What is Exodus? The Exodus is the second book in the bible. It outlines the life of Moses and his journey out of Egypt with the Israelites.
Moses' life The child of a Levite couple. Moses was cast away in a basket to avoid being killed by the new law stating that all male infants to be killed. He was found by the daughter of the pharaoh and was raised as her son. Moses killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew, and then he fled to Midian. There he married Zipporah and had two children. One day while taking care the flock of sheep, God appeared himself to Moses as a burning bush. God gave Moses a mission to bring the Israelites out of Egypt into a land where they can be free.
The Exodus (in depth) God tells Moses to return to Egypt to free the Israelites. Moses returned to Egypt and tried to convince the Pharaoh to free the Hebrews, with the ten plagues. After the ten plagues, the Pharaoh let the Hebrews leave because of the terrible destruction the plagues had caused. The Hebrews, left but the Pharaoh’s army followed because the Pharaoh had changed his mind. Moses split the Red Sea on the command of god, and walked across to freedom. The army followed but the Red Sea collapsed and killed the all the soldiers. (God punished them)
The Exodus (continued) Moses and the Israelites traveled to the desert of Sinai. And Moses climbed himself to receive the Ten Commandments. When he came back down the Mountain with the commandments, the people had grown impatient and had started worshipping a golden calf. Moses got mad at the heresy and destroyed the Ten Commandments. But God forgave the people and gave Moses another copy of the commandments.
The Ten Plagues The Plague of blood was the first plague was send forth by God through Moses to go to the The Plague of Frogs was the second plague that God brought forth through Moses. When the Moses told the Pharaoh to let the Israelites go, the Pharaoh refused then the frogs swarmed from the Nile and come up to the palace. The Plague of Gnats was the third plague that was brought forth when the Pharaoh refused again to let the Israelites go. When God said to Moses to tell Aaron to stretch his hand with the staff and struck the ground. All of the dusts of the ground became Gnats that came upon men and livestock. The Plague of Flies was brought forward to the Pharaoh’s palace and the houses of his officials and then throughout Egypt. The Plague on Livestock that all livestock that belonged to the Egyptians will die but the livestock that belonged to the Israelites lived.
The Ten Plagues (continued) The Plague of Boils was created by God through Moses and Aaron. God told them to take a handful of soot then toss it in the air in the presence of the Pharaoh. The soot become a dust cloud over the land of Egypt, soon after every Egyptian and animals suffering from festering boils that broke out. The Plague on the First born The Plague of Boils was created by God through Moses and Aaron. God told them to take a handful of soot from the furnace and then toss it in the air in the presence of the Pharaoh. The soot become a dust cloud over the land of Egypt, soon after every Egyptian and animals suffering from festering boils that broke out. The Plague of Locusts was send forth due the Pharaoh constant refusals to let the Israelites go. The Locust would swarm the land of Egypt to devour what is left in the land and will fill in every houses of the Egyptians. Israelites had light where they lived. The Plague of Darkness fell on Egypt for three nights. No one couldn’t leave their houses for 3 days. For the was that all first born Egyptians will perish, for example the son of the Pharaoh will die.
The Ten Commandments Thou shall not have no other Gods before me Thou shall not make an idol of any form in Heaven or Earth Thou shall not use the name of the Lord your God in vain Thou shall keep the Sabbath day holy Honour your mother and father so that you may live long in the land the lord your is give you Thou shall not kill Thou shall not commit adultery Thou shall not steal Thou shall not give false testimony against your neighbour Thou shall not covet thy neighbours belongings
Impact on Egypt According to the historians and biblical analyst of Egypt, they believed the Old Testament offers no evidence of Moses ever exists in Egypt. In addition they believed that Moses is portrayed as a parable, and the book of exodus summarized symbolizations. Is it possible that such events or people could have existed from what we know of ancient Egypt?
Impact on Egypt The first miracle performed by Moses is turning a staff in to a snake. With gods help Moses threaten the pharaoh to free the Israelites by sending the Egyptians 10 plagues. They are the plague of blood, plague of frogs, Plague of Gnats, plague of flies’ plague of livestock, plague of boils, plague of hail, plague of locust and the plague of Darkness. Later, followed by Passover, which became an official holiday. Passover begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month, which is on April 19 and lasts for seven or eight days. The contents in Exodus had not been proven though the story seems to make senses in religious perspective. Egyptians celebrate Christmas, but is different from the western culture. Instead of December 25th, they celerbrate Christmas on Janauray 7th. Their verison of christianlity is totally diffrenet from the western’s cultures. They are known as the Coptic Christianity, the eastern christians. Therefore there are not enough evidence to link Moses and the book of Exodus to Egypt.
Influences on world history The story of Exodus had influenced the world history with Moses leadership and the miracles performed. One of his trademarks is splitting the red sea to create a passage for the Israelites to escape from the Egyptians. And the most significant event that happened in Exodus is the birth of the 2 stone tables, with the 10 commandments written by god. These commandments were very important to the Catholics and the Christians, because they are the rules and regulations that civilized the society back in the 16th century. Some of the commandments shaped today’s law. Because the commandments are ethical to all culture, the laws based on the commandments such as “ you shall not murder or you shall not steal, can be apply to the humanity globally. Moses is an important figure for the believers. Through different religions, resulted in different character. To the Jewish, he is a story, to the Muslim, he is the prophet, to the Mormon, he is a book. Whatever he is, he portrayed an important figure, which shaped a little or make a difference in each reliogn throughout history.
Discussion questions Which of the ten commandments do you think is the most important? What are some examples of controversial problems happening in our time regarding to the difference between the western Christians and the eastern Christians. What are the chances of internal conflicts? Is the book of Exodus reliable? Is it possible for scientist to discovery new findings for the Red Sea, in comparison to the evidence of Noah’s Ark that was found in Turkey?