The 10 plagues against Mitsraim (Egypt) were judgments against the false deities of the land, to show the descendants of Yisra’el (Israel) and the people of the land Who was the true God.
We’ve already explored how Yosef’s life parallels that of Yeshua the Messiah. In part 3 of this study of Genesis 42 [see parts 1 and 2], we explore the another parallel in the ancient Egyptian name of Yosef (Joseph) and in the three days of imprisonment of his brothers.
Why is this dissertation of ancient livestock breeding techniques recorded? How does Ya’akov’s faith in and obedience to God come through? How does Laban learn to fear God?
The account of the 10 plagues on Mitsraim (Egypt) before Israel’s exodus has a pattern of mercy and judgment. Moses delivered warnings to Pharaoh followed by plagues, then a plague comes without warning.
The second Hebrew word in Genesis 1 — בָּרָא ’bara, “create” — tells us a lot about something that God is creating in us, His body of believers that is unseen, powerful and will get greater over time. Continue reading Genesis 1:1 — ‘created’