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September 17 - Reading assignment changed to Leviticus 1-7...

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September 17, 2007 Reading assignment changed to Leviticus 1-7; 11; 16-20 Moses and the Exodus 1. background a. from Ur to Egypt i. Abraham born in Ur (modern Iraq and Iran) ii. Abraham moves to Canaan 1. several generations later Jacob has his 12 sons a. these sons and father move to Egypt to live with Joseph b. patriarchs as introduction 2. overview of the exodus event a. the narrative i. Jacob and his 70 family members begin in Egypt 1. given prefenteral treatment due to Joseph and pharaoh 2. have so many kids they become more powerful than the Egyptians 3. Egyptians enslave them 4. they try to get a three day leave to pray to God 5. pharaoh doesn’t let them so God sends the 10 plagues 6. they escape through the parting of the sea 7. wander in the desert until Moses receives the stuff on mount saini b. the historical setting i. no evidence of a group of people called Israel till the 13 th c bce ii. the merneptah stele (1210 bce) 1. first piece of evidence confirming the existence of Israel
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