Bo 5779: The Curious Reports of the Ten Plagues

Posted by Howard Markose on January 6, 2019
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem, Torah, Shemot (Exodus), Bo

God brought ten plagues upon Egypt right before the Israelites exited from Egypt, right?  Well, that is not quite how the Psalmist remembers it.  What can we learn from the inconsistent reports of the ten plagues as recorded in different places in our Hebrew Bible? You can follow along with this podcast by downloading Rabbi Markose’s source sheet and transcript.

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About Howard Markose

Howard teaches Bible and Biblical Hebrew at Pardes. He was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Howard received his rabbinical ordination in 1984 from the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Howard lived in Toronto for ten years from 1984-1994 at which time he served as assistant rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation and rabbi at Shaar Shalom Synagogue. He and his family made Aliyah in 1994 and after seven years as rabbi of Kehilat Moreshet Avraham in Jerusalem, he became the Director of Education for the Young Judaea Year Course. He received his PhD  in Bible at Bar Ilan University in January 2016. Howard conducts specialized Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for families from North America who are visiting Israel. He lives in Jerusalem and is married and has four children.

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