What is the message in Exodus 12?
This is essentially the message that Moses delivered to the Israelites in Exodus 12. For four hundred years God’s covenant people had suffered as slaves in Egypt. But great change was coming. God had come down to set them free and guide them to a new life in the promised land.
What is the mixed multitude in Exodus 12 38?
The “mixed multitude” of Exodus 12:38 is a curious detail who are included amidst the departure of God’s people from Egypt. And in view of Israel’s deliverance in their crossing of the sea in chapter 14, this composite people is identified as God’s new humanity who is brought forth in his new act of creation.
What is the summary of Exodus 14?
Back in the story, the Israelites see the Egyptians advancing, and start panicking. When Moses cries out to God, God tells him to stretch out his hand and divide the sea. God’s angel keeps the Egyptian army at bay while the sea opens up to create a passageway. The Israelites pass through the sea on dry land.
What is the meaning of Exodus 12 13?
After Moses warned Pharaoh that the firstborn sons of Egypt would die, he instructed the Israelites how to escape that plague. The Lord explained the feast of unleavened bread, or Passover, which would become a memorial to the Lord’s deliverance of Israel from bondage in Egypt.
How did God deliver the Israelites?
God ordered Moses to stretch out his staff over the Red Sea, and the sea parted. This allowed the Israelites to escape across the sea, and away from Egypt unharmed. Meanwhile, the Pharaoh and his army followed them by charging into the sea.
What is the covenant with Noah?
God’s covenant with Noah was a commitment to maintain the inherent relationship between Creator and creation; his relationship with the natural order – implicit in the act of creation – whereby he promised never again to destroy the earth with a flood.
Who are the mixed multitudes in the Bible?
The text describes a feud be tween two people: One, a blasphemer, whose mother was an Israelite and his father was an Egyptian; and the other one exclusively of Israelite descent. 4 Midrash Rabbah Exod 18.10; in a late Midrash we read that the mixed multitude were the Egyptians who converted to the Hebrew religion.
What is the summary of Exodus chapter 17?
Amalek attacks Israel at Rephidim. Moses orders Joshua to choose some men and fight Amalek, while Moses stands on the hill with staff in hand. While Joshua fights Amalek, Moses, Aaron, and Hur overlook the battle. Whenever Moses holds up his hand, Israel is winning; whenever he lowers it, Amalek is winning.
What is Exodus 33 about?
The LORD orders Moses to lead the people out of Sinai; it’s time to go to the land God promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the land flowing with milk and honey. Moses tells the LORD that before leading the people to the promised land, he wants to see God’s ways, so that he may know God and find favor with him.
Why did Moses not want to go back to Egypt?
Each question and objection that Moses had about going back to Egypt expressed his fear of not being accepted by his own people. He was afraid of rejection. To each of Moses’s questions God had an answer, as it is also true that to each of our questions God always has an answer.