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Mystery of Israel
He sent his chief servant to his own family and racial
people to find a wife for Isaac. Abraham said,
"... thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the
daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell"
(Gen. 24:3).
The next generation, Jacob married Leah and
Rachel, daughters of Laban, nephew of Abraham, who
lived in the land of Haran, brother of Abraham. The
whole community of Haran, where Laban lived, was of
the same family ancestry as Abraham.
Jacob had six sons by Leah, two from Rachel-all
of the same original racial stock, and two each from
the maids of Rachel and Leah-12 in all. Even the
maids of Leah and Rachel undoubtedly were of pure
Hebrew stock. These 12 became the progenitors of the
12 tribes of the nation Israel.
But God specially prepared from birth and called
Moses, with Aaron his brother to assist as his
spokesman. (Moses stuttered.)
In the plagues God caused against Egypt, God
was turning the Egyptian gods and objects of worship
against them to show them that these were
not
gods.
Even the plagues were sent in
LOVE
for the
Egyptians.
The final plague followed the sacrifice of the
Passover on the 14th day of the first month of God's
sacred calendar-starting in the spring. The Israelites
went out of Egypt during the night part of the 15th.
They reached the Red Sea. But pharaoh had
meanwhile changed his mind and, with his army,
pursued them.
The children of Israel had reached the Red Sea, and
they were stopped as if dead. There was no bridge.
It
was
too far to swim, with their women and children. Behind
them the pharaoh's army was in hot pursuit. There was
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