Topics: Slavery, Moses, Israelites Pages: 3 (1244 words) Published: March 17, 2013
Md Rahman
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Reader may see that, God was so kind and blessings for the people of Israelites, rescuing them from the Egyptian slavery and oppression but I argue that behind his blessings to his Hebrew people God was unjust with the Egyptian people. It can be claimed by the reader that, God had his reason to punish the Egyptian people because of their rude persecution to the Hebrew people and disobedience to God’s word. We cannot ignore the oppression of Egyptian people but the way God punished the Egyptian people, doesn’t seem just. However, a closer look exposes that, as God was so kind and merciful to the Israelites as he was unkind and rude to the Egyptian people.

It is clear from the readings that, God came to help Israelites and blessed them when the cry of the suffering of Egyptian slavery and persecution of Israelites reached to God. In the book of Exodus the story begins as when Israelites multiplied greatly in Egypt, became a bad headache to the new king of Egypt. The King then ordered to his people explaining his logic saying, “we must deal shrewdly with them or they are so numerous that, if war breaks out, they will join our enemies fight against us and leave the country (1).” To stop Israelites growing exceedingly the decision was to oppress them with forced labor, driving slave master over them. But none of the plan worked for reducing Israelites rather more they multiplied. Then another oppressive order came from Egyptian King to the Hebrew midwives saying that, at the time of the childbirth of a Hebrew woman, “ observe, if it is ba boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live. Day by day, life of the Hebrew people were getting hard working in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the field. Kingship in the Egypt changed but the hard slavery life of Hebrew people did not change. The slavery of the Israelites then groaned and cried out and their cry for help went up to the God, which is the...
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