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The plagues of egypt

I've been told that each of the plagues that God brought upon Egypt corresponded to a different Egyptian god. That is to say, to mock that particular god. For example, heqet, the goddess of fertility, ...
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Did Israelites ever think that Egyptian gods were part of Yahweh's heavenly/divine council?

I came across an article that described how Dr. Michael Heiser shows that sections of scripture such as Psalm 82 talk about the Hebrew God as the head of a divine council of elohim, i.e. gods. So did ...
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Do We Know with Reasonable Certainty Where Goshen was Located?

It is my understanding that after Joseph presented Jacob to Pharaoh, the king gave the Hebrews (Jacob and the rest of his party) some very fertile land (Goshen) in which to dwell by themselves. It ...
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When Did Israel First Expect Deliverance from Egypt?

When one watches the 1955 epic, The Ten Commandments, one gets the impression that enslaved Israel had been expecting God to send a deliverer for four hundred years. Is this true? A promise is given ...
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Why do ancient Egyptian records make no mention of the Crossing of the Red Sea narrative?

There is ancient Egyptian papyri dating back to the 26th century BCE. The ancient Egyptians have records of biographies, drawings: cartoons, maps, books of the dead, literary texts, tales, poems, ...
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Is Ezekiel 29 a failed prophecy?

Ezekiel 29:13-15 KJV [13] Yet thus saith the Lord God ; At the end of forty years will I gather the Egyptians from the people whither they were scattered: [14] And I will bring again the captivity of ...
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How does Christianity traditionally explain the need to subject the Israelites to slavery in Egypt?

In Genesis 15:13 God said to Abraham: "Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated ...
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Does anyone know the name of the pharaoh that Joseph brought his family to meet?

Jacob and his house of 70 Jacob in Egypt, Wikipedia According to Wikipedia, Jacob brought 70 people to an Egyptian pharaoh. Israel and his entire house of 70, gathered up with all their livestock and ...
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Is there extra-biblical evidence for the Exodus?

I've heard from multiple sources that there isn't even the slightest of (extra-biblical) evidence of the Exodus story or even evidence for the presence of Israelites in Egypt. If this is true, why is ...
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What does the Bible say about Egypt aside from the story of Moses in Exodus?

I am fascinated with ancient civilizations and the civilization that leaves me with the MOST questions is Ancient Egypt. Like many ancient cultures, the Egyptians were very advanced(construction, ...
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What was the name of the Pharaoh during the time of Moses?

In the Bible it never mentions Pharaoh's name but every other king/queen is mentioned by name. Did I miss it? What's his name?
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What was the early Coptic doctrine for beliefs in the afterlife?

I can find plenty of information regarding modern Coptic beliefs concerning beliefs in the afterlife, but I was wondering if that was always the same. I imagine, as with all religions, especially ones ...
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Has the Bible ever been translated into Egyptian Hieroglyphics?

I'm very curious to see what the Bible looks like in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. There's an "ancient languages" department at one of the Universities in my city and one of the languages they offer ...
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Alexander Helios disappearance-Scriptural Nephites?

According to Wikipedia, Alexander Helios is the son of Cleopatra VII. He disappeared fleeing Egypt with his people (roughly 50,000) after being defeated by Octavian in 31 BC. His parents committed ...
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Do any Christian groups believe that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain in?

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is quoted from a 1998 commencement speech as saying that his personal theory was that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain in during the seven years of plenty: My own ...
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According to the Catholic Church, what was the point of all the plagues?

Did God really have to do all those plagues in order to get Moses' people free? Did each plague have a particular purpose? I heard about a documentary or hypothesis that only first or first few ...
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Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived in Egypt?

Do we have a good idea as to which Pharaoh(s) were around during the time of Moses' life? What internal and external evidence exists to back up those claims? Do any Christian traditions attach any ...
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How can I understand the rise of the Egyptians as a race in the Old Testament?

The Old Testament states that God created the world and God created man. We see the lineage of Adam and Eve, to Abraham, and so forth while the Hebrew nation is created. Then, seemingly from left ...
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