I dropped a couple of days this week. At present I am four days behind in total. I have slightly more on my plate this next week, so I am not sure whether or not I will be able to post. However, the series will definitely be completed, even if I have to overrun Lent in order to do so. I might post an outline of the posts to come at some point soon, so that you know what to look forward to.
Day 15: The Battle of the Gods
The purpose of signs and wonders – Moses’s three signs and their meaning – Conflict with the magicians – Egypt’s plague of corruption – The order of the plagues – The battle of the gods
The announcement of the death of the firstborn – The meaning of the firstborn son – Institution of the Passover – Meaning of the memorial – The sacrifice of Israel’s firstborn – Other themes in the Passover
Water crossings and transitions – A world framed by water – Preparing for the crossing – Red Sea crossing as new creation – The battle of YHWH – The Song of the Sea as liturgical memorial
Day 18: The Ear and the Doorpost
Biblical teaching and practice of slavery – Pharaoh as cruel master – Legal background to the Exodus – Competing masters – Adopted servants – The boring of the ear