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In the Land of Egypt

In the Land of Egypt

“Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt…” (Exodus 12:1, NKJV).

This chapter details the exodus from Egypt, the laws of the Passover, and the plague of the first-born. But it opens with an intriguing phrase, “in the land of Egypt.” Since we know the story is unfolding in Egypt, why is it necessary for God to reiterate an obvious fact?