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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 Pharaoh saw Yisrael encamped in front of Ba'al Tzefon, 1 he thought that Ba'al Tzefon agreed to drown Yisrael in the sea, to conform with their original decree "Kol ha'Ben ha'Yilod ... ".


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

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