a character profile
Year of Birth: 1393 BCE
Occupation: Prophet of God
Parents: Amram (father) Jochebed (mother)
Siblings: Aaron (brother) Miriam (sister)
Place of birth: Egypt
the story of moses and how he received the call of god/responded to it
Moses was born in Egypt in the year 1393 BCE. At the time the Hebrew population was growing rapidly, so the Pharaoh enslaved them out of fear the they would overthrow him as the ruler of Egypt. He even went to the point of killing all of the male babies. So to save Moses, his mother made a basket and cast him into the river in the hopes that someone would find him. He was found and adopted by the daughter of Pharaoh. Moses was raised as an Egyptian in the palace of Pharaoh. (Ex 2:1-10)
One day, Moses became angry at an Egyptian beating a Hebrew slave, so in attempt to stop him, he killed the Egyptian (Ex 2:12). When people found out about this, he feared for his life and fled to the lands of Midian. Here, he married a daughter of Jethro and agreed to tend his crops.
Receiving the call of god/ returning to Egypt
After many years, God spoke to Moses and ordered him to return to Egypt and free the Israelites. This was a test for Moses and it was at this time that he had to show his faith in God and answer to his call. Moses demonstrated his faith by returning to Israel despite being afraid of going. God sent his brother Aaron with him as a spokesperson. Moses and Aaron tried to persuade Pharaoh to free the Israelites but he would not let them. So God sent upon the Egyptians 10 devastating plagues. (Ex 11:10)
Moses then led the Israelites out of Egypt but Pharaoh followed with his army. They fled until they finally reached the red sea. Pharaoh's army was approaching from behind but Moses demonstrated his faith in god once again and parted the sea. The Israelites crossed but Pharaoh and his army was drowned. Moses and the Israelites were finally free.
reaching Mt. Sinai
After many days wandering in the desert, hungry, thirsty and tired, they finally reached Mt. Sinai where Moses was given the ten commandments.
Moses died on Mt. Nebo.
A map of Moses' travels and the journey of the Israelites
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