The srory and site of the Exodus of the Hebrew people
Sites of Moses 1
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Go Down Moses
The descendants of Abraham had left Canaan to go south to Egypt in the time of famine. God had gone before them and prepared a place of favor & refuge for many years by elevating a Jewish slave, called Joseph [4th generation of the Patriarchs], to leadership in Egypt.
But there arose a Pharaoh who knew not Joseph. The Hebrews were turned into slaves of the Egyptians for 400 years; just as it would be in a distant future before a new covenant would be given, the Bible is silent about this time.
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Since Joseph died, over four hundred years had passed and the Israelites were now slaves in Egypt.
The Pharaoh was concerned, as there were around two million Israelites
So he gave orders to kill all of the Hebrew male babies.
One family put their baby in a basket among the rushes, but the Pharaoh’s daughter saw it.
The Princess named the baby Moses
Then unsuspectingly, she employed Moses’ mother, to nurse the child.
Moses was highly trained in the culture of the Egyptians.
He was educated to the highest standard.
At the age of forty, Moses saw a fellow Hebrew being attacked.
So Moses killed the Egyptian.
When Moses stopped two Hebrew’s fighting, one of them said;
“Do you intend to kill me also?”
The Pharaoh sought to kill Moses, so he escaped to the desert.
One day Moses defended some girls, who were being bullied at a well.
The father gave Moses a job as a shepherd, and eventually, Moses married one of his daughters.
Forty years later, Moses saw a bush on fire, but it didn’t burn!
“I have come down to set my people free, from their suffering in Egypt. “ God said.
“I will send you to the Pharaoh, to set my people free. Moses! Throw down your rod.”
When Moses did, it became a snake.
Then God gave Moses another sign, He healed him from leprosy.
Because Moses stuttered God said, “Your brother Aaron will speak for you.”
At eighty years of age, Moses took his wife and their two sons to Egypt.
When Moses met Aaron, he told him everything.
Aaron told the Israelite slaves, what God had said to his brother.
Then Moses and Aaron went to the Pharaoh, “O’ Pharaoh, the Lord God of Israel says, let my people go.”
When Aaron threw down the rod it became a snake, but the Pharaoh’s magicians did the same, and Aaron’s snake swallowed their snakes.
However the Pharaoh’s heart was hardened and he wouldn’t let the people go.
So Moses turned all of the water into blood, but the magicians did the same.
Then God sent frogs, but the magicians did the same.
So God sent a plague of lice, when the magicians could not do the same, they said, “This must be the finger of God.” Next, God sent flies.
But the Pharaoh hardened his heart and wouldn’t let the people go.
So God sent a disease upon all the animals and then hail and thunder, followed by a swarm of locusts, and darkness fell for three days, the Pharaoh said to Moses.
“If I see your face again, you will die!” God said;
“I will bring one more plague upon the Pharaoh and after that he will let my people go.”
“At midnight, the angel of death will kill the firstborn in every family.”
But if each family puts the blood of a lamb around the doorpost, the angel of death will P-a-s-s-o-v-e-r.
That evening, the Hebrew families ate the Passover lamb.
At midnight, the first born in every family died, except, where the death angel, passed over.
The Pharaoh said, “Go! Or we will all be killed.”
So it was that the children of Israel left Egypt.
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Story of Moses 1 - Plagues to Passover