Old Testament 22

Posted: November 23, 2016 in Old Testament
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Welcome.  The Israelites are free and journeyed to Succoth.  There were about six hundred thousand men on foot.
Counting the women, children and others that joined them, there was probably more than one million
people on the journey.

Exodus 14:5  When the king of Egypt was told that the people fled.  Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds.
“What have we done?  We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!”

Exodus 14:7  He (Pharaoh) took six hundred of his best chariots, along with all the chariots of Egypt,
with officers over all of them.

God told Moses to encamp by the sea (Red) directly opposite Baali Zephon, Pharaoh will think the Israelites are
wandering in confusion and hemmed in the desert.

See left photo above.  Currently, the Red sea separates Africa from the Middle East.  More specifically, Egypt, Sudan,
Ethiopia, and Somalia from Saudi Arabia and Yemen.  The Mediterranean Sea is to the north and the Indian Ocean
to the south.

The Egyptians caught the Israelites as they camped near the Red Sea near Pi Hahiroth.  The Pharaoh
and his army marched toward the Israelites.  They were terrified and cried out to the Lord.

See circled area in left photo above.  The Israelites camped at the northern part of the Red Sea.  Pi Hahiroth was
near a narrow part of the sea.

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid.”  “The Lord will fight for you, you need only be still.”

Next week, the Israelites pass through the sea.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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