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As mentioned in your link, Targum pseudo-Jonathan identifies them in that verse saying: וקרא לחוד פרעה לחכימיא ולחרשיא ועבדו לחוד הינון יניס וימבריס חרשין דבמצרים בלחשי קוסמיהון היכדין: And Pharoh called to the wise-men and the magicians, and they -- Yannis and Yambris, the magicians of Egypt -- did with their magic thus.
Rabbi Shnuer Zalman of Liadi (the "Alter Rebbe" of Lubavitch) asks this question (Mamarey Admur Hazaken 5565 vol. 1 pg. 238) and explains as follows: "Moshe" here refers not to the individual by that name, but rather the level called "Moshe" that is present in every Jew. The discourse explains that on a superficial level, the Jewish people were considered ...
The sefer הדורות מראש by Avraham Silber and published in 1959, has a 33 page essay on the subject including a hand drawn map. The book has the approbations of Rav Yaakov Kaminetzky and Rav Moshe Feinstein. The essay is written in Hebrew. This is one of 18 essays on historical Biblical topics and they are quite fascinating.
Toras Shleimah (15:127*) brings the Midrash of the Yam Suf splitting into 12 lanes for the twelve tribes in the name of two of the "smaller midrashim": Midrash Vayosha (Chapter 12) and Midrash Temurah (Temurah 13).
My take is this: Narrator: G-d said further to Moses: G-d said: … Go gather the elders of Israel and tell them: G-d tells Moses to say: G-d, the god of your fathers, appeared to me… saying: Moses is told to say G-d said: I paid attention to you and to what was done to you in Egypt. And I (G-d) have said: Moses is told to say G-d said that "G-d of the ...
The year that Yosef was taken out of jail and brought before Pharoah was 2229 from creation (Seder Hadoros there). Pharoah was king for at least two years prior. I could not find the exact year that Yonah went to Ninveh, but according to Seder Hadoros was somewhere around 3055. This means Pharoah lived for at least 800 years. (According to Oztar Hamidroshim ...
Well, it turns out that if I had been reading the verse in a Chumash rather than a Haggada, my confusion would have been cut short. Rashi (quoting from Gemara Sotah) to that verse clears up the problem very handily: and depart from the land: against our will. Our Rabbis, however, interpreted [i. e., depicted Pharaoh] as a person who curses himself but ...
According to what we say on Pesach night in the Haggadah: ויוציאנו ה' ממצרים, לא על ידי מלאך ולא על ידי שרף ולא על ידי שליח, אלא הקב"ה בכבודו ובעצמו. שנאמר: "ועברתי בארץ מצרים בלילה הזה, והכיתי כל בכור בארץ מצרים מאדם עד בהמה. ובכל אלוהי מצרים אעשה שפטים, אני ה'." ועברתי בארץ מצרים, אני ולא מלאך. והכיתי כל בכור, אני ולא שרף. ובכל אלוהי מצרים אעשה שפטים, ...
After quoting the Mechilta on Beshalach that says that the Sea was split into parts, HaTorah HaTemimah brings 3 sources that says it was split into 12: Midrash Shocher Tov 114 Targum Yonatan (I'm assuming on 136:13) Rambam's Commentary on the Mishnayot, Avot 5:4 I wasn't able to find where the Midrash Shocher Tov mentions 12. (What I think is) the ...
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