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Exodus 10:1-2 (Pharaoh's Hardened Heart) by Parastos Exodus 10:1-2 (Pharaoh's Hardened Heart) by Parastos
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Now the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh; for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his servants, that I may show these signs of Mine before him, and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and your son’s son the mighty things I have done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them, that you may know that I am the Lord.”
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zdfalk Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
The way the Exodus narrative proceeds.  Pharaoh refused to listen three times (Exod 7:22, 8:15, and 8:19).  According to the text, Pharaoh hardened his own heart twice (Exod 8:15 and 8:32), then God hardened Pharaoh's heart (Exod 9:7).   Pharaoh chose to be hardened of his own volition, then God pushed him along the path that he had already chosen. 

Anubis is often shown touching the scales.  This is to steady the scales in order to get an accurate measurement.  The feather should be a "shu" or Maat feather, which is more rounded at the top.  It is the symbol of cosmic order.  You have the 'i' hieroglyph shown here instead.
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Parastos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the comment. I'll see to correct it sometime at a later date. :)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was Anubis in the habit of fiddling with the scales, I wonder... :O_o:
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Parastos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is the point of the drawing - that isn't Anubis, it is Satan posing as Anubis; and therefore, messing with the scales against the Pharaoh. 
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I should have realised an imposter... Anubis didn't have red eyes and an evil smirk... :XD:
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
God hardened Pharaoh's heart. You show God as the villain here.
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Parastos Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How so? 
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Pharaoh was ready to let the Israelites go. The only reason God would harden his heart was to enjoy inflicting suffering on the Egyptians. The action of a villain. Sometimes I wonder how Jesus and Jehovah can be related.
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Parastos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you know that Pharaoh was ready to let the Israelites go? Business today are hard pressed to let a single employee have one day off, much less a pharaoh letting 200,000 of his slaves run away for two weeks.
And Jesus and Jehovah aren't related - they're one and the same. 
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
The bible says that Pharaoh was ready to let the Israelites go.
I won't argue theology with you, simply accept that this is what you believe.
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Parastos Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just curious about the chapter and verse, that's all. :)
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

Exodus 9-12

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Parastos Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, there's a lot of ways to ascertain what is meant by the Lord hardening Pharaoh's heart. The three general ways this is seen are:
1) The Lord simply did it to manifest His power. He is the culprit. In that case, the Lord had His comeuppance before Pilate. 
2) The verses that speak of the Lord personally hardening Pharaoh's heart are of later date, under priestly influence (there's a scholarly debate on that).
3) The one I ascribe to is the traditional Christian view - the Lord permitted the Pharaoh to harden his own heart (which is in line with verses about Pharaoh's doing precisely that). Again, this is in line with ancient Hebrew custom of not making a distinction between what the Lord permits and what He wills (in the case of the Pharaoh - him refusing letting the Israelites go is permitted, but not willed, by God). Also, this last view plays along nicely with common human psychology - there wasn't a chance in hell that a man, literally worshiped by his people, to let a throng of slaves leave just like that. :-)
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