Interviewer: The Israelites told us they escaped Egypt lead by Moses after God sent the 10 plagues on Egypt. Then they left Egypt and arrived at Mt Sinai. The Israelites camped at the base of the mountain. There was a big storm on the mountain. [Kent, Bishop, Payne, 1981]
Israelites: Then Moses went up to God, and He called to him from the mountain and said, “This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites.” [Bible Gateway, 2017]
Israelites: Moses came down the mountain and told us. Moses then went up the mountain again. He disappeared into the storm and into the darkness. Then he came down and he told us a set of rules that we and all people had to follow, they were called The Ten Commandments.
1. Worship no God but me 2. Don’t worship any kind of image 3. Never mention God’s name jokingly or as a swear word 4. Keep holy the seventh day of the week, for God made the world in six days and rested on the seventh 5. Honour your mother and father 6. Don’t kill anyone 7. Don’t be unfaithful to your husband or wife 8. Don’t steal 9. Don’t lie 10. Don’t hanker after anything belonging to someone else
Moses was born in Egypt on 7th of Adar, 2368 years from creation (1393 BCE). [Chabad.org, 2017]
When Moses was three months old, he was hidden in a basket and put in the river to escape the command that all Hebrew babies must be killed. He was found in the river by the Pharaoh's daughter, Batyah, who raised him in the palace. He grew up in the Egyptian Palace. [Kent, Bishop, Payne, 1981]
Pharaoh's daughter finds baby Moses
Moses helped the Israelites out of Egypt after the Ten Plagues and crossed the Red Sea. God sent the Plagues because Pharaoh did not listen to Moses, God brought ten different plagues over Egypt to convince him to free the Hebrews.
Moses went out with the Egyptians to find the spacious, sacred land for 40 years.
Moses received the Ten Commandments.
The angel of the Lord appeared to Moses as a flame coming from the middle of a bush. God spoke to him from the burning bush. [Kent, Bishop, Payne, 1981]
How did Moses display his faith?
Moses centred his life on what God asked him to do. [Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2017]
How did Moses hear the call of God?
One day while Moses was taking care of the sheep and goats of his father-in-law when the angel of the Lord appeared to him as a flame coming from the middle of a bush. Moses saw that the bush was on fire but that it was not burning up. “This is strange,” he thought. “Why isn't the bush burning up? I will go closer and see.” When the Lord saw that Moses was coming closer, he called to him from the middle of the bush and said, “Moses! Moses!” He answered, “Yes, here I am. God said, “Do not come any closer. Take off your sandals, because you are standing on holy ground. Then the Lord said, “I have seen how cruelly my people are being treated in Egypt, so I have come down to rescue them from the Egyptians and to bring them out of Egypt to a spacious land. Now I am sending you to the king of Egypt so that you can lead my people out of his country.” And Moses did that. [Exodus 3]
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Bible Gateway, (2017). Bible Gateway passage: Exodus 19. [online] Bible Gateway. Available at: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+19&version=NIV [Accessed 6 Apr. 2017].
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God's Story: Moses. (2017). [video] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eEHT6dCKbI [Accessed 5 Apr. 2017].
Jehovah’s Witnesses, (2017). Moses—A Man of Faith. [online] JW.ORG. Available at: https://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/wp20130201/moses-a-man-of-faith/ [Accessed 5 Apr. 2017].
Kent, D., Bishop, H. and Payne, R. (1981). Escape from Egypt. 1st ed. London: Latimer, pp.3-23.
Map of Moses' Travels. (2017). [image] Available at: http://www.jesuswalk.com/moses/maps/map-egypt-sinai-exodus-route-topo-3000x2363x300.jpg [Accessed 5 Apr. 2017].
Pharaoh's daughter finds baby Moses. (2017). [image] Available at: http://www.ancient.eu/uploads/images/display-5738.jpg [Accessed 6 Apr. 2017].