Michael Donahou is currently a high school theology teacher at Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary and a PhD from Marquette University in Religious Studies (Biblical Theology). He has served as a teacher and professor for the past ten years focusing on relating Scripture to modern life.
Ancient Egyptian leaders sought to preserve the status quo by using not only their military might, but also enlisting magical rituals to help control any perceived threats to their way of life. Biblical leaders also sought to control their respective peoples by means of divine authority, brute force, and/or ritual actions. Examples of ritual actions by Moses and Jeremiah mimic those used by the ancient Egyptians in order to preserve or restore order to their given societies.
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