Exodus 13

Chapter 13

13:4  This day came ye out in the month Abib.


First month, i.e. April.

13:13  And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.


The redemption of firstlings made a memorial sign to Israel of their own redemption.

13:17  And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:


(See Scofield "Zechariah 8:14") .