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Monday, January 22 2018
These Are The Names
"Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob"
The English-language word "exodus" originated from an ancient Greek word, pronounced ex-hodos, which meant out way, or way out. "Exodus" is used to refer to the actual Hebrew designation for the book, pronounced weh-elleh sheh-moht, which means these are the names. Just as for the book of Genesis that is actually known in Hebrew as "In the beginning," the book of Exodus is known by its first line (keeping in mind that the Holy Scriptures were originally written without verse numbers or chapters).
Ironically, the book is known in Hebrew in reference to the Israelites entering Egypt, not leaving it ("Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt"):
"1:1 Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his household came with Jacob.
The opening line of the "Exodus" actually described an exodus into Egypt, as also documented in the Book of Genesis: "His sons, and his sons' sons with him, his daughters, and his sons' daughters, and all his seed brought he with him into Egypt."
"46:5 And Jacob rose up from Beersheba: and the sons of Israel carried Jacob their father, and their little ones, and their wives, in the wagons which Pharaoh had sent to carry him.
The "Exodus" of the Israelites into and out of Egypt had a purpose. It was there, amidst the prosperity of Egypt (see Biblical Eras: 400 Years Of Israel's Prosperity In Egypt), that the Israelites grew from a poor family of a few dozen people into a wealthy multitude of which military age males alone numbered over 600,000. The LORD had declared it to Abraham before Jacob / Israel was even born.
"15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; 15:14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance." (Genesis 15:12-14 KJV)
The LORD also declared it to Jacob / Israel before he went to Egypt (see also Biblical Eras: Jacobites To Israelites).
46:2 And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob.
So it was that, in due time, the "Exodus" out of Egypt was accomplished (see Biblical Eras: The Exodus In History and Prophecy).
"12:37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children. 12:38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle. 12:39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
Fact Finder: Why did the LORD say that Egypt was not the property of Abraham's Israelite descendants ("15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years" Genesis 15:13 KJV), while the LORD also said that Abraham's descendants would own the land of the Nile (15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates." Genesis 15:18 KJV)?
This Day In History
This Day In History, January 22
565: Eutychius was deposed as the Patriarch of Constantinople by the lawyer John Scholasticus. The city of Constantinople was named after the Roman Emperor Constantine (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy and Emperor Constantine's Sun Dogs; also A Biography Of Abraham: Abrahamic Religions).
871: The forces of Ethelred of Wessex fought the Danes at the Battle at Basing.
1371: King Robert II of Scotland ascended to the throne.
1506: The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican.
1517: The Battle of Raydaniyah near Cairo, Egypt. Ottoman Empire ruler Selim I defeated the Mamluk armies and invaded Cairo 7 days later, bringing Egypt under Ottoman rule (see The Prophet Daniel: Kings Of The North and South).
1528: A declaration of war was made by England and France against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1760: During the Seven Years War, the French under Lally-Tollendal were defeated by an Indian-British force at the Battle of Wandiwash in India.
1771: After a dispute that had gone on since the islands were discovered in 1592, Spain conceded that the Falkland Islands were British territory.
1775: The Jews of Warsaw, Poland were ordered expelled by Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski.
1840: The earliest British colonists arrived in New Zealand, at Port Nicholson.
1879: During the British-Zulu War, 830 British troops of the 24th Regiment were massacred at the Battle of Isandhlwana.
1901: After a reign of 64 years (1837 to 1901), Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom died at age 82.
1941: Tobruk was captured from Italian forces by Britain and Australia.
1970: The world's first "jumbo jet," the Boeing 747, began commercial service with a Pan American Airways flight from New York to London.
1973: The U.S. Supreme Court "legalized" (in their eyes, not in God's Eyes) the Satanic butchering of God's created children ("139:13 For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother's womb" Psalm 139:13 RSV). It became known as "the Roe versus Wade decision." The plaintiff of the decision today grievously opposes abortion; "Jane Doe" (her real name is Norma McCorvey) now calls her pro-abortion legal case the "single biggest mistake of my life."
1984: The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced.
1987: Pennsylvania politician Budd Dwyer committed suicide with a handgun shot to the head during a live televised press conference.
1998: U.S. President Bill Clinton came under intense media publicity for his sexual involvement with numerous women, including with a 21 year old intern who performed oral sodomy on Clinton numerous times right in the Oval Office. The point of this entry is not to single out Bill Clinton, but to point out that millions of people, in every country on Earth, are, by the legal and Biblical definition, "sodomites" without realizing it (Legal definition: "Sodomy is any non-penile/vaginal copulation-like act, such as oral or anal sex, or sex between a person and an animal. The word is derived from the historical account of Sodom and Gomorrah (see Genesis 19: Fire And Brimstone Upon Sodom And Gomorrah) in chapters 18 and 19 of the Book of Genesis in the Bible." Wikipedia article on Sodomy January 21 2013). See also Leviticus 18: Sexual Abominations