When the pharaoh’s son died, he sent for Moses and told him to take his people and go. But then, the pharaoh realized he was losing a huge work force, so he called up his army and chased the Israelites to the Red Sea.
Why did Pharaoh pursue the Israelites?
As the Israelites had left, Pharaoh changed his mind. He called his army and set off to pursue the Israelites on chariots. The Israelites in great fear, cried to Moses ‘it would have been better for us to stay than to die in the wilderness’. But Moses told them that God would help them.
What did Pharaoh say about the Israelites?
Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD and I will not let Israel go.” Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us.
How did the Pharaoh try to get rid of the Israelites?
Pharaoh relented at last. “Take your flocks and your herds,” he told Moses and Aaron, “and be gone” (Exodus 12:32). Exulting, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, but Pharaoh tried to ambush the Hebrews near the “Sea of Reeds.” Moses spread his hands and a strong eastern wind forged a path through the waters.
What was the miracle that caused Pharaoh to let the Israelites go?
At first, the Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites leave, then God unleashed 10 plagues on the Egyptians. It was the tenth plague – the plague of the firstborn – which eventually persuaded the Pharaoh to let them go.
Why did pharaoh refuse to let the Israelites go?
Pharaoh refuses to let the Israelites go because Egypt needs their labor, he does not recognize the Hebrew God, and his heart is hardened.
What did Pharaoh say to Moses?
Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to the LORD to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the LORD.”
Why did God send plagues?
The central message is that God brought the plagues on Egypt in order to free the Israelite slaves,” says Jerusalem-based Rabbi Yonatan Neril. God was teaching the ancient Egyptians a lesson about justice, he says, and when they refused to do the right thing and free the Israelites, they suffered the consequences.
What message did God send to Pharaoh through his dreams?
He then came before Pharaoh and told him that his dream meant there would be seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt followed by seven years of famine.