The Bible’s Book of Exodus (Shemot) describes a great confrontation between Pharaoh and two brothers, described as descendants of Levi, a son of Israel. In this class we learn that much of what we read in the biblical narratives is corroborated by Egyptian records. We then turn our focus to the “plagues.” We compare three biblical texts (Exodus 7-12:36; Psalm 78:12, 42-51; Psalm 105: 23-26, 27-38) that describe the plagues. And we learn about the Egyptian concept of Ma’at. This class prepares us for the final showdown and Israel’s departure from Egypt.


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