Exodus The book of Exodus is the second book of the Pentateuch, or Weel leh She moth according to the Hebrew Bible. The books main theme is the removal of Hebrew people from Egypt. The book is meant to be a continuation of Genesis. Moses is believed to be the author of this book. During the period of Exodus Israel had been in Egypt for about 215 years.
The book begins with the birth of Moses. The book then goes on to talk about the life of Moses and the things that he did throughout his life. The book also explains how the Hebrews were enslaved and then let free. The book is divided into five sections.
The first sections deals with the early life and training of Moses. The second section explains the ten plagues. The third section explains the journey to Mt. Sinai. The fourth section explains the land of Israel.
The last section explains the construction of the tabernacle. Throughout the course of history there can be many individuals who could be considered leaders, but some stand out among the others. An example of a superb leader is Moses, whose life is explained in the book of Exodus in the Bible. Moses is viewed as a righteous man in God’s eyes and he is chosen to lead the Hebrew people out of oppression in Egypt. In the story of Exodus there are many examples of Moses’s acrifices and the hardships he endured while freeing the Hebrews. The faith of Moses was tested numerous times throughout the story, and, in some instances, it seemed that Moses had lost faith; however, being the righteous man that he was, he stuck it out until the end.
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In the novel The Story of the Old Testament the story of Exodus is clearly explained and it enhances my understanding of the story. According to my knowledge it seemed that God had great trust in Moses. He trusts him to lead his people out of the hands of the Pharaoh. In Chapter 20, of the book of Exodus, the trust that God has in Moses can be clearly demonstrated as God tells Moses to deliver his laws that he had made for his people to follow. According to the novel The Story of the Old Testament these laws were to be obeyed to be one with God. These laws were called the Ten Commandments and they were the basic guidelines that the people had to follow.
Furthermore, the laws of the Ten Commandments were as follows. The first law stated that there should be no other gods before God. The next law was there should be no graven images. The penalty for breaking this law was that God would punish the children for the sins of their sins for many generations that follow.
The following law explained that no one should use the Lords name in vain. The next law states that one should remember the Sabbath and keep its holy, which meant that one can have six days of wok but they have to take one day off and dedicate it to praising the Lord. The next law explained that one must honor their mother and father in order to obtain longevity in life. The following laws stated that one should not kill, commit adultery, or steal.
The next law explained that you should not bear false witness against your neighbor. The following law stated that one should not covet their neighbor’s house, wife, manservant or maidservant, or anything that belongs to that neighbor. This Chapter shows that Moses was a great leader he let the people know that God’s intention was not to hurt them but to keep them from hurting themselves. God allowed Moses to deliver his message. The way in which Moses acted in the mission and how he led the people is a clear demonstration of how a leader should be. I choose this particular book because one of its main themes is leadership, and that is a quality that I value very greatly.
Throughout my life I have always tried to be a leader for myself my family, and most important for God. In a way my life can be somewhat similar to Moses. For example, he led the people by example, he was obedient to the laws of God and he wanted them to be the same way. My situation is somewhat similar in that I try to be a leader to my younger siblings in the same way that Moses led the people of Israel. Finally, I would have to say that the novel The Story of the Old Testament by Alec Motyer does a well job in explaining the story and if helps me better understand the story. It gives a direct summary of the story and doe little to steer the mind the wrong way in the interpretation of the story.
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Bibliography: Harris, Stephen L. Understanding the Bible. London: Mayfield Publishing, 1997. Tanoan. Motyer, Alec The Story of the Old Testament, 2002. Holy Bible The New International Version, International Bible Society 1986..