In this episode Veronica and Erika start exploring the ten plagues. They answer questions like:
How long do you think the ten plagues lasted?
Have you ever heard hundreds of frogs croaking in their ponds? Did that make you stop and think what it would have been like for the people during that portion of the plague?
Why is it important to know the frogs didn’t just hop away, but died right where they were?
Veronica quoted from Lois Tverberg and Erika gave us this quote from the Book of Wisdom:
Book of Wisdom 11:15-16 “In return for their foolish and wicked thoughts, which led them astray to worship irrational serpents and worthless animals, thou didst send upon them a multitude of irrational creatures to punish them, that they might learn that one is punished by the very things by which he sins.” (quoted in White, Brazos, 80)
Erika took the story a little deeper and pondered the question of what lie have you been holding to that needs the light of truth shed on it?
Why do you think God took time and used “presentation” in story? How does this help us know who God is and how He works?
You can join us on our Facebook page called “The Context and Color of the Bible” as well as Erika’s website erikavanhaitsma.com.
In order to prepare for this study we used the following books or articles:
Exploring Exodus by Nahum Saran
Exodus: God, Slavery, and Freedom by Dennis Prager
The JPS Commentary on Exodus by The Jewish Publication Society
Messiah – Issue 24
Exodus: Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible by Thomas Joseph White, OP
Exodus: A Mentor Commentary by John L. Mackay
Shadows of the Messiah by First Fruits of Zion, book 2
Miqra Journal – Winter 2003
Tabuk by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4453-tabukLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/