Article Index

בֹּא - "Go"

Weekly parashah #15: Bo

  • Torah: Shemot (Exodus) 10:1-13:16
  • Haftarah: Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 46:13-46:28
  • Greek Scriptures: Mark 4-5
BAKED MATZAH © Amilevin |


Exodus 10:1

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may perform these signs of Mine among them,

<< Previous (Va'eira) Next (B'shalach) >>


The Hebrew Words

בֹּא (bo) is a primitive root which means "to come in", come, go in, and go. Bo (Strong's #935) is used 2562 times in 2290 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time bo is used in Scripture is in Genesis 2:19.

Genesis 2:19

Out of the ground the LORD G-d formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.


Last use in Scripture

The last time bo is used in Scripture is in Malachi 4:6.

Malachi 4:6

"He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse."



Parashah Outline

  • The Plague of Locusts - Exodus 10:1
  • Darkness Over the Land - Exodus 10:21
  • The Last Plague - Exodus 11:1
  • The Passover Lamb - Exodus 12:1
  • Feast of Unleavened Bread - Exodus 12:14
  • A Memorial of Redemption - Exodus 12:23
  • Exodus of Israel - Exodus 12:33
  • Ordinance of the Passover - Exodus 12:42
  • Consecration of the Firstborn - Exodus 13:1


The plagues are examined in more detail in The Plagues of the Exodus article.


Portraits of Messiah


Verse by Verse Notes



Other Observations



Torah Portion




or view this week's triennial cycle reading.

Today is

Yom Rivi'i, 14 Iyar, 5784 - Pesach Sheini

Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Learn more about this date in history.