January 01, 2007

Breadcrumb: The age game

If you had to guess, how old would you say Moses was when he spoke to Pharaoh at the beginning of the plagues? Remember, he had a wife and child already. The text tells us that Moses was, in fact, eighty (80) years old, and his brother Aaron was 83. (Ex. 7:7) In fact, we learn in the previous chapter that Aaron had not only sons, but at least one grandson (Ex. 6:25). Remember: this is before the forty years of wandering in the desert. Talk about an active retirement!

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