Moses and the Exodus 9-17-07

Moses and the Exodus 9-17-07 - Change in reading assignment...

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Change in reading assignment for next time: Read Lev. 1-7; 11; 16-20 Moses and the Exodus I. Background a. From Ur To Egypt- by way of Canaan b. Patriarchs as Introduction- do not enter Promised Land until Joshua; more is written about Moses than about any other figure in the Bible. II. Overview of the Exodus Event a. The Narrative – started out as 70 people, Joseph died, pharaoh died, and family of Jacob becomes very prolific. People grow more powerful than the Egyptians. Are forced into slavery. God arranges for them to be delivered from Egypt. b. The Historical Setting i. Is there anything historical in this account? What evidence is there? What exactly did happen and when? ii. Most historians do believe something happened at this story of Exodus. They don’t think it can be accepted as historically credible. Some indications that something did happen. That the people of Israel came from Egyptian stock. iii. A number of the names are Egyptian in origin. Ex. Moses is of Egyptian origin; Aaron. iv. There is some evidence that this was in real existence. v. No historical evidence for the existence of a people of a group of Israel till end of 13 th century BCE 1. The Merneptah Stele (1210 BCE?)- a commemorative transcription of what this pharaoh did. “Israel is laid waste;
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