Orr Moses

Topics: Moses, Israelites, Bible Pages: 4 (1666 words) Published: March 13, 2011
Corban Ropafadzo Ratidzo Makaya
1,607 words
Ms. Orr

Moses was a man who most of the time followed what God said to him. Moses wrote 5 books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, but he was only in Exodus. The name Exodus means to exit and Moses helped the children of Israel exit out of Egypt. Moses was born during the Jewish enslavement in Egypt, during a terrible period when Pharaoh decrees that all male Hebrew infants are to be drowned at birth. His mom was Jochebed and his father was Amram. They were from the tribe of Levi. Jochebed hid Moses for three months but then she figured out that she couldn’t hide him anymore so she made him a basket for him to float in so then Pharaoh’s men wouldn’t kill him. She made an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch and that was what Moses was in going down the Nile River. She put the ark in the water hoping that someone would find him and raise him properly. She sent Moses’ sister to watch to see who picked up Moses. Pharaoh’s daughter found Moses in his basket while she was bathing in the river. She sent one of her maid woman to go and get the ark so she can see what it was. When Pharaoh’s daughter saw the baby inside she felt sorry for Moses, because she knew he was a Hebrew child. He was also crying when she opened the basket. Pharaoh’ daughter named the child Moses which means “I drew him out”. Miriam, Moses’ sister, came out of the bushes and asked Pharaoh’s daughter if she needed a Hebrew woman to nurse the baby till the baby was old enough not to be nursed. So Miriam took Moses to his original mother. Moses fled to Median because he murdered an Egyptian soldier. He stayed there for 40 years and while he was in Median working for his father-in-law. Moses was doing his normal work as a shepherd when he noticed something very unusual. He saw a bush burning while he was doing his normal work as a shepherd. He went to go check what was going on and he saw the angel of the...
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