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A better way to formulate your question is that one passuk (verse) says Hashem will do it (Shemos 12:12 - "And I [Hashem] will pass over Egypt...") and another has an internal contradiction whether the Mashchis/Destroyer will do it or whether Hashem will (12:23 - "And Hashem will pass over to strike Egypt...and He will not give the destroyer permission to ...


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That God didn't do something doesn't mean that He couldn't. God is all-powerful; clearly He can do anything He chooses to do. But we see a lesser form of this with powerful-but-not-omnipotent people, too: parents, managers, and leaders all sometimes tell others to do things they could well do themselves. Why? Because they see some benefit in having the ...


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But God did do it! It's just that since we're not allowed to make an image of God, we pretend sometimes the the Malach HaMavet did it, such as in The Prince of Egypt. From the Haggadah on Pesach: ועברתי בארץ מצרים בלילה הזה, אני ולא מלאך; והכיתי כל בכור בארץ מצרים, אני ולא שרף... And I will go through the land of Egypt, I, and not an angel, and I ...



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