Author: Ron Graham

History of Israel

Adventures of Moses
—And his faith and values

Time ~ 2. Bondage in Egypt
Books ~ Genesis
Figures ~ Joseph
Begins with ~ Jacob’s family settling in Egypt
Ends with ~ Exodus from Egypt across Red Sea

Moses is the link between the times of bondage in Egypt and wandering in the wilderness. God raised him up to lead the people to freedom and the promised land.

Moses was born under an edict by the Pharaoh that he (and all Israelite male babies) be killed. By God's providence he escaped death and was brought up in the Pharaoh's palace.

1 God Calls Moses

Moses killed a cruel Egyptian task master, and had to run away.

Later in life, God commissioned Moses to release his people from their enslavement.

Moses confronted Pharaoh, and with the aid of the miraculous ten plagues, eventually got Pharaoh to let the people go free.

He took them across the Red Sea as they made exodus from Egypt.

After that, he led them through forty years of wandering in the wilderness.

A brief account of the story of Moses is provided in Acts 7:17-42, part of the speech made by Stephen.

2 Bible Summary (Exodus 1-14)

3 Moses’s Faith and Values

Behind the story of Moses is the faith that he showed in God by his willingness to forsake his life in Egypt and suffer affliction with the people of God instead.

He showed great courage in opposing Pharaoh. Moses made mistakes, but he did believe that treasure in heaven is far more desirable than treasure on earth (Hebrews 11:23-29).

4 Moses’s relatives

Moses was...

5 Moses’s Further Adventure

In the wilderness, after the Exodus, Moses...