Exodus 3 – Moses and the Burning Bush

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Moses and the Burning Bush
Moses was attending his father-in-law’s flock in the land of Midian and went to the mountain.
At Mt Horeb, the mountain of God, there an angel appeared to Moses in a flaming bush.
Moses saw the bush on fire that did not burn up. God called, “Moses, “Moses!”
Moses said, “Here I am.” God said, “Do not come any closer and take your sandals off.”
Moses, God said, You are standing on holy ground, I am the father of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob.”
Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God.
The Lord said, “I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt.”
God said to Moses, “I have seen my people’s affliction” and I am sending you to go to Pharaoh.
God said, “I am sending you Moses to take them out of the land of Egypt.”
Moses said, “If I go, who shall I say has sent me?” God said, “I am who I am.”
God said to Moses, “I will be with you.”
God said, “I will promise to take my people out of Egypt.
God said, “I will give to my people the land flowing with milk and honey.”
God said, “The elders of Israel will listen to you.”
God said, “Go to the people of Israel and say, “The Lord, the God of our fathers, has sent me.”
God said, “I know the king of Egypt will not let you go.”
God said, “I will perform wonders among the Egyptians, after that, the king will let you go.”
God said, “When you leave, you will ask for articles of silver and gold.
God said, “You will plunder the Egyptians.”

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Exodus 2 The Birth of Moses

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Exodus 2
The Birth of Moses
The man of a tribe of Levi married a Levite woman who became pregnant with a son.
The woman hid the child for three months because he was a fine child.
She could no longer hide him and prepared a papyrus basket coated with tar and pitch.
She placed the child in the basket among the reeds along the banks of the Nile.
His sister at a distance watched the baby on the Nile.
Pharaoh’s daughter went to the Nile to bath and saw the basket among the reeds.
She opened the basket and fund a baby crying.
She felt sorry for him and knew he was one of the Hebrew babies.
Her attendant said, “Shall I go get one of the Hebrew woman to nurse the baby for you?”
She said, yes. She said to the baby’s mother, “Take the baby and nurse him for me.
She said she would pay her. The mother returned the baby to Pharaoh’s daughter.
Pharaoh’s daughter named her son, “Moses”, because she drew him out of the water.
Moses Flees to Midian
When Moses was grown, he saw an Egyptian beating one of his own people and he killed him.
Moses hid the Egyptian in the sand.
He saw two Hebrew men fighting and asked why. They said, “Who made you judge over us?”
Pharaoh heard Moses killed an Egyptian and tried to kill Moses.
Moses fled to the land of Midian and met a priest with seven daughters.
These daughters came to draw water for their father’s flock.
Some shepherds tried to drive these daughters away but Moses came to their rescue.
Their father, Reuel, asked why have you returned early. They said, “An Egyptian rescued us.”
They said, “He drew water, watered our flocks, and rescued us from the shepherds.”
The father asked his daughters to invite Moses to eat with them.
Their father invited Moses to stay and gave his daughter, Zipporah, to him who bore a son.
Moses named his son, “Gershom: I have become a foreigner in a foreign land.”
The king of Egypt died and the Israelites groaned and cried because of their slavery.
God remembered his covenant with their fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
God looked down because he was concerned about the Israelites.

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Genesis 50 Joseph Buries Jacob in the Land of Canaan

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Genesis 50
Joseph cried and wept for his father Jacob. He had Jacob embalmed which took 40 days.
Joseph addressed Pharaoh’s court his father Jacob asked him to bury him in Canaan.
Pharaoh said, “Go and bury your father as your father made you swear to do.”
Joseph observed, lamented and buried his father in Canaan near Mamre.
Joseph returned to Egypt with his brothers and all who went with him to bury his father.
Joseph Reassures His Brothers
Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead and went to Joseph and asked forgiveness.
Joseph wept and his brothers threw themselves upon Joseph as his slaves.
Joseph said to his brothers, “Do not be afraid, I will provide for you and your children.”
Joseph’s death.
Joseph stayed in Egypt with his father’s family and lived to one hundred and ten years.
Joseph saw the third generation of Ephraim’s children and the son of Manasseh at his knees.
Joseph said to his brothers God will care for them and asked he be buried with his fathers.
Joseph lived 110 years and was embalmed and was placed in a coffin in Egypt.
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Genesis 46 Review

Genesis 46
Jacob Goes to Egypt
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Israel goes to Egypt and sacrifices to God the father of Isaac.
God spoke to Israel in a vision at night and called to Jacob.
God said, “I am God, the God of your father,’ do not be afraid but go to Egypt.’
God said, “I will make a great nation there, I will surely bring you back.
God said, “Joseph will close your eyes.”
Israel’s sons and his offspring went to Egypt and their livestock.
Israel’s sons went with him and were named by their mothers who gave birth to them.
Joseph appeared before Israel and he said, “Now I am ready to die, I have seen you are alive.”
Joseph said he will speak with Pharaoh and say his father’s household attends livestock.
Joseph said when Pharaoh speaks, “What is your occupation?” Say we are shepherds.
Say you are shepherds from boyhood as your fathers did.
You will then be able to settle in the region of Goshen.
Egyptians detest shepherds.

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