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Egypt translated into bondage

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The duration of the egyptian bondage:  hoehner

He tells the angels that he can’t flee to the mountains lest some “evil” befall him and he die. They promptly enter lot’s house, termed by lot in his invitation “beit avdekhem,” the house of your servant (19:2), and engage in a repast of matza. His sons-in-law consider the possibility of god destroying the evil city no more than a joke (19:14). For example, some interpreters have recently begun to refer to “pesach mitzrayim” and “pesach sedom. After the fourth plague, the plague of the swarming gnats or beasts (arov), pharaoh offers a compromise.

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Egypt translated into bondage. Warning him of being swept up in the incipient destruction, they tell him to flee for his life, not to look back and, finally, to get to the mountains, somewhere off the plain (19:17). Just as in the story of sedom, lot is forced to leave without a second for delay, so too here “the egyptians urged (vatechezak) the people on, hurrying them to leave the land” (12:33). To phrase this a little differently, and perhaps more radically, apparently god and the torah have modeled the leaving of egypt upon the leaving of sedom. She violates the angels’ second instruction and looks back. The egyptians will never stand for this and will surely stone the people (8:22).

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In accord with their warning, she is swept up in the destruction of sedom and turned into a pillar of salt (19:26). At this point we are told the following:

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