Exodus 14:16

Hebrew Bible

14 The Lord will fight for you, and you can be still.” 15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 And as for you, lift up your staff and extend your hand toward the sea and divide it, so that the Israelites may go through the middle of the sea on dry ground. 17 And as for me, I am going to harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will come after them, that I may be honored because of Pharaoh and his army and his chariots and his horsemen. 18 And the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I have gained my honor because of Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.”

Isaiah 63:12

Hebrew Bible

10 But they rebelled and offended his Holy Spirit, so he turned into an enemy and fought against them. 11 His people remembered the ancient times. Where is the one who brought them up out of the sea, along with the shepherd of his flock? Where is the one who placed his Holy Spirit among them, 12 the one who made his majestic power available to Moses, who divided the water before them, gaining for himself a lasting reputation, 13 who led them through the deep water? Like a horse running through the wilderness they did not stumble. 14 As an animal that goes down into a valley to graze, so the Spirit of the Lord granted them rest. In this way you guided your people, gaining for yourself an honored reputation.

 Notes and References

"... Several of these exilic lamentation texts also bring memory to voice as they seek to persuade YHWH to rescue the community from disaster, a dynamic akin to the push of refugees to find meaning through the creation of new collective memory. At their simplest, such recollections ground a plea to God for rescue from exilic disaster by recalling YHWH’s past demonstrations of power, particularly through achieving victory over primeval forces at the Reed Sea (Psalm 74:12–14; 89:10–11; Isaiah 63:12). Often such recollections are contrastive, such as the recollection of conquest traditions in Psalm 44:2–9 that precedes a description of Israel’s current distress and call for help (44:10–27). In two instances, Lamentations 4 and Psalm 89, probable exilic poems remind God of past commitments to the king (Psalm 89:3–5, 20–38, Lamentations 4:20) and Zion (echoes of Zion theology in 4:12), protesting YHWH’s failure to follow through on those commitments. Somewhat differently, Isaiah 63:7–64:11 grounds a call for YHWH to save his sinful people (seen in 63:15–64:11) through a recollection of YHWH’s past acts of covenant faithfulness to his faithless people ..."

Carr, David McLain The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction (p. 231) Oxford University Press, 2011

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