At a time when a blasphemous movie like "Noah" has been inflicted on the public, it is refreshing to read this breaking news today that gives credence to the Torah concerning the ten plagues on Egypt in the Exodus Passover story. An Egyptian columnist wants to sue Israel for the biblical plagues visited on Egypt when Moses spoke God's message to Pharaoh to "let My people go!" Ahmad al-Gamad has proposed that Egypt sue a number of countries for damages over the past few thousand years - Israel and also France, Turkey, and Britain!
This is hilarious! Al-Gamad's reasoning is that the real culprit was the Pharaoh, and the people of Egypt should not have had to suffer the plagues for Pharaoh's ill-treatment of the Israelites. On top of that the columnist demands that all the precious commodities used in building the Tabernacle at Mt. Sinai were stolen from the Egyptians upon the exodus of the Israelite slaves. He is seeking information on the value of all these materials so that Egypt can be compensated. How laughable!
Unlike the movie, "Noah," this story at least has some basis in biblical fact, which, coupled with the crazy absurdness of it, makes it "refreshing news." And there are extensive quotes from Exodus, which is also refreshing! But it does have inaccuracies. Al-Gammad says the plagues came from "curses" cast by the Jews' ancient forefathers on Egypt's ancient forefathers. He did not credit the God of Israel for His judgments, which is the real story. And the truth of the matter concerning the materials for the Tabernacle is this: "And the Lord had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians" (Ex.12:36).
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With Passover coming up soon - April 14-15, sundown to sundown - it would be a good idea to read the entire miraculous deliverance story of the Exodus in the Bible. You can find it in Exodus, chapters 7-12 (short version), but to get the background, start at the beginning of the Book of Exodus. THIS IS REAL HISTORY! MIRACLES ALL OVER THE PLACE. Passover is Independence Day for the new nation of Israel! It is the oldest celebrated religious rite in existence today, and it is based on historical fact.
Incidentally, if you want the TRUE STORY OF NOAH, read Genesis, chapters 6-9. It needs no dressing up to be the subject of an exciting movie. The truth is exciting enough already!
Keep reading my blog in days to come for the story of the BLOOD MOONS! Are these signs of the end of the world?