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7. Moses

Boy Writing Hebrew Letters on Blackboard

Moses was a remarkable leader who played a vital role in the history of the Hebrew people. Born during a time when his people were enslaved in Egypt, Moses was hidden as a baby and eventually adopted by the Egyptian princess. As he grew older, he learned about his Hebrew heritage and felt called by God to lead his people to freedom. Through incredible events, like the parting of the Red Sea and receiving the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, Moses guided the Hebrews on their journey towards a promised land. His courage, faith, and commitment to justice inspired generations to come.



Down the river as a baby!: Exodus 2:1-10

The burning bush!: Exodus 3:1-6

The Ten Plagues: Exodus 7:14-12:36

I. River turn to blood 

II. Infestation of frogs 

III. Infestation of lice and gnats 

IV. Infestation of flies 

V. Death of livestock animals 

VI. People getting sick with boils 

VII. Rain of hail and fire 

VIII. Infestation of crickets/locusts 

IX. Constant darkness 

X: Death of the firstborn (Passover) 

The parting of the Red Sea: Exodus 14:21-31

40 years in the wilderness: Numbers 14:33-34

The 10 Commandments and a Shiny Face: Exodus 34:29-35

Korah's Rebellion: Numbers 16:1-35

Manna from Heaven: Exodus 16:1-36

What comes after Genesis?

  • Exodus: Follows Moses as he leads the Israelites out of Egypt and into the wilderness, journeying towards the Mountain of God (Mount Sinai).

  • Leviticus: Presents a collection of legal rules and priestly rituals.

  • Numbers: Chronicles the numbering of the Israelites during their time in the wilderness of Sinai and later on the plain of Moab.

  • Deuteronomy: Features a series of three sermons by Moses, reflecting on the forty years of wandering in the wilderness.

Torah Scroll


  • Aaron: Older brother of Moses and chief priest.

  • Miriam: Sister of Moses and prophet for the people.

  • Korah: A Hebrew who rebelled against Moses and got swallowed up by the ground. 

  • Zipporah: Wife of Moses. 

  • Balaam: A sorcerer sent by the Moab king to curse Israel. The Lord makes a donkey speak and Balaam then blesses the people.

  • Ark of the Covenant: The sacred box that held the two stone tablets of the 10 Commandments.

  • Tabernacle: The tent where God rested and people worshipped.

  • Mt. Sinai: Also known as Mt. Horeb. Place where Moses spent forty days and received the 10 Commandments.

The 10 Commandments

The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are a set of rules given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. They are found in Exodus 20 and reiterated in Deuteronomy 5:6-21. 

How would you write these in more modern terms? 

I. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me. 

II. Thou shalt not make for yourself an idol. 

III. Thou shalt not take the Lord’s name in vain. 

IV. Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy. 

V. Honor your mother and father. 

VI. Thou shalt not kill. 

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 

VIII. Thou shalt not steal. 

IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness. 

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's belongings.

These rules cover various aspects of life and provide guidance for living in accordance with God's will. Additional related rules and guidelines can be found in Exodus 21:17, Deuteronomy 21:18-21, Leviticus 19:19c, Leviticus 19:27-28, and Deuteronomy 23:13, Deuteronomy 24:16.

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