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Sin Has Limits!


By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk


Parshat Bo

Exodus 10.1 - 13.16


THE REFERENCES WILL DIFFER BETWEEN 

THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES AND THE ENGLISH BIBLE.


Please remember that we are using Dr. Akiva Gamliel's New Book

Mysterious SIGNS Of The Torah REVEALED IN EXODUS

 as our Text Book for this course.


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This Zerah Torah Parshat is in the Loving Memory of Carrie bat Brachah Rivkah, may she rest in peace, may her memory be for good and may her soul be elevated in the Heavens.


There are two different Words Translators use for hardened


 וְהַכְבֵּד

Vih Hah Chih Bayd - ChihBayd

meaning - hard, burdensome, difficult, weighty

ChihBayd is singular but used as plural at times. This is to =Teach us the unity of Pharaoh and his advisors his servants. Their hardness was unified.



וַיֶּחֱזַק

Vah Yaw Chaw Zahk - Chazak

meaning - to be strong, robust, hard


Pharaoh would not listen, i.e. hear - Exodus 7.16, 7.22, 8.11, 8.15


Exodus 10.1 - 2 

וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָֹה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה בֹּא אֶל־פַּרְעֹה כִּי־אֲנִי הִכְבַּדְתִּי אֶת־לִבּוֹ וְאֶת־לֵב עֲבָדָיו לְמַעַן שִׁתִי אֹתֹתַי אֵלֶּה בְּקִרְבּוֹ:  ב וּלְמַעַן תְּסַפֵּר בְּאָזְנֵי בִנְךָ וּבֶן־בִּנְךָ אֵת אֲשֶׁר הִתְעַלַּלְתִּי בְּמִצְרַיִם וְאֶת־אֹתֹתַי אֲשֶׁר־שַׂמְתִּי בָם וִידַעְתֶּם כִּי־אֲנִי יְהוָֹה:

  ג

כִּי־אֲנִי הִכְבַּדְתִּי

For I hardened


And He, the Lord Said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh; for I have hardened everything from the Letter Aleph to the Letter Tav of his heart, and  everything from the Letter Aleph to the Letter Tav of the heart of his servants, that I might show these my signs before him; 2  And that you may tell in the ears of your son, and of your grandson, what things I have done in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that you may know that I am the Lord. 



אֶת־לֵב פַּרְעֹה

Everything from the Letter Aleph to the Letter Tav of My Signs to Pharaoh

Exodus 7.2; 9.12, 10.20, 11.10, 14.4, 14.8


וְאֶת־לֵב עֲבָדָיו 

And Everything from the Letter Aleph to the Letter Tav of the hear if his servants

Exodus 9.12, 9.21, 10.1


Sign of the serpent - Exodus 7.10-14


Each plague was a month apart. Each plague was for seven days or less.

Stone p328


Each plague was equal to more than fifty miracles. For example it was a miracle one frog came out of the river and when struck became two frogs, i.e. duplicated. This duplication happened thousands of times. Each was a miracle. When the frogs returned to the river all at once it was a miracle. Returning to the river was a miracle. Dying in the river was a miracle.  There were many additional miracles associated with each plague. How do we know this? In Exodus 8.15 the Torah says this is the finger of God. In Exodus 9.3 The Torah Says, Behold, The hand of the Lord is upon the cattle... A hand has five fingers. The interpretation is each plague represents five miracles... 


אֶצְבַּע אֱלֹהִים


Water turns to Blood, Fish died, river stank could not drink water for seven days - Exodus 7.19,20,21


Frogs leave the river - Exodus 8.1 

One frog came forth from the river. The Egyptians struck that frog.  It became two frogs. Then they struck two frogs. They became four frogs. Then they struck the four frogs.  They became eight frogs.  Then they struck eight frogs.  They became 16 frogs. This continued until the country was flooded with frogs. Stone p 329


וַיַּרְא פַּרְעֹה כִּי הָיְתָה הָרְוָחָה וְהַכְבֵּד אֶת־לִבּוֹ וְלֹא שָׁמַע אֲלֵהֶם כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָֹה: ס 


The frogs left their house and returned to the river. 

The frogs stayed in the rived. They died. - Exodus 8.8, 9, 10

Exodus 8.11 in the Chumash in the English Bible 8.15

WARNING!  WARNING

And he saw, Pharaoh for there was RESPITE... REST... He hardened everything from Aleph to Tab of there heart and did not hear them as The Lord Said.


Pharaoh kept making his heart hard... - Exodus 8.11


Lice - Exodus 8.12

Pharaoh's sorceress could not duplicate the lice infestation - Exodus 8.14


Exodus 8.15


וַיֹּאמְרוּ הַחַרְטֻמִּם אֶל־פַּרְעֹה אֶצְבַּע אֱלֹהִים הִוא וַיֶּחֱזַק לֵב־פַּרְעֹה וְלֹא־שָׁמַע אֲלֵהֶם כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָֹה: ס 

WARNING!  WARNING

Pharaoh's heart was strong... - Exodus 8.15


Swarm of Wild Beasts - Exodus 8.16, 17

Next Day

Not in Goshen - Exodus 8.18, 19

A sign of distinction between My people and your people...

Swarm ended tomorrow - Exodus 8.26, 27

Exodus 8.28


וַיַּכְבֵּד פַּרְעֹה אֶת־לִבּוֹ גַּם בַּפַּעַם

 הַזֹּאת וְלֹא שִׁלַּח אֶת־הָעָם: פ

And he, Pharaoh hardened everything from Aleph to Tav of his heart 

and he did not send the people out.

WARNING!  WARNING

Pharaoh made his heart stubborn - Exodus 8.28


Livestock Epidemic - Exodus 9.1 - 

No Livestock Epidemic against B'nei Yisroel - Exodus 9.2

not one of B'nai Yisroel's livestock died ... Exodus 9.6

Livestock Epidemic begins tomorrow - Exodus 9.5 

Exodus 9.7

וַיִּשְׁלַח פַּרְעֹה וְהִנֵּה לֹא־מֵת מִמִּקְנֵה

יִשְׂרָאֵל עַד־אֶחָד וַיִּכְבַּד לֵב פַּרְעֹה

 וְלֹא שִׁלַּח אֶת־הָעָם: פ  

Pharaoh sent scouts and behold not a single animal of b'nei Yisroel died. 

And He Pharaoh hardened his heart.

WARNING!  WARNING

Pharaoh's heart remained hard - Exodus 9.7


Boils - Exodus 9.8


Exodus 9.12

וַיְחַזֵּק יְהוָֹה אֶת־לֵב פַּרְעֹה וְלֹא שָׁמַע אֲלֵהֶם כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָֹה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה: ס  יג

And He, The Lord Strengthen everything from Aleph to Tav of the Heart of Pharaoh...


Hail - Hail Fire - Exodus 9.23

In the land of Goshen there was no hail - Exodus 9.26

Pharaoh says, 'This time I have sinned...' - Exodus 9.27

Moshe Says, When I leave the city I will lift my hands in prayer to The Lord, the thunder will cease and there will be no more hail so you know that the earth belongs to The Lord. Exodus 9.29

When it ceased... he continued in his sinful ways. Exodus 9.34



וַיַּרְא פַּרְעֹה כִּי־חָדַל הַמָּטָר וְהַבָּרָד וְהַקֹּלֹת

וַיֹּסֶף לַחֲטֹא וַיַּכְבֵּד לִבּוֹ הוּא וַעֲבָדָיו:  לה

And his servants ware hard [like one]

וַיֶּחֱזַק לֵב פַּרְעֹה וְלֹא שִׁלַּח אֶת־בְּנֵי

יִשְׂרָאֵל כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָֹה בְּיַד־מֹשֶׁה: פ


Exodus 9.35

וַיֶּחֱזַק לֵב פַּרְעֹה

And He, Pharaoh's Heart was strengthened... Exodus 9.35


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Exodus 10.1  - 19


Exodus 10.1 - 2 

וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָֹה אֶל־מֹשֶׁה בֹּא אֶל־פַּרְעֹה כִּי־אֲנִי הִכְבַּדְתִּי אֶת־לִבּוֹ וְאֶת־לֵב עֲבָדָיו לְמַעַן שִׁתִי אֹתֹתַי אֵלֶּה בְּקִרְבּוֹ:  ב וּלְמַעַן תְּסַפֵּר בְּאָזְנֵי בִנְךָ וּבֶן־בִּנְךָ אֵת אֲשֶׁר הִתְעַלַּלְתִּי בְּמִצְרַיִם וְאֶת־אֹתֹתַי אֲשֶׁר־שַׂמְתִּי בָם וִידַעְתֶּם כִּי־אֲנִי יְהוָֹה:


And He, the Lord Said to Moses, Go to Pharaoh; for I have hardened everything from the Letter Aleph to the Letter Tav of his heart, and  everything from the Letter Aleph to the Letter Tav of the heart of his servants, that I might show these my signs before him... How long will you refuse to be humble before me? 


Locusts - Exodus 10.13, 14 [the next day] when the morning began the locust came up over the entire land of Egypt... 


Pharaoh - I have sinned... Exodus 10.16

Pharaoh sand to Moshe, Exodus 10.17 - 'Plead with The Lord, your God... to remove this death from me...


Moshe prayed.  The Lord removed the locusts... Exodus 10.18, 19.


Exodus 10.20 


וַיְחַזֵּק יְהוָֹה אֶת־לֵב פַּרְעֹה וְלֹא שִׁלַּח אֶת־בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל: פ 

And He, The Lord Strengthen everything from Aleph to Tav of the Heart of Pharaoh...


Darkness - Exodus 10.22


And to all B'nei Yisroel there was light in their dwellings...


Again Pharaoh calls for Moshe... Moshe tells Pharaoh, 'You must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.  Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind; for we must take it to serve the Lord our God; and we know not with what we must serve the Lord, until we come there.


Exodus 10.27

וַיְחַזֵּק יְהוָֹה אֶת־לֵב פַּרְעֹה וְלֹא אָבָה לְשַׁלְּחָם:  

And He, The Lord Strengthen everything from Aleph to Tav of the Heart of Pharaoh...


The Lord Said to Moshe, There is one more plague...


Firstborn, Exodus 12.1 - 


Pharaoh had at least six opportunities to change.  He did not repent.  Pharaoh crossed the line.   He could not repent from that point on.  Why? His opportunity for repentance had passed. Now, God hardened his heart.  One may thing they can repent at any point in life and they may.  However that was not possible for Pharaoh and some of his advisors. They crossed the line. They toyed with God. they went beyond what was reasonable.  They could not repent from where they were. 


 Blessings, Love and Peace,


Dr. Akiva Gamliel

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