1. THE BIRTH OF MOSESThe history of Moses divides into three periods of 40 years. Moses in Hebrew would be mashah(Heb:מָשָׁה) meaning “drawn” and in the Coptic meaning “saved by the waters”. He was born at Goshen, In Egypt, B.C. 1571. The story of his birth is thoroughly Egyptian in its scene. His father Amram, son of Kehath the Levite, who entered Egypt with Jacob’s household. His mother Jochebed, who was a relative of Kehath. He also had one older sister Miriam and one older brother Aaron. His mother made extraordinary efforts for his well being from the general destruction of the male children of Israel commanded by the Pharaoh during the time when he was born. His mother placed him in an ark and concealed it, sent it in the bulrushes of the Nile river, where later he was discovered by the Pharaoh’s daughter, who was a childless wife. She adopted him and raised him as her own.
2. MOSES DELIVERS THE ISRAELITES OUT OF EGYPT
One day after he became an adult he had killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew. He fled to Midian to escape the Pharaoh’s death penalty. During the time when he was wandering as a fugitive. Moses, who up to this time was an Egyptian, now became for a time an Arabian. He married Zipporah, daughter of his host, to whom he also became the slave and shepherd. There, on Mount Horeb God reveals to Moses His name Jehovah (Yaweh) and communes with Him for forty years. Then, God commands him to go back to Egypt to bring the Israelites out of slavery and into the promised land. He returned to carry out God’s command but the Pharaoh did not listen, because of his disobedience God gave the Ten Plagues and finally the Pharaoh relents. He leads the Israelites to the border of Egypt, but there the Pharaoh’s heart became hard once more. Then, he was commanded to raise his staff and the sea divided into half. The Israelites crossed the sea and Pharaoh’s army was destroyed by the sea. Eventually, the Red Sea Crossing was the sign that God gave through him to show His divine power to Israel and the nations.
3. MOSES AND THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
4. THE PROMISED LAND
5. MOSES DEATH
On the banks of the Jordan River, in sight of the land, Moses passed his authority to Joshua and Caleb. The only ones whom have entered the Land of Promise. He then went up Mount Nebo to the top of Pisgah, looked over the promise land of Israel spread out before him, and died. He died at the age of one hundred and twenty.