[b-hebrew] Exodus 12:11 - 12

Peter Kirk peter at qaya.org
Tue Jan 31 05:12:58 EST 2006

On 31/01/2006 05:55, tladatsi at charter.net wrote:

>Then they are advised to stay in doors the entire night because Yahweh will visit the latest and worst plague unpon the animals, humans, and gods of Egypt.  So there is no real reason to have the staff in hand since one will be going anywhere for some time, not before sunrise.

Where do you get this last idea? It seems from 12:31 that the Israelites 
were summoned to leave while it was still night, although after the 
death of the firstborn at midnight. So the people had to remain ready to 
go at any time.

Peter Kirk
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peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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