Third Plague: Gnats (Exodus 8:12-15)
The third plague brought the gnats from the dust of the ground. Immediately they started to bite people and cattle around the whole of Egypt. The mages also attempted to replicate this wonder, but they were not successful.
The second plague allowed the frogs to come out from the waters. There were so many of them that they flooded the whole of Egypt. Pharaoh promised Aron and Moses that if they pray to Yahweh to put away the frogs, he will free the people of Israel. The mages were also still able to replicate...
Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane is one of the most painfull prayer in the whole New Testament. This is a very difficult time in the ministry of Jesus. He is struggling in the final moments to take the final sacrificial step in his incarnation.
The first plague affects the water of the river Nile. The water is turned into blood which kills every living fish and produces an unpleasant smell. This makes the water undrinkable. Additionally, the effect of this plague is spread on every water wherever it is contained. The mages were able to...
The name of judge Jair (יָאִיר) means "he enlightens." He was a man from Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh, east of the River Jordan, who judged Israel for 22 years. The passage mentioning this judge is only of three verses long and describes general whereabouts, years of reign and sons of Jair.
This is the last time when Jesus predicts his hand over to the authorities to be crucified. The prediction is paralleled with the look on the authorities taking the decision to do that.
Tola judged Israel for 23 years after the death of Abimelech. He lived and was also buried at Shamir in Mount Ephraim.