The Nile River flows 4000 miles from central Africa northward to the Mediterranean Sea. In antiquity the river flooded each year, bringing the soil and moisture that made Egypt a dependable source of food. In Old Testament times, the infant Moses was placed in a basket in the Nile in order to conceal him, since the king of Egypt had ordered that all male children born to the Hebrews should be killed (Exodus 1:15-2:10). To pressure the king into releasing the Hebrews from slavery, Moses turned the Nile into blood (Exodus 7:14-21).).
AUTHOR: Robert Brusic, Seminary Pastor Emeritus