To be superior to “all the gods of Egypt” was quite a claim, since the Egyptians are known to have worshiped more than thirty pagan deities. These included the bull god Apis, who ensured fertility; Hathor, the goddess of love; and Thoth, the god of wisdom and books.      But God proved, through the death of all the Egyptian first born (Exodus 12:29), that He held the power of life and death over the Egyptians and their religious system. Months later, after Moses had led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, God declared to him, “I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee. . .out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:2-3).

EXODUS 12:12 – Against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.

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