History Literature / BookOfExodus

3rd May '16 10:36:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* 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 [[MosesInTheBullrushes had to hide him in the basket of reeds in the first place]].

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* 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 [[MosesInTheBullrushes [[MosesInTheBulrushes had to hide him in the basket of reeds in the first place]].
3rd May '16 10:36:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MosesInTheBullrushes: The TropeNamer.

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* MosesInTheBullrushes: MosesInTheBulrushes: The TropeNamer.
20th Apr '16 11:11:35 AM longWriter
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* MercifulMinion: Pharaoh orders the midwives of Egypt to kill any male Hebrews that are born. They refuse to do so, and get away with it by [[BlatantLies lying to Pharaoh]] that, in Hebrew culture, they don't wait for midwives to show up to give birth.
12th Mar '16 12:15:27 PM morenohijazo
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* RainOfSomethingUnusual:
** In (Exodus 16) the Hebrews subsisted on a bread-like substance that rained from the heavens while they wandered the desert. They called it manna (literally "what is it?") so it must have been pretty nondescript as a foodstuff.
** One of the Ten Plagues of Egypt was a rain of frogs.
13th Feb '16 7:58:03 PM gwarnage
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*NiceJobBreakingItHero: Each time the Pharoah relented, God hardened his heart.
5th Feb '16 5:02:23 AM quirkygenius
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Pharaoh in sharp contrast to two Hebrew midwives identified by name. Some speculate that there were several different Pharaoh's during Moses time in Egypt. Unfortunate (or very suspicious) given that this information would finally establish a base time to anchor all of these events to.

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Pharaoh in sharp contrast to two Hebrew midwives identified by name. Some speculate that there were several different Pharaoh's during Moses time in Egypt.Egypt (it's clear there are at least two different Pharaoh's; the one reigning when Moses was taken in and the new one who did not know him when he first approached the throne regarding freeing his people). Unfortunate (or very suspicious) given that this information would finally establish a base time to anchor all of these events to.
25th Jan '16 1:30:51 AM Sebastian87
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* LogicBomb: Like Genesis, Jewish tradition holds that Moses wrote the rest of the Pentateuch. However, even the most orthodox of scholars admit that he hardly could have written the last 8 verses of Deuteronomy which report his own death. Thus, those verses were attributed to Joshua instead.



* TitleDrop: The Jewish names for the various books (except Joshua) are simply a word that appears in the first line of each book. The book Exodus for example in Jewish is called שמת (pronounced ''sh'moth''), which translated simply means "[the] names". The first line of Exodus is "And these are the names of the sons of Yitzra'el."



* 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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11th Jan '16 9:04:53 AM LordGro
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Exodus describes an exodus. Numbers, while talking about other things, starts with a census of the twelve tribes of Israel. Deuteronomy means "second law".
10th Jan '16 9:18:01 PM mugiwara
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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Exodus describes an exodus. Deuteronomy means "second law".

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Exodus describes an exodus. Numbers, while talking about other things, starts with a census of the twelve tribes of Israel. Deuteronomy means "second law".
3rd Jan '16 11:56:38 AM VicGeorge2011
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* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: In Numbers 11:15, Moses tells God to just kill him if he has to deal with the people of Israel complaining about eating only manna in the desert.
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