Making of a Nation

Topics: Moses, The Exodus, Book of Exodus Pages: 3 (998 words) Published: April 29, 2013
Summer Shipp
March 4,2013
Old Testament
Clark Youngblood

Making a Nation

The Israelites were greatly multiplying in Egypt, this became a problem for the new Pharaoh because he feared they would over rule him so in order to make sure he had complete control he decided to oppress them into slavery, this action was already foreshadowed in Genesis 15:13 when God made the covenant with Abraham. Unfortunately for the Pharaoh the more he oppressed the Hebrews the more they spread throughout Egypt, He then told Hebrew midwives to kill all boys that were born, but they did not listen for they feared the Lord more then the Pharaoh.(Mackintosh,Pg,8) He then declared all Hebrew boys to be placed in the NIle, but while the Pharaoh's daughter was washing in the Nile she found a Hebrew boy and kept him as her son naming him Moses. When Moses grew up he watched a fellow Hebrew be beaten by an Egyptian,out of rage he killed the Egyptian but word got out about what he had done so he had to flee for the King was after him. Moses then lived his new life with his wife Zipporah and their two sons, until one day when Moses was tending to his father-in-law's flock he saw a bush that was on fire yet not burning, when he approached the bush the Lord spoke to Moses telling him it was his job to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, but God warned Moses that the Pharoah’s heart would be hardened and that God would intervene when needed. (Mackintosh.Pg43) Moses did as the Lord commanded and with the help of God and his brother Aaron they set off to confront the Pharaoh, but just as the Lord had proclaimed the Pharaoh declined and would not allow the people to leave. After being declined several times God stepped in and sent ten plagues amongst the Egyptian people. The ten plagues were: Nile turning to blood, frogs, gnats, flies,murrain,boils on the Egyptian people, hail, locusts, darkness and the last one was the Passover. The Passover was by far the worse of the ten plagues, in...
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