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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5102 Moses, life of
5102 Moses, life of

5102 Moses, life of

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

Ex 2:10

Moses’birth and early life

See also Ex 2:1-3,5-6; Ac 7:20-22

Moses kills an Egyptian

Ex 2:11-15; Ac 7:23-29

The calling of Moses

God reveals himself to Moses at the burning bush Ex 3:1-5

He is called to deliver his people Ex 3:10 See also Ex 3:7-9

Moses learns the divine name Ex 3:14

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

Moses’confrontation with Pharaoh

Moses and Aaron speak to Pharaoh Ex 7:6-7

Pharaoh’s disobedience leads to the plagues See also Ex 7:1-5

The death of the firstborn in Egypt Ex 11:4-9

The institution of the Passover Ex 12:26-27

Moses leads Israel in the exodus from Egypt

The crossing of the Red Sea Ex 14:29 See also Ex 14:26-28; Jos 2:10; Jos 4:23; Heb 11:29

Thanksgiving for deliverance from Egypt Ex 15:1

The establishment of the covenant with Moses

Moses is given the Ten Commandments Ex 31:18

He smashes the tablets because of the people’s idolatry See also Ex 32:19; Dt 9:16-17

He puts the new stone tablets in the ark Dt 10:3-5

Moses leads Israel in the wilderness

He asks to see the glory of the Lord Ex 33:18,22-23; Lk 9:30-32

The Lord promises his presence on the journey Ex 33:14

The construction of the tabernacle Ex 39:32; Heb 8:5

Moses inaugurates the Aaronic priesthood Lev 8:30; Nu 6:22-27

Moses on the brink of the promised land

He takes a census before the entry into Canaan Nu 1:2

He sends spies ahead Nu 13:1-3

He is vindicated against the grumblers Nu 16:28-32; Nu 21:4-9

He is prohibited from entering the promised land Nu 20:12 See also Dt 3:23-26; Dt 34:4

Joshua succeeds Moses

Nu 27:18,22

The death of Moses

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

See also

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

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