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Exodus 10:1-13:16

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CHAPTER 10

Exodus 10:1-29

Exo 10:1 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh: for I, I have made heavy ta-his heart, and ta-the heart of his servants, by that, I will set My signs of these in his midst: 2 And by that, you may account in the ears of your son, and the son of your son ta what I have imposed in Egypt, and ta-My signs which I have put on them; and you may know how that I am hwhy.

3 And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and they said to him, Thus says
hwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, Until how long will you refuse to defile from My Face? send away My People, and they may serve Me. 4 For if you refuse to send away ta-My People, behold, tomorrow, I am bringing the locusts in your border: 5 And will cover ta-the eye of the land, and shall not be able to see ta-the land: and will eat ta-the remnant that escaped which remain to you from the hail, and will eat ta-all the trees that sprout to you from the field: 6 And they will fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all Egypt; which your fathers and the fathers of your fathers, they have not seen, from the day they were upon the earth until this day. And faced away, and went out from with Pharaoh.

7 And the servants of Pharaoh, they said to him, Until how long, shall this be for a snare to us? Send away
ta-the men, and they may serve ta-hwhy, their Elohim: Do you not yet know that Egypt is destroyed?

8 And 
ta-Moses and ta-Aaron returned to Pharaoh: and said to them, Go, serve ta-hwhy, your Elohim: Who, and who, are the ones going? 9 And Moses said, We will go on our young and on our old, on our sons and on our daughters. We will go on our flocks and on our herds; for to us is a feast of hwhy. 10 And said to them, So, is hwhy with you as which I will send you away and ta-your little ones?: See; for evil is before your face. 11 Not so: The men shall go now, and they will serve ta-hwhy; for you were inquiring her. And drove them out from ta the face of Pharaoh.

12 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt on the locusts, and they may come up upon the land of Egypt and eat ta-every plant of the land ta all that the hail left. 13 And Moses stretched forth ta-his staff over the land of Egypt, and hwhy drove an East wind on the land all that day, and all that night; Became the morning, and the East wind brought ta-the locusts. 14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested very heavy in all the border of Egypt: Not were such locusts like him to his face, and none shall be such after them. 15 And they covered ta-the eye of all the earth, and the land, she became dark; And ate ta-every plant of the land, and ta all the fruit of the trees which the hail had remained: and not remained any green on the trees, and on the plants of the field, in all the land of Egypt.

16 And Pharaoh hurried to call for Moses and for Aaron; and said, I have sinned to
hwhy, your Elohim, and to you. 17 And now, forgive now, my sin only this time, and pray to hwhy your Elohim, and remove from upon me ta-this death only.

18 And went out from Pharaoh and prayed to
hwhy. 19 And hwhy changed to a very strong Sea (West) wind, and carried away ta-the locusts, and thrusted them to the Sea of Reeds; not was left one locust in all the border of Egypt. 20 And hwhy strengthened ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and did not send away ta-the Sons of Israel.

21 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Stretch out your hand upon the heavens, and will become darkness over the land of Egypt, and will feel darkness. 22 And Moses stretched forth ta-his hand upon the heavens; and was a gloom of darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: 23 They each did not see ta-his brother, and each did not rise from his stead three days: and was light to all the Sons of Israel in their dwellings.

24 And Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, Go, serve 
ta-hwhy; only leave your flocks and your herds: also your little ones go with you. 25 And Moses said, You, you must also give in our hands Sacrifices and Elevation Offerings, and we will prepare for hwhy, our Elohim. 26 Our livestock shall also go with us; she shall not remain a hoof; for from him, we shall take to serve ta-hwhy, our Elohim; and we, we do not know what we will serve ta-hwhy, until we arrive there. 27 And hwhy strengthened ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and was not willing to send them away. 28 And Pharaoh said to him, Go from upon me, take heed to yourself, you shall not again see my face; for in the day you see my face you will die. 29 And Moses said, So you have spoken, I will not again see your face anymore.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one and two

Continuing with the ten plagues from our last Torah portion:

THE EIGHTH PLAGUE

1 And hwhy said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh: for I, I have made heavy ta-his heart, and ta-the heart of his servants, by that, I will set My signs of these in his midst: 2 And by that, you may account in the ears of your son, and the son of your son ta what I have imposed in Egypt, and ta-My signs which I have put on them; and you may know how that I am hwhy.

In other words, 
hwhy told Moses to pass these signs to the Israelites and their descendants, so that they will not forget what happened in Egypt. hwhy had Moses reiterated this similar phrase regarding His Commandments for future generations in the Torah portion of Va-Ethkhanan, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 6:1 And these are the Commandments, the Statutes, and the Judgments, which hwhy, your Elohim, commanded to teach you, to do in the land which you are going over there there to possess her: 2 By that, you will fear ta-hwhy, your Elohim, to keep ta-all His Statutes and His Commandments which I commanded you, you, and your son, and the son of your son, all the days of your life; and by that, your days shall be lenghtened.

Indirectly related, during Yeshua's time, the Jews wanted signs, but He noted them as a "perverse generation" that sought a sign. It is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 12:38 Then certain of the Scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from Thee. 39 But He answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.


Continuing with Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, notice it was 
hwhy that made Pharaoh's heart heavy ("kaveyd" (dbk)) in verse one instead of Pharaoh himself. Based on the past accounts of the plagues, it looks like that Pharaoh might be starting to get weary of making his own heart heavy.



Verses three through six

3 And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and they said to him, Thus says hwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, Until how long will you refuse to defile from My Face? send away My People, and they may serve Me. 4 For if you refuse to send away ta-My People, behold, tomorrow I am bringing the locusts in your border: 5 And will cover ta-the eye of the land, and shall not be able to see ta-the land: and will eat ta-the remnant that escaped which remain to you from the hail, and will eat ta-all the trees that sprout to you from the field: 6 And they will fill your houses, and the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all Egypt; which your fathers and the fathers of your fathers, they have not seen, from the day they were upon the earth until this day. And faced away, and went out from with Pharaoh.

This is the second time that a kind of plague would be recorded as none of its kind like it in Egypt.

Based on this information, some of the green plants survived the last plague of the hail, but now, this plague will make sure that none will survive.

Notice that Pharaoh did not respond to Moses at first for the first time in all the plagues that were cast against him.



Verse seven

7 And the servants of Pharaoh, they said to him, Until how long, shall this be for a snare to us? Send away ta-the men, and they may serve ta-hwhy, their Elohim: Do you not yet know that Egypt is destroyed?

This is the first time that Pharaoh's servants were defending Moses. This must be humiliating to Pharaoh, "Rah on Earth" to come to the point of submitting to Moses' Elohim.



Verses eight through eleven

8 And ta-Moses and ta-Aaron returned to Pharaoh: and said to them, Go, serve ta-hwhy, your Elohim: Who, and who, are the ones going? 9 And Moses said, We will go on our young and on our old, on our sons and on our daughters. We will go on our flocks and on our herds; for to us is a feast of hwhy. 10 And said to them, So, is hwhy with you, as which I will send you away, and ta-your little ones?: See; for evil is before your face. 11 Not so: The men shall go now, and they will serve ta-hwhy; for you were inquiring her. And drove them out from ta the face of Pharaoh.

This first part of verse ten shows that Pharaoh was questioning Moses' response to whom were going with Moses out of Egypt. Either Pharaoh must have forgotten that Moses told him all this, or Pharaoh could have said this in a mocking way to Moses and Aaron. In a way, Pharaoh's was saying to Moses that 'HE'- Pharaoh- will let them go, because 
hwhy is with them, and hwhy is not making them go. In other words Pharaoh was asking Moses "Do you think you are going to tempt me to send everybody out of my land because of your hwhy? "Not so!"".

Pharaoh responds his own question to Moses in two parts: The first part is the ending of verse ten when he says to Moses and Aaron that evil is before your face, meaning that Moses and Aaron "are" looking at "Evil", meaning "Pharaoh" himself. The first part of Pharaoh's statement was a precursor to the second part in verse eleven, which was his answer to Moses and Aaron by saying "Not so". This answer was in connection starting with Pharaoh questioning Moses in verse eight and Moses' response in verse nine. Pharaoh was saying, in many words, to Moses and Aaron, "
hwhy will not tell me who are going with you, but I will tell you who are going, and it will be just the "men". In other words, Pharaoh is still trying to put himself above hwhy , and controlling the game.

Brad Scott of Wildbrach Ministry and Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries made note that based on the Hebrew, the two outer letters make up one word on the outside, while the letters in the middle make up the account of the inner meaning of that word. A good example of this is Pharaoh's name himself.

Looking at the word PHARAOH

The Hebrew word for Pharaoh is "Paraoh"- Peh, Resh, Ayin, Heh (
herp). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6547, and its definition

Of Egyptian derivation; Paroh, a generic title of Egyptian kings: - Pharaoh.

 It does not give a definition, but Brad Scott noted by taking the two outer Hebrew letters of Pharaoh's name and we get "Peh" (
hp), which is translated as "mouth". Brad Scott and Bill Cloud continues by taking the two Hebrew letters inside, and it makes the word "Ra" (er), and this word is commonly translated as "evil". By that, the the Hebrew name of Pharaoh is translated as "the Mouth of Evil", and it, in a way, connects with verse ten, when Pharaoh says to Moses

10 ....See; for evil is before your face.

In other words, Pharaoh was saying to Moses "I am "evil"", and Pharaoh can use his mouth for evil.


 Also
, Pharaoh said that it was "her" you were inquiring.  In other words, Pharaoh was still trying to portray himself as Rah, the false elohim, and was saying to Moses that he was the elohim and not hwhy, and his "word", who is "her", is above hwhy's word.

Also, in verse eleven, when Pharaoh was making statements to Moses and Aaron, he was in many words saying to Moses and Aaron that this was the issue that they were inquiring and not Moses' inquiry, and that Pharaoh is responding based on his own inquiry and not Moses and Aaron's in verse nine.


Indirectly related, this was HaSatan's plan when he tried to exalt himself above 
hwhy as noted in the book of the prophet Isaiah

Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, Heyleyl, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of El: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

The name in the King James Version calls him Lucifer, but in the Hebrew it is "Heyleyl"- Heh, Yod, Lamed, Lamed (llyh) from Strong's Concordance number 1966. This is where we get our modern English word "Hell", the name of "Heyleyl's" location.

Also, Pharaoh thought twice to realize that he did not want the children to go. Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted in a generality that if one can get the kids, one can get the next generation. If Pharaoh kept the children, he would make them forget this account of Moses and mingle into the Egyptian culture. For example, look at the colleges and universities today: Who are the instructors today? Are a good amount of these professors teaching the same Biblical principles that their predecessors taught 100 years ago? No, they are not. If not, what are they teaching to their students today? A good amount of them are teaching them things that are contrary to the scriptures, as well as the Constitution. What happens to the students who graduate when they go out in the world with what they were taught? They will take what they have learned and "mingle" it into their fabric culture.



Verses twelve through fifteen

12 And hwhy said to Moses, Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt on the locusts, and they may come up upon the land of Egypt and eat ta-every plant of the land ta all that the hail left. 13 And Moses stretched forth ta-his staff over the land of Egypt, and hwhy drove an East wind on the land all that day, and all that night; Became the morning, and the East wind brought ta-the locusts. 14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested very heavy in all the border of Egypt: Not were such locusts like him to his face, and none shall be such after them. 15 And they covered ta-the eye of all the earth, and the land, she became dark; And ate ta-every plant of the land, and ta all the fruit of the trees which the hail had remained: and not remained any green on the trees, and on the plants of the field, in all the land of Egypt.

Notice in verse thirteen that it took about twenty four hours
before the locusts arrived at the land

13 ...all that day, and all that night...

It took a long time for the locusts to arrive, but it is understandable that it would take all night for them to arrive. By the way, these grasshoppers are also part of the food chain, and the food chain element that eat grasshoppers were about gone. And who were those that eat grasshoppers?..... FROGS! The frogs were gone, and the grasshoppers dominated since then. It also took the wind to bring an enumerous amount of these locusts to cover a wide space of land.

Regarding the East wind, hwhy showed Pharaoh in his dream that the East wind would provide seven years of famine. It is noted in the Torah portion of Mikeyts, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 41:5 And slept, and a second dream: and behold, seven ears ascended on one stalk, fat and good. 6 And behold, seven ears, lean and of an Eastern blast, sprouted after them. 7 And the lean ears swallowed ta the seven ears, fat and full.... 27 And the seven lean and evil cows ascending after them, they are seven years; and the seven empty ears of an Eastern blast, they are seven years of the famine.
 
This verse shows us that the East wind creates famines. These are other examples where the East wind is implied for negative means:

Job 15:2 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the East wind?

Job 27:21 The East wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

Isaiah 27:7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him? 8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: He stayeth His rough wind in the day of the East wind. 9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the Altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.

Jeremiah 18:15 Because my people hath forgotten Me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up; 16 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head. 17 I will scatter them as with an East wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

Hosea 13:15 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an East wind shall come, the wind of 
hwhy shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.

hwhy revealed in various places in the Tanakh that the East wind provides massive events, including in this current Torah portion regarding the locusts.



Verse sixteen and seventeen

16 And Pharaoh hurried to call for Moses and for Aaron; and said, I have sinned to hwhy, your Elohim, and to you. 17 And now, forgive now, my sin only this time, and pray to hwhy your Elohim, and remove from upon me ta-this death only.

Pharaoh said to Moses in verse sixteen that he sinned against "your" Elohim. Pharaoh did not humble himself to accept 
hwhy as "the Elohim" to be "Pharaoh's" Elohim, becuase he is "Rah, elohim on earth". Pharaoh still had a hardened heart when he said to Moses and Aaron to forgive him and his sin "only this once", meaning that he doesn't like to ask forgiveness, but to get them and hwhy off his back, and in a way saying that he is not going to ask forgiveness in the future, since he is "Rah on earth".

A question comes to me. "Why did Pharaoh say in verse seventeen for Elohim to take away "this death only""? What did Pharaoh mean by that? All I can see is that Pharaoh see this plague as "death". If Pharaoh thought this plague was a death, he has a surprise coming to him.



Verses eighteen through twenty

18 And went out from Pharaoh and prayed to hwhy. 19 And hwhy changed to a very strong Sea (West) wind, and carried away ta-the locusts, and thrusted them to the Sea of Reeds; not was left one locust in all the border of Egypt. 20 And hwhy strengthened ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and did not send away ta-the Sons of Israel.

This act of the locusts being removed to the Sea of Reeds was a symbolic prophetic hint to Pharaoh and his army that they will be symbolic locusts cast into the Sea of Reeds which will come to pass later in the Torah portion of B'shalakh, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 14:27 And Moses stretched forth ta-his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength toward the facing of morning; and Egypt fled to his midst; and hwhy overthrew ta-Egypt in the midst of the sea [Sea of Reeds]. 28 And the waters returned, and covered ta-the chariots, and ta-the horsemen, and of all the force of Pharaoh that came in the sea after them; not did remain to them, one.

As it is known and confirmed that the Sea of Reeds today is the Gulf of Aquaba, between Saudi Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula, which was occupied by Egypt at the time. I will explain this in next week's Torah portion of B'sha-lakh.


In verse twenty, hwhy strengthened Pharaoh's heart ("khazak" (qzx)) to give him a boost to continue in hwhy's task.

King David made note of this plague in the book of the Psalms

Psalms 105:34  He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,




Verses twenty four through twenty nine

24 And Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, Go, serve ta-hwhy; only leave your flocks and your herds: also your little ones go with you. 25 And Moses said, You, you must also give in our hands Sacrifices and Elevation Offerings, and we will prepare for hwhy, our Elohim. 26 Our livestock shall also go with us; she shall not remain a hoof; for from him, we shall take to serve ta-hwhy, our Elohim; and we, we do not know what we will serve ta-hwhy, until we arrive there. 27 And hwhy strengthened ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and was not willing to send them away. 28 And Pharaoh said to him, Go from upon me, take heed to yourself, you shall not again see my face; for in the day you see my face you will die. 29 And Moses said, So you have spoken, I will not again see your face anymore.

hwhy showed Pharaoh is trying to "compromise" Moses again, this case it is to have Israel leave their animals behind, probably because of the destruction of the vegetation, not leaving anything for the animals and the people to eat. Maybe Pharaoh said this to make up for the loss of vegetation for the people's diet. I don't know.


REVELATION'S RELEVANCE TO THE EIGHTH PLAGUE

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted this source in the book of Revelation

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from the heavens unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. 3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of hwhy in their foreheads. 5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. 6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them. 7 And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. 8 And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. 9 And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. 10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had a king over them, which is the Angel of the Bottomless Pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. 12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.


THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE EIGHTH PLAGUE

The most likely Egyptian deity related to this plague is "Osiris". This is what the Wikipedia website says about this deity:

"Osiris (/ˈsaɪərɨs/, alternatively Ausir, Asiri or Ausar, among other spellings), was an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld, and the dead, but more appropriately as the god of transition, resurrection, and regeneration. He was classically depicted as a green-skinned man with a pharaoh's beard, partially mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a symbolic crook and flail. Osiris was at times considered the oldest son of the earth god Geb, though other sources state his father is the sun-god Ra and the sky goddess Nut, as well as being brother and husband of Isis, with Horus being considered his posthumously begotten son. He was also associated with the epithet Khenti-Amentiu, meaning "Foremost of the Westerners", a reference to his kingship in the land of the dead. As ruler of the dead, Osiris was also sometimes called "king of the living": ancient Egyptians considered the blessed dead "the living ones". Osiris was considered the brother of Isis, Set, Nephthys, and Horus the Elder, and father of Horus the younger. Osiris is first attested in the middle of the Fifth dynasty of Egypt, although it is likely that he was worshipped much earlier; the Khenti-Amentiu epithet dates to at least the first dynasty, also as a pharaonic title. Most information available on the myths of Osiris is derived from allusions contained in the Pyramid Texts at the end of the Fifth Dynasty, later New Kingdom source documents such as the Shabaka Stone and the Contending of Horus and Seth, and much later, in narrative style from the writings of Greek authors including Plutarch and Diodorus Siculus.

Osiris was considered not only a merciful judge of the dead in the afterlife, but also the underworld agency that granted all life, including sprouting vegetation and the fertile flooding of the Nile River. He was described as the "Lord of love", "He Who is Permanently Benign and Youthful" and the "Lord of Silence". The Kings of Egypt were associated with Osiris in death — as Osiris rose from the dead they would, in union with him, inherit eternal life through a process of imitative magic. By the New Kingdom all people, not just pharaohs, were believed to be associated with Osiris at death, if they incurred the costs of the assimilation rituals.

Through the hope of new life after death, Osiris began to be associated with the cycles observed in nature, in particular vegetation and the annual flooding of the Nile, through his links with the heliacal rising of Orion and Sirius at the start of the new year. Osiris was widely worshipped as Lord of the Dead until the suppression of the Egyptian religion during the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire".


These are images of Osiris

Osiris Osiris

This is Osiris growing wheat from its body

 Osiris

Osiris Osiris

Osiris Osiris

Notice that this deity is green colored. This was most likely the deity's symbol of vegetation.


Another possible Egyptian deity that was most relevant to this plague was "Senehem", an Egyptian deity. According to Answers.com, it possibly had a head of a locust. This is what the website says regarding Senehem:

"Senehem: possibly locust-headed, god of protection from ravages of pests".


There are no images of this deity that I could find.



Verses twenty-one through twenty three

THE NINTH PLAGUE

21 And hwhy said to Moses, Stretch out your hand upon the heavens, and will become darkness over the land of Egypt, and will feel darkness. 22 And Moses stretched forth ta-his hand upon the heavens; and was a gloom of darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: 23 They each did not see ta-his brother, and each did not rise from his stead three days: and was light to all the Sons of Israel in their dwellings.

This account can be compared to Genesis chapter one

Genesis 1:4 ...And Elohim divided (separated, distinguished) between the Light and between the Darkness.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted the prophet Isaiah regarding the darkness in his book

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of hwhy is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but hwhy shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. 4 Lift up Thine eyes round about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.

This darkness are for those who are against 
hwhy.

Symbolically, this can relate the Egypt, symbolic of "the world" being in "spiritual darkness" and the believers of Yeshua being in "spiritual light". Yeshua is "the Light" of the world, which is the Light that shone for Israel during this plague. This is what is written in the Gospel of John

John 1:4 In Him was Life; and the Life was the Light of Men. 5 And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 8:12 Then spake Yeshua again unto them, saying, I am the Light of the World: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.

John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the World.

This must have been an interesting site to see at that time. I wished they portrayed this in a Moses movie.


This Torah portion account of darkness for three days is also a type and shadow
of Yeshua, the Light, who was buried near or at the Garden of Gethsemene, in complete darkness in the tomb, for three days and nights.

A question came to me, "If it was completely dark, and if the Egyptians had lamps to light, why didn't the Egyptians light their lamps when they had them"? I don't have an answer for this, unless they did do it, but as far as I know, the darkness overcame them from finding their lamps. When it said that they "felt" the darkness, in my opinion, it was an act of hinderance that put the Egyptians in their place and prevented them from moving around.

This account can be compared to Genesis chapter one

Genesis 1:4 ...And Elohim divided (separated, distinguished) between the Light and between the Darkness.

hwhy can divide the light and the darkness.

King David recalled this plague in the book of Psalms

Psalms 105:28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against ta-His word.



Verse twenty four

24 And Pharaoh called to Moses, and said, Go, serve ta-hwhy; only leave your flocks and your herds: also your little ones go with you.

Pharaoh changed his mind from the eighth plague that he refused to let the young ones go, and now he is saying "Ok, you can take the young ones now. Just leave the flocks and the herds behind".
Pharaoh is starting to sound more like Laban, thinking he could get away with giving Moses a little more than the last time. Pharaoh wants to be the controller of the deal and not Moses. Pharaoh kept offering different deals that is not at all what hwhy said to Moses in order to get the upper hand against Moses and dominate him, because Pharaoh is Pharaoh, King of Egypt, "Rah on Earth". hwhy showed Pharaoh is trying to "compromise" Moses again, this case it is to have Israel leave their animals behind, probably because of the destruction of the vegetation, not leaving anything for the animals and the people to eat. Maybe Pharaoh said this to make up for the loss of vegetation for the people's diet. I don't know. The problem with Pharaoh is that he is not dealing with Moses, but with hwhy, and hwhy gets the final word and not Pharaoh, which will be shown in the next chapter.



Verse twenty five and twenty six

25 And Moses said, You, you must also give in our hands Sacrifices and Elevation Offerings, and we will prepare for hwhy, our Elohim. 26 Our livestock shall also go with us; she shall not remain a hoof; for from him, we shall take to serve ta-hwhy, our Elohim; and we, we do not know what we will serve ta-hwhy, until we arrive there.

Moses defend 
hwhy saying to Pharaoh that they need the animals to give sacrifices to hwhy. In other words Moses is saying to Pharaoh "We need the whole package".


REVELATION'S RELEVANCE TO THE NINTH PLAGUE

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries made note of this passage relating to this plague

Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

We in Messiah experience this in our lives. There will be "Pharaoh want-a-bees" that will try to get us to accept less than what 
hwhy wants, and go against the Word of hwhy.



Verses twenty seven through twenty nine

27 And hwhy strengthened ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and was not willing to send them away. 28 And Pharaoh said to him, Go from upon me, take heed to yourself, you shall not again see my face; for in the day you see my face you will die. 29 And Moses said, So you have spoken, I will not again see your face anymore.

This was supposed to be that last time Pharaoh and Moses were to see each other, but Moses sounded "princely" when he replied back to him in verse twenty nine. It was like Moses hinted to Pharaoh that he was once a prince in Egypt. Moses was also saying to Pharaoh that he had the last word which was true, but 
hwhy will be indirectly having the final say through Pharaoh as we will see in the next chapter.

A possible theory came to me based on verses twenty eight and twenty nine.
When Moses was following hwhy, Moses was protected and immune to any past issues, including all the things he said, did or agreed to. When Moses disobeyed hwhy when Moses was commanded to speak to the rock at Meribath to bring forth water, but instead struck the rock with the staff, twice, and was hot tempered against the Israelites, hwhy told Moses he would not cross over to the land and would eventually die on that side of the river. Much was given to Moses and much was required of him.

In my theory, when Moses was told that he was going to die, 
hwhy reapplied these two verses between Pharaoh and Moses, in which Moses did see Pharaoh again in chapter twelve

Exodus 12:31 And called for Moses and for Aaron at night, and said, Arise, and go out from the midst of my people, also you and the Sons of Israel; and go, serve ta-hwhy, according to your word. 32 Take also your flocks, your herds, as which you spoke, and go; and you bless me also.

When Moses met Pharaoh again, Moses was a dead man, because Pharaoh spoke the word and Moses agreed to Pharaoh's word that Moses would die was to come to pass. However,
hwhy kept Moses immune to this broken word until that point in Meribath. hwhy had no choice but to reactivate Pharaoh's words to Moses in verse twenty eight of this Torah chapter.

Also, Moses killing the Egyptian could have had an impact, resulting in 
hwhy's judgment against Moses. As a result of the issues mentioned above, hwhy judged Moses to not have him go over the Jordan to the promised land.

hwhy strengthened the heart of Pharaoh ("khazak" (qzx)). hwhy gave the Pharaoh one more push of strength in Pharaoh's heart to prepare him for the last plague.


THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE NINTH PLAGUE

The Egyptian deities related to this plague was "Ra", or "Amon-Ra", god of the sun, and "Horus", a sky god.

This is what the Wikipedia website says regarding Ra:

"Ra...is the ancient Egyptian solar deity. By the Fifth Dynasty (2494 to 2345 BCE) he had become a major god in ancient Egyptian religion, identified primarily with the midday sun.

In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was merged with the god Horus, as Ra-Horakhty ("Ra, who is Horus of the Two Horizons"). He was believed to rule in all parts of the created world: the sky, the earth, and the underworld. He was associated with the falcon or hawk. When in the New Kingdom the god Amun rose to prominence he was fused with Ra as Amun-Ra. During the Amarna Period, Akhenaten suppressed the cult of Ra in favour of another solar deity, the Aten, the deified solar disc, but after the death of Akhenaten the cult of Ra was restored."

"To the Egyptians, the sun represented light, warmth, and growth. This made the sun deity very important, as the sun was seen as the ruler of all that he created. The sun disk was either seen as the body or eye of Ra."


These are images of Ra

Ra Ra, Sun god

Ra 1

Ra 2 Ra, Sun god



This is what the Wikipedia says regarding Horus

"Horus is one of the oldest and most significant deities in ancient Egyptian religion, who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct gods by Egypt specialists. These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner of peregrine, or as a man with a falcon head.


"Since Horus was said to be the sky, he was considered to also contain the sun and moon. It became said that the sun was his right eye and the moon his left, and that they traversed the sky when he, a falcon, flew across it."

These are the images of Horus

Horus Ra 1

Horus 3

Horus 4 Horus







CHAPTER 11

Exodus 11:1-10


Exo 11:1 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Still, I will bring one plague upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt; after thus, shall send you away from here: When he sends you away, driving, shall drive you out from here altogether. 2 Speak now in the ears of the People, and they shall inquire a man from ta his neighbor and a woman from ta her neighbor vessels of silver and vessels of gold.

3 And 
hwhy gave the People ta-favor in the eyes of Egypt. Also, the man, Moses, was very great in the land of Egypt in the sight of the servants of Pharaoh and in the eyes of the people.

4 And Moses said, Thus says
hwhy, About the middle of the night, I will go out in the midst of Egypt: 5 And every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne unto the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the millstones; and all the firstborn of animals. 6 And shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt which has been none like him, and she shall be none like him again. 7 And to all the Sons of Israel shall a dog not move by his tongue to man and unto animal: by that, you may know how that hwhy shall distinguish between Egypt and between Israel. 8 And all these, your servants, shall come down to me and bow to me, to say, Go out, you and all the people, who are on your feet: And after thus, I will go out. And went out from Pharaoh in the burning of anger.

9 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Pharaoh shall not listen to you; by that, My wonders shall be multiplied in the land of Egypt. 10 And Moses and Aaron did ta-all these wonders to the face of Pharaoh: And hwhy strengthened ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and did not send away ta-the Sons of Israel go from his land.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


hwhy was saying in this chapter to Moses that this plague will be the grand finale against Egypt.

Verses one through three

Continuing with the plagues from the previous chapter:

THE TENTH PLAGUE

1 And hwhy said to Moses, Still, I will bring one plague upon Pharaoh and upon Egypt; after thus, shall send you away from here: When he sends you away, driving, shall drive you out from here altogether. 2 Speak now in the ears of the People, and they shall inquire a man from ta his neighbor and a woman from ta her neighbor vessels of silver and vessels of gold. 3 And hwhy gave the People ta-favor in the eyes of Egypt. Also, the man, Moses, was very great in the land of Egypt in the sight of the servants of Pharaoh and in the eyes of the people.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that this is the first time in all of the Ten Plagues that Moses was commanded to speak to the Assembly of the People, the "Israelites" with the Tenth Plague. In other words, it was a commandment to a corporate people, and not the individual as in the previous nine plagues.

Notice that it didn't say that Moses was very great in the eyes of Pharaoh. Why was this so? Because Pharaoh was "Rah on Earth", and is supposed to be "the great one", but instead, Moses had become the new "great one". Recalling, this is what 
hwhy said to Moses in last week's Torah portion of Va-Eyra, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 7:1 And hwhy said to Moses, See, I have set you of an elohim to Pharaoh:

In other words, it was a competition between "Moses, an elohim to Pharaoh" and "Pharaoh, Rah on Earth", but 
hwhy was saying to Moses that hwhy, Himself, will win over Pharaoh through Moses, an elohim to Pharaoh. Moses took away Pharaoh's popularity and became greater than Pharaoh, and Pharaoh was most likely jealous and upset at this, saying to himself "How dare my people see Moses as greater than me, "Rah on earth"".

About 400 years later, the Philistines recalled the Egyptian plagues regarding the Israelites, noted in the book of the prophet Samuel

1 Samuel 4:6 And when the Philistines heard ta-the noise of the shout, they said, What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? And they understood that the ark of hwhy was come into the camp. 7 And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, Elohim is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore. 8 Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Elohim? these are the Elohim that smote ta-the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.

The news of 
hwhy and the Israelites and the plagues carried for generations.



Verses four through eight

4 And Moses said, Thus says hwhy, About the middle of the night, I will go out in the midst of Egypt: 5 And every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne unto the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the millstones; and all the firstborn of animals. 6 And shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt which has been none like him, and she shall be none like him again. 7 And to all the Sons of Israel shall a dog not move by his tongue to man and unto animal: by that, you may know how that hwhy shall distinguish between Egypt and between Israel. 8 And all these, your servants, shall come down to me and bow to me, to say, Go out, you and all the people, who are on your feet: And after thus, I will go out. And went out from Pharaoh in the burning of anger.

What 
hwhy is saying here is that every Egyptian on Pharaoh's side will experience a death in their home, whether a human being and/or an animal.

I am not clear about why the dogs would not move their tongues toward the Israelites, but I have an idea why this was emphasized, which I will reveal in a moment.



Verses nine and ten

9 And hwhy said to Moses, Pharaoh shall not listen to you; by that, My wonders shall be multiplied in the land of Egypt. 10 And Moses and Aaron did ta-all these wonders to the face of Pharaoh: And hwhy strengthened ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and did not send away ta-the Sons of Israel go from his land.

hwhy strengthened the heart of Pharaoh for the last time, which is the Hebrew text, "khazak" (qzx).


THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE NINTH PLAGUE

I won't post all of them yet, but the Egyptian deity related to this plague from this Torah portion passage is "Anibus". This is what the Wikipedia website says about this deity

"Anubis (/əˈnbəs/ or /əˈnjbəs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄνουβις) is the Greek name of a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in ancient Egyptian religion.

Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumed different roles in various contexts. Depicted as a protector of graves as early as the First Dynasty (c. 3100 – c. 2890 BC), Anubis was also an embalmer. By the Middle Kingdom (c. 2055 – 1650 BC), Anubis was replaced by Osiris in his role as Lord of the underworld. One of his prominent roles was as a god who ushered souls into the afterlife. He attended the weighing scale during the "Weighing of the Heart," in which it was determined whether a soul would be allowed to enter the realm of the dead. Despite being one of the most ancient and "one of the most frequently depicted and mentioned gods" in the Egyptian pantheon, however, Anubis played almost no role in Egyptian myths.

Anubis was depicted in black, a color that symbolized both rebirth and the discoloration of the corpse after embalming. Anubis is associated with Wepwawet (also called Upuaut), another Egyptian god portrayed with a dog's head or in canine form, but with grey or white fur. Historians assume that the two figures were eventually combined. Anubis' female counterpart is Anput. His daughter is the serpent goddess Kebechet."

Protector of tombs

"In contrast to real jackals, Anubis was a protector of graves and cemetaries. Several epithets attached to his name in Egyptian texts and inscriptians referred to that role. Khenty-imentiu, which means "foremost of the westerners" and later became the name of a different jackal god, alluded to his protecting function because the dead were usually buried on the west bank of the Nile. He took other names in connection with his funerary role, such as "He who is upon his mountain" (tepy-dju-ef) – keeping guard over tombs from above – and "Lord of the sacred land" (neb-ta-djeser), which designates him as a god of the desert necropolis.
Most ancient tombs had prayers to Anubis carved on them".

Embalmer

"As "He who is in the place of embalming" (imy-ut), Anubis was associated with mummification. He was also called "He who presides over the god's pavilion" (khanty-she-netjer), in which "pavilion" could be refer either to the place where embalming was carried out, or the pharaoh's burial chamber".

These are images of the deity of Anibus

Anibus Anibus 1Anibus

Anibus Anibus

Anibus 2 Anibus 3


Notice this last image

Anibus 4

This was found in Tutankhamun's tomb. Based in verse seven, I would not be surprised that when
hwhy said the dogs will not point their tongue, the dogs would be imitating the statue of this Egyptian deity dog shown above.

Looking at verse eight, a
ccording to hwhy, those servants have now become Moses' servants, because back in chapter seven, hwhy made Moses an elohim over Pharaoh and Pharaoh's servants. This now means that Pharaoh has become "Moses' servant".







CHAPTER 12

Exodus 12:1-51

Exo 12:1 And hwhy spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, to say, 2 This month shall be to you the head of months: he shall be to you the first for the months of the year.

3 Speak to all the Congregation of Israel, to say, In the tenth of this month, and they shall take each for themselves a lamb for the house of their fathers, a lamb for the house: 4 And if the house being with the lamb shall be too little, and he and his dweller to the midst of his house shall take on the number of the souls; You shall count upon the lamb each by the mouth of his eating. 5 A lamb, a perfect male, a son of a year: shall be for you from the lambs, or you shall take from the kids:

 6 And shall be for you to keep until the fourteenth day of this month: and all of the Assembly of the Congregation of Israel shall kill him between the mixings. 7 And they shall take from the blood and put him upon the two side posts, and upon the upper door post of the houses which they shall eat him in them. 8 And they shall eat 
ta-the flesh in this night roasted of fire and unleavened bread; they shall eat upon bitters. 9 You do not eat him raw, or sodden from boiling in water, for but roasted of fire; his head shall be upon his legs and upon his inwards. 10 And you shall not leave from him until morning; and that remaining from him until morning, you shall burn in the fire. 11 And as thus, you shall eat him with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staffs in your hand; And you shall eat him in haste: He is the Passover to hwhy. 12 And I will go over in the land of Egypt in this night, and will strike every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from Adam and unto animals; and I will execute judgments on all the elohim of Egypt: I am hwhy. 13 And the blood shall be to you for a Sign upon the houses where you are there: And I will see ta-the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be on you to destroy in My striking in the land of Egypt. 14 And this day shall be to you for a Memorial; and you shall make festive of him of a feast to hwhy for your generations; you shall make festive of him of a Statute of Ages.

15 Seven days shall you shall eat unleavened bread; Only in the first day you shall cease sourdough from your houses: for any eating leavened bread from the first day unto the seventh day, and the soul, she shall be cut off from Israel. 16 And in the first day shall be a Holy Convocation, and in the seventh day shall be a Holy Convocation to you; Shall not be done in them any work, only what shall be eaten by every soul, by his apartness, she shall be done to you. 17 And you will keep the Feast of 
ta-the Unleavened Bread; for in this same day, I have brought ta-your armies from the land of Egypt: and you will keep ta-this day for your generations for a Statute of Ages.

18 In the first, in the fourteenth day of the month, in the evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month in the evening. 19 No sourdough shall be found in your houses seven days: for anyone eating from the leavened bread, and the soul, she shall be cut off from the Congregation of Israel, among the stranger, and among the native of the land. 20 You shall not eat any leavened bread; in all of your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.

21 And Moses called for all the Elders of Israel, and said to them, Draw out and take for yourself a flock for your families, and kill the Passover. 22 And you shall take a bundle of hyssop, and you shall dip in the blood that is in the bason, and you shall smite the upper door post and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and each of you shall not go out from the entrance of his house until morning. 23 And
hwhy will go over to plague ta-Egypt; and will see ta-the blood upon the upper door post and upon the two side posts, and hwhy will go over the entrance, and will not allow the destroyer to come to your houses to plague you. 24 And you shall keep ta-this Word for a Statute to you and to your sons unto ages.

25 And shall be, when you come to the land which 
hwhy will give to you, as which was spoken, and you shall keep ta-this Service. 26 And shall be, when your sons, they shall say to you, What is this service to you? 27 And you shall say, He is the Passover sacrifice to hwhy who went over the houses of the Sons of Israel in Egypt, in His striking ta-Egypt, and delivering ta-our households. And the People bowed and worshipped. 28 And the Sons of Israel, they went, and they did as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses and Aaron, so they did.

29 And was, in the middle of the night, and
hwhy struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat upon his throne unto the firstborn of the captive who was in the house of the pit hole (dungeon); and every firstborn of animals.

30 And Pharaoh arose at night, he, and all his servants, and all Egypt; and she was a great cry in Egypt; for was not a house where was not a dead one there. 31 And called for Moses and for Aaron at night, and said, Arise, and go out from the midst of my people, also you and the Sons of Israel; And go, serve 
ta-hwhy according to your word. 32 Take also your flocks, your herds as which you spoke, and go; And you bless me also.

33 And Egypt, she was strong upon the people to hasten to send them away from the land; for they said, All of us are dead ones. 34 And the people took up
ta-his dough before being leavened, their kneading troughs being bound in their clothes upon their shoulders. 35 And the Sons of Israel, they did according to the word of Moses; and they inquired from Egypt vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing: 36 And hwhy gave the People ta-favor in the eyes of ta-Egypt, and was requested to them, and they plundered Egypt.

37 And the Sons of Israel, they pulled from Rameses to Succoth as six hundred thousand of foot, the men,
by apart from the little ones. 38 And also a mixed multitude went up with them; and flocks, and herds, very many animals.

39 And they baked 
ta-the dough which they brought out from Egypt of unleavened cakes, for it was not leavened; For they were driven out from Egypt, and and they were not able to delay her, and they did not prepare for themselves food.

40 And the dwelling of the Sons of Israel, which they dwelt in Egypt was thirty years and four hundred years. 41 And was from the end of thirty years and four hundred years, and was in this same day, all the hosts of 
hwhy went out from the land of Egypt. 42 He is a night of observing to hwhy for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: he is this night to hwhy an Observance for all the Sons of Israel for their generations.

43 And 
hwhy said to Moses and Aaron, This is the Statute of the Passover: Every son of a foreigner shall not eat on him: 44 And every servant of a man purchased of silver, and you have circumcised him, then shall eat on him. 45 A dweller and a hired servant shall not eat on him. 46 Shall be eaten in one house; you shall not go out with the flesh outside from the house; and you shall not break a bone on him. 47 All the Congregation of Israel shall prepare him. 48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and you do the Passover to hwhy, every male to him shall be circumcised, and then shall come near to prepare him; and shall be like the native of the land: and anyone uncircumcised shall not eat on him. 49 One Torah shall be to the native, and to the stranger that sojourns in your midst. 50 Thus all the Sons of Israel did, as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses and ta-Aaron, so they did. 51 And was in this same day, that hwhy brought out ta-the Sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, upon their armies.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one and two

And hwhy spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, to say, 2 This month shall be to you the head of months: he shall be to you the first for the months of the year.

This month is called "Aviv". I will explain it later in the next chapter.

It has been well publicized that Rosh Hashanah, Biblically called Yom Teruah, is in the seventh month, and this is the start of the new Biblical year. I have found concrete scriptures that contradicts this premise. Starting with the account of Aaron, the High Priest, Moses' brother, who was about to die located in the Torah portion of Khukath, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 20:22 And pulled from Kadesh. And the Sons of Israel, all the Congregation, they came to Mount Hor. 23 And hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron on Mount Hor, upon the edge of the land of Edom, to say, 24 Aaron shall be gathered to his people: for shall not go to the land which I have given to the Sons of Israel, upon which you rebelled to ta-my mouth to the waters of Meribah. 25 Take ta-Aaron and ta-Eleazar his son, and ascend them to Mount Hor: 26 And strip ta-Aaron of ta-his garments, and you shall clothe ta-Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered and die there. 27 And Moses did as which hwhy commanded: and they acended to Mount Hor to the eyes of all the Congregation. 28 And Moses stripped ta-Aaron of ta-his garments, and clothed them on ta-Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the head of the mountain: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain. 29 And all the Congregation, they saw, for Aaron had expired, and all the House of Israel, they mourned ta-Aaron for thirty days.

There is a specific account showing the date of Aaron's death on Mount Hor in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers


Numbers 33:37 And they pulled up from Kadesh, and they pitched in Mount of the Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom. 38 And Aaron the Priest ascended to Mount of the Hor upon the mouth of hwhy, and died there, in the fortieth year of the outgoing of the Sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, in the one [first] of the month. 39 And Aaron was a son of three and twenty and a hundred years in his death on Mount of the Hor.

This shows that Aaron died in the fortieth year in the fifth month on the first day of the month. Keep that in mind. I wan't to show the order of the Israelites journeys in the wilderness in this same chapter starting with Mount Hor


Numbers 33:37 And they pulled up from Kadesh, and they pitched in Mount of the Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom. 38 And Aaron the Priest ascended to Mount of the Hor upon the mouth of hwhy, and died there, in the fortieth year of the outgoing of the Sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, in the one [first] of the month. 39 And Aaron was a son of three and twenty and a hundred years in his death on Mount of the Hor.

40 And King Arad, the Canaanite, heard, and he dwelled in the negeb in the land of Canaan, as the coming of the Sons of Israel.

41 And they pulled up from Mount of the Hor, and they pitched in Zalmonah.

42 And they pulled up from Zalmonah, and they pitched in Punon.

43 And they pulled up from Punon, and they pitched in Oboth.

44 And they pulled up from Oboth, and they pitched in Ije of the Abarim, in the border of Moab.

45 And they pulled up from Iim, and they pitched in Dibon Gad.

46 And they pulled up from Dibon Gad, and they pitched in Almon Diblathaim.

47 And they pulled up from Almon Diblathaim, and they pitched in the Mountains of the Abarim, toward the face of Nebo.

48 And they pulled up from the Mountains of the Abarim, and they pitched in the plains of Moab upon Jordan-Jericho.

49 And they pitched upon the Jordan, from House of the Jesimoth unto Abel of the Shittim in the plains of Moab.

As it is shown, Aaron died ten pitchings before Moses, and the Israelites arrived at the plains of Moab beside the Jordan. Jordan was the Israelite's last stop where Moses was to die before they were to cross over the Jordan.

If one looks at the last two chapters of the book of Numbers, they show that Moses and the Israelites were still at the Jordan at the plains of Moab.

This next source is the crucial scripture that would provide the connection of my premise, and it is located in the Torah portion of D'varim, in the book of Deuteronomy


Deuteronomy 1:1 These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel in over the Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain opposite Suph, between Paran, and between Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Di Zahab. 2 Eleven days from Horeb of the way of Mount Seir unto Kadesh Barnea. 3 And was in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, in the one of the month, Moses spoke to the Sons of Israel, according to all that hwhy commanded him to them;

Moses spoke this beyond the Jordan on the fortieth year in the eleventh month on the first day of the month, SIX MONTH LATER, after Aaron died on Mount Hor. If Rosh Hashanah was the Biblical New Year, it would have started the new year in the seventh month, four months BEFORE this account in Deuteronomy and made it the forty-first year instead of still being the fortieth year. If this was the case, it would have broken the word of 
hwhy, because they were to be in the wilderness NO LATER THAN FORTY YEARS, as hwhy said to Moses in the Torah portion of Sh'lakh L'kha, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 14:28 Say to them, I live, states hwhy, if not as which you have spoken in My Ears, so will I do to you: 29 In this wilderness shall fall your carcases and all your counted ones, of all your number, from a son of twenty years and upward, which you have murmured upon Me, 30 If you, you shall come to the land, which I lifted up ta-My Hand to have you dwell in her, for but Caleb, son of Jephunneh, and Joshua, son of Nun. 31 And your infants, which you said shall be of a prey, And I shall bring them, and they shall know ta-the land which you have despised among her. 32 And your carcases, you, they shall fall in this wilderness. 33 And your sons, they shall be shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and they shall bear ta-your whoredoms, until are wasted your carcases in the wilderness. 34 In the number of the days you searched ta-the land, forty days, a day for the year, a day for the year, you shall lift up ta-your iniquities forty years, and you shall know ta-My alienation. 35 I, hwhy, I have spoken. If not this I shall do to all this evil Congregation that have gathered upon Me: in this wilderness they shall end, and there they shall die.

Forty complete years. No more, no less, and it will be explained more below.

Looking at the scripture regarding Moses' death in the Torah portion of V'Zoth Ha-B'rakhah, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 34:5 And Moses, the servant of hwhy died there in the land of Moab, upon the mouth of hwhy, 6 and buried him in a gorge in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor: and a man does not know ta-his burial place unto this day. 7 And Moses was a son of a hundred and twenty years in his death: his eye did not faint, and the vigor did not fled. 8 And the Sons of Israel wailed for ta-Moses in the Plains of Moab thirty days: and the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. 9 And Joshua, son of Nun, was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid ta-his hands upon him: and the Sons of Israel, they listened to him, and they did as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses.

It is strongly probable that Moses died on the twelfth month in the seventh day of the month. This was mentioned in one of my Torah portion commentaries.

Next, Joshua is about to cross over the Jordan, as noted in the book of Joshua


Joshua 1:1 Now after the death of Moses, the servant of hwhy, it came to pass, that hwhy spake unto Joshua, son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, 2 Moses,  My servant, is dead; now therefore arise, go over ta-this Jordan, thou, and all this People, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the Sons of Israel.... 10 Then Joshua commanded ta-the Officers of the People, saying, 11 Pass through the Host, and command ta-the People, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over ta-this Jordan, to go in to possess ta-the land, which hwhy, your Elohim, giveth you to possess it.

This account gives the date that Joshua and the Israelites crossed over the Jordan


Joshua 4:19 And the People came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the East border of Jericho.

It was in the first month, in the tenth day of the month, that the Israelites crossed over the Jordan. That means that the date of Joshua in the book of Joshua, in chapter one, three days prior, would be the first month on the seventh day of the month. That was the day that 
hwhy talked to Joshua after Moses's death and the thirty days of mourning after he died. This would take it back to the twelfth month of the seventh day of month, the date that Moses died.

 The date that Joshua and the Israelites crossed over the Jordan, on the tenth day of the first month, was two months and seven days after Deuteronomy 1:1-3 where Moses was beyond the Jordan.

Say that the Rosh Hashanah started the new year on the seventh Biblical month, making it the forty-first year that Moses died, and Joshua went over the Jordan on the first month still in the forty first year.

This is a chart of the time line of events based on the traditional Rosh Hashanah new year

Rssh HaShannah

This would go against
hwhy's word that they were to stay in the wilderness for only "forty years". Joshua would have to wait another six months before they would have crossed over the Jordan, which goes against the scripture time lines mentioned above. In other words, Joshua crossed over the Jordan on the FORTY-FIRST year, in the first month and not six months later, after the traditional new year of Rosh Hashannah started.

This is chart of a more Biblically correct time line of these events


Biblical New Year

Based on these scriptural accounts and the scripture time lines, Rosh Hashanah is NOT Biblical, and it does NOT start the new year in the seventh month. The true Biblical New  Year starts on the first month of Aviv/Nissan.


The following is my theory why the Pharisaic/early Rabbinic Jews changed the new year date to the seventh month instead of the first month. The scripture says that the Jews will be blind in part, but there were Pharisees as well as the early Rabbinic Jews many centuries ago that knew Yeshua came to the world and was crucified and resurrected during the Spring holy days and fulfilled them. They knew that the new biblical year starts in the first month. So they counciled together and decided to change the date of the new year from the first month to the seventh month. This would psychologically cause the nullification of Yeshua's existance in fulfilling the Spring feasts which began in the new year to the Jews, and provide a new theory that Yeshua has yet to come the first time, because Yeshua would have to start fulfilling the high holy days in the beginning of the Biblical year, which the Pharisaic/Rabbinical case, the seventh month. In other words, they are making Yeshua to fulfill the Fall high holy days first, and rejected Him fulfilling the Spring high holy days.


hwhy works with most calendars, and I respect a good part of them. hwhy works with the Jewish civil calendar that says the new year starts on the seventh month, but in hwhy's calendar, the Torahic calendar, which is an agricultural calendar, the head of the year begins with the month of Aviv/Nissan. You can find this teaching titled "Rosh Hashannah, the Biblical New Year?" by clicking on the link below to get the webpage.

ROSH HASHANNAH, THE BIBLICAL NEW YEAR?




Verses three through five

3 Speak to all the Congregation of Israel, to say, In the tenth of this month, and they shall take each for themselves a lamb for the house of their fathers, a lamb for the house: 4 And if the house being with the lamb shall be too little, and he and his dweller to the midst of his house shall take on the number of the souls; You shall count upon the lamb each by the mouth of his eating. 5 A lamb, a perfect male, a son of a year: shall be for you from the lambs, or you shall take from the kids:

Based on verses one and two,
it is most probable that hwhy spoke these verses to Moses on the first day of the first month of Aviv. When these three verses are read, we always think that it occurred just before the Passover on the fourteenth day, but looking at these verses, one could see that this was spoken at an earlier time for this future event. When hwhy told Moses "...in the tenth day...", this was a future date. hwhy did not say, "tomorrow, take a lamb", because that would put it on the ninth day with not much time for the Israelites to prepare. It is my opinion that hwhy's conversation with Moses occurred on the first day of the month.

For those who are new to the Messianic movement, or want to understand the Torah based on the montly lunar cycle, the Biblical fourteenth day of any month occurs on a "full moon", not on a slivered moon that The Ten Commandments movie, with Charlton Heston playing Moses, displayed.

Full Moon


Looking at the word LAMB

The Hebrew word for lamb is
"seh"- Shin, Heh (hs). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7716, and its definition

Probably from H7582 through the idea of pushing out to graze; a member of a flock, that is, a sheep or goat: - (lesser, small) cattle, ewe, lamb, sheep.

from 7582 "sha-ah" (
has), and its definition

A primitive root; to rush; by implication to desolate: - be desolate, (make a) rush (-ing), (lay) waste.

So looking at the root meaning of the Hebrew word, that is why Egypt calls it an abomination, because the name of the lamb animal in its root definition means "desolate", as Joseph stated in the Torah portion of Vayigash, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 46:31 And Joseph said to his brothers and to the house of his father, I will go up, and I will tell to Pharaoh, and I will say to him, My brothers and the house of my father who were in the land of Canaan have come to me; 32 And the men are shepherds of flocks, for they are men of livestock; and they have brought to them their flocks, and their herds, and all that is to them. 33 And shall be, if Pharaoh calls to you, and shall say, What is your occupation? 34 And you shall say, Your servants have been men of livestock from our youth and until now, also we, also our fathers: in order that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd of flocks is an abomination to Egypt.

and as Moses stated in last week's Torah portion of Va-Eyra, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 8:25 And Pharaoh called to Moses and to Aaron and said, Go, sacrifice to your Elohim in the land. 26 And Moses said, Is not right to do so, for we are sacrificing to hwhy, our Elohim, an abomination of Egypt. Behold, we sacrifice ta-an abomination of Egypt to their eyes, will they not stone us?

 It is also interesting that the Hebrew root word "sha'ah" means "rush". hwhy no doubt applied this implication for a lamb (or a kid of goats) to "rush" in the Passover preparation, and hwhy knew that the lambs (or kids of goats) would cook faster than adult rams (or goats).

According to this week's Torah portion passage, the lamb (or kid) would be brought into the home in the tenth day and be kept in the home until the fourteenth day of the month. This is the same time frame that Yeshua went into Jerusalem in the tenth day of Aviv/Nissan until the fourteenth day of Aviv/Nissan, and became the Passover Lamb for the sacrifice. Understood that Yeshua was crucified on the fourteenth day of Aviv/Nissan, the account of the tenth day of Aviv/Nissan is noted in the Gospel of John

John 12:1 Then Yeshua six days before the Passover [the ninth day of Aviv/Nissan] came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 12 On the next day [the tenth day of Aviv/Nissan] much people that were come to the Feast, when they heard that Yeshua was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the Name of hwhy. 14 And Yeshua, when He had found a young donkey, sat thereon; as it is written, 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an donkey's colt.



Verse six

6 And shall be for you to keep until the fourteenth day of this month: and all of the Assembly of the Congregation of Israel shall kill him between the mixings.

This is how the King James Version translated this verse

Exodus 12:6 (KJV) And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the Congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

Looking at the Hebrew text, it says "Beyn Ha-aravim" (
Mybreh Nyb). We will look at these two Hebrew words


Looking at the words:

BETWEEN

The Hebrew word for between is "beyn"- Bet, Yod, Nun Sophit (
Nyb). It is from Strong's Concordance number 996, and its definition

(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either... or: - among, asunder, at, between (-twixt . . . and), + from (the widest), X in, out of, whether (it be... or), within.

Beyn is translated as "between". This makes sense, because this is the most common translation, as we will see.


MIXINGS

The Hebrew word for mixings is "erev"- Ayin, Resh, Bet (
bre). Its is from Strong's Concordance number 6153, and its defintion

From H6150; dusk: -  + day, even (-ing, tide), night.

from 6150 "arav" (
bre), and its definition

A primitive root (rather identical with H6148 through the idea of covering with a texture); to grow dusky at sundown: - be darkened, (toward) evening.

from 6148 
"arav" (bre), and its definition

A primitive root; to braid, that is, intermix; technically to traffic (as if by barter); also to give or be security (as a kind of exchange): - engage, (inter-) meddle (with), mingle (self), mortgage, occupy, give pledges, be (-come, put in) surety, undertake.

Erev is translated as "evening" or "mixing". I will explain this later in the chapter.



Verse seven

7 And they shall take from the blood and put him upon the two side posts, and upon the upper door post of the houses which they shall eat him in them.


Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries teaches that the upper door post and the two doorposts, the blood is striken, form the letter khet (
x), and one of the meanings of this letter in the Paleo-Hebrew is "separation". In this case, the blood forming the letter Khet creates a "separation" between those who are submitted to hwhy by partaking in the Passover in painting the blood on the "Khet", or "separated", entrance than those who don't.

Also, there are those who say that the blood was not struck outside on the lintel and door posts, but hidden, but 
hwhy could still see it as He passed over. I do not agree with this premise, If hwhy wanted it hidden, He would have said it. If it was hidden, hwhy wouldn't be able to see it from the outside and would have treated it as if they were not covered with the blood at all. The blood was clearly visible outside for people to see from street view, as it is noted in verse twenty three

Exodus 12:23 And hwhy will go over to plague ta-Egypt; and will see ta-the blood upon the upper door post and upon the two side posts, and hwhy will go over the entrance, and will not allow the destroyer to come to your houses to plague you.

hwhy's destroyer wasn't going to take time to look inside the crevice of each of the three sides of everyone's entrance to see if the blood can be seen, or knock on the door and say, "Destroyer here. Can you shed some light in your entrance crevices so that I can get a good look to see if blood is on each of the three places of your door frame?". The destroyer would have plainly seen the blood on the outside just like any human being would be able to naturally see it as one is walking by anyone's entrance at a home. It wasn't "hidden" as some that say it was.



Verse eight

8 And they shall eat ta-the flesh in this night roasted of fire and unleavened bread; they shall eat upon bitters.

The Aleph-Tav is located with the phrase "the flesh". This is saying that it is symbolic of Yeshua's Flesh- "the Passover Lamb".

Also in verse eight, it states three items to eat on Passover night:

1. The flesh
2. The unleavened bread
3. The bitter herbs

Yeshua as we know is the unleavened bread. Yeshua said in the night of the Passover in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 26:26 And as [the disciples] were eating, Yeshua took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My Body.

When the Israelites partook of these three items for the Exodus Passover, what they were eating were symbols:

The Flesh: The partaking Yeshua, the Passover Lamb

The Unleavened Bread: Yeshua's Body which has "no sin"

Bitter Herbs: The bitterness that Yeshua suffered when He was crucified; also the bitterness that the Israelites suffered when they were slaves to Pharaoh

Looking at the word BITTERS

The Hebrew word for bitter is "m'ror"- Mem, Resh, Resh (
rrm (or rwrm)). It is from Strong's Concordance number 4844, and its definition

From H4843; a bitter herb: - bitter (-ness).

from 4843 "marar" (
rrm), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to trickle (see H4752); but used only as a denominative from H4751; to be (causatively make) bitter (literally or figuratively): - (be, be in, deal, have, make) bitter (-ly, -ness), be moved with choler, (be, have sorely, it) grieved (-eth), provoke, vex.

from 4752 "mar" (
rm), and its definition

From H4843 in its original sense of distillation; a drop: - drop.

from 4751 "mar" or "marah" (
rm or hrm), and its definition

From H4843; bitter (literally or figuratively); also (as noun) bitterness, or (adverbially) bitterly: -  + angry, bitter (-ly, -ness), chafed, discontented, X great, heavy.

This is where we get our modern English word "mar"- an act of "affliction".

Today, Passover time, the Jewish people traditionally do a Passover Seder, which contains various items on a seder plate. It goes beyond the three items required for the Passover meal, but the lamb part of the Jewish Seder is nothing but "a dry shank bone", and is inedible to eat. To me, it goes against scripture, and I do not participate in the Seder. I will not stop from those who do it, but to me, it is adding to what 
hwhy said, as it is written in the Torah portion of D'varim, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 4:1 And now, Israel, listen to the Statutes and to the Judgments, which I teach you to do, by that, you may live of him, and you will go and you will possess ta-the land which hwhy, the Elohim of your fathers, will give. 2 You shall not add upon the Word which I have commanded you, and you shall not remove him to keep (guard) ta-the Commandments of hwhy, your Elohim, which I have commanded you.

It is my theory, whoever were the Jewish Rabbis centuries ago who "added" the elements, especially the "egg", which was not related to the Exodus Passover, could have done this as an act to distract, camoflouge and hide the basic three items that would portray Yeshua, the Messiah. On top of that, they use a bone of the lamb instead of having lamb meat on a Seder Plate as a means of hindering the partaking of lamb meat, which would be an act of symbolically eating "Yeshua's Flesh".
As I mentioned, I do not participate in this Jewish Seder. I just keep it simple and eat only the three items that hwhy commanded. Whatever anyone does is up to the indivual, or family.

Also, these three items of the Exodus Passover meal that were eaten was a Food Covenant. In a Food Covenant, by an example with Jacob eating a feast for sealing the deal for his first wife, which he found out later was Leah, once eaten it cannot be broken. The same with Jacob and Esau's Food Covenant with the red soup in agreement for Esau to give his firstborn right to Jacob. Yeshua also made a Food Covenant with His disciples by partaking the bread and cup- the symbols of His Body and His Blood. On the negative end of Yeshua's meal, Judas took a Food Covenant, but in the negative end, by having the bread dipped in the wine, and that was known as "the Food Covenant of Betrayal". When Judas took it, HaSatan entered into Judas to betray Yeshua, and it is noted in the Gospel of John

John 13:21 When Yeshua had thus said, He was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray Me. 22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom He spake. 23 Now there was leaning on Yeshua's bosom one of His disciples, whom Yeshua loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom He spake. 25 He then lying on Yeshua's breast saith unto Him, Lord, who is it? 26 Yeshua answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 And after the sop Satan entered into him....

As it says in the apostle Paul's letter to the assembly in Corinth

1 Corinthians 11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the hwhy's Supper. 21 For in eating every one taketh before other His own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the Assembly of hwhy, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. 23 For I have received of hwhy that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Yeshua the same night in which He was betrayed took bread: 24 And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My Body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me. 25 After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the New Covenant in My Blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till He come. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord.

This is what Judas did, though it was not considered as the body and blood of Yeshua, and the result was HaSatan entered into him.



Verse nine

9 You do not eat him raw,...

Looking at the word RAW

The Hebrew word for raw is "nah"- Nun, Aleph (
an). It is from Strong's Concordance number 4995, and its definition

Apparently from H5106 in the sense of harshness from refusal; properly tough, that is, uncooked (flesh): - raw.

from 5106 "noo" (
awn), and its definition

A primitive root; to refuse, forbid, dissuade, or neutralize: - break, disallow, discourage, make of none effect.

In other words, 
hwhy was telling the Israelites not to make "lamb jerky" out of it. "Nah" is also where we get our modern English word "gnaw"- an act of "hard chewing".



Verse nine

9 ...or sodden from boiling in water,...

Neither it was not to be boiled,

Looking at the word BOILED

The Hebrew word for raw is "bashal"- Bet, Shin, Lamed (lsb). In the Hebrew text, it is "m'vooshal" with a Mem (lsbm). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1310, and its definition

A primitive root; properly to boil up; hence to be done in cooking; figuratively to ripen: - bake, boil, bring forth, is ripe, roast, seethe, sod (be sodden).


I have yet to figure out why it is and what it represents.




Verse nine

9 ...for but roasted of fire; his head shall be upon his legs and upon his inwards.


It was to be roasted. Why was it roasted with the fire?

On the Thinking Jewish website, there is article titled "Why Roasted Lamb On Pesach Night?", and this is what part of it says

"According to the Maharal of Prague, while boiling is a process that assimilates, roasting separates. When we boil food, we draw several other ingredients in. These ingredients assimilate with the food that then absorbs and adapts the components. The host food softens and disintegrates. Roasting, in contrast, expels: Not only does it remove all the blood present, but it also separates all ingredients not essential to the meat...."


So boiling with water "assimilates" with the lamb while roasting separates. I will also add that roasting also purifies it. This is an act that 
hwhy was doing throughout the plagues process by "separating" the Israelites from the Egyptians who are not on hwhy's side.

If that is so, then what does making a jerky out of a lamb do? In general, the process of making one would require salt and maybe spices to dry the lamb and preserve it. In other words, it would also be an act of "adding" items to the lamb. This is a symbolic application to what Moses said in the Torah portion of D'varim, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 4:1 And now, Israel, listen to the Statutes and to the Judgments, which I teach you to do, by that, you may live of him, and you will go and you will possess ta-the land which hwhy, the Elohim of your fathers, will give. 2 You shall not add upon the Word which I have commanded you, and you shall not remove him to keep (guard) ta-the Commandments of hwhy, your Elohim, which I have commanded you.

 Also, the "jerky" process would keep the impurities that are in the lamb, whereas roasting removes them and purifies the lamb as noted above.


Notice that the head is to be above the legs and above the inwards. That means the head, the legs and the inwards were separated from the main part of the body, which would mean that the body was lain on the side and roasted on the fire. This might have been either practiced at the time, or it was a precursor to the various animal sacrifices on the Altar in the Tent of Appointment which the Levitical priests rehearsed later in time, beginning in the wilderness.



Verse ten

10 And you shall not leave from him until morning; and that remaining from him until morning, you shall burn in the fire.

The eating is to last for the night time only, and not when the sky is dawning.

Looking at the word MORNING

The Hebrew word for morning is "boker"- Bet, Kuph, Resh (
rqb). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1242, and its definition

From H1239; properly dawn (as the break of day); generally morning: -  (+) day, early, morning, morrow.

from 1239 "bakar" (
rqb), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to plough, or (generally) break forth, that is, (figuratively) to inspect, admire, care for, consider: - (make) inquire (-ry), (make) search, seek out.

In other words, in an agricultural sense, this is the timeline of the day where one is to get to start the "plowing" of the fields for the day.

Time line wise, comparing to the six days of creation when six times it states in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 1:5 And Elohim called to the light, Day, and called to the darkness, Night. And became evening (bre) and became morning (rqb): One day.

This will also be explained with this Torah portion chapter in verse six later.



Verse eleven

11 And as thus, you shall eat him with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staffs in your hand; And you shall eat him in haste: He is the Passover to hwhy.

Here is another set of threes that 
hwhy mentioned to this Torah portion passage:

1. Loins girded on them
2. Shoes on their feet
3. Staff in their hands

In other words, these requirements are an act for the men to stay on the alert in their occupations as "shepherds", and to hasten to leave at the moment 
hwhy says for them to do.

Indirectly related, there is another instance in a future event when the people of the land would have to flee in haste, and it is mentioned in the Gosepel of Matthew

Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel, the prophet, stand in the Holy Place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Shabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

As this future preparation for the people to flee from the abomination in the Gospel Matthew was an act to haste out of the area, so was the Israelites preparing to flee from Ra-m'seys and out of Egypt.



Verses twelve through fourteen

12 And I will go over in the land of Egypt in this night, and will strike every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from Adam and unto animals; and I will execute judgments on all the elohim of Egypt: I am hwhy. 13 And the blood shall be to you for a Sign upon the houses where you are there: And I will see ta-the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be on you to destroy in My striking in the land of Egypt. 14 And this day shall be to you for a Memorial; and you shall make festive of him of a feast to hwhy for your generations; you shall make festive of him of a Statute of Ages.

A question comes to me is "What about the animals that were outside"? Obviously all the animals could not fit in the home, and the only animal that was allowed in the home was the lamb, or the kid, to be eaten as part of the Passover meal. If the blood was on the lintel and the two door posts, it was most likely that the animals from those homesteads had to be immuned from the Plague of Death.

Looking at the word SIGN

The Hebrew word for sign is "oth"- Aleph, Vav, Tav (
twa). It is from Strong's Concordance number 226, and its definition

Probably from H225 (in the sense of appearing); a signal (literally or figuratively), as a flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: - mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.

from 225 "ooth" (
twa), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to come, that is, (impliedly) to assent: - consent.

This is where we get our modern English word "oath".

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that the Paleo-Hebrew of this word portrays a picture story:

Aleph: Ox, Strengh
Vav: Nail
Tav: Cross

This is what the word picture says"

"The strength of the nail on the cross"

In the Hebrew scripture text in this Torah portion passage, the Vav is not in the text, but just the Aleph and the Tav
(ta). The reason is a double meaning. The first meaning is that it is an "oath" without the Vav, hinting "who" the oath is. The second meaning is the word itself "Aleph-Tav" is a symbol of Yeshua, as is mentioned in the book of Revelation

Revelation 1:8 I am the Aleph and the Tav, the Beginning and the Ending, saith hwhy, who Is, and who Was, and who Is To Come, the Almighty.

Yeshua is the Aleph and Tav that was crucified by being nailed to the cross with His blood on the wood of the cross- the symbolic upper door post and the two side posts.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted the simplication of this Torah portion passage:

Blood on the upper doorpost and the two side doorposts = Life
No blood on the upper doorpost and the two side doorposts = Death

Though these Torah portion chapter doesn't say it, I wondered what would happen if any of them just struck one side only, or two sides only, of any of the three sides of the frame of the entrance with the blood. Would the destroyer allow it and pass over them? The answer would be "no", because in my opinion, it would be treated no differently than as if the blood wasn't on the fram at all. Then the destroyer would have killed any of the firstborn of that household, including any firstborn animal from that household.



Verses fifteen through seventeen

15 Seven days shall you shall eat unleavened bread; Only in the first day you shall cease sourdough from your houses: for any eating leavened bread from the first day unto the seventh day, and the soul, she shall be cut off from Israel. 16 And in the first day shall be a Holy Convocation, and in the seventh day shall be a Holy Convocation to you; Shall not be done in them any work, only what shall be eaten by every soul, by his apartness, she shall be done to you. 17 And you will keep the Feast of ta-the Unleavened Bread; for in this same day, I have brought ta-your armies from the land of Egypt: and you will keep ta-this day for your generations for a Statute of Ages.

Looking at the following words:

SOURDOUGH

The Hebrew word for sourdough in Hebrew is "s'ohr"- Shin, Aleph, Resh (
ras). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7603, and its definition

From H7604; barm or yeast cake (as swelling by fermentation): - leaven.

from 7604 "sha'ar" (
ras), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to swell up, that is, be (causatively make) redundant: - leave, (be) left, let, remain, remnant, reserve, the rest.

This word is where we get our modern English word "sour", where we get "sourdough". This leaven of sourdough is a living organism, and it represents "living sin" in our lives that does not die. It could also be symbolic of sin developing to become part of one's sinful nature, because it is alive and it will keep growing. This is symbolically one of the acts of getting rid of the sin in our lives. An example of this is in the apostle Paul's letter to the assembly in Corinth

1 Corinthains 5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Messiah our Passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the Feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the Unleavened Bread of sincerity and truth.



LEAVENED BREAD

The Hebrew word for leavened bread is "khameyts"- Khet, Mem, Tsade Sophit (
Umx). It is from Strong's Concordance number 2557, and its definition

From H2556; ferment, (figuratively) extortion: - leaven, leavened (bread).

from 2556 "khameyts" (
Umx), and its definition

A primitive root; to be pungent; that is, in taste (sour, that is, literally fermented, or figuratively harsh), in color (dazzling): - cruel (man), dyed, be grieved, leavened.

This is the "cooked part" of the sourdough. It symbolizes sin in our lives that has become part of us, and this is the other reason we need to rid of leavened bread, whatever it takes to do it however 
hwhy leads you. Removing the symbolic and spiritual leavened bread of sin in our lives is an act to be done during Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, though we are to deal with it daily.

Indirectly related, Yeshua used the symbolic leaven symbolically regarding the false doctrine doctrine of the Pharisees as noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 16:5 And when His disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6 Then Yeshua said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. 8 Which when Yeshua perceived, He said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Yeshua applied the leavening principle to the Pharisees and Sadducees.




Verses eighteen through twenty

18 In the first, in the fourteenth day of the month, in the evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month in the evening. 19 No sourdough shall be found in your houses seven days: for anyone eating from the leavened bread, and the soul, she shall be cut off from the Congregation of Israel, among the stranger, and among the native of the land. 20 You shall not eat any leavened bread; in all of your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.

I want to make note on verse nineteen

19 Seven days no sourdough shall be found in your houses:...

There are certain believers that are "hiding" their leavened products in the garage or other places on their property and then taking them back in after the Feast of Unleavened Bread is over. In my opinion, this is wrong, because the purpose of completely rid of the leaven is a symbolism of getting rid of the "sin" in our lives and to not have it return again.


My brothers and sisters. I rarely make statements to you, the audience, but I am zealous regarding this is one. Please do not "hide" your leavening in your home area for the seven days (or eight days if you traditionally get rid of it before Passover) when you should be getting rid of the leaven completely out of your homes. Buy leavened products after Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread is passed. My suggestion to you is to plan a month ahead before Passover and Unleavened Bread by having enough leavening products for the last month and not purchase any more leavened items.



Verses twenty-one through twenty four

21 And Moses called for all the Elders of Israel, and said to them, Draw out and take for yourself a flock for your families, and kill the Passover. 22 And you shall take a bundle of hyssop, and you shall dip in the blood that is in the bason, and you shall smite the upper door post and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and each of you shall not go out from the entrance of his house until morning. 23 And hwhy will go over to plague ta-Egypt; and will see ta-the blood upon the upper door post and upon the two side posts, and hwhy will go over the entrance, and will not allow the destroyer to come to your houses to plague you. 24 And you shall keep ta-this Word for a Statute to you and to your sons unto ages.

Moses was now delegating the Elders of Israel to spread the word to the Israelites and the people who were with them, what was spoken earlier, starting in verse six, because Moses was not able to do it by himself for the short period of time they had to inform them what they needed to do before the tenth of Aviv/Nissan. The difference in this passage is that this was not mentioned between verses six and eleven in which they were to bundle hyssop to be used as a brush to strike the blood.

Indirectly related, hyssop is symbolic to us as believers in Messiah for cleansing, as in cleansing our souls, our hearts and our spirits. As king David said in the book of Psalms

Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:

Another issue that was mentioned in this Torah portion passage that was not originally noted earlier is that the destroyer will go over the land.

Looking at the word DESTROYER

The Hebrew word for destroyer is "shakhath"- Shin, Khet, Tav (
txs). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7843, and its definition

A primitive root; to decay, that is, (causatively) ruin (literally or figuratively): - batter, cast off, corrupt (-er, thing), destroy (-er, -uction), lose, mar, perish, spill, spoiler, X utterly, waste (-r)

 This Hebrew word is similar to "moshkheeth"- Mem, Shin, Khet, Heh (
hxsm). It is from Strong's concordance number 4889, and its definition

From H4886; unction (the act); by implication a consecratory gift: - (to be) anointed (-ing), ointment.

from 4886 "mashakh" (
xsm), and its definition

A primitive root; to rub with oil, that is, to anoint; by implication to consecrate; also to paint: - anoint, paint.

In a way, this Hebrew word is a play on the word "moshiakh", except that the destroyer is used in the evil sense.

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted the optional Passover date 
hwhy offered in the Torah portion of B'ha-alothkhah, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 9:6 And were men, who were defiled ones of a soul of an Adam, and they were not able to do the Passover on that day: and they were brought to the face of Moses and to the face of Aaron in that day: 7 And those men, they said to him, We are defiled of a soul of an Adam: to why are we restrained, to not bring ta-a Karban Offering of hwhy in His Appointed Time in the midst of the Sons of Israel? 8 And Moses said to them, Stand, and I will hear what hwhy shall command to you. 9 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 10 Speak to the Sons of Israel, to say, If a man, a man, shall be unclean of a soul or on a distant journey, of you, or of your generations, and do the Passover to hwhy. 11 In the second month, in the fourteenth day, between the mixings, they shall do him, they shall eat him upon the unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 12 They shall not remain with him until morning, and they shall not break a bone among him: they shall do him according to all the Statutes of the Passover.

To note, this does not mean that one continues with the rest of the annual High Holy Days one month later, but it is "a make-up date" for this feast only. They would have to follow the fifty day counting with the rest of their brothers and sisters that would have started from the previous month whatever day it was on.



Verses twenty five through twenty eight

25 And shall be, when you come to the land which hwhy will give to you, as which was spoken, and you shall keep ta-this Service. 26 And shall be, when your sons, they shall say to you, What is this service to you? 27 And you shall say, He is the Passover sacrifice to hwhy who went over the houses of the Sons of Israel in Egypt, in His striking ta-Egypt, and delivering ta-our households. And the People bowed and worshipped. 28 And the Sons of Israel, they went, and they did as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses and Aaron, so they did.

Moses gave them a commandment for the fathers to their sons in the future when the sons asks their fathers this question. What made Moses think of this? Because it is to be applied to every generation after them. Why? We were not there at the Passover, but yes we were. We have gone through "our own Passover", and we rehearse this Feast every year, because 
hwhy-Yeshua set us free from the spiritual bondage of Egypt, symbolically the world, and we can pass that information to our children when they asks us this kind of question, so they can experience their own "Spiritual Passover" as well the actual Passover to their descendants.

The disciples also prepared the Passover as noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 26:17 Now the first day of the Feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Yeshua, saying unto Him, Where wilt Thou that we prepare for Thee to eat the Passover?

The translators added these words "day" and "feast of" in this verse which were not in the Greek text. If they read this Torah chapter, including this verse in Matthew, they would have realized that the unleavened bread was a requirement to be eaten on the Passover- the fourteenth day of Aviv/Nissan, and they would not have corrupted this verse in Matthew to make it sound like it was the ""feast" of unleavened bread" which would have been on the fifteenth day. If that was the case, Yeshua would have already been dead and buried in the tomb at this time.


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MONTE JUDAH
The Holy Days of the LORD

Monte Judah



Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries also brought up an interesting point, that at this time of year, the constellation Aries "the ram", an adult male sheep, exists during the month of Passover, around the time of March-April.

This is an image of the constellation of Aries

Aries



Verse twenty nine

29 And was, in the middle of the night, and hwhy struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat upon his throne unto the firstborn of the captive who was in the house of the pit hole (dungeon); and every firstborn of animals.

Notice it did not say those who were firstborn in the pit hole to die earlier in the previous chapter but the female servants behind the mill stone

Exodus 11:5 And every firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne unto the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the millstones; and all the firstborn of animals.

Why were not the female servants added in this Torah portion passage, let alone, why were not the prisoners included in the earlier passage in the previous chapter? I don't have an answer to that at this time.

Looking at the word MIDDLE

The Hebrew word for midnight is "khatsee"- Khet, Tsade, Yod (
yux). It is from Strong's Concordance number 2677, and its definition

From H2673; the half or middle: - half, middle, mid [-night], midst, part, two parts.

from 2673 "khatsah" (
hux), and its definition

A primitive root (compare H2686); to cut or split in two; to halve: - divide, X live out half, reach to the midst, part

from 2686 "khatsats" (
Uux), and its definition

A primitive root (compare H2673); properly to chop into, pierce or sever; hence to curtail, to distribute (into ranks); as denominative from H2671; to shoot an arrow: - archer, X bands, cut off in the midst.

 This is where we get our modern English word "cut" like "cut in half". This shows us that this account occurred half way in the night, and it would be probable that it happened at midnight.

King David made note of this plague in the book of the Psalms

Psakms 105:36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

Now, going back to verse six of this week's Torah portion chapter. It says again

Exodus 12:6 And shall be for you to keep until the fourteenth day of this month: and all of the Assembly of the Congregation of Israel shall kill him between the mixings.

As I noted earlier, in the Hebrew text, it says "Beyn Ha-araveem" (Mybreh Nyb). Ha'arvaeem can be translated as "evenings" and "mixings". I will explain the two translations and show why one of the translation is the better definition.

One way of interpreting it is "between the evenings". If this was the interpretation, that would take the time frame between sundown starting the fourteenth of Aviv/Nissan to sundown starting the fifteenth of Aviv/Nissan. This is too long a time for the Israelites to slay a lamb, or kid, which is "a twenty four hour period", for if they waited until the daytime, it would have been too late to kill it, and the destroyer would killed them in the "middle" of the night.

Another way to interpret this phrase is "between the mixings" which would have occurred between sundown starting the fourteenth of Aviv/Nissan and sunrise on the fourteenth of Aviv/Nissan, or between dusk and dawn on the same Biblical day. In my opinion, this provides the best interpretation. Though it made the possibility of the Passover lamb being killed it after midnight, it would not be common sense for the Israelites to kill it that late in the last hours before dawn.

Looking at this chart, it shows the timeline of a typical day and night timeline including the dawn and dusk times

24 Hour Cycle

It would have made more sense that they would have killed the lamb/kid shortly after sunset on the night of the fourteenth, and later burn it in the morning, the time when one in the agricultural life would get up to prepare to plow their fields.

For further study, you can read my Passover/Unleavened Bread teaching on this website by clicking on the link below to get to the webpage.

PASSOVER/UNLEAVENED BREAD




Verses thirty through thirty two

30 And Pharaoh arose at night, he, and all his servants, and all Egypt; and she was a great cry in Egypt; for was not a house where was not a dead one there. 31 And called for Moses and for Aaron at night, and said, Arise, and go out from the midst of my people, also you and the Sons of Israel; And go, serve ta-hwhy according to your word. 32 Take also your flocks, your herds as which you spoke, and go; And you bless me also.


In other words, Pharaoh gave in to all that Moses requested and gave into 
hwhyhwhy finished his series of plagues, so it wasn't necessary for hwhy to strengthen Pharaoh's heart again. But it will be for a little while before it happens again, which we will in next week's Torah portion.

In verse thirty, it says "she" was a great cry. Based on this information, "she" pertains to the "soul of Egypt". The soul includes the emotions, and crying is an emotion and is part of the soul. One can say that the "soul" of Egypt was greatly crying for their loss of their firstborn.

Also, in verse thirty it shows that they only had enough time to make unleavened bread, and no time to prepare food for a long journey. It's just as well they didn't, otherwise, they would have to prepare for a forty year journey, as we will see later in the Torah.


THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE TENTH PLAGUE

The deities that could have been affiliated with this plague are "Anbius", that was mentioned in the ninth plague, "Min", god of fertility- where we also get "man" (makes sense to me), and "Amon-Ra", the ultimate Egyptian god. First, this is Wikipedia's information on Min:

"Min is an Ancient Egyptian god whose cult originated in predynastic times (4th millennium BCE). He was represented in many different forms, but was often represented in male human form, shown with an erect penis which he holds in his left hand and an upheld right arm holding a flail. As Khem or Min, he was the god of reproduction; as Khnum, he was the creator of all things, "the maker of gods and men".


These are the images of Min

Min Min 1


Looking at Amon-Ra, this information comes from the Magic Spell Casters Association of Egypt website. This is what it says:

Amun-Ra

"He is the ultimate god of entire ancient Egypt; many of the Egyptians considered him as the God of Kings and King of Gods! He is the oldest and the most worshipped ruler of ancient Egypt.

Amun Ra simply means: Hidden Light (Amun= Gidden and Ra= Light

In Egyptian mythology, Amun is the ram with extremely curved horns; ram signifies fertility, as symbolized by ram’s great proactive and fertile energy! Legend says that pharaohs always liked to call themselves as “beloved of Amun”, meaning that they were the real representatives of the god of fertility. As a pharaoh was the “Son of Ra”, it was natural to call the god Amun as the father of the Monarch. Amun was the god of the Thebal capital and as a result, he was so successful in attaining the status of the supreme god of the whole kingdom. The almighty god Amun personifies the Sun God and the Sun is the symbol of birth and energy".

The images are already portrayed from the ninth plague.



Verses thirty three through thirty thirty six

33 And Egypt, she was strong upon the people to hasten to send them away from the land; for they said, All of us are dead ones. 34 And the people took up ta-his dough before being leavened, their kneading troughs being bound in their clothes upon their shoulders. 35 And the Sons of Israel, they did according to the word of Moses; and they inquired from Egypt vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothing: 36 And hwhy gave the People ta-favor in the eyes of ta-Egypt, and was requested to them, and they plundered Egypt.

hwhy allowed the Egyptians to suffer, so that He would fulfill His will to make them give away their silver, their gold and their clothes as mentioned in verse thirty six. Egypt was so afraid of hwhy, that they feared if there were more plagues, it would result in all of their deaths.

In verse thirty four, it mentions "his dough", and notice that the dough was not given time to leaven, meaning that it was "unleavened dough". The "his" is symbolic of "He"- Yeshua- who is "the Unleavened Dough". Also in this verse, they carried their kneading troughs in their clothes and carried it upon their shoulders. The kneading troughs are symbolic of "the crosses". The Israelites were symbolically denying themselves taking up their crosses and following 
hwhy through the leadership of Moses. Yeshua said this for us who are in Messiah today, and it is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 16:24 Then said Yeshua unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

In verse thirty five in this Torah portion passage, the Israelites plundered the Egyptians' gold, silver and clothes, items of provision for their future provisions and for the upcoming Tabernacle to be built in the wilderness.

Indirectly related, there was an account where Yeshua's parents received provisions, and it is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the East, went before them, till it came and stood over where the Young Child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the Young Child with Mary, His mother, and fell down, and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being warned of hwhy in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. 13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of hwhy appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the Young Child and His mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the Young Child to destroy Him. 14 When he arose, he took the Young Child and His mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of hwhy by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

The magi brought to Joseph's family gold, frankincense and myrrh as provisions to escape and dwell in Egypt until the death of Herod.

King David noted this Torah portion account of the taking of the gold and silver in the book of the Psalms

Psalms 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.



Verses thirty seven and thirty eight

37 And the Sons of Israel, they pulled from Rameses to Succoth as six hundred thousand of foot, the men, by apart from the little ones. 38 And also a mixed multitude went up with them; and flocks, and herds, very many animals.

As mentioned in the previous Torah portion of Va-Eyra, in the book of Exodus, to Pharaoh, Ra-m'seys means "Ra is Drawn Out", but to the Israelites, it means " Rah is an Evil Waste". Succoth, as most people know, means "booths". So one can say that the Israelites, through 
hwhy, was drawn out from an evil waste to dwell in booths. This is also a type and shadow of us in Messsiah that we are spiritually drawn out to enter into being spiritual booths for Yeshua as His vessels. This also implies that it is connected to Yeshua's parable of the virgins in the Gospel of Matthew, in chapter twenty five, when the bridegroom, who is Yeshua, will come for His bride, the believers from the symbolic Rameses of the world to enter into the bridegroom's house, which in my opinion will occur on the Fall harvest's Biblical Fall High Holy Day of the Feast of Sukkoth.

In verse thirty eight, it says "a mixed multitude", which in the Hebrew text is "erev rav" (
br bre), Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries noted that it means peoples of different nations that were present with them, including some Egyptians, Cushites (Ethiopians), Nubians, and probably some Canaanites that were enslaved at one time, and other ethnicities.



Verse thirty nine

39 And they baked ta-the dough which they brought out from Egypt of unleavened cakes, for it was not leavened; For they were driven out from Egypt, and and they were not able to delay her, and they did not prepare for themselves food.

Verses thirty four and thirty nine reveal two different phrases:

34 And the people took up ta-his dough before being leavened,...
39 And they baked ta-the dough which they brought out from Egypt,...

The Aleph-Tavs next to the words "his dough" and "the dough" were hints, especially the phrase "his dough", in which "his" is the correct Hebrew pronoun, and these two verses refer to Yeshua, "the Unlevened Dough".

Notice it says in this Torah portion passage that they could not delay "her", meaning the dough. In other words, the dough is a soul. This would be a type and shadow of Yeshua's soul not delaying to do His Heavenly Father's will, otherwise if Yeshua "delayed" to do His Father's will, Yeshua's "soul" would start turning to sourdough and ferment and begin to leaven, becoming "leavened bread". This I will reveal shortly.

This is the same application in our lives who believe in the Yeshua that we must not delay to do our Heavenly Fathers' will, otherwise, if we delay to do His will, the leavening of "sin" will begin to form in our own dough in our souls. An example of this is noted in the Torah portion of Ki They-tsey, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 23:21 When you vow a vow to hwhy, your Elohim, you shall not slack [or delay] to pay him: for requiring, shall require hwhy, your Elohim, from you; and shall be sin in you.

Based on verses thirty seven through thirty nine, it is possible that the Israelites baked the bread at Succoth, after they arrived there and settled, which would have given them enough time to do it before the bread started to ferment. This is a type and shadow of the fulfillment of Yeshua manifesting Himself (an act of the unleavened bread being baked) to take us as the bride to Himself, the Bridegroom, in the Fall harvest on the Fall High Holy day on the Feast of Sukkoth.

Notice that there is also a hint of Sukkoth. This is not the first time this has occurred. It had occurred during the time of Abraham in an account when the three men stopped by, which was calculated to be in the time of Sukkoth, but when they went to Sodom to get Lot and his family out of the city to be delivered from the city's destruction, it had harmonic overtones of Passover.



Verses forty and forty-one

40 And the dwelling of the Sons of Israel, which they dwelt in Egypt was thirty years and four hundred years. 41 And was from the end of thirty years and four hundred years, and was in this same day, all the hosts of hwhy went out from the land of Egypt.

The Israelites sojourned for four hundred and thirty years. It also said they left "even the selfsame day". and looking at the book of Numbers we can find the exact day the Israelites left Ramesses, noted in the Torah portion of Masei, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 33:3 And they pulled up from Rameses in the first month, in the fifteenth day of the first month; the Sons of Israel, they went out after the Passover on a high hand to the eyes of all the Egypt.

And this journey started back in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 15:13 And said to Abram, You know that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not to them, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 14 And also, I will judge ta-the nation whom they shall serve: and after thus shall they come out among a great substance.

As it was mentioned in the previous Torah portion of Va-Eyra, in the book of Exodus, the Israelites did not literally dwell in Egypt for 430 years based on the calculations that were made between the generations from Levi to Moses' parents. It would have started, most likely from Abraham when 
hwhy said to him in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 12:1 And hwhy said to Abram, Go of you from your land, and from your birth place, and from the house of your father, to the land that I will show you: 2 and I will make you of a great nation, and I will bless you, and I will make your name great, and shall be a blessing:

The reason I say this, because there are a couple of maps which shows my premise, and they show that Egypt occupied Canaan during the time of Abraham and around the time of the Israelite Exodus.

This is a map showing Egypt occupying Canaan during Abraham's time

Ancient Egypt

These are a couple of maps showing Egypt occupying Canaan around the time of the Exodus

Ancient Egypt


This map shows the Egyptian trade route around 1450 B.C., and it shows Egypt occupied Canaan

Ancient Egypt


If this is correct, then the first year of the sojourning would have started with Abraham as he entered into Canaan, which was really Egypt's terriotorial control, and if it is so, then we can conclude that Abraham left Ur of the Kasdim on the fifteenth day of the first month of Aviv, which would start the first year of their 430 year pilgrimage.

This is a chart of the possible 430 year pilgrimage

The 430 Year Pilgrimage

This is the best configuration by far of the pilgrimage.



Verse forty two

42 He is a night of observing to hwhy for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: he is this night to hwhy an Observance for all the Sons of Israel for their generations.

This is how KJV version translates this verse


Exodus 12:42 (KJV) It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.

The problem is, that two of these words "It" and "this" is from the Hebrew text word "hoo"- Heh, Vav, Aleph (
awh), and it is properly translated almost all the time as "he", or "him".

Also, this verse is a multiple phrase of the same statement like Adam and Khavah, and Moses when stated three different ways.


Genesis 1:27 And Elohim created ta-The Adam in His image, created him in the image of Elohim, created them male and female.

Exodus 6:26 He was Aaron and Moses, whom hwhy said to them, Bring out ta-the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt upon their armies. 27 These are the ones speaking to Pharaoh, King of Egypt, to bring out ta-the sons of Israel from Egypt: He is Moses and Aaron.

In this week's Torah portion passage's case, it was only stated in two different ways.



Verse forty three

These next few verses reveal the kinds of people in relation to the Feast of the Passover.

43 And hwhy said to Moses and Aaron, This is the Statute of the Passover: Every son of a foreigner shall not eat on him:

The first type of person mentioned is the Foreigner

Looking at the word FOREIGNER

 The Hebrew word for foreigner is "neykhar"- Nun, kaph, Resh (
rkn). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5236, and its definition

From H5234; foreign, or (concretely) a foreigner, or (abstractly) heathendom: - alien, strange (+ -er).

from 5234 "nakhar" (
rkn), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to scrutinize, that is, look intently at; hence (with recognition implied), to acknowledge, be acquainted with, care for, respect, revere, or (with suspicion implied), to disregard, ignore, be strange toward, reject, resign, dissimulate (as if ignorant or disowning): - acknowledge, X could, deliver, discern, dissemble, estrange, feign self to be another, know, take knowledge (notice), perceive, regard, (have) respect, behave (make) self strange (-ly).

In this case, a foreigner is one that does not want to "assimilate" with the Israelites. That means it is anyone that does not want to be circumcised, at minimum, as well as being "grafted in" to 
hwhy's People.

Indirectly related, the apostle Paul noted the issue of grating in, in his letter to the assembly in Rome

Romans 11:1 I say then, Hath hwhy cast away His People? Let it not be. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 hwhy hath not cast away His People which He foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to hwhy against Israel, saying, 3 Adonai, they have killed Thy prophets, and digged down Thine Altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. 4 But what saith the answer of hwhy unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. 5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. 7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded 8 (According as it is written, hwhy hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. 9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: 10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. 11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? Let it not be: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? 13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. 19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. 20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: 21 For if hwhy spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of hwhy: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for hwhy is able to graff them in again. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is My Covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

We as believers in Messiah are also grafted in to the Israelite branch, so that we can honor our Heavenly Father's High Holy Days, including Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Indirectly related, in relation to assimilation, the world today has been strongly against Israel, Yeshua and His believers and don't want to assimilate with them, but have been deceived. Perry Stone of Voice of Evangelism Ministries noted this scripture from the apostle Paul in his letter to the assembly in Thessalonica

2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His Mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause hwhy shall send them strong deception, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.



Verse forty four

44 And every servant of a man purchased of silver, and you have circumcised him, then shall eat on him.

The second type of person mentioned is one purchased of silver and is circumcised.

This could be based on the Commandment regarding Abraham, his sons and his servants in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 17:9 And Elohim said to Abraham, And you, you shall keep ta-My Covenant, you, and your seed after you to their generations. 10 This is My Covenant, which you shall keep, between Me and between you and between your seed after you; Circumcise to you every male. 11 And you shall circumcise ta-the flesh of your foreskin; and shall be for a token of the Covenant between Me and between you. 12 And a son of eight days shall be circumcised to you of every male to your generations that is birthed in the house, or bought with silver from any son of a foreigner whom he is not from your seed. 13  The circumcising, shall be circumcised one birthed of your house, and one bought from your silver: and My Covenant, she shall be in your flesh for a Covenant of Ages. 14 And an uncircumcised male who has not circumcised ta-the flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, and shall cut her off, she, the soul, from her people; has broken ta-My Covenant.

Silver is also symbolic of redemption. Yeshua redeemed us from eternal death, and we have came into His Covenant.

Looking at the word BOUGHT

The Hebrew word for bought is "meeknah"- Mem, Kuph, Nun, Heh (
hnqm). It is from Strong's Concordance number 4736, and its definition

Feminine of H4735; properly a buying, that is, acquisition; concretely a piece of property (land or living); also the sum paid: - (he that is) bought, possession, piece, purchase.

from 4735 "meekneh" (
hnqm), and its definition

From H7069; something bought, that is, property, but only live stock; abstractly acquisition: - cattle, flock, herd, possession, purchase, substance.

from 7069 "kanah" (
hnq), and its definition

A primitive root; to erect, that is, create; by extension to procure, especially by purchase (causatively sell); by implication to own: - attain, buy (-er), teach to keep cattle, get, provoke to jealousy, possess (-or), purchase, recover, redeem, X surely, X verily.

Notice that this Hebrew word is the same word for livestock, which are purchased animals.

If a person was purchased of silver, but wasn't circumcised, cannot partake of the Passover. The person had to be both purchased of silver "and" circumcised.

Indirectly related, Yeshua bought us through the price of His life by His blood as the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the assembly in Corinth

1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Ruakh HaKodesh which is in you, which ye have of the Lord, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify the Lord in your body, and in your spirit, which are the Lord's.

1 Corinthians 7:21 Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. 22 For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Messiah's servant. 23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. 24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with the Lord
.



Verse forty five

45 A dweller and a hired servant shall not eat on him.

The third type of person mentioned is a dweller.

Looking at the words DWELLER

The Hebrew word dweller is "toshav"- Tav, Vav, Shin, Bet (
bswt). It is from Strong's Concordance number 8453, and its definition

(The second form used in Kings Num_17:1); from H3427; a dweller (but not outlandish, H5237); especially (as distinguished from a native citizen (active participle of H3427) and a temporary inmate, H1616, or mere lodger, H3885) resident alien: - foreigner-inhabitant, sojourner, stranger.

from 3427 "yashav" (
bsy), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry: -  (make to) abide (-ing), continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-ing), ease self, endure, establish, X fail, habitation, haunt, (make to) inhabit (-ant), make to keep [house], lurking, X marry (-ing), (bring again to) place, remain, return, seat, set (-tle), (down-) sit (-down, still, -ting down, -ting [place] -uate), take, tarry.

In the case of Passover, the meaning of a dweller is one that just exists, that dwells with no purpose.


The fourth type of person mentioned is the hired servant.

Looking at the word HIRED SERVANT

The Hebrew word for hired servant is "sakhir"- Shin, Kaph, Yod, Resh (
ryks). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7916, and its definition

From H7936; a man at wages by the day or year: - hired (man, servant), hireling.

from 7936 "sakhar" (
rks or rko), and its definition

The second form by permutation and used in Ezr_4:5; a primitive root (apparently akin (by prosthesis) to H3739 through the idea of temporary purchase; compare H7937); to hire: - earn wages, hire (out self), reward, X surely.

from 3739 "karah" (
hrk), and its definition

Usually assigned as a primitive root, but probably only a special application of H3738 (through the common idea of planning implied in a bargain); to purchase: - buy, prepare.


In other words, a person that was paid by the owner to do the work for him cannot participate in the Passover, because they are not part of the "household". They are outsiders that have their own homes who are "temporary helpers", and not permanent residents.



Verses forty six

46 Shall be eaten in one house; you shall not go out with the flesh outside from the house; and you shall not break a bone on him.

In other words, the flesh, or the meat, is not to be transported from one home to another, because it is to be kept inside the home in like manner in the requirement of the Exodus' Passover where the Israelites stayed "inside" throughout the night while the destroyer went over their houses destroying those who did not have the blood on the upper door post and the side doorposts.

There are organizations that have Passover Seders on a Passover/Unleavened Bread ship cruise, and some in a public facility with many people gathered together, but this goes against scripture that is mentioned in this chapter verses three through seven, as well as this verse in this Torah portion passage. It is to be located in one's own home, and not in a group environment, because it is a so-called "private feast" until the last day of the Feast of the Unleavened Breadas, mentioned in the next chapter. The flesh is to be kept inside. Looking at the next chapter, it says

Exodus 13:6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh shall be a feast to hwhy.

In other words, 
hwhy was compassionate and sympathetic to His People for having to stay in their homes for six days (seven including Passover), that He gave them a break by having them come out and get together on the last day to have an "outdoor matsa banquet" on the last day of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread.

Regarding the bones not to be broken, it also says it in the Torah portion of , in the book of Numbers

Numbers 9:12 They shall not remain with him until morning, and they shall not break a bone among him: they shall do him according to all the Statutes of the Passover.

The reason it said to not break a bone, because the unbroken bones represented Yeshua's unbroken bones which was fulfilled when He was crucified at the cross on Passover. It is noted in the Gospel of John

John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the Preparation [Passover], that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Shabbath day [first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread], (for that Shabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Yeshua, and saw that He was dead already, they brake not His Legs: 34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. 35 And he that saw it bare record, and His record is true: and He knoweth that He saith true, that ye might believe. 36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of Him shall not be broken.

which is taken from the book of the Psalms

Psalms 34:20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

If any of His bones became broken, Yeshua would have disqualified Himself as the Passover Lamb for the world.



Verse forty seven

47 All the Congregation of Israel shall prepare him.

In a way, this compares to the account of the Passover when Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea 
(Nick and Joe) embalmed Yeshua, as noted in the Gospel of John

John 19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Yeshua, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the Body of Yeshua: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the Body of Yeshua. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Yeshua by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. 40 Then took they the Body of Yeshua, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

They "prepared" Yeshua for His burial in Joseph of Arimathea's tomb.

There is another account when He was being prepared before His death, and it is noted in the Gospels of John and Mark

John 12:1 Then Yeshua six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him. 3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the Feet of Yeshua, and wiped His Feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. 4 Then saith one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray Him, 5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. 7 Then said Yeshua, Let her alone: against the day of My burying hath she kept this.

Mark 14:1 After two days was the Feast of the Passover, and of Unleavened Bread: and the Chief Priests and the Scribes sought how they might take Him by craft, and put Him to death. 2 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people. 3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. 4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? 5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. 6 And Yeshua said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on Me. 7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but Me ye have not always. 8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint My Body to the burying. 9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a Memorial of her.



Verse forty eight

48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and you do the Passover to hwhy, every male to him shall be circumcised, and then shall come near to prepare him; and shall be like the native of the land: and anyone uncircumcised shall not eat on him.

The fifth type of person mentioned is the stranger who is circumcised.

Looking at the following words:

STRANGER


The Hebrew word for stranger is "gur"- Gimel, Vav, Resh (
rwg). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1481, and its definition

A primitive root; properly to turn aside from the road (for a lodging or any other purpose), that is, sojourn (as a guest); also to shrink, fear (as in a strange place); also to gather for hostility (as afraid): - abide, assemble, be afraid, dwell, fear, gather (together), inhabitant, remain, sojourn, stand in awe, (be) stranger, X surely.

SOJOURN

The Hebrew word for the verb, "sojourn", is "ger"- Gimel, Resh (
rg). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1616, and its definition

From H1481; properly a guest; by implication a foreigner: - alien, sojourner, stranger.

In this case regarding the Passover, a sojourning stranger is purposing to find a place to rest. Passover is a "resting" and "lodging" feast, as it was said in this Torah chapter in verse forty six

Exodus 12:46 Shall be eaten in one house;...

This is why 
hwhy allowed lodgers to participate as long as he and his male companions with him are willing to be circumcised. hwhy It most likely said this, because fellow Israelites who traveled a far distance and who were too far away from getting back home in time for Passover would be able to reside at their Israelite brother's home. But strangers who didn't want to be circumcised could not partake in the Passover.

In summary, these are the types of peoples that are allowed or not allowed to partake in the Passover:

A Foreigner: NO
A Servant Purchased of Silver, but Not Circumcised: NO
A Servant Purchased of Silver and Circumcised:
YES
A Dweller: NO
A Temporary Hired Servant: NO
A Sojourner Not Circumcised: NO
A Sojourner Circumcised: YES



Indirectly related, Yeshua's parents sojourned to Jerusalem for the Feast of Passover every year, and it was the first time that Yeshua was noted to sojourn with His parents for the Passover. It is mentioned in the Gospel of Luke

Luke 2:41 Now His parents went [soujourned] to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast. 43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the Child Yeshua tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and His mother knew not of it. 44 But they, supposing Him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought Him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45 And when they found Him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking Him. 46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found Him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47 And all that heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers. 48 And when they saw Him, they were amazed: and His mother said unto Him, Son, why hast Thou thus dealt with us? behold, Thy father and I have sought Thee sorrowing. 49 And He said unto them, How is it that ye sought Me? wist ye not that I must be about My Father's business? 50 And they understood not the saying which He spake unto them. 51 And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but His mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

In relevance to sojourning, in the Gospels, Joseph and Mary were required to go to Bethlehem, 
because they were decreed to be there to be taxed. They were looking for a place to lodge, especially Mary, because Mary was about to give birth to Yeshua. It was also at the time of Fall High Holy Day of the Feast of Sukkoth when this event occurred. So Joseph and Mary would fit this description of sojourning.



Verses forty nine through fifty-one

49 One Torah shall be to the native and to the stranger that sojourns in your midst. 50 Thus all the Sons of Israel did, as which hwhy commanded ta-Moses and ta-Aaron, so they did. 51 And was in this same day, that hwhy brought out ta-the Sons of Israel from the land of Egypt, upon their armies.

When verse forty nine says one Torah for this group and one for that group, it does "not" mean that there are "two different Torahs", other wise 
hwhy would have said to Moses throughout the rest of the Torah, "This is a different Torah for the stranger that sojourns among you". It is the same Torah, and it applied to both the native Israelites and to the stranger mentioned in verses forty seven and forty eight who sojourned to the house of the natives who were having the Passover. This passage has been taken out of context, and its application has been revealed.

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Verse fifty-one is a repeat of verse forty-one in which the Israelites left Egypt on the fifteenth day of Aviv/Nissan.


In application to us as believers, we have gone through our own Passover experience when we took on the blood of Yeshua, and Yeshua delivered us from the Egyptian bondage of the world.


There are movies, including The Ten Commandments, showing some people, especially elderly people, who were blind or unable to walk, etc., when they were leaving Egypt, but in my humble opinion, when they ate the Passover lamb, they became completely healed, otherwise why would hwhy tell the men to have their staffs in hand? It was not a means to use it as a crutch, but that they were "completely whole".







CHAPTER 13

Exodus 13:1-16

Exo 13:1 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 2 Set apart to Me every firstborn, opening every womb among the Sons of Israel, among the Adam and among the animals: he shall be for Me.

3 And Moses said to the people, Remember 
ta-this day which you came out from Egypt from the house of slavery; for on the strong hand, hwhy brought you out from this: Shall not eat leavened bread there. 4 Today, you came out in the month of the Aviv. 5 And shall be, when hwhy shall bring you to the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites which was sworn to your fathers to give to you a land flowing with milk and honey, and you shall serve ta-this Service in this month. 6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh shall be a feast to hwhy. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten ta the seven days; and leavened bread shall not be seen to you, and sourdough shall not be seen to you in all of your borders.

8 And you shall tell to your son in that day, to say, In account, hwhy did this for me in my coming out from Egypt. 9 And shall be to you for a Sign upon your hand, and for a Memorial between your eyes, by that, the Torah of hwhy, she will be in your mouth: for on a strong hand, hwhy brought you out from Egypt. 10 And you shall keep ta-this Statute of her Appointed Times from days to days.

11 And shall be when hwhy shall bring you to the land of the Canaanites, as which was sworn to you and to your fathers, and give her to you, 12 And you will pass over every firstling of the womb for hwhy, and every firstling ejected of an animal which are to you; the males shall be for hwhy. 13 And every firstling of a donkey you shall redeem on a lamb; and if you will not redeem, and you shall neck break him: and every firstborn of Adam in your midst, you shall redeem.

14 And shall be, when your son asks you of a later time, to say, What is this? And you shall say to him, On the strong hand,
hwhy brought us out from Egypt, from the house of slavery: 15 And was, when Pharaoh was hardened to send us away, and hwhy killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Adam, and unto the firstborn of animals: Upon thus, I sacrifice to hwhy all the males bursting out the womb; and I redeem every firstborn of my sons.

16 And shall be for a Sign upon your hand, and for Frontlets between your eyes: for on a strong hand,
hwhy brought us out from Egypt.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one and two

1 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 2 Set apart to Me every firstborn, opening every womb among the Sons of Israel, among the Adam and among the animals: he shall be for Me.

I will explain this later in the chapter.

The manner of the firstborn would be fulfilled by Yeshua, who was the firstborn of all as mentioned by the apostle Paul in his letter to the assembly in Rome

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love hwhy, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Yeshua became the firstborn to 
hwhy for the kingdom, so that through Him, we would be hwhy's sons and daughters in Messiah.



Verse three

3 And Moses said to the people, Remember ta-this day which you came out from Egypt from the house of slavery; for on the strong hand, hwhy brought you out from this: Shall not eat leavened bread there.

In verse three, Moses states the precursor to the second half of the First Word (Commandment)

Exodus 20:2 I am hwhy your Elohim, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.



Verse four

4 Today, you came out in the month of the Aviv.

The basis of the month's name comes from last week's Torah portion of Va-Eyra, in the book of Exodus

Exouds 9:31 And the flax and the barley were smitten: for the barley was of earing stage,...

The word comes from "earing stage"

Looking at the word EARRING STAGE

The Hebrew word for earring stage is "aveev"- Aleph, Bet, Yod, Bet (
byba). It is from Strong's Concordance number 24, and its definition

From an unused root (meaning to be tender); green, that is a young ear of grain; hence the name of the month Abib or Nisan: - Abib, ear, green ears of corn.


When the first Biblical month of the Biblical New Year starts in the newly sighted moon, the grain has to be tender and green in its stage for the month to be called earring stage, or "Aviv". Nehemiah Gordon, a Karaite Jew, follows this requirement in Israel with his organization. Every Spring, people from Nehemiah's group look around Israel for grain in the Aviv stage before the time the new moon appears. When they do, they proclaim that the new Biblical year of the month of Aviv/Nissan has begun.

Another insight in the word Aviv
(byba) could be an elongated flourished name for "father" (ba). In other words, this month could be coined "the "Father of Biblical Months", because the father is the "head" of the family. As in this case, "the Biblical "Father Month"" is "the head of the family of months".

As I commented in the beginning of chapter twelve, the month of Aviv/Nissan also starts the new Biblical year, contrary to the traditional seventh month. You can go back to chapter twelve and read about it there.



Verses five through seven

5 And shall be, when hwhy shall bring you to the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites which was sworn to your fathers to give to you a land flowing with milk and honey, and you shall serve ta-this Service in this month. 6 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh shall be a feast to hwhy. 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten ta the seven days; and leavened bread shall not be seen to you, and sourdough shall not be seen to you in all of your borders.

In verse six, they are to have a "public outdoor banquet" in the seveth day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread when they are in the land. This means that the seventh day is to feast your heart out with fellow believers together in public. This is so, because they are to have a Holy Convocation, as mentioned in chapter twelve.



Verses eight through ten

8 And you shall tell to your son in that day, to say, In account, hwhy did this for me in my coming out from Egypt. 9 And shall be to you for a Sign upon your hand, and for a Memorial between your eyes, by that, the Torah of hwhy, she will be in your mouth: for on a strong hand, hwhy brought you out from Egypt. 10 And you shall keep ta-this Statute of her Appointed Times from days to days.

Notice that Moses didn't say "If your son asks you...", but this was more of a command to the fathers to tell their sons why they are celebrating the Passover without being asked.

Notice that in verses five through eight, Moses made the father summarize the Passover, as compared from the previous chapter, to their sons for future generations, because as I mentioned before, hwhy did this for all of us, including us as believers in Yeshua.

Notice also in verse nine, that the Torah, in this case the Passover account answered by the father, is female by saying "she" may be in your mouth.

This compares with the account in the Torah portion of Naso, in the book of Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, Israel: hwhy, our Elohim, is one hwhy: 5 And you shall love ta-hwhy, your Elohim, in all of your heart, and in all of your soul, and in all of your might. 6 And shall be these words which I command you today upon your heart: 7 And you shall prick them to your sons, and shall speak on them in your dwelling in your house, and in your walking among the way, and in your lying down, and in your rising. 8 And you shall bind them for a Sign upon your hand, and they shall be for Frontlets between your eyes. 9 And you shall write them upon the doorposts on your house, and on your gates.

The reason 
hwhy said this, because it is an act of our protection, including us in Messiah, from the enemy, HaSatan. hwhy, through the apostle John, warns us how HaSatan is going to "countefeit" this Passover account as noted in the book of Revelation

Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from the heavens on the earth in the sight of men, 14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

HaSatan "counterfeited" Yeshua as the "Counterfeit passover lamb", as noted in this Revelation passage

In one aspect, this revelation has become more aware that the "World Wide Web" is abreviated as "www", but in the Hebrew those letters are "Vav, Vav, Vav". The number of the Hebrew letter Vav is the number "six", which replacing the Hebrew letter would be "Six, Six, Six".

Brad Scott of Wildbrach Ministry made note of the Six, Six, Six issue, that in the Greek text, it is three Greek letters: Khai, Xzee, and Stigma

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As I noted earlier in chapter ten in the commentary on verse ten, Brad Scott noted that based on the Hebrew, the two outer letters make up one word on the outside, while the letters in the middle make up the account of the inner meaning of that word. In this case, of these three Greek letters, it will be a little different calculation. Brad Scott shows us that the two outer letters, Khai and Stigma (
x j) is the first and last letters for the Greek version of the name of Messiah which is "Christos"

xristoj


Brad continues, noting that the middle letter "Xzee" (
c) is a pictorial representation of a "serpent standing upright".

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Brad stated that what these three letters together are saying is that HaSatan, "the Serpent" will portray himself as "the False Messiah" (a.k.a. the Anti-Messiah), or as Yeshua would most likely call HaSatan, based on the Gospel of Matthew 7:15, "A wolf in sheep's clothing".

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Back to this week's Torah portion passage, looking at the two elements 
hwhy said to place them:

THE RIGHT HAND

Continuing, adding my two cents, K'vod L'
hwhy, is that the mark of the beast is to be placed on the hand, which the "right hand" representing the "strong hand", like Yeshua sitting at the right hand of the Father, as Yeshua noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 26:64 Yeshua saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of the heavens.

HaSatan wants to imitate that to be "the Counterfeit Right Hand" or "the False Oath" for a person's right hand, to the world who does not believe in the Messiah, during the Seven Years Tribulation, by taking away their "strength" and submitting their strength to HaSatan.


BETWEEN THE EYES

 Also, the memorial between the eyes is applied to your "spiritual eye". When HaSatan wants the mark to optionally be placed on the forehead, HaSatan wants it to cover the spiritual eye, because that is where the spiritual eye is located. This act will hinder one's spiritual eye from discerning and seeing the spiritual truth regarding the true Messiah, and will cause one's spiritual eye to be in submission to HaSatan as well.


This mark of the beast will be used in financial transactions, whether at stores or online. Today, a computer has "touch screens". I would not be surprised that the next step will be that monitors will be able to be programmed to scan the mark of the beast on their forehead (between the eyes) or the right hand, to make a financial transaction without going through the process without typing all the person's card information and their personal information. Just show the mark, and it will be sufficient.


Just recently, in December 2015, the banking card industry has just added a "chip" to their cards. It is a thin plated chip, which they say, is to provide more security, and people are now required to carry these bank cards. This is just "one step shy" to putting a "chip" on humans- most likely on the right hand or on the forehead. This technology has gone stratospherically through the roof, at a lightning speed rate. It will not be long before it is required on humans.

UPDATE

Recently, around the middle of last year, in 2016, a national news network did a story on national news in which a company has the ability to store health records in computer chips, and in New York City, some people have now implanted those chips with their health records "in their hand". To me, this is very scary, and it proves to us that we are nearing the sunset to start the Seven Years Tribulation.


In verse ten it says "her" appointed times. This shows us that any appointed time is "female", whether it is the High Holy Days, or 
hwhy's personal calling for us as believers in Yeshua, to do something, or just to talk to Him about anything, or just to talk to Him as our Heavenly Father, and just chit chat.



Verses eleven through thirteen

11 And shall be when hwhy shall bring you to the land of the Canaanites, as which was sworn to you and to your fathers, and give her to you, 12 And you will pass over every firstling of the womb for hwhy, and every firstling ejected of an animal which are to you; the males shall be for hwhy. 13 And every firstling of a donkey you shall redeem on a lamb; and if you will not redeem, and you shall neck break him: and every firstborn of Adam in your midst, you shall redeem.

Moses picks up where he left off in verses one and two regarding the firstborn


The point is, hwhy destroyed the firstborn of the Egyptian peoples as well as the animals. When Israel sacrifices the firstborn of an animal, they are to be to given to hwhy. This act is also to remind Israel this Exodus Passover account when hwhy slayed Egypt's firstborn humans and animals. These are symbolic of dedicating "the Firstborn", who is Yeshua, our Messiah.

Indirectly related, the apostle Paul reveals the Firstborn of all in his letters to the assemblies in Rome and Colossia

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love hwhy, to them who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the Firstborn among many brethren.

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His Will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of 
hwhy unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the Knowledge of hwhy; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to His Glorious Power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of His dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through His Blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible Elohim, the Firstborn of every creature: 16 For by Him were all things created, that are in the heavens, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: 17 And He is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And He is the Head of the Body, the Assembly: who is the Beginning, the Firstborn from the Dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence.

Today, we in Messiah can redeem our firstborns by dedicating them to our Heavenly Father in the name of Yeshua.



Verses fourteen through sixteen

14 And shall be, when your son asks you of a later time, to say, What is this? And you shall say to him, On the strong hand, hwhy brought us out from Egypt, from the house of slavery: 15 And was, when Pharaoh was hardened to send us away, and hwhy killed every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Adam, and unto the firstborn of animals: Upon thus, I sacrifice to hwhy all the males bursting out the womb; and I redeem every firstborn of my sons. 16 And shall be for a Sign upon your hand, and for Frontlets between your eyes: for on a strong hand, hwhy brought us out from Egypt.

This is the second issue that Moses brought up for the fathers to answer for their sons' "Second Question" as compared to the "First Question" in the previous chapter


Exodus 12:25 And shall be, when you come to the land which hwhy will give to you, as which was spoken, and you shall keep ta-this Service. 26 And shall be, when your sons, they shall say to you, What is this service to you? 27 And you shall say, He is the Passover sacrifice to hwhy who went over the houses of the Sons of Israel in Egypt, in His striking ta-Egypt, and delivering ta-our households. And the People bowed and worshipped.

When the father dedicates the firstborn, whether a human or an animal, he can answer his son to this question that it goes back to the Tenth Plague where 
hwhy killed the firstborn in Egypt, and what the father is doing is giving thanks to hwhy by offering their first born for a Memorial.

Hebraic Roots teachers agree that when it says the 
hwhy delievered "us" out of Egypt, He did so, literally and spiritually as well as us in Yeshua. We were there in Egypt, and it is to be a remembrance for all of us.


I have seen programs in the past where hosts say to the point 'well this is 2015. Times have changed'. But as for Yeshua it says in the book of Hebrews

Hebrews 13:8 Yeshua HaMashiakh is the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

The Word stays the same, and His Word, or His "Yeshua, the Living Word", has not changed.




Ending, there is a chart made by Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries relating his version of the Ten Plagues to the Egyptian deities. He relates the Triune Elohim to these plagues. Not all of the deities Mark Biltz relates to each of the plagues is not the same as mine, but it is quite interesting.

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