Exodus 5 sets restates for the audience one of the key purposes of the book. Remember back in chapter 3:13 Moses asked what the name of God is so that he could tell the people of Israel when they asked. God spends the rest of chapter 3 declaring his name and what his name means for his people. Chapter 5 sets us up to learn about God also. Notice in Exodus 5:1 Moses and Aaron enter the presence of Pharaoh and declare, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.’”
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