5102 Moses, life of
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The life of Moses sets the scene for the great events of the exodus from Egypt, and the showing forth of the power of the LORD, culminating in the giving of the covenant at Sinai and the preparations for entry into the promised land.

The meaning of the name Moses

Exodus 2:10

Moses' birth and early life

See also

Exodus 2:1-3,5-6; Acts 7:20-22

Moses kills an Egyptian

Exodus 2:11-15; Acts 7:23-29

The calling of Moses

God reveals himself to Moses at the burning bush

Exodus 3:1-5

He is called to deliver his people

Exodus 3:10 See also Exodus 3:7-9

Moses learns the divine name

Exodus 3:14

Moses protests his inadequacy

Exodus 3:11 See also Exodus 3:13; Exodus 4:1,10-13,16 Moses is given Aaron as spokesman.

Moses' confrontation with Pharaoh

Moses and Aaron speak to Pharaoh

Exodus 7:6-7

Pharaoh's disobedience leads to the plagues

See also Exodus 7:1-5

The death of the firstborn in Egypt

Exodus 11:4-9

The institution of the Passover

Exodus 12:26-27

Moses leads Israel in the exodus from Egypt

The crossing of the Red Sea

Exodus 14:29 See also Exodus 14:26-28; Joshua 2:10; Joshua 4:23; Hebrews 11:29

Thanksgiving for deliverance from Egypt

Exodus 15:1

The establishment of the covenant with Moses

Moses is given the Ten Commandments

Exodus 31:18

He smashes the tablets because of the people's idolatry

See also Exodus 32:19; Deuteronomy 9:16-17

He puts the new stone tablets in the ark

Deuteronomy 10:3-5

Moses leads Israel in the wilderness

He asks to see the glory of the LORD

Exodus 33:18,22-23; Luke 9:30-32

The LORD promises his presence on the journey

Exodus 33:14

The construction of the tabernacle

Exodus 39:32; Hebrews 8:5

Moses inaugurates the Aaronic priesthood

Leviticus 8:30; Numbers 6:22-27

Moses on the brink of the promised land

He takes a census before the entry into Canaan

Numbers 1:2

He sends spies ahead

Numbers 13:1-3

He is vindicated against the grumblers

Numbers 16:28-32; Numbers 21:4-9

He is prohibited from entering the promised land

Numbers 20:12 See also Deuteronomy 3:23-26; Deuteronomy 34:4

Joshua succeeds Moses

Numbers 27:18,22

The death of Moses

Deuteronomy 34:4-5 See also Deuteronomy 34:6; Jude 9

See also

1349  covenant at Sinai
1406  burning bush
1630  Book of the Covenant
1640  Book of the Law
4269  Sinai, Mount
5072  Aaron, spokesman
5377  law, Ten Commandments
7222  exodus, events of
7258  promised land, early history
7412  priesthood
8768  idolatry

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