Torah Portion BeshaLach

The sixteenth reading from the Torah is named Beshalach (בשלח), which means “When he sent.” The title comes from the first verse of the reading, which can be literally translated to say, “And it happened when Pharaoh sent out the people.” The reading tells the adventures of the Israelites as they leave Egypt, cross the Red Sea, receive miraculous provision in the wilderness and face their first battle.

There are many “supporting texts” for The Torah. One of them is the Midrash. And the character Nachshon can be found there which adds to the story of the parting of The Red Sea.

It is this portion where we find The 72 Names of God:

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