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Archive for January, 2012

“They obscured the view of all the earth, and the earth became darkened.” (Exodus 10:15)

“And there was thick darkness over the entire land of Egypt for three days.” (Exodus 10:22)

Questions: What is the difference between obscuring the view of the earth and the earth becoming darkened? Why are we informed a few verses later that “there was thick darkness”? Didn’t we already know this? And if not, what is the difference between thick darkness and regular darkness?

Ideas: Brownies or any other type of dark chocolate cake, dark chocolate or chocolate liqueur. Cookies or candy with a “hidden treasure” center. Make sure to dim the lights and snack at midnight!

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“Because this time, I am sending all My plagues into your heart and into your servants and into your people, in order that you know that there is none like Me in the entire earth.” (Exodus 9:14)

Questions: What is so awe-inspiring about the mixture of fire and ice? Why do you think God chose to send a plague in the form of hail? Why didn’t God just destroy all the crops?

Ideas: : Serve ice cold drinks and red hot food, serve any cold salad that is spicy as well, serve Baked Alaska, or fried ice cream, sprinkle cayenne pepper on top of vanilla ice cream (it actually tastes really good!), or simply put out a bowl of ice on your table with some Tabasco sauce on the side.

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