The Role Of Punishment In Egypt And In The Bible

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In the Bible and in Greek stories, the price of disobeying a god is either severe punishment or death. In the second source of chapter three, God orders the Pharaoh several times to let the Israelites go free from Egypt. And each time, the Pharaoh does not listen causing increasingly harsh punishments to fall on Egypt. The punishment that makes Pharaoh finally change his mind, is the one that “strikes down every first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast” (34). The Pharaoh, finally realizing that he should obey God before any more people (or animals) die, lets the Israelite people go. In the book of the Bible called Jeremiah, God’s wrath is again placed upon those who do not obey. The people of Jerusalem are worshipping other deities,
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