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Exodus 5:1 And afterward Moses and Aaron came and said to Pharaoh, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Let My people go that they may celebrate a feast to Me in the wilderness.'"

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      Ex 5:1-23. FIRST INTERVIEW WITH PHARAOH.

      1. Moses and Aaron went in--As representatives of the Hebrews, they were entitled to ask an audience of the king, and their thorough Egyptian training taught them how and when to seek it.
      and told Pharaoh--When introduced, they delivered a message in the name of the God of Israel. This is the first time He is mentioned by that national appellation in Scripture. It seems to have been used by divine direction (Ex 4:2) and designed to put honor on the Hebrews in their depressed condition (Heb 11:16).

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Brief Summary: Moses and Aaron ask Pharaoh to free Israel, Pharaoh's response is: Who is the LORD?, Pharaoh places heavier burdens on the children of Israel.

Outline
1 Pharaoh chides Moses and Aaron for their message
5 Pharaoh increases the Israelites' tasks
15 Pharaoh derides their complaints
20 They cry out against Moses and Aaron
22 Moses complains to God

Ancient Customs
Feast to Me
the desert
sacrifice
taskmasters
officers
straw to make brick
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EGYPTIAN BRICKS
HARD LABOR A PUNISHMENT

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The Temple of No-Amun at Karnak

Air Photo of the Temple of No-Amun at Karnak

The Temple of Amun at Karnak. This Temple was erected by the pharaohs of the Bible. It is interesting that the Temple of Amun at Karnak was the most important place of worship in ancient Egypt for six centuries from 1550 BC. Today there is a breathtaking display of archaeological remains on the east bank of the Nile, at the site of Thebes, the glory and capital of Egypt from the. Of the 18th Dynasty. It is called No in the Bible, but it is the Temple of No-Amun, the local deity of Thebes who was later identified as Ra the sun-god. In this aerial view of the Temple noticed the to obelisks, these were set up to the Jubilee of Queen Hatshepsut, the Queen that many scholars have identified as the one who rescued Moses in the Nile River.

Photo of the Sinai Wilderness
Photo of the Sinai Wilderness

Ancient Topics
Pharaoh

Ancient People
Moses, Aaron, Pharaoh, taskmasters

Geography
Egypt

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The Exodus of the Hebrews

Mount Horeb

The Red Sea

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Exodus Resources

Moses and the Exodus
The Giving of the Law
The Tabernacle
The Wilderness Wanderings