Exodus06

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GOD: Go in, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, that he let the children of Israel go out of his land.

MOSES: Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?

GOD (to Moses and Aaron, ignoring Moses’ question): I give you charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

(Exodus then diverges into a family record of the sons of Levi: Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari, and Levi died at the age of 137 years. Then Korath begat Amram, who married his aunt Jochebed, and Korath died at the age of 133 years. And Amram was the father of Aaron and Moses, before he died at the age of 137 years. Even considering that Moses was eighty years old at this time, there are not enough generations listed to fill the 430 years between the time Levi moved to Egypt with his father Jacob and the Exodus. That 430 years is called out in Exodus 12:40. The forefathers of Moses would have each had to have lived at least 180 years to make the math work. )

And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses, the very Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies. The very Aaron and Moses who told Pharaoh king of Egypt to let them bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron. The very ones.

GOD: I repeat: I am the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.

MOSES: And I repeat: Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?

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