Moses’ Relationships with Rameses and God | Bib Lit is Lit
The infant Moses was rescued by the Pharaoh's daughter and brought up in . the Hebrews forged a special and unique relationship with God. And now, with his response to Pharaoh, Moses lays the groundwork for universal God, who created every one of us, has a relationship with every one of us. Of course this is more of a historical-archeological question as the Bible does not directly answer but I have stumbled across a fairly convincing.
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But his magicians couldn't turn the blood back into water either. If he refuses to let them go, I will plague the whole country with frogs.
Moses’ Relationships with Rameses and God
So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt and the frogs came up and covered everything. They really were everywhere! In the stoves where they cooked, in their beds, and they even jumped on the people. The magicians could also make frogs appear - but this would be the last time that their magic would work.
After a day of this Pharaoh couldn't take it anymore and he called for Moses and Aaron. He probably didn't get any sleep with frogs jumping all over him!
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He begged Moses, "Pray to the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go. But when Pharaoh saw that all the frogs were dead, he was relieved and he hardened his heart and changed his mind. There were many other plagues that followed: Gnats and flies, all the livestock got sick and died, the Egyptians were covered in sores, hail came down and killed all the crops, locusts came and ate all the grass and everything green, and then there was complete darkness.
Nobody left their homes because they couldn't even see where they were going. With each of these plagues Pharaoh said he'd let the Israelites go if God put things back to normal, but then he kept changing his mind. You'd think he would've learned his lesson and let the Israelites go. God doesn't give up. You may have felt sorry for the Israelites during all these plagues, but God made sure they were not touched by them. Only the Pharaoh and 'his people' the Egyptians went through these terrible times.
The Israelites lived a little ways away, and God kept them safe, and put a pretend wall around them so none of the plagues could come to them. If you thought all the other plagues were bad, there was one last plague the tenth plague that was way worse than any of the others. The Lord told them, "This will be the last plague on Pharaoh and Egypt, after this they will let you go. Around midnight I will go throughout Egypt.
Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, even the son of Pharaoh, and there will be great sadness. The Lord had special instructions for Moses and Aaron, so that the Israelites would be sure to stay safe during this last plague. If Moses was raised by the daughter of Ramses II and Nefertari, then the Exodus occurred under the leadership of Merneptah and the cruel enslavement of the Jews occurred under the leadership of Ramses II.
Many scholars believe this based upon the Scripture "Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. The belief that it was Amenhotep II is somewhat confusing; and yet, compelling!
It revolves around Pharaoh's daughter. Some have thought she was Hatshepsut, the "Queen Elizabeth of Egypt. Why is it important to determine who the daughter of Pharaoh was? By determining who the Pharaoh's daughter was, we can determine who the Pharaoh was. The problem is tumultuous and I will attempt to explain it below. By the way, the belief that she was Hatshepsut, the "Queen Elizabeth of Egypt" is also mentioned in Halley's Handbook, p.
One of the supply cities mentioned in Exodus 1: There is a city in early Egyptian records named Avaris, which later was annexed and became part of Ramesses II royal city of Pi-Ramesses. A branch of the Nile river passed through Avaris and it had a port for the loading and unloading of supplies for use among the other cities along the Nile.
Pharaoh also made them the chief herdsman over all his livestock. They basically were allowed to live independently in Goshen as subject to Joseph, who was second only to Pharaoh. After Joseph died this arrangement continued. Israel had their own rulers in the land of Goshen subject only to Pharaoh. And the capital of their kings appeared to be the supply city of Avaris, which later became part of Raamses. One really neat artifact found from one of these shepherd kings was a scarab with the words "Jacob-El" which can be translated "Jacob's God.
Our next clue comes in Exodus 1: An inscription from the reign of pharaoh Kamose matches this statement exactly. His majesty went to his palace and sat down among the council of the Nobles. He said to them, Where is my strength?
One prince is in Avaris while the other is in Ethiopia. I sit associated with an Asiatic Hebrew and a black leader. Each one or them has their own slice of Egypt. The Israelites to the north, while the Ethiopians controlled the most Southern part of Egypt.
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I cannot keep from coming across them as far as Memphis, the waters of Egypt, they have Hermopolis. No Egyptian can settle in the land without coming into contact with the Asiatics.
Whereas we are at ease in our part of Egypt. Elephantine is strong and the middle of the land is with us as far as Cusae. The sleekest of our fields are plowed for us, and our cattle are pastured in the Delta. He has not stolen any of our cattle. He holds his land, that of the water basin, and we hold Egypt. If he would ever come and act against us then we will act against him. He who divides the land with me will not respect me. I went north because I was strong enough to attack the Asiatics.
Avaris in the two rivers. I shall leave that place a desolation. I captured a messenger, of the ruler of Avaris, who was headed to Cush with a letter asking for help saying. Come quickly he is in our hands.
I will detain him until you arrive. Then we shall divide the towns of this Egypt, and our two lands will be happy in joy.
The Bible then indicates from this point onward that the children of Israel were afflicted by future pharaohs with slavery until God would deliver them by the sending them Moses. And history records this to be so.
The next pharaoh after Kamose was Ahmose.