It is written: “…Then you will know that the LORD makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.” -Exodus 11:7b
Let my people GO!
It is written: “For this is what the Lord says: “You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed.’” -Isaiah 52: 3
“And he said, ‘Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed.’” Genesis 32:28 NAS
Exodus records the dramatic confrontation of Moses and Pharaoh, the crossing of the Red Sea, the journey to Mount Sinai and the two major events at Sinai- the giving of the Law and the construction of the Tabernacle. The book shows how God took an unorganized group of slaves and welded them together as a theocratic nation. i.e., a nation ruled by God. – Holy Bible, KJV; Zondervan, © 1994.
The Ran (Rabbi Nissim ben Reuven of Girona, who lived from 1320-1380) – “The Hebrews and Egyptians were involved in a clash of two civilizations: the God who created human beings in His image was pitted against the idol Ra, the sun-god who represented domination and enslavement. Thus Moses, the man of justice and freedom for all, was locked in a struggle against Pharaoh, the despot who controlled and enslaved an entire society.” -Judaism, by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, The International Jerusalem Post 12-28-07