Unformatted text preview: famous burning bush. God tells Moses to tell the Pharaoh to release the Israelites and gives him the power to perform three miracles. The Pharaoh tries to kill Moses when he returns but Zipporah circumcises Moses’ son and saves Moses’ life. Toward the end of Genesis 4-5 Moses’ life is saved by Zipporah who, at the inn, cuts off the foreskin of Moses’ son and fulfils the covenant to God that Abraham set forth. This passage actually has a huge significance to the Bible because Moses may have and probably would have incurred the wrath of God had his son not been circumcised. We, the readers, also find out that God is serious in his covenant to Abraham (not that he would not be serious), but this is an explicit reference to the covenant that God made with Abraham in Genesis....
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- Fall '08
- Theology, bible, Israelites, Moses, Promised Land, Canaan, Moses flees Egypt