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Exodus 8:8 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron and said, "Entreat the LORD that He remove the frogs from me and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may sacrifice to the LORD."

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      8-15. Pharaoh called, . . . Intreat the Lord, that he may take away the frogs from me--The frog, which was now used as an instrument of affliction, whether from reverence or abhorrence, was an object of national superstition with the Egyptians, the god Ptha being represented with a frog's head. But the vast numbers, together with their stench, made them an intolerable nuisance so that the king was so far humbled as to promise that, if Moses would intercede for their removal, he would consent to the departure of Israel, and in compliance with this appeal, they were withdrawn at the very hour named by the monarch himself. But many, while suffering the consequences of their sins, make promises of amendment and obedience which they afterwards forget; and so Pharaoh, when he saw there was a respite, was again hardened [Ex 8:15].


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Brief Summary: The LORD sends plagues of frogs, lice, and flies upon the Egyptians, Pharaoh says he will let Israel go to sacrifice, The plaque was stopped, Pharaoh hardens his heart.

1 Frogs are sent
8 Pharaoh asks Moses to entreat the Lord for their removal
12 Moses' prayer answered
16 The dust is turned into lice, which the magicians could not do
20 The swarms of flies
25 Pharaoh inclines to let the people go
32 but again is hardened.

Ancient Customs
thy borders
the river
abomination of the Egyptians

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Painting of the Ancient Nile River by Roberts

Ancient Topics
only ye shall not go very far away

Ancient People
God, Moses, Pharaoh, Aaron
children of Israel

thy borders
the land of Goshen
three days' journey into the wilderness

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The Exodus of the Hebrews

Mount Horeb

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Exodus Resources

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