Death of Egypt’s Firstborn

NOTE:  I’m spending the weekend in a small town, in a home without the internet. 🙂  Therefore, I am treating you all to a double feature post for today: the final piece in my Plagues series.  Thanks for all of your comments and encouragement.  Have a beautiful weekend!!!

I’ve always been struck by God’s curse of death of the firstborn upon ancient Egypt.  I cannot imagine how completely devastating and sorrowful that would have been.

This is what the Lord says: “At midnight tonight I will pass through the heart of Egypt.  All the firstborn sons will die in every family in Egypt, from the oldest son of Pharaoh, who sits on his throne, to the oldest son of his lowliest servant girl who grinds the flour.  Even the firstborn of all the livestock will die.  Then a loud wail will rise throughout the land of Egypt, a wail like no one has heard before or will ever hear again.”          Exodus 11:4-6

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2 thoughts on “Death of Egypt’s Firstborn

  1. This is gorgeous, and scary.

    Have fun with the fam!

  2. lesliepaints says:

    I agree with you. I could not imagine a death sentence like this. The painting fits the horror. I even see evidence of figures in this.

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