, and start fights with practically everyone in the region.

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* EpicFail: It takes 40 years to walk to Judea, less than 200 miles away. [[note]] Some religious scholars maintain that God deliberately made the party go around in circles as part of a decree that none of the Jews who left Eypt would live to see the promised land. [[/note]] On the way they manage to switch back several times, kill a large percentage of their own group in infighting of various kinds, and start fights with practically everyone in the region.
7th Jul '17 6:20:22 AM sotnosen95
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* SinsOfOurFathers: Deuteronomy 24:16 says that sons must not be executed by sins of their fathers nor viceversa.

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* SinsOfOurFathers: Deuteronomy 24:16 says that sons must not be executed by sins of their fathers nor viceversa.vice versa.



* WizardDuel: Aaron duels against the Pharaoh by turning his MagicStaff into a snake, and the Pharaoh sends his own sorcerers to turn their staves into snakes. But Aaron's snake swallowed the Pharaoh's snakes. The Ten Plagues incident also involves Moses dueling against Egyptian sorcerers, but it only lasts until the plague of lice, when the Egyptian magicians try to mimic the plague but were unable to.
* WouldHurtAChild: God's killing of the firstborn of Egypt. Also the laws in which children are to be stoned to death for being disobedient to their parents. Also the Pharoah who ordered ''the male babies of Hebrew slaves killed''; the reason Moses' parents to [[MosesInTheBulrushes had to hide him in the basket of reeds in the first place]].
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: The conquest of Canaan. The book more or less explicitly states that with a few exceptions the Israelites systematically exterminated the population (including civilians, children and even livestock) of the country and did so righteously. [[ValuesDissonance Of course, pretty much every tribe behaved back then like that]].

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* WizardDuel: WizardDuel:
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Aaron duels against the Pharaoh by turning his MagicStaff into a snake, and the Pharaoh sends his own sorcerers to turn their staves into snakes. But However, Aaron's snake swallowed the Pharaoh's snakes. snakes.
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The Ten Plagues incident also involves Moses dueling against Egyptian sorcerers, but it only lasts until the plague of lice, when the Egyptian magicians try to mimic the plague but were prove unable to.
* WouldHurtAChild: WouldHurtAChild:
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God's killing of the firstborn of Egypt. Also the Egypt.
** The
laws in which children are to be stoned to death for being disobedient to their parents. Also the parents.
** The
Pharoah who ordered ''the male babies of Hebrew slaves killed''; the reason Moses' parents to [[MosesInTheBulrushes had to hide him in the basket of reeds in the first place]].
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: The conquest of Canaan. The book more or less explicitly states that with a few exceptions exceptions, the Israelites systematically exterminated the population (including civilians, children children, and even livestock) of the country and did so righteously. [[ValuesDissonance Of course, pretty much every tribe behaved back then like that]].that.]]
5th Jul '17 1:04:54 PM sotnosen95
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* PalsWithJesus: Moses talks to God all the time and spends a lot of time in His presence. He also got to see [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm God's]] back.

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* PalsWithJesus: Moses talks to God all the time and spends a lot of time in His presence. He also got to see [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm God's]] God]]'s back.



** The Israelites complained to Moses about God burning 250 of the other Israelites for burning incense]]. As a result, God becomes enraged and kills 14,700 more of the Israelites.

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** The Israelites complained to Moses about God burning 250 of the other Israelites for burning incense]].incense. As a result, God becomes enraged and kills 14,700 more of the Israelites.
3rd Jul '17 1:25:06 PM DustSnitch
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This shepherd, Moses, frees the Israelites by the power of God and provides the Israeli people with Ten Commandments handed down by God, which would go on to be the basis of their law and morality. This is the most famous of the four, getting adapted into six frescoes within the Art/SistineChapel, ''Literature/MosesManOfTheMountain'', ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', ''Film/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', and ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings''.

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This shepherd, Moses, frees the Israelites by the power of God and provides the Israeli people with Ten Commandments handed down by God, which would go on to be the basis of their law and morality. This is the most famous of the four, getting adapted into six frescoes within the Art/SistineChapel, ''Literature/MosesManOfTheMountain'', ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', ''Film/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt'', and ''Film/ExodusGodsAndKings''.
3rd Jul '17 12:26:01 PM cernex
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** Another example. The most popular choice for ''Pharaoh of Exodus'' [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement in the media]] is Ramesses II. This brings one small prolem to the equation: Caanan was part of Egypt during Ramesses II, which would mean the Hebrews never left Egypt proper to begin with.

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** Another example. The most popular choice for ''Pharaoh of Exodus'' [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement in the media]] is Ramesses II. This brings one small prolem problem to the equation: Caanan was part of Egypt during Ramesses II, which would mean the Hebrews never left Egypt proper to begin with.
3rd Jul '17 12:11:21 PM cernex
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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharaohs_in_the_Bible There is some speculation as to his/their identity]], with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thutmose_II Thutmose II]] being the best candidate for the Pharaoh Moses contended with, especially since his mummy is covered in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyst cysts]] and his successor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatshepsut Hatshepsut]], or someone connected to her, went out of their way to deface his monuments and erase records of his reign. Perhaps this is why there is scant evidence of the events outside the Scriptures.

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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharaohs_in_the_Bible There is some speculation as to his/their identity]], with [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thutmose_II Thutmose II]] being the best candidate for the Pharaoh Moses contended with, especially since his mummy is covered in [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyst cysts]] and his successor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatshepsut Hatshepsut]], or someone connected to her, went out of their way to deface his monuments and erase records of his reign. Perhaps this is why there is scant evidence of the events outside the Scriptures. He didn't drown, however.
3rd Jul '17 12:02:32 PM cernex
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** Another example. The most popular choice for ''Pharaoh of Exodus'' [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement in the media]] is Ramesses II. This brings one small prolem to the equation: Caanan was part of Egypt during Ramesses II, which would mean the Hebrews never left Egypt proper to begin with.


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** [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement While the debate of the Pharaoh of Exodus' identity continues to this day]], the most popular and well-known depictions in the media [[note]] not so much scholars. [[/note]], Ramesses II, lived to be 80.
3rd Jul '17 8:08:05 AM ShaiPa
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->''Then the LORD said to Moses, “Rise up early in the morning and present yourself to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews: Let My people go, that they may serve Me.’”''
-->-- '''Exodus 9:13'''
21st Jun '17 7:29:09 PM SkidTroper
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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: In Exodus 9:15-17, God directly states this as the intention behind His signs and wonders (AKA the Plagues of Egypt). Instead of wiping out all of the Egyptians, God is making an example of some of them despite the way they allowed the Hebrews to suffer (with the slavery and killing their male babies).
-->''"For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth. But I have raised you up[a] for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. You still set yourself against my people and will not let them go."''

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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: In Exodus 9:15-17, God directly states this as one of the intention intentions behind His signs Signs and wonders Wonders (AKA the Plagues of Egypt). Instead of wiping out all of the Egyptians, God is making an example of some of them despite the way they allowed the Hebrews to suffer (with the slavery and killing their male babies).
-->''"For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the earth. But I have raised you up[a] up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. You still set yourself against my people and will not let them go."''
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