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Once Upon the Doorposts

August 15th, 2018 No comments

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The season of Passover celebrates the freeing of the Hebrews from their years of slavery in Egypt.

There was only one reason they were able to make a safe exodus from their onerous servitude. The Bible says the Lord instructed them to smear the blood of lambs on the doorposts of their houses. The purpose was to protect them from a contamination, often called “plague,” that was passing over the land and killing those who did not have that protection. (This was the final warning to the Egyptian Pharaoh to free the Hebrews, which he then hurriedly did.) read more