Friday, February 13, 2009

The Egyptian Plagues Animated (G-dCast)

In this new movie, we see the Plagues and the encounters with Pharaoh (Exodus 5-13, especially Parshat Bo, Exodus/Shemot 10:1--13:16) through the perspective of Moses's brother Aaron. In addition to a neat retelling of the story, we get an interesting contemporary "midrash" on the command of God to "come" (בא) to Pharaoh (Exodus 10:1), which is a somewhat striking alternative (to English ears) to the expected command to "go." (Most all modern translations render בא here as "go.") The suggestion is that from the Hebrew perspective, God is already present at Pharaoh's palace and even in the core of Pharaoh's being. With God having this power and presence, Aaron and Moses can have confidence despite their fear...

Parshat Bo from

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep on posting such stories. I like to read articles like this. BTW add more pics :)

Wed Feb 03, 07:14:00 AM GMT-5  

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