God provides a substitute: rescue from death


Centuries after Joseph, the children of Israel find themselves brutally oppressed by the Egyptians, and they cry out to God. He hears them, and sends Moses to carry God's demand to "let my people go!" Pharoah refuses, enduring many plagues until at last God promises the death of all Egypt's firstborn. Was such brutality necessary? Why did Israel escape? What is God really doing in the Passover?