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In the Holy Bible, where does the story of Moses start and end? In other words, what is...
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Moses's story begins with the setting being explained in the first chapter of Exodus - the pharaoh's orders that "Every son that is born to the Hebrews you shall cast into the Nile, but you shall let every daughter live." (Ex. 1:22) The second chapter of Exodus records the birth of Moses and the discovery of his basket in the bulrushes by the pharaoh's daughter.
The remainder of the book of Exodus recounts Moses and Aaron confronting Pharaoh and demanding the release of the Hebrew slaves, the great plagues that God sent to punish Egypt when Pharaoh refused, the Passover of the Angel of Death, the actual exit from Egypt of the Hebrews, receipt of the Ten Commandments, and God's instructions to Moses regarding how His people were to live and conduct themselves. This included rules for daily living and directions for proper worship of Jehovah.
The book of Leviticus continues to expand and explain the requirements laid down by God for the people of Israel, so that they would know what was expected of them and how they could live in harmony with each other and with their God. All these instructions were delivered to Moses while he was on Mount Sinai and passed on to the rest of the people.
The book of Numbers tells of the first census taken by Moses, at God's command. It defines the special duties of the Levites in leading worship and carrying out duties required to maintain the Tabernacle. Numbers records the travels of the Hebrews as they wandered in the desert.
The book of Deuteronomy contains Moses's review of all the events that had happened since God had heard the cry of the Hebrew slaves in Egypt. He reminds them of the great love God has shown them and of the great expectations God has set for them to live by. Moses gives them encouragement for the coming battles after they cross the Jordan River into their promised land and he gives his blessing to each of the twelve tribes of Israel. Chapter 34 of Deuteronomy tells of Moses going up Mount Nebo, in the land of Moab, and seeing all of the land that God was giving to the people he had led. But Moses was not allowed to enter that land.
So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD, and he buried him in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor. (Deut. 34:5-6)
Posted by stolperia on February 1, 2012 at 11:23 PM (Answer #1)
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Exodus is when he is first introduced and his whole background is given, Leviticus is the continuation of his life and his journey. Numbers is the next chapter that records the time after they went back to their towns after being in the desert for 40 years and a war was about to begin. Deuteronomy is the recording of his final days before he dies.
Posted by Chantelm on February 12, 2014 at 1:00 PM (Answer #4)
Thank you so much, bless your soul!
Posted by pops2 on February 8, 2012 at 8:08 AM (Answer #2)
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