As Passover is upon us our attention is expectedly drawn to the Exodus story when God used Moses to free the Israelite nation from bondage in Egypt. For those familiar with the story you may recall that God hardened Pharoah’s heart, and as a matter of fact, it states that 15 times in the Book of Exodus. The last account of this “hardening” was in Exodus chapter 14:
” And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with an high hand.” – Exodus 14:8 KJV
By the end of the chapter God had destroyed Pharoah’s army and his kingdom would sunsequently fall. Which brings me to our quote for today:
“Those whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes angry.”
Is this quote from the Bible, or not? Clearly, Pharoah was angry, his heart hardened by God, and he and his kingdom were afterward destroyed. So the quote does sound Biblical.
Actually, this quote is NOT from the Bible. It was written by the ancient Greek writer and philospher Euripides who lived in the 5th century BC. Do you think this quote is Biblical?