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Why does the Torah need to mention the fact that they caught up with Yisrael in front of Ba'al Tzefon?

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Rashi (in Iyov, 12:23): Because when Par'oh saw Yisrael encamped in front of Ba'al Tz'fon, 1 he thought that Ba'al Tz'fon agreed to drown Yisrael in the sea, to conform to their original decree "Kol ha'Ben ha'Yilod ... ".


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Which had survived the ten plagues (Refer to 14:2:3:1 & 2).

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