The Miraculous Splitting of the Sea

After Pharaoh suffered from the devastating plagues sent by G-d, he decided to let the Hebrew people go as Moses had asked. However, he changed his mind after they left Egypt because he had lost his source of slave labor. He summoned all chariots in the land and marched his massive army in pursuit of the Hebrews (Jews).

The Israelites, who had quickly began fleeing the land of Egypt, seemed trapped since mountains stood on one side and the Red Sea was in front of them.  They became very nervous and scared when they realized Pharaoh’s army was coming. They lost faith and complained to G-d and Moses that they would rather be slaves than die in the desert. However, the angel of G-d protected them by forming a pillar of cloud between the Israelites and the Egyptians.  Moses turned to his people and said, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today.”

Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord caused a strong east wind to blow all night, splitting the waters and turning the sea into dry land. During the night, the Israelites ran through the dry land while the Red Sea was blocked as a wall of water to their right and to their left. When the Egyptian army charged in after them, G-d threw the army into a panic, clogging their chariot wheels to slow them down.

Once the Israelites were safe on the other side, G-d commanded Moses to stretch out his hand again. As morning returned, the sea merged back together, covering and drowning the Egyptian army. Not one man of the Egyptian army survived. After witnessing this miracle, the people once again believed in the power of G-d.

The Sea, Pharoah, Egypt, and the Plagues are just a few words and accompanying descriptions you’ll find on the Passover Bingo game boards.  Why not buy one today to further familiarize yourself with the story of Exodus and Passover?