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It means God raised up the pharaoh of Egypt up to great power, so that He might show His superior power by defeating the pharaoh; and in order to show His superior power God made sure the pharaoh would resist Him; and Paul says God did this by hardening pharaoh's heart against Him and making pharaoh refuse to agree to His requests, through Moses, to "let my ...


Read Romans 9 in the light of Romans 2:4-11. Mercy is intended to lead to repentance, but in the case of Pharaoh, mercy hardened his heart. Exodus 8:15 When Pharaoh saw there was relief, however, he hardened his heart... When God relented and showed mercy, Pharaoh hardened his own heart.


The daughter of Pharaoh who retrieved Moses from the basket in the Nile and adopted him was Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut had no sons and only one daughter called Neferura. Hatshepsut's husband was Thutmose II who had one son by one of his lesser marriages who became Thutmose III. The difficulty of the Pharaohs of the 18th dynasty to have sons, especially by ...

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