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2017 March 8
Image 1: Brick Making (1450 B.C.)
Egyptian Artist (fl. Mid-15th Century B.C.)
New Kingdom Style
The Tomb Chapel of the
Vizier Rekhmire, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt
Image Credit: North London Church
Image 2: Dakke in Nubia (1838)
Art by David Roberts (1796-1864), and Lithography by Louis Haghe (1806-1885)
Academic Style; Orientalism Movement
Contained in the Books
The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia (1842-1846), and
Egypt and Nubia (1846-1849)
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D. C., USA
Image Credit: Wikipedia
[ I will again be working through the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. I will be adding links, resources, images, and the like, upgrading the former work-through which began with the 2013-10-12 posting which can be found, along with the full Genesis to Revelation postings, in the Archive Page. Postings will be at midnight Eastern Time, as I am able. However, no days will be skipped, even though a posting may be late. And all postings will be housed in the Archive Page. ]
Explanation: In Exodus 5, after visiting the elders of Israel, Moses and Aaron stood before Pharaoh and presented the LORD's demand that he let Israel go; but Pharaoh said he did not know the LORD and he would not let Israel go; Moses and Aaron warned Pharaoh that judgment was coming, but Pharaoh accused them of idleness and added to the burdens of the Israelites, forcing them to make bricks with straw which they had to gather for themselves (1-9).
The taskmasters presented Pharaoh's demand to the Israelites and beat them when they could not produce their normal quota of bricks (10-14). The Israelite foremen came and complained about his to Pharaoh; but he rebuffed them, calling them lazy and retaining their quota. This made them chide Moses and Aaron for the evil state they were now in (15-21). Moses took this complaint to the LORD and asked why he sent him to Pharaoh to speak in his name (22-23).
[ Sermons: Eric Alexander. Various. ]
[ Illustration: Today's chapter describes the increasing affliction of the Israelites , even as Moses began his efforts to deliver them. Instead, Pharaoh increased the toil of the Israelites in making brick. Although stone was used extensively in Egypt, so was brick. Brick was used for palaces, temples, and many other things. The first illustration, above, shows Egyptian brick making around the time of the Exodus (c. 1446 B.C.), in the estimation of many conservative scholars. The second illustration shows a typical building -- in this case, made of stone. ]
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[ THEMATICALLY AND CHRONOLOGICALLY RELATED SCRIPTURES: Exodus 5:  Genesis 34:30; 1 Samuel 13:4. -- From the KJV Reference Bible ]
[ CHRONOLOGY: GENERAL. Patriarchs (Traditional). Judges # 1. Judges # 2. Kings # 1. Kings # 2. Prophets # 1. Prophets # 2. NT # 1. NT # 2. NT # 3. ]
[ MAPS: Maps # 1. Maps # 2. Maps # 3. Maps # 4. Maps # 5. ]
[ COMMENTARIES, ETC: GENERAL: Bible Study Tools; Bible Hub: Study Light; Blue Letter Bible // PSALMS: Monergism: Precept Austin: The Treasury of David; John Gill; John Calvin - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
[ MUSIC: GENERAL: The Cyber Hymnal // PSALMS: Genevan Psalter (Instrumental). VARIOUS ARTISTS: Micha'el Ben David. Sons of Korah. Fernando Ortega. Janet Isaac Morrison. Music of the Bible Revealed - Suzanne Haik-Vantoura. Dr. David Erb. Gregorian Chants. ]
HARMONY OF THE LAW
HEBREW AND GREEK INTERLINEAR BIBLES
Pentateuch Detailed Outline:
Genesis Detailed Outline:
Exodus Detailed Outline:
12. Generations of Jacob (Ge 37:2 - Ex 6:13) - 1898 - 1446 B.C. Canaan & Egypt
("These are the generations of Jacob." - Ge 37:2) - (An expansion of section 9)
This is an expansion of the 9th section. It focuses on the sons of Jacob, particularly on Joseph and Judah.
One important emphasis is to show how the Israelites got into Egypt.
Also, near the end of the section, it traces how God raised up Moses to deliver Israel (Ex 1:1-6:13).
EXODUS (COVENANT PEOPLE DELIVERED AND INSTRUCTED: COVENANT ESTABLISHED)
1. Promised (Covenanted) Deliverance
A. 4th Generation: Covenant Deliverance From Egypt Begins [Ge 15:16] (Ex 1:1 - Ex 6:13) - 1876 - 1446 B.C. Egypt
1 And afterward Moses and Aaron went in, and told [said unto] Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.
2 And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
3 And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
4 And the king of Egypt said unto them, Wherefore do ye, Moses and Aaron, let the people from their works? get you unto your burdens.
5 And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.
6 And Pharaoh commanded the same day the taskmasters of the people, and their officers, saying,
7 Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
8 And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
9 Let there more work [heavy work] be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.
10 And the taskmasters of the people went out, and their officers, and they spake to the people, saying, Thus saith Pharaoh, I will not give you straw.
11 Go ye, get you straw where ye can find it: yet not ought of your work shall be diminished.
12 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
13 And the taskmasters hasted , saying, Fulfil your works, your daily [day by day] tasks, as when there was straw.
14 And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten and, demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?
15 Then the officers of the children of Israel came and cried unto Pharaoh, saying, Wherefore dealest thou thus with thy servants?
16 There is no straw given unto thy servants, and they say to us, Make brick: and, behold, thy servants are beaten; but the fault is in thine own people.
17 But he said, Ye are idle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, Let us go and do sacrifice to the LORD.
18 Go therefore now, and work; for there shall no straw be given you, yet shall ye deliver the tale of bricks.
19 And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily [day by day] task.
20 And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, as they came forth from Pharaoh:
21 And they said unto them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savour to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to slay us.
22 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?
23 For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.
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