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VA-EYRA (And I Appeared)
Exodus 6:2-9:35

There are 84 Aleph-Tavs in this week's Torah portion




Moses And Aaron Before Pharaoh

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CHAPTER 6

Exodus 6:2-30

Exo 6:2 And Elohim spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am 
hwhy: 3 And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, on the name of El Shaddai, and My Name, Y'HOWAH, I did not make known to them. 4 And I have also established ta-My Covenant with them to give to them ta-the land of Canaan, ta the land of their sojournings which they sojourned in her. 5 And I, I have also heard ta-the groaning of the Sons of Israel whom Egypt has enslaved them; and I remembered ta-My Covenant.

6 To thus, you shall say to the Sons of Israel, I am 
hwhy, and I will bring you from under the burdens of Egypt, and I will deliver you from their enslavement, and I will redeem you on an Outstretched Arm, and in Great Judgments: 7 And I will take you to Myself for a People, and I will be to you for Elohim: and you shall know that I am hwhy, your Elohim, that brought you out from under the burdens of Egypt. 8 And I will bring you in to the land which I raised ta-My Hand to give her to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give her to you for a possession: I am hwhy.

9 And Moses spoke to the Sons of Israel: and they did not listen to Moses from anguish of spirit, and from harsh enslavement.

10 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 11 Go, speak to Pharaoh, King of Egypt, and shall send away ta-the Sons of Israel from his land. 12 And Moses spoke to the Face of hwhy, to say, Behold, the Sons of Israel did not listen to me; and how shall Pharaoh listen to me, and I am of uncircumcised lips?

13 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and commanded them to the Sons of Israel, and to Pharaoh, King of Egypt, to bring out ta-the Sons of Israel from the land of Egypt.

14 And these are the heads of the house of their fathers:

The sons of Reuben, firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: These are the families of Reuben.

15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul, son of a Canaanite woman: These are the families of Simeon.

16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according by their birthings; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: And the years of the life of Levi were seven and thirty and a hundred years. 17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according by their families. 18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: And the years of the life of Kohath were three and thirty and a hundred years. 19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: These are the families of the Levites by their birthings.

 20 And Amram took
ta-Jochebed, his aunt, to himself for a wife; and she birthed to him ta-Aaron and ta-Moses: And the years of the life of Amram were seven and thirty and a hundred years. 21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri. 22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri. 23 And Aaron took ta-Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, to himself for a wife; and she birthed to  him ta-Nadab, and ta-Abihu, ta-Eleazar, and ta-Ithamar. 24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: These are the families of the Korhites. 25 And Eleazar, son of Aaron, took to himself from the daughters of Putiel to himself for a wife; and she birthed to him ta-Phinehas: These are the heads of the fathers of the Levites by their families.

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.

28 And was, in the day 
hwhy spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, I am hwhy: Speak to Pharaoh, King of Egypt, ta-all that I have spoken to you. 30 And Moses said to the Face hwhy, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses two and three

2 And Elohim spoke to Moses, and said to him, I am hwhy: 3 And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, on the name of El Shaddai, and My Name, Y'HOWAH, I did not make known to them.

These are the sources that hwhy revealed to each of the founding fathers as "El Shaddai":

ABRAHAM

Genesis 17:1 And Abram was a son of ninety years and nine years, and hwhy appeared to Abram, and said to him, I am El Shaddai; walk to My Face, and be perfect.

ISSAC

Genesis 28:1 And Isaac called to Jacob, and blessed him, and commanded him, and said to him, You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. 2 Arise, go to Padan Aram, to the house of Bethuel, the father of your mother; and take for yourself from there a wife from the daughters of Laban, the brother of your mother. 3 And El Shaddai shall bless you, and shall fructify you, and shall multiply you, and you will be for an Assembly of Peoples;

JACOB

Genesis 35:9 And Elohim appeared to Jacob again in his coming out from Padan Aram, and blessed him. 10 And Elohim said to him, Your name is Jacob: your name shall not be called Jacob any more, for but Israel shall be your name: and called ta-his name, Israel. 11 And Elohim said to him, I am El Shaddai: fructify and multiply; a Nation and an Assembly of Nations shall be from you, and kings shall come out of your loins;

Joseph also knew him as "El Shaddai"

Genesis 48:3 And Jacob said to Joseph, El Shaddai appeared to me in Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,

As late as the time of Joseph, He was known as "El Shaddai", and it was guaranteed that Joseph's grandchildren didn't know His Name.

There have been put out various pronounciations to 
hwhy's name, for examples like Yahweh, Y'hovah, Y'howah, Yahuwah, Yuhwah, and the pronounciation of the Hebrew letters to His Name, Yod, Heh, Vav, Heh. There are those who use the typical name of "the LORD", or "GOD". To me, it doesn't matter how His Name is pronounced, because He will tell us how His Name is pronounced.



Verses four and five

4 And I have also established ta-My Covenant with them to give to them ta-the land of Canaan, ta the land of their sojournings which they sojourned in her. 5 And I, I have also heard ta-the groaning of the Sons of Israel whom Egypt has enslaved them; and I remembered ta-My Covenant.

hwhy was making note to these verses from chapter two in last week's Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 2:24 And Elohim heard ta-their groanings, and Elohim remembered ta-His Covenant with ta-Abraham, with ta-Isaac, and with ta-Jacob. 25 And Elohim saw ta-the Sons of Israel, and Elohim knew.

As I noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus, w
hen hwhy remembered His Covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, it does not mean that He forgot about it until now. It means that He kept it in mind, and then brought it forth in priority. It is just like cooking two different things on a stove that go together to make a recipe. One item is put at the back burner cooking low while focusing and cooking the other item on the front burner. But when it is done, the item that was in the back burner is brought forth to the front burner to be worked on next. It is an act of priorities to hwhyhwhy had to accomplish something first before he can bring the next task to the forefront for part of His Eternal Plan. This is similar in the Torah portion of Mikeyts, in the book of Genesis, when the Chief Cup Bearer who forgot about Joseph for two years, recalled Joseph who interpreted his dream, and told Pharaoh what Joseph did for the Chief Cup Bearer, hwhy's Plan to bring Joseph from the back burner to the front.

Indirectly related,
hwhy had restated His Covenant to those who would go astray. An example of it is when hwhy told the Israelites that if they disobeyed to the extremes, hwhy will remove them from the land and scatter them in the nations. This is where hwhy continues on with this account, which is noted in the Torah portion of B'hukothai, in the book of Leviticus

Leviticus 26:40 And they shall confess ta-their iniquity and ta-the iniquity of their fathers among their transgressions which they transgressed against Me, and also that they have walked contrary with Me; 41 Also I, I will walk contrary with them, and I will bring them into the land of their enemies; if then shall humble their uncircumcised hearts, and then shall they accept ta-their iniquity: 42 And I will remember ta-My Covenant with Jacob, and also ta-My Covenant with Isaac, and I also will remember ta-My Covenant with Abraham; and I will remember the land. 43 And the land shall be forsaken from them, and she shall enjoy ta-her Shabbaths among the waste of them: and they shall accept ta-their iniquity: because, and in because they despised on My judgments, and their souls abhorred ta-My Statutes. 44 And yet, that I will also not reject them in their being in the land of their enemies, and I will not abhor them to consume them to break My Covenant with them: for I am hwhy, their Elohim. 45 And I will remember for them The Covenant of the Beginnings, whom I brought them out from the land of Egypt to the eyes of the nations, to be for them for Elohim: I am hwhy. 46 These are the Statutes and the Judgments and the Torahs which hwhy has given between Him and between the Sons of Israel in Mount Sinai on the hand of Moses.

Also indirectly related, In the book of the Prophet Ezekiel, hwhy was against Jerusalem breaking the Covenant as noted in the book of the prophet Ezekiel

Ezekiel 16:59 For thus saith Adonai hwhy; I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the Covenant. 60 Nevertheless I will remember ta-My Covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an Everlasting Covenant.

In the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant), Zacharias implied the Abrahamic Covenant regarding John the Baptist, which is noted in the Gospel of Luke

Luke 1:67 And his father, Zacharias, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, 68 Blessed be hwhy, Elohim of Israel; for He hath visited and redeemed His People, 69 And hath raised up an Horn of Salvation for us in the house of His servant, David; 70 As He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began: 71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember His Holy Covenant; 73 The Oath which He sware to our father, Abraham,...

After Yeshua's resurrection, the apostles Peter and John noted the Covenant of the Fathers to the People at Solomon's Porch after a lame person was healed, which is noted in the book of the Acts

Acts 3:25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the Covenant which hwhy made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

For it was this phrase that came from hwhy telling Abimelech, King of Gerar, that Abraham was a prophet, which is noted in the Torah portion of Vay-Yeyra, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 20:7 And now, restore the wife of the man; for he is a prophet, and will pray over you, and live: and if you do not restore, know that dying, you shall die, you, and all that are to you.

In other words, the Covenant made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob still exists to this day.



Verses six through eight

6 To thus, you shall say to the Sons of Israel, I am hwhy, and I will bring you from under the burdens of Egypt, and I will deliver you from their enslavement, and I will redeem you on an Outstretched Arm, and in Great Judgments: 7 And I will take you to Myself for a People, and I will be to you for Elohim: and you shall know that I am hwhy, your Elohim, that brought you out from under the burdens of Egypt. 8 And I will bring you in to the land which I raised ta-My Hand to give her to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give her to you for a possession: I am hwhy.

hwhy is providing the precursor to the First Word (Commandment), which is noted in the Torah portion of Yithro, in the book of Exodus

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

When 
hwhy said that He will bring them out from the judgments, He was referring to the upcoming plagues that will impact Egypt.

In the opposite effect, the Prophet Jeremiah spoke of warnings against Judah that 
hwhy will use His Outstretched Arm to destroy them, which is noted in his book

Jeremiah 21:3 Then said Jeremiah unto them, Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah: 4 Thus saith hwhy, Elohim of Israel; Behold, I will turn back ta-the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against ta-the king of Babylon, and against ta-the Casdi, which besiege you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this City. 5 And I myself will fight against you with an Outstretched Hand and with a Strong Arm, even in Anger, and in Fury, and in Great Wrath. 6 And I will smite ta-the inhabitants of this City, both ta-the Adam and ta-the animals: they shall die of a great pestilence.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that in verse seven in this week's Torah portion passage

7 ...and you shall know that I am hwhy your Elohim that brought out you from under the burdens of Egypt.

Moses was not just saying this to Israel, but he will say this phrase to Pharaoh and to Egypt.

Also, 
hwhy noted that He will uses His Outstretched Arm to give the land to whom He chooses, which is noted in the book of the prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah 27:1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, King of Judah, came this Word unto Jeremiah from 
ta hwhy, saying, 2 Thus saith hwhy to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck, 3 And send them to the King of Edom, and to the King of Moab, and to the King of the Ammonites, and to the King of Tyrus, and to the King of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah, King of Judah; 4 And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith hwhy of Hosts, the Elohim of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; 5 I have made ta-the earth, ta-the Adam and ta-the animals that are upon the ground, by My Great Power and by My Outstretched Arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto Me. 6 And now have I given ta-all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, My servant; and ta-the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.

hwhy will use His Outstretched Arm to gather all of Israel to the wilderness, whichi is noted in the prophet Ezekiel

Ezekiel 20:30 Wherefore say unto the House of Israel, Thus saith Adonai hwhy; Are ye polluted after the manner of your fathers? And commit ye whoredom after their abominations? 31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O House of Israel? As I live, saith Adonai hwhy, I will not be enquired of by you. 32 And that which cometh into your mind shall not be at all, that ye say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone. 33 As I live, saith Adonai hwhy, surely with a Mighty Hand, and with a Stretched Out Arm, and with Fury poured out, will I rule over you: 34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a Mighty Hand, and with a Stretched Out Arm, and with fury poured out. 35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.

Indirectly related, Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that in a different matter, Yeshua healed a man with a withered hand, which is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 12:10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it Torahful to heal on the Shabbath days? that they might accuse Him. 11 And He said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the Shabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the Shabbath days. 13 Then saith He to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

It took an act of the man to stretch out his hand to be healed.



Verse nine

9 And Moses spoke to the Sons of Israel: and they did not listen to Moses from anguish of spirit, and from harsh enslavement.

The Israelites didn't believe Moses, because the last time that he went to Pharaoh, Pharaoh gave them harsher tasks. The Israelites feared that if Moses went to Pharaoh again that they would get punished even more harshly. They did not trust or believe Moses. This showed that they already broke the precursor of the First Word (Commandment) before it became official at Mount Sinai.



Verses ten through twelve

10 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 11 Go, speak to Pharaoh, King of Egypt, and shall send away ta-the Sons of Israel from his land. 12 And Moses spoke to the Face of hwhy, to say, Behold, the Sons of Israel did not listen to me; and how shall Pharaoh listen to me, and I am of uncircumcised lips?

Moses went back to his excuse numbers two and four at Mount Sinai, which is noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Genesis, in summary:

Excuse #2: They won't believe me
Excuse #4: I am slow of speech



Verse thirteen

13 And hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron, and commanded them to the Sons of Israel, and to Pharaoh, King of Egypt, to bring out ta-the Sons of Israel from the land of Egypt.

Notice that
hwhy did not respond to Moses' excuses, but instead spoke to Moses and to Aaron. It is like hwhy saying to Moses but without saying it, "I am not going through this again. Here is Aaron".



Verses fourteen

14 And these are the heads of the house of their fathers:

The sons of Reuben, firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: These are the families of Reuben.


These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

REUBEN

Reuben (in Hebrew "R'oo-veyn" (
Nbwar) S7205 [7200 + 1121]): See a son
Hanoch (in Hebrew "Khah-nokh" (
Kwnx) S2585; 2596): Initiated, dedication, narrowed
Phallu (in Hebrew "Pahl-loo" (
awlp) S6396; 6395): Distinguished
Hezron (in Hebrew "Khets-rohn" (
Nwrux) S2696; 2691): Courtyard, court, tower, village
Carmi (in Hebrew "Kahr-mee" (
ymrk) S3756; 3754): Gardencer, vineyard

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"See, a son who is dedicated was distinguished in the courtyard as a gardener"

Sound familiar? It is noted in the Gospel of John

John 20:11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the Body of Yeshua had lain. 13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid Him. 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Yeshua standing, and knew not that it was Yeshua. 15 Yeshua saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest Thou? She, supposing Him to be the Gardener, saith unto Him, Sir, if thou have borne Him hence, tell me where Thou hast laid Him, and I will take Him away. 16 Yeshua saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto Him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

The reason the Yeshua was presumed to be a gardener, because He "is" "the Gardener" who planted the garden in Eden, which is noted in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 2:8 And hwhy Elohim planted a Garden in Eden from the East, and put there ta-the Adam whom was formed. 9 And hwhy Elohim sprouted from the ground every pleasant tree for sight, and goodness for food; and the Tree of Lives was in the midst of the garden, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

A
ccording to Bill Cloud of Shoreshim Ministries, Eden is located in the land of Israel, the Garden of Eden is located in Jerusalem, and The Tree of Life is located in the Temple Mount at the Holy of Holies where the Temple stood.

Israel  Jerusalem



Verse fifteen

15 And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul, son of a Canaanite woman: These are the families of Simeon.

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

SIMEON

Simeon (in Hebrew "Shee-mohn" (
Nwems) S8095; 8085): Hearing
Jemuel (in Hebrew "Y'moo-eyl" (
laemy) S3223 [3117 + 410]): Day of El
Jamin (in Hebrew "Yah-meen" (
Nymy) S3226; 3225): Right hand or side
Ohad
(in Hebrew "Oh-hahd" (dha) S161): United, unity
Jachin (in Hebrew "Yah-kheen" (
Nyky) S3199; 3559): (He or It) shall establish, erect, set up
Zohar (in Hebrew "Tsoh-khahr" (
rxu) S6714; 6713): Whiteness, dazzle, sheen
Shaul (in Hebrew "Shah-ool" (
lwas) S7586; 7592): Asked, inquired
Canaanitish woman (in Hebrew "K'nah-ah-neeth" (
tynenk) S3669; 3667; 3665): Pedlar, humiliated, subdued, vanquish, bend the knee

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"On the day of El, on who is called of the right (hand) shall be erected in dazzling white, and those inquiring Him will bend the knee"

Looking at scriptures related to this story, which are noted in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew

Luke 22:69 Hereafter shall the Son of Man sit on the Right Hand of the Power of hwhy.

Matthew 17:1 And after six days Yeshua taketh Peter, James, and John, his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and His Face did shine as the sun, and His Raiment was white as the light.




Verses sixteen

16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according by their birthings; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: And the years of the life of Levi were seven and thirty and a hundred years.

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

LEVI

Levi (in Hebrew "Ley-vee" (
ywl) S3878; 3867): Attached
Gershon (in Hebrew "Geyr-shohn" (
Nwsrg) S1648; 1644): Refugee, stranger
Kohath (in Hebrew "K'hath" (
thq) S6955): To ally oneself, allied
Merari (in Hebrew "M'rah-ree" (
yrrm) S4847; 4843): Bitter

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"Attached is a stranger who is allied to bitters"

This is what was revealed to me of these two accounts, which is noted the Torah portion of B'shalakh, in the book of Exodus, and which is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Exodus 15:23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the People murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 25 And he cried unto hwhy; and hwhy shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet:

Matthew 27:33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a Place of a Skull, 34 They gave Him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when He had tasted thereof, He would not drink. 35 And they crucified Him [attached Him to the tree], and parted His Garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 36 And sitting down they watched Him there; 37 And set up over His Head his accusation written, THIS IS YESHUA THE KING OF THE JEWS.... 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Yeshua cried with a Loud Voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My El, My El, why hast Thou forsaken Me? [became a stranger to his Father] 47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This Man calleth for Elias. 48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave Him to drink [allied to the bitters].


Continuing with the names of the Levites:



Verse seventeen

17 The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according by their families.

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

GERSHON

Gershon (in Hebrew "Geyr-shohn" (Nwsrg) S1648; 1644): Refugee, stranger
Libni (In Hebrew "Leev-nee" (ynbl) S3845; 3835): White
Shimi (In Hebrew "Shee-mee"
(yems) S8096; 8088; 8085): Famous, heard

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"A refugee who is white and is famously heard"

This can be compared to this account, which is noted in the Gosepel of Matthew

Matthew 17:1 And after six days, Yeshua taketh Peter, James, and John, his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, 2 And was transfigured before them: and His Face did shine as the sun, and His Raiment was white as the light.

It can also include the twenty four elders, probably twelve of those are Yeshua's disciples, which is noted in the book of Revelation

Revelation 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.



Verse eighteen

18 And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: And the years of the life of Kohath were three and thirty and a hundred years.

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

KOHATH

Kohath (in Hebrew "K'hath" (thq) S6955): To ally oneself, allied
Amram (In Hebrew "Ahm-rahm"
(Mrme) S6019 (5971; 6004 + 7311)): Exalted People
Izhar (In Hebrew "Yeets-hahr" (rhuy) S3324; 3323; 6671): Glisten, press out, anointing oil
Hebron
(In Hebrew "Khehv-rohn" (Nwrbx) S2275; 2267; 2266: Join, association, society, spell, charmer, enchantment
Uzziel (In Hebrew "Oo-zee-eyl"
(layze) S5816 (5797; 5810 + 410; 352; 193)): Strength of El; El is my strength

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"An Ally of an exalted people, anointed to be joined to the strength of El"

This is Yeshua, the Messiah, in which messiah means "Annointed One".



Verse nineteen

19 And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: These are the families of the Levites by their birthings.

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

MERARI

Merari (in Hebrew "M'rah-ree" (yrrm) S4847; 4843): Bitter, grieved
Mahli (In Hebrew "Makh-lee" (ylxm) S4249; 2470: Sick, weak, wounded
Mushi (In Hebrew "Moo-shee"
(yswm) S4187; 4184): Sensitive, to touch, feel, handle

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"Grieved with wounds to the touch"

This is when the suffering Yeshua was crucified at the cross who was marred with the cat of nine tails, shredding His flesh, grieving Him so badly for the sake of His Sheep that are not of this fold in Judea, the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel, who were divorced from Israel, and those who are grafted into the Israel Branch.

Adding this, which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Yeshua came. 25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in His Hands the Print of the nails, and put my finger into the Print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His Side, I will not believe. 26 And after eight days again His disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Yeshua, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold My Hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into My Side: and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered and said unto Him, My Lord and my Elohim. 29 Yeshua saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen Me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.



Verse twenty

20 And Amram took ta-Jochebed, his aunt, to himself for a wife; and she birthed to him ta-Aaron and ta-Moses: And the years of the life of Amram were seven and thirty and a hundred years.

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

AMRAM

Amram (In Hebrew "Ahm-rahm" (Mrme) S6019 (5971; [6004 + 7311]): Exalted People
Jochebed (In Hebrew "Yoh-kheh-vehd"
(dbkwy) S3115 (3068; 1961; 1933;/[3050 + 3513]): Yah is Glorified
Aaron (In Hebrew "Ah-hah-rohn" (Nrha) S175; 727; 717): Ark, pluck, gather
Moses (
In Hebrew "Moh-shey" (hsm) S4872; 4871): Drawn out

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"An exalted people whom Yah is glorified are plucked and drawn out"

Connecting this, which the apostle Paul noted in his letter to the assembly in Thessalonica

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Yeshua will the Lord bring with Him. 15 For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the Trump (Shofar) of hwhy: and the dead in Messiah shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord . 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.



Verse twenty-one

21 And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

IZHAR

Izhar (In Hebrew "Yeets-har" (rhuy) S3324; 3323; 6671): Glisten, press out, anointing oil
Korah (In Hebrew "Koh-rakh" (xrq) S7141; 7139): Depilate (remove hair), make (one) bald
Nepheg (In Hebrew "Neh-phehg"
(gpn) S5298): Spring forth, sprout
Zichri (In Hebrew "Zeekh-ree"
(yrkz) S2147; 2142): Memorable, remember, recount, record

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"Pressed to be removed, but shall spring forth for to be memorialized"

Comparing this to the accounts, which are noted in the Gospels of Mark and Luke, and in the book of the Acts

Mark 16:2 And very early in the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the moonlight. 3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Yeshua of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here: behold the place where they laid Him. 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that He goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see Him, as He said unto you.

Luke 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the mountain, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3 And they entered in, and found not the Body of the Lord Yeshua. 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the Living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how He spake unto you when He was yet in Galilee, 7 Saying, The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8 And they remembered His Words,

Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Messiah must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Yeshua, whom I preach unto you, is Messiah.

Yeshua's suffering, resurrection, and the memorial of His resurrection. "He is alive".



Verse twenty two

22 And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.

UZZIEL

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

Uzziel (In Hebrew "Oo-zee-eyl" (layze)) S5816 (5797; 5810 + 410; 352; 193): Strength of El; El is my strength
Mishael (In Hebrew "Mee-shah-eyl" (lasym) S4332 (4310 + 410; 352; 193)): Who is El; What is El
Elzaphan (In Hebrew "El-tsah-phan"
(Npula) S469 (410; 352; 193 + 6845)): El of Treasures; El Treasures; El Reserves; El Stores; El Protects
Zithri (In Hebrew "Seeth-ree"
(yrto) S5644; 5643; 5641: Cover, absent, protective

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"El is my strength, but who is El? He is El that protects and hides His people by His covering"

This is how is compared, which is noted in the book of Psalms

Psalms 32:7 Thou art my Hiding Place; Thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalms 119:114 Thou art my Hiding Place and my Shield: I hope in Thy Word.



Verse twenty three

23 And Aaron took ta-Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, to himself for a wife; and she birthed to  him ta-Nadab, and ta-Abihu, ta-Eleazar, and ta-Ithamar.

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

AARON

Aaron (In Hebrew Ah-hah-rohn" (Nrha) S175; 727; 717): Ark, pluck, gather
Elesheba (In Hebrew "Eh-lee-sheh-vah" (ebsyla) S472 (410; 352; 193 + 7651; 7650): My El is an Oath (El Swears)
Aminadab (In Hebrew "Ah-mee-nah-dahv"
(bdnyme) S5992 (5971; 6004 + 5068): People of liberty (willingness, free, volunteer)
Nahson (In Hebrew "Nakh-shohn"
(Nwsxn)) S5177; 5172): Enchanter, hiss, whisper, spell, observe
Nadab (In Hebrew (Nah-dahv) (bdn) S5070; 5068): Liberal, voluntary, offer freely
Abihu (In Hebrew Ah-vee-hoo"
(awhyba) S30 [1 +1931]): Father of Him
Eleazar (In Hebrew "Ehl-ah-zahr"
(rzela) S499 (410; 352; 193 + 5826): El is a helper
Ithamar (In Hebrew "Ee-thah-mahr"
(rmtya) S385 (339; 183 + 8558): Coast of a palm tree; a coveting palm tree

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"An ark, who El sworn is offered freely, observed voluntarily, by the father of Him whose El is a helper like a coveting palm tree"


This ark is Yeshua

John 3:16 For hwhy so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life.


Verse twenty four

24 And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: These are the families of the Korhites.

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

KORAH

Korah (In Hebrew "Koh-rakh" (xrq) S7141; 7139): Depilate (remove hair), make (one) bald
Assir (In Hebrew "Ahs-seer" (ryoa) S617; 616; 615; 631): Prisoner, captive, bound
Elkanah (In Hebrew "Ehl-kah-nah"
(hnqla) S511 (410; 352; 193  + 7069)): El has obtained (purchase, bought, possess, redeem, recover, attain)
Abiasaph (In Hebrew "Ah-vee-ah-saph"
(Poa) S23 (1 + 622): Father of gathering

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"Remove hair from a prisoner from what El has purchased by a father of gathering"

This connects to these accounts, which is written in the prophet Isaiah and in the Gospel of Matthew

Isaiah 50:6 I gave My back to the smiters, and My cheeks to them that plucked off the hair:...

Matthew 26:14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the Chief Priests, 15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver Him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.



Verse twenty five

25 And Eleazar, son of Aaron, took to himself from the daughters of Putiel to himself for a wife; and she birthed to him ta-Phinehas: These are the heads of the fathers of the Levites by their families.

ELEAZAR

These are the meaning of each of their names (Note: Strong Concordance numbers will be symbolized by "S"):

Eleazar (In Hebrew "Ehl-ah-zahr" (rzela) S499 (410; 352; 193 + 5826): El is a helper
Putiel (In Hebrew "Poo-tee-eyl" (layjwp) S6317 (6317 + 410; 352; 193)): Contempt of El (Disparaged of El)
Phinehas (In Hebrew "Peen-khas"
(oxnyp) S6372 (6310; 6284 + 5175; 5172)): Mouth of a serpent

Putting the definitions of the names together, it makes a phrase:

"El is a helper, to El who was contempt by the mouth of a serpent"

This connects to this account, which is noted in the Gospsels of Matthew and Mark

Matthew 4:1 Then was Yeshua led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to Him, he said, If Thou be the Son of Elohim, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the Mouth of hwhy. 5 Then the devil taketh Him up into the Holy City, and setteth Him on a pinnacle of the Temple, 6 And saith unto Him, If Thou be the Son of Elohim, cast Thyself down: for it is written, He shall give His angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7 Yeshua said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt hwhy, thy Elohim. 8 Again, the devil taketh Him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto Him, All these things will I give Thee, if Thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Yeshua unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship hwhy, thy Elohim, and Him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth Him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.

Mark 14:55 And the Chief Priests and all the council sought for witness against Yeshua to put Him to death; and found none. 56 For many bare false witness against Him, but their witness agreed not together. 57 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against Him, saying, 58 We heard Him say, I will destroy this Temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. 59 But neither so did their witness agree together. 60 And the High Priest stood up in the midst, and asked Yeshua, saying, Answerest Thou nothing? What is it which these witness against Thee? 61 But He held His Peace, and answered nothing. Again the High Priest asked Him, and said unto Him, Art Thou the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed? 62 And Yeshua said, I Am: and ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the Right Hand of Power, and coming in the clouds of the heavens. 63 Then the High Priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses? 64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: What think ye? And they all condemned Him to be guilty of death.


hwhy helped Yeshua through the tempations and the contempt of those who submitted to the serpent.


Phinehas was the High Priest that took a javelin and killed a Simeonite and a Midianite princess, which is noted in the Torah portion of , in the book of Numbers

Numbers 25:1 And Israel dwelled in the Shittim, and the People profaned by fornicating to the daughters of Moab. 2 And they called the People to the sacrifices of their elohim: and the People ate, and bowed down to their elohim. 3 And Israel joined to Baal Peor: and the Anger of hwhy burned against Israel. 4 And hwhy said to Moses, Take ta-all the heads of the People, and hang them to hwhy before the sun, and turn the Fierce Anger of hwhy from Israel. 5 And Moses said to the Judges of Israel, Slay a man of his men that are joined to Baal Peor. 6 And behold, a man from the Sons of Israel came, and brought to his brothers ta-the Midianitess to the eyes of Moses, and to the eyes of all the Congregation of the Sons of Israel, and who were weeping at the Entrance of the Tent of Appontment. 7 And Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron, the Priest, saw, and arose from the midst of the Congregation, and took a spear in his hand; 8 and went after the man of Israel toward the pavillion, and thrusted ta-both of them, ta the man of Israel and ta-the woman to her belly. And the plague, she was stayed from upon the Sons of Israel. 9 And they were that were dead by the plague four and twenty thousand.... 14 And the name of the man of Israel that was slain, whom was slain with ta-the Midianitess, was Zimri, son of Salu, a ruler of the house of the father to the Simeonites. 15 And the name of the Midianitess woman that was slain was Cozbi, daughter of Zur, he was head of the mothers of the house of the father in Midian.

Why was Phinehas able to kill humans when he was a Levitical Priest who was not to be involved with killing human beings at all, and what gave him the right to do this? I have heard from a Hebraic roots teacher that Phinehas' mother was a Midianite, but I have a different theory.

Looking at the birth of Phinehas in this Torah verse, his
mother was a daughter of Putiel. Who is Putiel?


Looking at the word PUTIEL

The Hebrew word for Putiel is "Poo-tee-eyl"- Peh, Vav, Tet, Yod, Aleph, Lamed (
layjwp) is from Strong's Concordance number 6317, and its definition

From an unused root (probably meaning to disparage) and H410; contempt of God; Putiel, an Israelite: - Putiel.


There is no root word, but there is a possible alternate word:

from Strong's Concordance number 6336 "Poo-thee"- Peh, Vav, Tav, Yod (
ytwp), and its definition

Patronymic from an unused name meaning a hinge; a Puthite (collectively) or descendant of an unknown Puth. (As if from H6312.): - Puhites [as if from H6312].


from Strong's Concordance number 6312 "poo'ah" or "poov-vah" (
hwp or hawp), and its definition

From H6284; a blast; Puah or Puvvah, the name of two Israelites: - Phuvah, Pua, Puah.


from 6284 "pah'ah" (
hap), and its definition

A primitive root; to puff, that is, blow away: - scatter into corners.

There is a person named Puah and Phuvvah, and it is noted in the Torah portion of Vay-Yigash, in the book of Genesis, and in this week's Torah portion of Pinkhas, in the book of Numbers

PHUVAH

Genesis 46:13 And the sons of Issachar; Tola, and Phuvah, and Job, and Shimron.

PUAH

Numbers 26:23 The sons of Issachar by their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites: 24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

As one can see, the names of these four brothers on the information of Phuvah and Puah are similar. In my humble, but strong opinion, it reveals to us that Phinehas' mother was of the tribe of Issachar. Noting this is interesting in itself that there was a intertribal marriage between Phinehas' father, Eliezer, the current High Priest in this time, and his mother, a descendant of Issachar. In other words, Phinehas was not a full fledged Levite. Would this be sufficient enough evidence for him to do what he did as a Levite Priest? It is possible, but that's not all.

Looking further into his heritage in the book of Exodus, this is what the scripture says regarding his tribal founder, Levi, noted in the Torah portion of Va-Eyra, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 6:23 And Aaron took ta-Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Nahshon, to himself for a wife; and she birthed to him ta-Nadab, and ta-Abihu, ta-Eleazar, and ta-Ithamar.

This is the $64,000 question: "Does it say what tribe Amminadab was from"? The answer is "yes", and it is found in the Torah portion of B'midbar, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 2:3 And the ones pitching to the east with the rising, the standard of the camp of Judah by their armies: and the ruler of the sons of Judah was Nahshon, son of Amminadab.

Phinehas is all the more not a full fledged Levite, but a descendant of Levi AND OF JUDAH!!! This would make Nahshon as Phinehas' great uncle, and it is a very good reason why Phinehas had the privilege to kill Zimri and Cozbi, because he bears the JUDAIC HERITAGE, which could be claimed as a warrior heritage not of the Priestly line. In many ways, that is why 
hwhy gave him a pass, because part of his heritage was of a NON-LEVITE heritage. I have no doubt that Phinehas' family's was one of many examples of intertribal heritages, and was most likely common practice at the time for the Israeletes when they dwelled in Egypt, before hwhy separated the Levites to be Priests.

This is a pedigree chart of Phinehas, which in my opinion, is the correct pedigree.

Pedigree


This heritage is fulfilled in the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant) which I have well established, and Yeshua became the fulfillment to be the descendant of Levi, and as a descendent of Phinehas, as well as of Judah, by his biological mother Mary.

This an abridged pedigree of Yeshua in connection with Phinehas' pedigree

Pedigree



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Questions: "In this week's Torah portion chapter, how come Moses started the genealogy with tribe of Reuben but stopped at Levi and not give the genealogy of rest of the brothers and their descendants?". "Why did Moses end the genealogy with himself and his brother?". "Why didn't Moses just give the genealogy for Levi and his descendants, since Moses was just leading it to himself and his brother, then afterward, picking up where he left off with his encounter with 
hwhy?" These questions have yet to be answered.



Verses twenty six and twenty seven

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.

These two verses show how 
hwhy said the same thing in three different ways. hwhy did this same thing with the creation of Adam of Khavah (Eve), which is noted in the Torah portion of B'reyshith, in the book of Genesis

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

This would be the second time 
hwhy used "a triune statement", as if it was "the Triune Elohim" saying three different statements.

Ephraim Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that the reason this genealogy was stated, because 
hwhy wanted us to know that it wasn't another Moses and Aaron, but these two from this genealogy whom faced Pharaoh.



Verses twenty eight through thirty

28 And was, in the day hwhy spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt, 29 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, I am hwhy: Speak to Pharaoh, King of Egypt, ta-all that I have spoken to you. 30 And Moses said to the Face hwhy, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh listen to me?

hwhy takes us back to where he left us off from verses ten through twelve of this week's Torah portion chapter

Exodus 6:10 And hwhy spoke to Moses, to say, 11 Go, speak to Pharaoh, King of Egypt, and shall send away ta-the Sons of Israel from his land. 12 And Moses spoke to the Face of hwhy, to say, Behold, the Sons of Israel did not listen to me; and how shall Pharaoh listen to me, and I am of uncircumcised lips?

It is like Jack Parr, who was a talk show host on The Tonight Show from 1957-1962, who preceeded Johnny Carson. He was let go for a while for something he said, and then was returned to the show a few months later. On his first show appearance after his return, he started with the phrase, "As I was saying before I was interrupted".

Looking at the word UNCIRCUMCISED

The Hebrew word for uncircumcised is "ah-reyl"- Ayin, Resh, Lamed (
lre). It is from Strong's Concordance number 6189, and its definition

From H6188; properly exposed, that is, projecting loose (as to the prepuce); used only technically uncircumcised (that is, still having the prepuce uncurtailed): - uncircumcised (person).

from 6188 "ah-reyl" (
lre), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to strip; but used only as denominative from H6189; to expose or remove the prepuce, whether literally (to go naked) or figuratively (to refrain from using): - count uncircumcised, foreskin to be uncovered.

This is where we the modern English word "oral".







CHAPTER 7

Exodus 7:1-25

Exo 7:1 And 
hwhy said to Moses, See, I have set you of an elohim to Pharaoh: and Aaron, your brother, shall be your prophet. 2 You, you shall speak ta all that I command you: and Aaron, your brother, shall speak to Pharaoh, and shall send ta-the Sons of Israel from his land. 3 And I, I will harden ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and I will multiply ta-My Signs and ta-My Wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 And Pharaoh will not listen to you, and I will lay ta-My Hand against Egypt, and I will bring out ta-My Armies, ta-My People, the Sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt in Great Judgments. 5 And Egypt shall know that I am hwhy in My stretching out ta-My Hand upon Egypt, and I will bring out ta-the Sons of Israel from their midst. 6 And Moses and Aaron did as hwhy commanded them, so they did.

7 And Moses was a son of eighty years, and Aaron was a son of three and eighty years, in their speaking to Pharaoh.

8 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron, to say, 9 When Pharaoh shall speak to you, to say, Give for yourselves a miracle: and you shall say to Aaron, Take ta-your staff, and cast to the face of Pharaoh, and shall become a snake.

10 And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and they did so as 
hwhy commanded: And Aaron cast down ta-his staff to the face of Pharaoh, and to the face of his servants, and became for a snake. 11 And Pharaoh also called for the wise men and for the sorcerers: and the magicians of Egypt, they also did so in their flaming arts. 12 And they each cast down his staff, and they became for snakes: and the staff of Aaron swallowed ta-their staffs. 13 And the heart of Pharaoh was strengthened, and did not listened to them; as which hwhy said.

14 And 
hwhy said to Moses, The heart of Pharaoh is heavy, refusing to send away the People. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning; Behold, will be going out to the water; and you shall stand to meet him upon the lip of the river; and the staff which changed to a serpent, you shall take in your hand. 16 And you shall say to him, hwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, sent me to you, to say, Send away ta-My People, and they will serve Me in the wilderness: and behold, you have not listened until here. 17 Thus says hwhy, In this you shall know that I am hwhy: Behold, I will smite on the staff which is in my hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be changed to blood. 18 And to the fish that is in the river, she shall die, and the river shall stink; and Egypt, they shall loathe to drink the water from the river.

19 And 
hwhy spoke to Moses, Say to Aaron, Take your staff, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all of the pools of thier water, that they shall become blood; and that shall be blood in all of the land of Egypt, and in the wood, and in the stone.

20 And Moses and Aaron did so as which
hwhy commanded; and he lifted up on the staff, and struck ta-the waters that are in the river to the eyes of Pharaoh, and to the eyes of his servants; And all of the waters that are in the river, they changed to blood. 21 And the fish that were in the river died; and the river stank, and Egypt, they were not able to drink the water from the river; and was blood in all of the land of Egypt.

22 And the magicians of Egypt did so in their flaming arts: and the heart of Pharaoh was strengthened, and did not listen to them; as which
hwhy said. 23 And Pharaoh faced away and went to his house, and did not set his heart to this also. 24 And all of Egypt, they dug around the river for water to drink; for they were not able to drink from the water of the river. 25 And seven days were fulfilled after hwhy struck the river.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verse one

1 And hwhy said to Moses, See, I have set you of an elohim to Pharaoh: and Aaron, your brother, shall be your prophet.

This is similar to what 
hwhy did for Joseph, which is noted in the Torah portion of Mikeyts, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 45:8 ...but the Elohim: and has set me for a father to Pharaoh, and for a lord to all of his house, and a ruler in all of the land of Egypt.

One could say, this is when Yeshua said to the People that the Father is in Me and I in My Father. Joseph was a servant to Pharaoh, but at the same time, Joseph was a father figure for him. Moses was a servant unto Pharaoh, because Moses was Hebrew, but at the same time 
hwhy made him an elohim over Pharaoh. Relating to Moses, this is why Yeshua said to the Jewish People in Jerusalem, which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 10:34 Yeshua answered them, Is it not written in your Torah, I said, Ye are elohim? 35 If He called them elohim, unto whom the Word of hwhy came, and the Scripture cannot be broken; 36 Say ye of Him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of Elohim? 37 If I do not the Works of My Father, believe Me not. 38 But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the Works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.

It was taken from the book of Psalms

Psalms 82:6 I have said, Ye are elohim; you are Sons of the Most High.

Knowing that it was 
hwhy that positioned the people on the earth, there is an example in the Brith Khadashah (the New Covenant) where hwhy showed that He is in charge, through the words of Yeshua, which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 19:9 And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Yeshua, Whence art Thou? But Yeshua gave him no answer. 10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest Thou not unto me? knowest Thou not that I have power to crucify Thee, and have power to release Thee? 11 Yeshua answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against Me, except it were given thee from above....

As 
hwhy showed that He can put people in high positions, He put Moses above Pharaoh by being an elohim to Pharaoh, which is noted in the book of Job

Job 1:21 And said,...hwhy gave, and hwhy hath taken away;...



Verses two through six

2 You, you shall speak ta all that I command you: and Aaron, your brother, shall speak to Pharaoh, and shall send ta-the Sons of Israel from his land. 3 And I, I will harden ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and I will multiply ta-My Signs and ta-My Wonders in the land of Egypt. 4 And Pharaoh will not listen to you, and I will lay ta-My Hand against Egypt, and I will bring out ta-My Armies, ta-My People, the Sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt in Great Judgments. 5 And Egypt shall know that I am hwhy in My stretching out ta-My Hand upon Egypt, and I will bring out ta-the Sons of Israel from their midst. 6 And Moses and Aaron did as hwhy commanded them, so they did.

This was the second time that
hwhy talked to Moses regarding the future of Pharaoh. This first time was noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 3:18 ...and you shall come, you and the Elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall say to him, hwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, has met with us: and now, we will go now a journey of three days in the wilderness, and we will sacrifice to hwhy, our Elohim. 19 And I, I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, and not on a strong hand. 20 And I will stretch out ta-My Hand, and I will strike ta-Egypt in all of My Wonders which I will do in his midst: and after thus, shall send you away. 21 And I will give this People ta-favor in the eyes of Egypt: and shall be, when you go, you shall not go empty: 22 And a woman shall inquire from her neighbor, and from the stranger in her house, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and clothes: and you shall put upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and you shall strip ta-Egypt.

hwhy also spoke to Abraham regarding the future of his descendants who would be in a foreign land for 4oo years and then return to the land, which is noted in the Torah portion of Lekh L'kha, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 15:10 And took to himself ta-all of these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each of his piece to the opposite of his neighbor: and ta-the birds were not divided. 11 And came down birds of prey upon the carcases, and Abram drove them away. 12 And the sun was to go down, and a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, behold, a terror of great darkness fell upon him. 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 ta-the nation, whom they shall serve will I judge: and after thus, shall they come out on a great substance. 15 And you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in good satisfaction. 16 And the fourth generation, they shall return here: for is not complete the iniquity of the Amorites until now.

In verse three of this Torah portion passage, we relate to the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in relevance by Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries, when Mark noted the series of Pharaoh's heart. In this case the word does mean harden, which I will reveal.

Looking at the word HARDEN

The Hebrew word for harden is "kah-shah"- Kuph, Shin, Heh (
hsq). It is from Strong's Concordance number 7185, and its definition

A primitive root; properly to be dense, that is, tough or severe (in various applications): - be cruel, be fiercer, make grievous, be ([ask a], be in, have, seem, would) hard (-en, [labour], -ly, thing), be sore, (be, make) stiff (-en, [-necked]).

This is the only time that this Hebrew word is applied regarding Pharaoh's heart regarding the plagues. In this case, 
hwhy purposes to "harden" (or "stiffen" in the King James Version) Pharaoh's heart. We will see later on in this week's Torah portion and the next Torah portion what hwhy does to Pharaoh's heart. We will see Mark Biltz's revelation of Pharaoh's heart through the series of these plagues.


Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted verse five of this week's Torah portion passage where Moses says to Pharaoh

5 And Egypt shall know that I am hwhy in My I stretching out ta-My Hand upon Egypt,...

He noted that 
hwhy was to make Himself known to Pharaoh and Egypt. It is like hwhy was saying to them, "Let Me introduce Myself to you, and you will get to know Me very well in these next days". Monte Judah also noted that hwhy want's us believers to know Him, as well as to know Yeshua, our Messiah, but in a positive way.



Verse seven

7 And Moses was a son of eighty years, and Aaron was a son of three and eighty years, in their speaking to Pharaoh.

Notice hwhy noted Moses and Aaron's ages as a "by the way" statement. Why did hwhy stated their ages here? It is informative, and it does help to configure time lines in Israel's history. Also the apostle Stephen in the book of Acts mentioned Moses age when he met Pharaoh and others.

Acts 7:23 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers the sons of Israel.... 30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai an angel of hwhy in a flame of fire in a bush.

Moses was forty years old when he killed the Egyptian and fled to Midian, and stayed for forty years until 
hwhy spoke to him when He was in the presence of the thorn bush. That would have made Aaron around forty three years old at the time.

Take Moses' age of eighty years and subtract that from 215 years the Israelites lived in Egypt, starting with Jacob and his sons. This takes it to 135 years in Egyptian captivity that Moses was born, and that was during the early period, if not the beginning, when Israel was in slavery. Aaron was between forty three and forty four years old, and he was 137 years as noted in last week's Torah of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

16 ...And the years of the life of Levi were seven and thirty and a hundred years.

This means that Levi lived another ninety two years until he died giving a difference of forty-three years before before Moses was born.

This is a chart revealing the year of mankind and the age of Moses' relatives when Moses was eighty years old

YEAR OF MAN WHEN MOSES WAS 80 YEARS OLD NAME OF MOSES' RELATIVES AGE OF MOSES' RELATIVES WHEN MOSES WAS 80 YEARS OLD AGE OF DEATH OF MOSES' RELATIVES
2453 YEARS OF MANKIND Miriam about 86 years old about 126 years old
2453 YEARS OF MANKIND Levi about 83 years old about 123 years old

Based on past calculations, if the time line is correct, this would take us to about 1547 BC.

I will put what the time line of the Pharaoh existed during

By the time that Moses was eighty years old, according to Wikipedia, based on the time line, the Pharaoh who ruled in Egypt was Apepi who ruled from 1575-1540 BC of the Fifteenth Dynasty, in the Second Intermediate Period.

This is what Wikipedia says regarding Apepi:

"Apepi (also Ipepi; Egyptian language ipp(i)) or Apophis (Greek: Ἄποφις; regnal names Neb-khepesh-Re, A-qenen-Re and A-user-Re) was a ruler of Lower Egypt during the fifteenth dynasty and the end of the Second Intermediate Period that was dominated by this foreign dynasty of rulers called the Hyksos. According to the Turin Canon of Kings, he ruled over the northern portion of Egypt for forty years. He ruled during the early half of the 16th century BC and outlived his southern rival, Kamose, but not Ahmose I.[3] Although his reign only entailed northern Egypt, Apepi was dominant over most of Egypt during the early portion of his reign, and traded peacefully with the native Theban Seventeenth dynasty to the south".

This is the only image referring to Apepi

 






This was the second to the last Pharaoh who reigned in the Fifteenth Dynasty. According to WIkipedia, the last Pharaoh who ruled in the Seventeenth dynasty was Khamudi who possibly reigned from 1541-1540 BC.

This is what Wikipedia says regarding Khamudi:

"Khamudi (also known as Khamudy) was the last Hyksos ruler of the Fifteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Khamudi came to power in 1534 BC or 1541 BC, ruling the northern portion of Egypt from his capital Avaris. His ultimate defeat at the hands of Ahmose I, after a short reign, marks the end of the Second Intermediate Period".

These are the only images referring to Khamudi

 


Another Pharaoh who reigned near this time was Wadjkheperre Kamose who reigned from 1554-1549 BC of the Seventeenth Dynasty, in the Second Intermediate Period.

This is what Wikipedia says regarding
Wadjkheperre Kamose:

"Kamose was the last king of the Theban Seventeenth Dynasty. He was possibly the son of Seqenenre Tao and Ahhotep I and the full brother of Ahmose I, founder of the Eighteenth Dynasty. His reign fell at the very end of the Second Intermediate Period. Kamose is usually ascribed a reign of three years (his highest attested regnal year), although some scholars now favor giving him a longer reign of approximately five years.

His reign is important for the decisive military initiatives he took against the Hyksos, who had come to rule much of Ancient Egypt. His father had begun the initiatives and, quite possibly, lost his life in battle with the Hyksos. It is thought that his mother, as regent, continued the campaigns after the death of Kamose and that his full brother made the final conquest of them and united all of Egypt".

These are the only images referring to Wadjkheperre Kamose

 

After the end of these dynasties, Ahmose I, who reigned from 1550/49-1525/24 BC was the first Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty to begin the New Kingdom Period.



Verses eight through thirteen

8 And hwhy spoke to Moses and to Aaron, to say, 9 When Pharaoh shall speak to you, to say, Give for yourselves a miracle: and you shall say to Aaron, Take ta-your staff, and cast to the face of Pharaoh, and shall become a snake. 10 And Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and they did so as hwhy commanded: And Aaron cast down ta-his staff to the face of Pharaoh, and to the face of his servants, and became for a snake. 11 And Pharaoh also called for the wise men and for the sorcerers: and the magicians of Egypt, they also did so in their flaming arts. 12 And they each cast down his staff, and they became for snakes: and the staff of Aaron swallowed ta-their staffs. 13 And the heart of Pharaoh was strengthened, and did not listened to them; as which hwhy said.

This was nothing new in Yeshua's day. An example was when the Jewish leaders asked for signs, which is written 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.

In this case, Yeshua replied the sign through the word of the Prophet Jonah which Yeshua would fulfill later during His days in the tomb.

Notice that in verse ten of this week's Torah portion passage, it was called "Aaron's staff", but it was really Moses' staff, which is noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 4:2 And hwhy said to him, What is that in your hand? And said, A staff. 3 And said, Cast him to the earth. And casted him to the earth, and became for a snake; And Moses fled from his face.

How did it become Aaron's staff? I don't an answer to that at this time.

Notice also that Aaron's staff as a serpent had swallowed up the magicians' staffs as serpents. The reason the magicians' staffs were swallowed up, because the magicians used their staffs for evil purposes against Israel. Also, all gifts were given by 
hwhy, and it is up to the people to use it for His Glory. In this case, the magicians used their staffs and the power of their positions for evil purposes. The staffs were to be used for shepherds to lead and guide sheep, but in Egypt, it was considered an abomination to be involved with sheep. Therefore hwhy used Moses'... oh, excuse me, Aaron's staff, that was changed into a serpent, to provoke the magicians to turn theirs into serpents, so that Moses'... uh, Aaron's staff to swallow them up, as a means to take away their rights to be "shepherds" and leaders. Whether they knew it or not, when they bore the possession of the staffs, they were provided the responsibility to be "shepherds". But they were abusing their responsibility to be the shepherds for the "Egyptian flock". In other words, hwhy demoted the magicians from their ranks and stripped them from their powers, and it will be seen later in this week's Torah portion.

Based on this, the magicians would be also considered wolves in sheep's clothing, as mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Yeshua also noted Himself as the Good Shepherd and compares Himself to other shepherds, which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 10:11 I am the Good Shepherd: the Good Shepherd giveth His Life for the Sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the Good Shepherd, and know My Sheep, and am known of Mine. 15 As the Father knoweth Me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down My Life for the Sheep. 16 And other Sheep I have, which are not of this Fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My Voice; and there shall be One Fold, and One Shepherd. 17 Therefore doth My Father love Me, because I lay down My Life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This Commandment have I received of My Father.

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries compared the staff of Moses to the cross that Yeshua was placed to be crucified. I can support this based on the account of the copper serpent, which is noted in the Torah portion of Khukath, in the book of Numbers

Numbers 21:8 And hwhy spoke to Moses, Make for yourself a fiery one, and put him upon a pole: and shall be, pf any of the struck shall see him, and shall live. 9 And Moses made a serpent of copper, and put him upon the pole, and was that if a serpent struck ta-a man, and beheld to the copper serpent, and lived.

The Khukath account of the copper serpent was a type and shadow of Yeshua being hanged on a cross, as Yeshua spoke to Nicodemus, which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Yeshua by night, and said unto Him, Rabbi, we know that Thou art a Teacher come from hwhy: for no man can do these miracles that Thou doest, except hwhy be with Him. 3 Yeshua answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of hwhy. 4 Nicodemus saith unto Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5 Yeshua answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of hwhy. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto Him, How can these things be? 10 Yeshua answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 13 And no man hath ascended up to the heavens, but He that came down from the heavens, even the Son of Man which is in the heavens. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Eternal Life. 16 For hwhy so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life. 17 For hwhy sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the Only Begotten Son of hwhy. 19 And this is the condemnation, that Light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than Light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the Light, neither cometh to the Light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the Light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in hwhy.


In verses nine, ten and twelve of this week's Torah poirtion chapter, all three places are translated as snakes.

Looking at the word SNAKES

The Hebrew word for snakes is "tah-neen"- Tet, Nun, Yod, Nun Sophit (
Nynt). It is from Strong's Concordance number 8577, and its definition

(The second form used in Eze_29:3); intensive from the same as H8565; a marine or land monster, that is, sea serpent or jackal: - dragon, sea-monster, serpent, whale.

Although serpent is one translation from this Hebrew word, it is different compared to another Hebrew word, which will be revealed shortly.

Ephraim Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries noted that the symbol of Pharaoh's leadership was a
 serpent, in particular, it is called an Uraeus Cobra. Nevertheless, it is a serpent.

These are the images of the Uraeus Cobra

 Uraeus (Uraeuscobra)

Uraeus (Uraeuscobra)

Uraeus (Uraeuscobra) 
Uraeus (Uraeuscobra)

Uraeus (Uraeuscobra)


The sorcerers were one of the groups trying to prove against Moses and Aaron that they have the capability to change a staff to a snake, but as noted in this Torah portion passage, Moses' snake (staff) swallowed the sorcerers' snakes (staffs). This symbolically means that Pharaoh's authority (symbol of the Uraeus Cobra) had no power over 
hwhy (symbol of Aaron's (really Moses') snake).  This would also symbolically relate to Yeshua taking away the authority of HaSatan's power on earth when people accept Yeshua as their Messiah. Ephraim Judah also noted that this is not the greatest sign hwhy could have given them, and he's right. As we will see, these signs will grow of greater magnitude as the plagues come about.

Indirectly related, in one account, one sorcerer could not succeed against Paul with the Gospel, which is noted in the book of Acts

Acts 13:4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the Word of hwhy in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister. 6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus: 7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the Word of hwhy. 8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. 9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Spirit, set his eyes on him, 10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the Right Ways of hwhy? 11 And now, behold, the Hand of hwhy is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the Doctrine of hwhy.

This sorcerer was Jewish, and because he was trying to turn the deputy away from the faith, Paul took away the Jewish sorcerer's sight, because he refused the Word of hwhy. This could be compared to the sorcerers' staffs being taken away by Aaron's staff, because they were using their staffs for evil purposes, and hwhy took them away from the sorcerers. Thus hwhy took away the sorcerer's authority through the symbol of their staffs.

Another Brith Khadashah (New Covenant) account regarded exorcists who tried to do the same thing as the wise men did with their staffs to Aaron's staff, which is noted in the book of the Acts

Acts 19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of Adonai Yeshua, saying, We adjure you by Yeshua whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and Chief of the Priests, which did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Yeshua I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the Name of Adonai Yeshua was magnified.

In this case, these Jewish exorcists tried to match their power with hwhy's Power through the apostle Paul, but they lacked one item.... the Ruakh HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit). Their power failed against the demons and they took on those demons from the guy that originally possessed them because of their evil act.

This account is a redemptive side to those who were practicing sorcery, which is noted in the book of the Acts

Acts 8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of hwhy. 11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. 12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the Kingdom of hwhy, and the name of Yeshua, the Messiah, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

Simon the sorcerer did evil, but saw hwhy's True Power of Yeshua, the Messiah, and believed on Him.


Also notice that in verse thirteen of this week's Torah portion passage, Pharaoh's heart became "strengthened", which is the Hebrew word "khazak" (
qzx). Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that this is hwhy's act to strengthen Pharaoh's heart to get him started in order for hwhy to fulfill His intentions, which is "the Ten Plagues".



Verse fourteen

14 And hwhy said to Moses, The heart of Pharaoh is heavy, refusing to send away the People.

Noticed 
hwhy said Pharaoh's heart was "heavy" which is the Hebrew word "kaveyd" (dbk). Why did hwhy say Pharaoh's heart was heavy instead of "strengthened" as was written in the previous verse? Was the purpose of hwhy strengthening Pharaoh's heart was for Pharaoh to harden it? I don't know, but it has possibility.



THE TEN PLAGUES

Verses fifteen through eighteen

THE FIRST PLAGUE

15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning; Behold, will be going out to the water; and you shall stand to meet him upon the lip of the river; and the staff which changed to a serpent, you shall take in your hand. 16 And you shall say to him, hwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, sent me to you, to say, Send away ta-My People, and they will serve Me in the wilderness: and behold, you have not listened until here. 17 Thus says hwhy, In this you shall know that I am hwhy: Behold, I will smite on the staff which is in my hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be changed to blood. 18 And to the fish that is in the river, she shall die, and the river shall stink; and Egypt, they shall loathe to drink the water from the river.

hwhy spoke this to Moses during the night. That means the account of the staffs turning into serpents occurred during the same night. Then, Moses was told to see the Pharaoh in the morning at the river Nile. Maybe Pharaoh was going to take a bath.

In verse fifteen of this week's Torah portion passage, it is translated as serpent instead of snake. As noted earlier, looking at verses nine, ten and twelve, the three places where it is translated as snakes in the Hebrew was "taneen".

Looking at the word SERPENT

The Hebrew word for serpent is "nah-khash"- Nun, Khet, Shin (
sxn). It is from Strong's Concordance number 5175, and its definition

From H5172; a snake (from its hiss): - serpent.

from 5172 "nah-khash" (
sxn), and its definition

A primitive root; properly to hiss, that is, whisper a (magic) spell; generally to prognosticate: -  X certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) X enchantment, learn by experience, X indeed, diligently observe.

Notice that 
hwhy did not tell Moses to say the phrase in an imperialistic and commanding way at first, as Moses said the first time to Pharaoh, which is noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 5:1 And afterward, Moses and Aaron went in, and said to Pharaoh, Thus says hwhy, Elohim of Israel, Send away ta-My People, and they shall feast to Me in the wilderness.

Moses comes out later and says it in an imperialistic speech in verse seventeen of this week's Torah portion passage

17 Thus says hwhy...

Moses was stating to Pharaoh that Pharaoh will know that this is 
hwhy doing this, the Elohim that Pharaoh truly never knew. Also, hwhy was saying to Pharaoh through Moses by saying, "I am imperial, and I am in authority of the heavens and the earth, and not you Pharaoh". Moses will continue this "Imperial introduction" to Pharaoh who thinks he is elohim on earth, and Pharaoh will see "the True Living Elohim" through these plagues that will come upon him and Egypt.

Notice also, in verse seventeen of this week's Torah portion passage, Moses said this:

17 ...In this you shall know that I am hwhy:...

This is the beginning of the "know" series in Pharaoh getting to know 
hwhy, but in a way Pharaoh didn't want to see, as we will see later in this week's Torah portion.



Verse nineteen

19 And hwhy spoke to Moses, Say to Aaron, Take your staff, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all of the pools of thier water, that they shall become blood; and that shall be blood in all of the land of Egypt, and in the wood, and in the stone.

Moses played the elohim role to Pharaoh through the example of commanding Aaron to act upon 
hwhy's Word through Moses.

Notice also that Moses told Aaron to stretch out the staff on all of the water locations in the land of Egypt, which are all of the waters exposed on the surfaces, as well as the stored water in vessels of wood and stone.



Verses twenty and twenty-one

20 And Moses and Aaron did so as which hwhy commanded; and he lifted up on the staff, and struck ta-the waters that are in the river to the eyes of Pharaoh, and to the eyes of his servants; And all of the waters that are in the river, they changed to blood. 21 And the fish that were in the river died; and the river stank, and Egypt, they were not able to drink the water from the river; and was blood in all of the land of Egypt.

Think of all of the rivers, streams, ponds, brooks that had fish in it. I lived near the shore in a town years ago. One summer, there were a lot of dead pogey fish in a cove, and in time, the fish decomposed so much that they stank very heavily, and the scent stretched unto the main road, which was about 1/4 of a mile away from the shore. It lasted for about two weeks. Even the late famous news commentator, Paul Harvey, made a "by the way" statement about the incident, stating to the town's location "...you stink".

This could have been a payback from 
hwhy for all of the Hebrew baby males that were tossed into the Nile river, which is noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 1:22 And Pharaoh commanded to all of his people, to say, All of the sons that were birthed, you will cast them to the river, and every daughter you will keep alive.

This plague was also symbolic. The blood used was a type and shadow of the of the judgment of the world, and the fish symbolized the people of the world. Yeshua used this to symbolize that He would destroy the fish of the world, symbolized as "Egypt".

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries compared this account to Yeshua's first miracle in Cana, which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 2:1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Yeshua was there: 2 And both Yeshua was called, and His disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Yeshua saith unto Him, They have no wine. 4 Yeshua saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come. 5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it. 6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. 7 Yeshua saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And He saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. 9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, 10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now. 11 This beginning of miracles did Yeshua in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth His Glory; and His disciples believed on Him.

hwhy had the power to change the waters to blood in Egypt, and Yeshua changed the water to wine, a type and shadow of Yeshua's Blood. Also, this wedding feast was a type and shadow of "Sukkoth Wedding Feast" for us as believers who are covered in His Blood, and are His Bride who will be with Yeshua, our Bridegroom.

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Indirectly related, fish was mentioned, which is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 14:17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

In this case, the two fishes were symbols of the two houses of Ten Northern Tribes of Northern Israel and the Two Southern Tribes of Judah.

Peter went through a dejavu with Yeshua, after Yeshua's resurrection, which is noted in the Gospel of John

John 21:9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 10 Yeshua saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. 11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

The great fishes that were caught were symbols of the nations, or languges, that the Twelve Tribes of Israel were situated, which are 153 nations, or languages, including those who follow Him and are grafted to the Israelite branch where the Gospel is to be preached.

This account was like a replay from an earlier account, which is noted in the Gospel of Luke

Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon Him to hear the Word of hwhy, He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, 2 And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. 3 And He entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And He sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. 4 Now when He had left speaking, He said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. 5 And Simon answering said unto Him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at Thy Word I will let down the net. 6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake. 7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. 8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Yeshua's Knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. 9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: 10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Yeshua said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.

Yeshua came to fish for disciples to fish for men. In the situation with Pharaoh's case, hwhy was giving Pharaoh a foretaste that He was going to destroy Pharaoh's fish, a symbol of "the fish" who are of the symbolic Egyptian world.



Verses twenty two and twenty three

22 And the magicians of Egypt did so in their flaming arts: and the heart of Pharaoh was strengthened, and did not listen to them; as which hwhy said. 23 And Pharaoh faced away and went to his house, and did not set his heart to this also.

The magicians were trying to prove to Pharaoh that they could do this also, and to prove that it was an act that any person could do. But 
hwhy only gives limited gifts of powers to people, because hwhy knows that mankind can use them for evil intentions, as hwhy mentioned to Noahm whic is noted in the Torah portion of Noakh, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 8:21 ...and hwhy said in His heart, I will not again to curse ta-the ground any more for the Adam's sake; for the imagination of the Adam's heart is evil from his youth;...

In verse twenty-one of this week's Torah portion passage, Pharaoh's heart was strengthened, which is the Hebrew word "khazak" (
qzx), which, according to Mark Biltz, meant that hwhy strengthened Pharaoh's heart to continue His plague of judgments.



Verses twenty four and twenty five

24 And all of Egypt, they dug around the river for water to drink; for they were not able to drink from the water of the river. 25 And seven days were fulfilled after hwhy struck the river.

This was the last act that occurred during the first plague. Notice that hwhy kept the water underground pure during the time the waters were blood. hwhy showed an act of mercy to the Egyptian people for this first plague.

King David noted of this plague, which is noted in the book of the Psalms

Psalm 105:29 He turned ta-their waters into blood, and slew ta-their fish.


REVELATION'S RELEVANCE TO THE FIRST PLAGUE

Monte Judah of Lion and Lamb Ministries compared the first plague to the plague, which is noted in the book of Revelation

Revelation 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. 10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Also, there are other accounts in which the blood is applied for the judgment in the end times, which are noted in the apostle John's book of Revelation

Revelation 11:6 They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire.

Revelation 16:3 The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea.
 
Revelation 16:4 The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood.



THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE FIRST PLAGUE

The Egyptian deity related to this plague is "Hatmehyt". According to the Tour Egypt website, The fish goddess is called Hatmehyt. This is what it says regarding Hatmehyt:

"The fish as a divinity is comparatively rare in the Egyptian pantheon, but Hatmehyt's name means "she who is in front of the fishes" referring to her pre-eminence in relation to the few rival fish cults. However, it could also be interpreted in a temporal sense to stress the goddess as the "beginning" i.e. earliest fish-goddess to exist when Egypt emerged from the primeval waters.

She can be represented completely as a fish, the shape of which led to former suggestions that it was a dolphin. This has now been discarded in favor of an identification with the lepidotus fish, common in the Nile.

At Mendes, in a district for which the ancient standard was the fish symbol indicating that Hatmehyt was the senior deity in terms of residence there, her cult becomes subordinated to that of the ram-god Banebdjedet - interpreted after his arrival as her consort."

According to God Checker website, it is also called "Hat-Mehit", "Het-mehit" and "Hetmehit".

These are images of the Egyptian elohim Hatmehyt

Hetmehyt  Hetmehyt 1

Hatmehyt  Hatmehyt  Hatmehyt  Hatmehyt

Hatmehyt  Hatmehyt  Hatmehyt







CHAPTER 8

Exodus 8:1-32

Exo 8:1 And
hwhy said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh, and you shall say to him, Thus says hwhy, Send away ta-My People, and may serve Me. 2 And if you refuse to send away, behold, I will plague all of your border in frogs. 3 And the river shall breed frogs, and they will ascend, and they will go in your house, and in your bedroom, and upon your bed, and in the houses of your servants, and on your people, and in your fire pots, and in your kneading troughs. 4 And the frogs, they shall ascend on you, and on your people, and on all of your servants.

5 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch out ta-your hand on your staff over the rivers, over the canals, and over the pools, and shall ascend ta-the frogs over the land of Egypt. 6 And Aaron stretched out ta-his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs, she ascended, and she covered ta-the land of Egypt. 7 And the magicians did so in their flaming arts and ta-the frogs, they ascended over the land of Egypt.

8 And Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron and said, Pray to 
hwhy, and remove the frogs from me and from my people, and I will send away ta-the People, and they will sacrifice to hwhy. 9 And Moses said to Pharaoh, Boasting over me? For when shall I pray for you, and for your servants, and for your people, to cut off the frogs from you and from your house, only in the river she shall remain? 10 And said, By tomorrow. And said, According to your word, by that, you may know that none is like hwhy, our Elohim. 11 And the frogs shall be removed from you, and from your house, and from your servants, and from your people. Only she shall remain in the river.

12 And Moses and Aaron went out from with Pharaoh, and Moses cried to 
hwhy over the word of the frogs, which was set to Pharaoh. 13 And hwhy did according to the word of Moses. And the frogs, they died from the houses, from the courtyards, and from the fields. 14 And they gathered them heaps of heaps, and the land, she stank. 15 And Pharaoh saw that there was relief, and ta-his heart was made heavy and did not listen to them as which hwhy spoke.

16 And
hwhy said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch out ta-your staff and strike ta-the dust of the earth, and shall become for gnats in all the land of Egypt. 17 And did so, and Aaron stretched out ta-his hand on his staff and struck ta-the dust of the earth, and the gnats, she was on the Adam and on the animals. All the dust of the earth became gnats in all the land of Egypt. 18 And the magicians, they did so in their flaming arts to bring forth ta-the gnats, and they were not able. And the gnats, she was on the Adam and on the animals. 19 And the magicians said to Pharaoh, She is the finger of Elohim. And the heart of Pharaoh was strengthened, and did not listen to them as which hwhy spoke.

20 And
hwhy said to Moses, Rise early in the morning and you shall stand to the face of Pharaoh. Behold, is going out to the water, and you shall say to him, Thus says hwhy, Send away My People, and may serve Me. 21 For if you do not send away ta-My People, behold I will send ta-the flies on you, and on your servants, and on your people, and on your houses ta-the flies, and the houses of Egypt, they will be full of ta-the flies, and also the ground which they are upon her. 22 And in his day, I will separate ta-the land of Goshen which My People are still upon her, for she shall not have flies there, by that, you may know that I am hwhy in the midst of the earth. 23 And I will put a division between My People and between your people. By tomorrow this Sign shall be. 24 And hwhy did so. And came a heaviness of flies to the house of Pharaoh and the house of his servants. And in all of the land of Egypt, the land, she was destroyed from the face of the flies.

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? 27 We will travel three days in the wilderness, and will sacrifice to hwhy, our Elohim, as which shall say to us. 28 And Pharaoh said, I will send you away, and you will sacrifice to hwhy, your Elohim, in the wilderness; only far, you will not to go far. Pray unto me. 29 And Moses said, Behold, I am going out from you, and I will pray to hwhy, and tomorrow, the flies shall depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. Only Pharaoh, do not deceive again to not send ta-the People go to sacrifice to hwhy.

30 And Moses went out from Pharaoh and prayed to 
hwhy. 31 And hwhy did according to the word of Moses, and departed the flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; Not one remained. 32 And Pharaoh made ta-his heart heavy in this time also, and did not send away ta-the People.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through four

Continuing with the ten plagues:

THE SECOND PLAGUE

1 And hwhy said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh, and you shall say to him, Thus says hwhy, Send away ta-My People, and may serve Me. 2 And if you refuse to send away, behold, I will plague all of your border in frogs. 3 And the river shall breed frogs, and they will ascend, and they will go in your house, and in your bedroom, and upon your bed, and in the houses of your servants, and on your people, and in your fire pots, and in your kneading troughs. 4 And the frogs, they shall ascend on you, and on your people, and on all of your servants.

Moses used the same command that he and Aaron said to Pharaoh to send away 
hwhy's People that they said to Pharaoh at first, which is noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 5:1 And afterward, Moses and Aaron went in, and said to Pharaoh, Thus says hwhy, Elohim of Israel, Send away ta-My People, and they shall feast to Me in the wilderness.



Verses five and six

5 And hwhy said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch out ta-your hand on your staff over the rivers, over the canals, and over the pools, and shall ascend ta-the frogs over the land of Egypt. 6 And Aaron stretched out ta-his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs, she ascended, and she covered ta-the land of Egypt.

Notice that Aaron was "not" commanded to strike the waters like the Commandment on the first plague, which is noted in the previous chapter of this week's Torah portion

Exodus 7:20 And Moses and Aaron did so, as which hwhy commanded; and he lifted up on the staff, and struck ta-the waters that are in the river,



Verse seven

7 And the magicians did so in their flaming arts and ta-the frogs, they ascended over the land of Egypt.

The magicians also proved that they could do it, revealing that 
hwhy gave mankind this kind of limited gift of power, but as I noted earlier, hwhy limited man's power on account on the evilness of their hearts.

A question came to me, "Is there a food chain from fish to frogs, or a food chain from frogs to fish"? On the Answers website, at www.answers.com, which the question "Do fish eat frogs?", a person nicknamed Hatman621 answered this question:

"Yes, Fish do eat frogs. Bass in particular prefer frogs to most other prey, second only to crayfish. And bullfrogs eat fish, too".

Also, on the Ask website, at www.ask.com, a question was asked "Do frogs eat fish"? Their answer was posted

"Frogs eat any live fish that is small enough to fit into their mouths. Many pet frogs are content to eat guppies, minnows and goldfish of the appropriate size".

These answers reveal to us that the fish and the frogs depend upon each other in the food chain. When the first plague occurred, all of the fish died. There were no fish to eat the frogs, and there were no baby fish for the frogs to eat. What remained were "the frogs", and there were plenty of them for hwhy to use.



Verses eight through eleven

8 And Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron and said, Pray to hwhy, and remove the frogs from me and from my people, and I will send away ta-the People, and they will sacrifice to hwhy. 9 And Moses said to Pharaoh, Boasting over me? For when shall I pray for you, and for your servants, and for your people, to cut off the frogs from you and from your house, only in the river she shall remain? 10 And said, By tomorrow. And said, According to your word, by that, you may know that none is like hwhy, our Elohim. 11 And the frogs shall be removed from you, and from your house, and from your servants, and from your people. Only she shall remain in the river.

Notice that Pharaoh did not say to Moses "Ok, Moses, do as 
hwhy told you to do", but said "Pray to hwhy to remove the frogs...". Also, this is the first time that Moses put Pharaoh in the responsive end by asking him what time Pharaoh wants Moses to remove the frogs.

Looking at verse nine of this week's Torah portion passage, Moses said to Pharaoh, "Boasting over me?". In other words, Moses was saying to him, "You, Pharaoh, Rah on earth, looking to me, a simple Hebrew shepherd, for help?".

Notice that in verses nine and eleven of this week's Torah portion passage that Moses said in the order of the removal of the frogs started with Pharaoh himself, then his house, then his servants, and then the people. Normally in a war, you conventionally attack the soldiers at large, then get to the leaders, but in Moses order, he starts with the king. In comparison, on a PBS Documentary titled "Richard I Lionheart and Saladin, Holy Warriors", Richard I "Lionheart", King of England (1189-1199), during the Crusades in the Middle East, Richard I broke the traditional way of war by placing himself in the front his army instead of staying behind.

Notice also that in verse ten of this week's Torah portion passage, Moses said:

10 ... by that, you may know that none is like hwhy, our Elohim.

This is the second time that Moses noted Pharaoh that he will "know" 
hwhy, but in a negative way.



Verses twelve through fifteen

12 And Moses and Aaron went out from with Pharaoh, and Moses cried to hwhy over the word of the frogs, which was set to Pharaoh. 13 And hwhy did according to the word of Moses. And the frogs, they died from the houses, from the courtyards, and from the fields. 14 And they gathered them heaps of heaps, and the land, she stank. 15 And Pharaoh saw that there was relief, and ta-his heart was made heavy and did not listen to them as which hwhy spoke.

Notice that Moses did not tell Pharaoh that the frogs would not be taken away from them.

King David recalled this plague, which is noted in the book of the Psalms

Psalms 105:30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

In verse fifteen of this week's Torah portion passage, Pharaoh's heart was heavy ("kavahd" (
dbk)) which Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that it was Pharaoh's own doing to the act of his heart.


REVELATION'S RELEVANCE TO THE SECOND PLAGUE

This plague can be compared to this account, which is noted in the apostle John's book of Revelation

Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of hwhy Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.


THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE SECOND PLAGUE

The Egyptian deity relating to this plague is "Heqet". On the Tour Egypt website, Caroline Seawright wrote an article on the frog god titled "Heqet, Frog Headed Goddess of Childbirth, A Feature Tour Egypt Story". This is what she wrote:

"Heqet (Heket) was a goddess of childbirth, creation and grain germination. She was depicted as a frog, or a woman with the head of a frog, betraying her connection with water. As a water goddess, she was also a goddess of fertility where she was particularly associated with the later stages of labour. In this way, the title of "Servants of Heqet" may have been a title applied to her priestesses who were trained as midwives."

These are images of the Egyptian god Heqet

Heqet  Heqet 3


In this display Heqet gives life to the boy on Khnum's pottery wheel


Heqet 1  Heqet 2 Heqet



Verses sixteen through nineteen

THE THIRD PLAGUE

16 And hwhy said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch out ta-your staff and strike ta-the dust of the earth, and shall become for gnats in all the land of Egypt. 17 And did so, and Aaron stretched out ta-his hand on his staff and struck ta-the dust of the earth, and the gnats, she was on the Adam and on the animals. All the dust of the earth became gnats in all the land of Egypt. 18 And the magicians, they did so in their flaming arts to bring forth ta-the gnats, and they were not able. And the gnats, she was on the Adam and on the animals. 19 And the magicians said to Pharaoh, She is the finger of Elohim. And the heart of Pharaoh was strengthened, and did not listen to them as which hwhy spoke.

Gnats are also known to be lice. Notice in this third plague that the magicians could not produce this act to bring forth lice, and accepted the fact that it was 
hwhy in charge of the plague, and not them. In chapter two of this week's Torah portion, when Moses' staff swallowed up the magicians' staffs, hwhy took away the magicians' position and power. This became manifested in this third plague.

King David noted this plague, which is noted in the book of the Psalms

Psalm 105:31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

Indirectly related, Yeshua used this plague in his woes against the Scribes Pharisees, which is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

Yeshua spoke of the gnat as a symbol for the Phraisees' doctrine, because their made-up doctrines were so micro, that they would attach to themselves. Also their overall man-made false torahs became as macro as a camel, the symbol Yeshua also stated above, because their torah was "non-kosher", hence, the "unkosher camel".

Mark Biltz of El Shaddai Ministries noted that Yeshua noted the Finger of Elohim in a positive means when He casted out devils, which is noted in the Gospel of Luke

Luke 11:14 And He was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the People wondered. 15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. 16 And others, tempting Him, sought of Him a sign from the heavens. 17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. 18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? Because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore shall they be your judges. 20 But if I with the Finger of hwhy cast out devils, no doubt the Kingdom of hwhy is come upon you. 21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

Also, Mark Biltz noted that the strong man mentioned in the Gospel of Luke mentioned above is comparable to Pharaoh when 
hwhy is stronger than Pharaoh and will take the spoils of Egypt, as we will see in next week's Torah portion.

In verse nineteen of this week's Torah portion, Pharaoh's heart was strengthened ("khazak" (
qzx)), by hwhy to keep him going.


THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE THIRD PLAGUE

The Egyptian deity that was associated with this plague is "Geb".

This information about Geb is taken from the SSC Hot Springs website, and this is what is says:

"Geb (another god) was thought to represent the earth. He is pictured as reclining beneath the sky-goddess Nut. Geb, ‘the Great Cackler’, was represented as a goose. He was said to have laid the egg from which the sun was hatched. Instead of the sky and the earth laying an egg representing the sun, the dust of the earth brought forth lice, which would in turn lay louse eggs on the Egyptians. They were big on being clean. Body lice don’t go along with being clean. They certainly don’t render priests clean".

This is what Wikipedia says regarding Geb:

The name was pronounced as such from the Greek period onward and was formerly erroneously read as Seb or as Keb. The original Egyptian was perhaps "Gebeb"/"Kebeb".

These are images of Geb, shown below with the Egyptian goddess Nut

 Geb        

Geb 


These are images of Geb

Geb  Geb  Geb  Geb

This is a stele of Geb (left) with Horus (right)

Geb



Verses twenty through twenty four

THE FOURTH PLAGUE

20 And hwhy said to Moses, Rise early in the morning and you shall stand to the face of Pharaoh. Behold, is going out to the water, and you shall say to him, Thus says hwhy, Send away My People, and may serve Me. 21 For if you do not send away ta-My People, behold I will send ta-the flies on you, and on your servants, and on your people, and on your houses ta-the flies, and the houses of Egypt, they will be full of ta-the flies, and also the ground which they are upon her. 22 And in his day, I will separate ta-the land of Goshen which My People are still upon her, for she shall not have flies there, by that, you may know that I am hwhy in the midst of the earth. 23 And I will put a division between My People and between your people. By tomorrow this Sign shall be. 24 And hwhy did so. And came a heaviness of flies to the house of Pharaoh and the house of his servants. And in all of the land of Egypt, the land, she was destroyed from the face of the flies.

Question: "Did the Israelites experience the first three plagues before this plague based on verse twenty two in the fourth plague"? The Scriptures didn't say if they did or not, but I don't have the answer to this at this time.

Notice that in the second plague that the frogs have died. What else do frogs eat?.... "FLIES"! Since the ecosystem chain had been broken more, the flies have now become dominant. And since there were no frogs to eat them, 
hwhy made them the next item to be used for the series of plagues.

Indirectly related, regarding 
hwhy separating the Israelites from the Egyptians, this could be compared to Yeshua dividing the righteous and the unrighteous in telling the future event relating them to "the Sheep and The Goats", which is noted in the Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of Man shall come in His Glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the Throne of His Glory: 32 And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. 34 Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? Or thirsty, and gave Thee drink? 38 When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? Or naked, and clothed Thee? 39 Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took Me not in: naked, and ye clothed Me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited Me not. 44 Then shall they also answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto Thee? 45 Then shall He answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to Me. 46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Notice in verse twenty two of this week's Torah portion passage that Moses said to Pharaoh:

22 ...by that, you may know that I am hwhy in the midst of the earth.

This is the third time that Moses noted to Pharaoh that he would "know" Him, but in a negative way.



Verse twenty five

25 And Pharaoh called to Moses and to Aaron and said, Go sacrifice to your Elohim in the land!

Pharaoh did not get the picture. This is what
hwhy told Moses to tell Pharaoh, which is noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 5:1 And afterward, Moses and Aaron went in, and said to Pharaoh, Thus says hwhy, Elohim of Israel, Send away ta-My People, and they shall feast to Me in the wilderness.... 3 And they said, the Elohim of the Hebrews has met upon us: We will go now a journey of three days in the wilderness, and we will sacrifice to hwhy, our Elohim; lest shall impinge us on the plague, or on the sword.

They are to sacrifice "outside" of the land.



Verses twenty six and twenty seven

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? 27 We will travel three days in the wilderness, and will sacrifice to hwhy, our Elohim, as which shall say to us.

Moses knew this, because he was a prince in Egypt and understood the Egyptian practices of the day, even if he was away for forty years. Also, Joseph who was Viceroy of Egypt in his day knew this as well. This is the account of Joseph's brothers eating with the Egyptians at Joseph's house, which is noted in the Torah portion of Mikeyts, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 43:29 And lifted his eyes, and saw ta-Benjamin, his brother, son of his mother, and said, Is this your younger brother of whom you spoke to me? And said, Elohim be gracious to you, my son. 30 And Joseph hurried; for his bowels were deeply moved towards his brother: and sought to weep; and entered to an inner chamber, and wept there. 31 And washed his face, and went out, and was restrained, and said, Set out bread. 32 And they set to him by his apartness, and to them by their apartness, and to the Egyptians that are eating with him by their apartness: for the Egyptians, they are not able to eat bread with ta-the Hebrews; for she is an abomination to Egypt.

This is also what Joseph said this to his brothers when Joseph's family arrived in Egypt, which is noted in the Torah portion of Vay-Yigash, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 46:33 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.

Moses also knew that Egypt had the military power to come and destroy them if any of the Israelites had ever tried to sacrifice a lamb in the land of Egypt.



Verse twenty eight

28 And Pharaoh said, I will send you away, and you will sacrifice to hwhy, your Elohim, in the wilderness; only far, you will not to go far. Pray unto me.

This is a joke. Pharaoh was saying to Moses. "OK, you can go outside the land, but don't go "too far"". Pharaoh might as well said "Just cross over the border, maybe about a few feet at most, and sacrifice at that "short distance"". The reason is, Pharaoh wanted to keep an eye on them, like "a baby sitter", so that in case they tried to escape, Pharaoh can be quickly alarmed from a short distance and send out his army to overtake them, and bring them back to the land and put them into harsher labor.




Verses twenty nine

29 And Moses said, Behold, I am going out from you, and I will pray to hwhy, and tomorrow, the flies shall depart from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people. Only Pharaoh, do not deceive again to not send ta-the People go to sacrifice to hwhy.

Moses was saying back to Pharaoh "Now you behave, and don't take back your word again", but it did not work as 
hwhy predicted to Moses at Mount Siniai. It wasn't hwhy's Time yet.

While in prison, Joseph noted a statement of reminder to the Chief of the Butlers, which is noted in the Torah portion of Vay-Yeyshev, in the book of Genesis

Genesis 40:9 And the Chief of the Cup Bearers told ta-his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, and behold, a vine was to my face; 10 And in the vine were three branches: and she was as her budding, her blossoms shot forth; and her clusters, they were ripened to grapes: 11 And the cup of Pharaoh was in my hand: and I took ta-the grapes, and I squeezed (pressed, tread) them to the cup of Pharaoh, and I gave ta-the cup upon the palm of Pharaoh. 12 And Joseph said to him, This is His Interpretation: The three branches, they are three days: 13 In yet three days Pharaoh will lift ta-your head, and you will return upon your station: and you will give the cup of Pharaoh in his hand according to the former custom when you were his cup bearer. 14 For but remember me with yourself as when shall be well to you, and you do now kindness with me, and mention me to Pharaoh, and bring me out from this house: 15 For stolen, I was stolen from the land of the Hebrews: and here also, I have not done anything that they had put me in the pit.

Like the Chief of the Cup Bearers did not remember to tell Pharaoh of Joseph, so did Pharaoh did not do as Moses stated to him to not change his mind again, which he did.



Verses thirty through thirty two

30 And Moses went out from Pharaoh and prayed to hwhy. 31 And hwhy did according to the word of Moses, and departed the flies from Pharaoh, from his servants, and from his people; Not one remained. 32 And Pharaoh made ta-his heart heavy in this time also, and did not send away ta-the People.

The magicians were not mentioned regarding this plague. Why were they not mentioned that they tried to create the same plague? I don't have an answer at this time.

King David recalled this plague, which is noted in the book of the Psalms

Psalm 105:31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

Notice in verse thirty two of this week's Torah portion passage that Pharaoh's heart was heavy ("kavahd" (
dbk)), in which Pharaoh did it to himself.


THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE FOURTH PLAGUE

The Egyptian deity related to this plague is "Khpheri", a deity of creation.

This is what Wikipedia says regarding Khpheri:

"Khepri was connected with the scarab beetle (kheprer), because the scarab rolls balls of dung across the ground, an act that the Egyptians saw as a symbol of the forces that move the sun across the sky. Khepri was thus a solar deity. Young dung beetles, having been laid as eggs within the dung ball, emerge from it fully formed. Therefore, Khepri also represented creation and rebirth, and he was specifically connected with the rising sun and the mythical creation of the world. The Egyptians connected his name with the Egyptian language verb kheper, meaning "develop" or "come into being". Kheper, or (Xeper) is a transcription of an ancient Egyptian word meaning to come into being, to change, to occur, to happen, to exist, to bring about, to create, etc. Egyptologists typically transliterate the word as ?pr. Both Kheper and Xeper possess the same phonetic value and are pronounced as "kheffer"
".


These are the images of the Egyptian god Khepher

Khepher  Khepher 2

Khepher 1







CHAPTER 9

Exodus 9:1-35

Exo 9:1 And
hwhy said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh, and you shall speak to him, Thus says hwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, Send away ta-My People, and may serve Me. 2 For if you refuse to send away, and are still holding them, 3 Behold, the Hand of hwhy shall be on your livestock which is in the field, on the horses, on the asses, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks: a pestilence of much heaviness. 4 And hwhy shall separate between the livestock of Israel, and between the livestock of Egypt: and a word (thing) shall not die from all the Sons of Israel.

5 And 
hwhy set an appointed time, to say, Tomorrow, hwhy shall do this Word in the land. 6 And hwhy did ta-this Word of the morrow, and all of the livestock of Egypt died: And not one from the livestock of the Sons of Israel died. 7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold, not unto one was dead from the livestock of Israel. And the heart of Pharaoh was heavy, and did not send away ta-the People.

8 And 
hwhy said to Moses and to Aaron, Take for yourselves fullness of fists of soot from the furnace, and Moses shall sprinkle him to the heavens to the eyes of Pharaoh. 9 And shall be floating dust upon all of the land of Egypt, and shall be for a boil (inflammation) breaking forth of blains upon the Adam and upon the animals in all of the land of Egypt. 10 And they took ta-the soot of the furnace, and they stood to the face of Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled him to the heavens; And became a boil of blains breaking forth on the Adam, and on the animals. 11 And the magicians, they were not able to stand to the face of Moses from the facing of the boils; for the boil was on the magicians and on all of Egypt. 12 And hwhy strengthened ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and did not listen to them; as which hwhy spoke to Moses.

13 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand to the face of Pharaoh, and you shall say to him, Thus says hwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, Send away ta-My People, and may serve Me. 14 For in this time, I will send ta-all of My plagues to your heart, and on your servants, and on your people; in order you may know that none is like Me in all of the earth. 15 For now, I will stretch out ta-My Hand, and I will strike you and ta-your people on the pestilence; and you shall be desolate from the earth. 16 And surely, in order that I have made you stand this, in order that you will see ta-My Power; by that My Name may be declared in all of the earth. 17 Are you still exalting against My People to not send them away? 18 Behold, in this time tomorrow will I rain much heavy hail which has not been like him in Egypt, by from the day of the foundation and until now.

19 And now, Send out the shelter for
ta-your livestock, and ta all that is to you in the field; all of the Adam and the livestock which are found in the field, and shall not be gathered to the house, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. 20 The ones fearing ta-the Word of hwhy from the servants of Pharaoh, ta-his servants, and ta-his livestock, were fleeing to their houses: 21 And who did not set his heart to the Word of hwhy, and left ta-his servants and ta-his livestock in the field.

22 And 
hwhy said to Moses, Stretch forth ta-your hand upon the heavens, and shall be hail in all the land of Egypt upon the Adam, and upon the animals, and upon every plant of the field, in the land of Egypt. 23 And Moses stretched forth ta-his staff upon the heavens: and hwhy gave sounds, and hail and fire, she came to the earth; And hwhy rained hail upon the land of Egypt. 24 And was hail, and fire was reserved in the midst of the very heavy hail, which has been none like him in all of the land of Egypt since she became a nation. 25 And the hail struck in all of the land of Egypt ta all that was in the field from the Adam and unto animals; And the hail struck ta every plant of the field, and shattered ta-every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen where the Sons of Israel were there did not have hail.

27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and for Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: 
hwhy is the righteous, and I and my people are the wicked. 28 Pray to hwhy, and enough becoming of the sounds (thunders) of Elohim, and hail; And I will send you away, and you shall not to remain again. 29 And Moses said unto him, As as I go out of ta-the city, I will spread ta-my palms to hwhy; The sound (thunder), they shall cease, and shall not be any more hail; by that, you may know that the earth belongs to hwhy. 30 And you and your servants, I know that you will not yet fear from the Face of hwhy Elohim.

31 And the flax and the barley were smitten: for the barley was of earing stage, and the flax was of seeding stage. 32 And the wheat and the spelt (rye), were not smitten: for they were unripened. 33 And Moses went out from Pharaoh of 
ta-the city, and spread his palms to hwhy: and the sounds (thunders) and the broad-hail ceased, and the rain was not pouring to the earth.

34 And Pharaoh saw that the rain and the broad-hail and the sounds (thunders) had ceased, and by sinning again, and his heart became heavy, he and his servants. 35 And the heart of Pharaoh was strengthened, and neither did not send away
ta-the Sons of Israel; as which hwhy spoke on the hand of Moses.


(NOTE: Not all verses will have comments)


Verses one through seven

Continuing with the ten plagues:

THE FIFTH PLAGUE

1 And hwhy said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh, and you shall speak to him, Thus says hwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, Send away ta-My People, and may serve Me. 2 For if you refuse to send away, and are still holding them, 3 Behold, the Hand of hwhy shall be on your livestock which is in the field, on the horses, on the asses, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks: a pestilence of much heaviness. 4 And hwhy shall separate between the livestock of Israel, and between the livestock of Egypt: and a word (thing) shall not die from all the Sons of Israel. 5 And hwhy set an appointed time, to say, Tomorrow, hwhy shall do this Word in the land. 6 And hwhy did ta-this Word of the morrow, and all of the livestock of Egypt died: And not one from the livestock of the Sons of Israel died. 7 And Pharaoh sent, and behold, not unto one was dead from the livestock of Israel. And the heart of Pharaoh was heavy, and did not send away ta-the People.

Notice that Pharaoh did not inquire of Moses in this plague.

Also, looking at this week's Torah portion passage that there were "camels" in this account. How often do Moses movies show camels in this plague account that were dead, let alone alive at all before they are dead from the pestilence? None at all.

Dead Camel

In verse seven of this week's Torah portion passage, Pharaoh's heart was heavy ("kavahd" (
dbk)), meaning Pharaoh did it himself. This is the second time that Pharaoh's heart was made heavy without hwhy intervening between the two times Pharaoh made it heavy. Was Pharaoh's heart still strong enough to handle it without hwhy's intervention? I don't have an answer to that at this time.

King David had a personal experience with pestilence when he did not fulfill a commandment to give a half-shekel to the Priest for the enumeration of the people in the land, this is what happened afterward, which is noted in the book of the Chronicles

2 Samuel 24:10 And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered ta-the People. And David said unto hwhy, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech Thee, hwhy, take away ta-the iniquity of Thy servant; for I have done very foolishly. 11 For when David was up in the morning, the Word of hwhy came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying, 12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith hwhy, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee. 13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? Or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? Or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? Now advise, and see what answer I shall return to Him that sent me. 14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of hwhy; for His mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man. 15 So hwhy sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.

He chose the pestilence.


THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE FIFTH PLAGUE

These are the possible Egyptian deities related to this plague:

One of them is "Hathor", an Egyptian cow goddess. This is what Wikipedia's says of this deity:

"...an Ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. She was one of the most important and popular deities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. Hathor was worshiped by Royalty and common people alike in whose tombs she is depicted as "Mistress of the West" welcoming the dead into the next life. In other roles she was a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth, as well as the patron goddess of miners.
Hathor is commonly depicted as a cow goddess with horns in which is set a sun disk with Hathor is commonly depicted as a cow goddess with horns in which is set a sun disk with Uraeus. Twin feathers are also sometimes shown in later periods as well as a menat necklace. Hathor may be the cow goddess who is depicted from an early date on the Narmer Palette and on a stone urn dating from the 1st dynasty that suggests a role as sky-goddess and a relationship to Horus who, as a sun god, is "housed" in her".

These are images of Hathor

Hathor  Hathor 1 Hathor 2

Hathor


Another possible Egyptian god related to this plague is "Apis". According the Wikpedia, this god was a god of strength and fertility. This is what Wikpedia also says regarding Apis:

"Apis or Hapis (alternatively spelled Hapi-ankh), is a bull-deity that was worshipped in the Memphis region. "Apis served as an intermediary between humans and an all-powerful god (originally Ptah, later Osiris, then Atum)." [quote: Virtual Egyptian Museum]


These are images of Apis

Apis  Apis 1

Apis 2



Verses eight through twelve

THE SIXTH PLAGUE

8 And hwhy said to Moses and to Aaron, Take for yourselves fullness of fists of soot from the furnace, and Moses shall sprinkle him to the heavens to the eyes of Pharaoh. 9 And shall be floating dust upon all of the land of Egypt, and shall be for a boil (inflammation) breaking forth of blains upon the Adam and upon the animals in all of the land of Egypt. 10 And they took ta-the soot of the furnace, and they stood to the face of Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled him to the heavens; And became a boil of blains breaking forth on the Adam, and on the animals. 11 And the magicians, they were not able to stand to the face of Moses from the facing of the boils; for the boil was on the magicians and on all of Egypt. 12 And hwhy strengthened ta-the heart of Pharaoh, and did not listen to them; as which hwhy spoke to Moses.

Pharaoh's heart was strengthened by 
hwhy ("khazak" (qzx)).

Job experienced having boils that was placed on him by HaSatan, which is noted in his book

Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of the Elohim came to present themselves before hwhy, and Satan came also among them to present himself before hwhy. 2 And hwhy said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered ta-hwhy, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 3 And hwhy said unto Satan, Hast thou considered My servant, Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth Elohim, and escheweth evil? And still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. 4 And Satan answered ta-hwhy, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. 5 But put forth Thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse Thee to Thy Face. 6 And hwhy said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save ta-his life. 7 So went Satan forth from ta the Face of hwhy, and smote ta-Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.


THE EGYPTIAN eLOHIM RELATING TO THE SIXTH PLAGUE

The Egyptian goddess affiliated with this plague is "Qetesh". This is what Wikipedia says regarding this deity:

"Qetesh (also Kadesh /ˈkɑːdɛʃ/) is a goddess adopted into theancient Egyptian religion from the religion of Canaan [that figures], popular during the New Kingdom. She was a fertility goddess of sacred ecstasy and sexual pleasure.

The name was probably vocalized by Egyptians as *Qātiša from the Semitic root Q-D-S meaning 'holy'. Her city of worship was Qadesh.

In the Qetesh stele, she is represented as a frontal nude standing on a lion between Min of Egypt and the Canaanite warrior god Resheph. She is holding snakes in one hand and a lotus flower in the other as symbols of creation.

She is associated with Anat, Astarte, and Asherah. She also has elements associated with the goddesses of Myceneae, the Minoans of Crete, and certain Kassite goddesses of the metals trade in Tin, Copper and Bronze between Lothal and Dilmun.

On some versions of the Qetesh stele her register with Min and Resheph is placed over another register showing gifts being presented to ‘Anat the goddess of War and below a register listing the lands belonging to Min and Resheph.

Main article: Triple Goddess (Neopaganism)

Qudshu-Astarte-Anat is a representation of a single goddess who is a combination of three goddesses: Qetesh (Athirat, Asherah), Astarte, and Anat. It was a common practice for Canaanites and Egyptians to merge different deities through a process of synchronization, thereby, turning them into one single entity. The "Triple-Goddess Stone", that was once owned by Winchester College, shows the goddess Qetesh with the inscription "Qudshu-Astarte-Anat", showing their association as being one goddess, and Qetesh (Qudshu) in place of Athirat. Religious scholar Saul M. Olyan (author of Asherah and the Cult of Yahweh in Israel), calls the representation on the Qudshu-Astarte-Anat plaque "a triple-fusion hypostasis", and considers Qudshu to be an epithet of Athirat by a process of elimination, for Astarte and Anat appear after Qudshu in the inscription".


This is what the SSC Hot Springs website says regarding Qetesh and the relevance of the ash:

"Ash from a furnace makes lye; lye is used in making soap. Soap cleans. Boils picture the opposite of a clean body.

The goddess Qadshu (alternately spelled Qudshu, Qodesh, Qadesh, Qadashu, Qadesha, Qetesh, Qedeshet, Kedesh) was a latter Egyptian goddess of sexuality. (The Hebrew word kedesh means holy-one, and also refers to temple whores in this form of the word.) They were considered clean ones. They would have been unable to do their sexual functions with boils in the worst places".


These are images of the Egyptian goddess Qetesh

Qetesh  Qetesh 1

Qetesh 2


Notice the name of the goddess Qetesh is the similar Hebrew word "kodesh" (
sdq), meaning "holy", but on the opposite definition, it means "a male prostitute".



Verses thirteen through eighteen

THE SEVENTH PLAGUE

13 And hwhy said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand to the face of Pharaoh, and you shall say to him, Thus says hwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, Send away ta-My People, and may serve Me. 14 For in this time, I will send ta-all of My Plagues to your heart, and on your servants, and on your people; in order you may know that none is like Me in all of the earth. 15 For now, I will stretch out ta-My Hand, and I will strike you and ta-your people on the pestilence; and you shall be desolate from the earth. 16 And surely, in order that I have made you stand this, in order that you will see ta-My Power; by that My Name may be declared in all of the earth. 17 Are you still exalting against My People to not send them away? 18 Behold, in this time tomorrow will I rain much heavy hail which has not been like him in Egypt, by from the day of the foundation and until now.

Notice in verse thirteen of this week's Torah portion passage that this was the first time Aaron was not involved with Moses when 
hwhy spoke to him

13 And hwhy said to Moses,... and you shall say to him,

It is most probable that
Moses had enough confidence to do it without Aaron, and hwhy brought Moses to Pharaoh by himself. Moses was supposed to do it alone as hwhy said to him from the beginning, which is noted in the Torah portion of Sh'moth, in the book of Exodus

Exodus 3:18 ...and you shall come, you and the Elders of Israel, to the king of Egypt, and you shall say to himhwhy, Elohim of the Hebrews, has met with us: and now, we will go now of a journey of three days in the wilderness, and we will sacrifice to hwhy, our Elohim. 19 And I, I know that the king of Egypt will not permit you to go, and not on a strong hand.

hwhy still allowed Aaron to be his sidekick.

Notice also in verse fourteen of this week's Torah portion passage that
hwhy that Moses said to Pharaoh

14 ...I will send ta-all of My Plagues to your heart,

This is the first time that Moses, or Moses and Aaron, said anything like that to Pharaoh. In previous times, they said to Pharaoh that the plague will strike him only. Now they are to plague his heart.

Looking at the word HAIL

The Hebrew word for hail is "bah-rahd"- Bet, Resh, Dalet
(drb). It is from Strong's Concordance number 1259, and its definition

From H1258; hail: - hail ([stones]).

from 1258 "bah-rahd" (
drb), and its definition

A primitive root, to hail: - hail.

This is where we get the modern English word "broad", meaning the hail is broad in size. It was probably the size between the size of golfballs and softballs.


Notice in verse sixteen of this week's Torah portion passage that Moses said to Pharaoh:

16 ...I have made you stand, in order that you will see ta-My Power; by that, My Name may be declared in all of the earth.

Moses did not say "know" this time, but "see". Why didn't Moses say "know" to Pharaoh? Mabye Pharaoh had "known" 
hwhy enough, that it was time for him to "see" hwhy's actions. Notice that Moses didn't say hwhy by Name, but Moses said to Pharaoh that His "Name" will be declared.



Verses nineteen through twenty-one

19 And now, Send out the shelter for ta-your livestock, and ta all that is to you in the field; all of the Adam and the livestock which are found in the field, and shall not be gathered to the house, the hail shall come down upon them, and they shall die. 20 The ones fearing ta-the Word of hwhy from the servants of Pharaoh, ta-his servants, and ta-his livestock, were fleeing to their houses: 21 And who did not set his heart to the Word of hwhy, and left ta-his servants and ta-his livestock in the field.

Comparing to the previous plagues, this was the first time the Egyptians were warned of any plague by the Word of 
hwhy, and it was the plague of pestilence.

Indirectly related to warnings, compare this plague to all of the Prophets who prophesied against the Israelites throughout the centuries. Some have obeyed the warnings, but most of them didn't. It cost the Northern House of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel to be divorced from 
hwhy and exiled from the land, and lost their identity. The Southern House of the Two Tribes of Judah were not, but they were warned by the prophets as well that they would kicked out the land for a while, and returned to the land after seventy years of Babylonian captivity. Yeshua came centuries later, but the Jewish People failed to see His time of visitation. Yeshua warned His disciples that the Temple would be destroyed, and He warned them about "the beginning of sorrows". The Temple was destroyed about forty years after Yeshua's resurrection, and the Jewish People were dispersed from the land again for another 1,900 years before returning to the land again in 1948.



Verses twenty two through thirty

22 And hwhy said to Moses, Stretch forth ta-your hand upon the heavens, and shall be hail in all the land of Egypt upon the Adam, and upon the animals, and upon every plant of the field, in the land of Egypt. 23 And Moses stretched forth ta-his staff upon the heavens: and hwhy gave sounds, and hail and fire, she came to the earth; And hwhy rained hail upon the land of Egypt. 24 And was hail, and fire was reserved in the midst of the very heavy hail, which has been none like him in all of the land of Egypt since she became a nation. 25 And the hail struck in all of the land of Egypt ta all that was in the field from the Adam and unto animals; And the hail struck ta every plant of the field, and shattered ta-every tree of the field. 26 Only in the land of Goshen where the Sons of Israel were there did not have hail. 27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and for Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: hwhy is the righteous, and I and my people are the wicked. 28 Pray to hwhy, and enough becoming of the sounds (thunders) of Elohim, and hail; And I will send you away, and you shall not to remain again. 29 And Moses said unto him, As as I go out of ta-the city, I will spread ta-my palms to hwhy; The sound (thunder), they shall cease, and shall not be any more hail; by that, you may know that the earth belongs to hwhy. 30 And you and your servants, I know that you will not yet fear from the Face of hwhy Elohim.<