Bible 113 Old Testament

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- 1 – Willie F. Gibson Bible 113 Old Testament Keith Goad November 28, 2009 What was the role of the judges in Israel during the settlement period? How did they address the problems? How effective were they? After being in bondage and slavery under Pharaohs leadership for 400 years, God had a plan of deliverance for all mankind from bondage and sin, to freedom, and a personal relationship with Him. The Israelites came down to Egypt during a time when a famine was raging in the Biblical Near East. Egypt had stockpiled food during the seven years of plenty that had preceded the famine. Pharaoh welcome Joseph’s family and settled them in the delta region of Goshen, where they prospered. The Israelites began…show more content…
At the time Moses was born, Pharaoh had ordered the death of all Hebrew males, but God spared Moses when his mother hid him in a basket along the banks of the Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter found the baby and decided to raise him as her own. Later, Moses fled to Midian after killing an Egyptian for cruelly beating one of his own people. There God appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush and said, “I have seen the misery of my people. I have heard their cries, I care about their suffering, and I have come to rescue them. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people out of Egypt. After making excuses, Moses finally obeyed God and confronted Pharaoh. But when Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites go, God sent a series of plagues to persuade him. With the final plague, God promised to strike dead every first-born son in Egypt at midnight. But to Moses, the Lord provided instructions, so his people would be spared. Each Hebrew family was to take a Passover lamb, slaughter it, and place some of the blood on the door frames of their homes. When the destroyer passed over Egypt, he would not enter the homes covered by the blood of the Passover

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