Exodus Essays

  • Moses In Exodus

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    In Exodus, Moses, a Hebrew, raised by Pharaoh’s daughter, was introduced as a leader who led the Israelites out of Egypt under God’s guidance. At that time, Israelites were enslaved and treated cruelly under the governance of Pharaoh, since their numerous decedents threatened Pharaoh as well as the development of Egypt. By experiencing and being a Hebrew, Moses stood out to protect his people by killing an Egyptian, who beat his people, before he gained any power from God. However, the death of the

  • The Myth of Exodus

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    The Myth of Exodus There are many themes running through the Old Testament myth of Exodus – slavery, rescue and redemption, guidance, commandments on how to live, the creation of a nation, and God’s power over other gods. In this paper I will explore what appears to be the chief reasoning behind the creation of the Exodus myth – the explanation of the creation of a monotheistic religion and the similarities of the Exodus myth to the ancient myths, as well as how one should approach the reading

  • Exodus And Moses

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    The Book of Exodus begins hundreds of years later once Joseph and his brothers have all died. This leaves a void in leadership over Israel and is eventually subdued to Moses. He is a Hebrew boy who starts off as a slave, and eventually encounters God through the burning bush where he is convinced to assume his role as leader of the Israelites. With the help of his brother Aaron, they face controversy with the Pharaoh of Egypt trying to rid their people and lead them to a land full of prosperity

  • The Book of Exodus

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    The book of Exodus is the second book of the Pentateuch, or Weelleh Shemoth 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

  • Exodus And Deuteronomy

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    Amy Patterson April 17, 2014 Honors Exodus/Deuteronomy Caring for the Marginalized: Deuteronomy 26:1-15 God deeply desires to see the marginalized cared for. This claim is supported throughout the entirety of the Bible in God’s commandments to see this desire fulfilled. One example of this theme can be seen in Deuteronomy 26:1-15, which addresses the Israelite’s first fruits and tithes after they have entered the promised land—two laws described in Deuteronomy 14:22-29. These first fruits and tithes

  • The Theme Of Growth In Exodus

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    The Theme of Growth in Exodus  Exodus, by Leon Uris, is a novel of genuine Affirmation. One of the most prevalent of the affirmative themes is the idea of growth. Many of the characters learn a lot about themselves, and change tremendously in a positive way. Earlier in their lives, these characters decided to live their life one way, but throughout the book they change, and join each other to unite. Fighting for their common religion and fundamental rights brought them together in a way that

  • The Exodus From Egypt: The Book Of Exodus

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    The Exodus from Egypt The book of Exodus is a story about God’s people, the Israelites, and their journey with God. God picked the Israelites randomly and he used his love for the Israelites to help them out of slavery in Egypt. God used the ten plagues to rescue his chosen people, the Israelites, from the chaotic times in Egypt. God shows his love for the Israelites in many ways on their journey to the promised land, especially by parting the Red Sea to show how mighty he is over the Egyptians

  • The Exodus Research Paper

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    Exodus: God and his Miraculous Significance Exodus provides the religious background for the remainder of the Bible, whereas God chose Moses to execute his divine plan in the birth of a new Nation, Israel. As Exodus unfolds, God reveals himself and speaks of fulfilling prophesies he promised Abraham, convincing Moses reluctantly to follow him in trust at the burning bush. Also, the ten plagues and the parting of the Red Sea, which took take place in God’s revelation of his forbearing grace, which

  • Exegetical Paper on Exodus 11

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    Cultural Background The passage that I have decided to do my Exegetical Paper on is Exodus 11. Exodus 11 has to deal the Death of the First Born Son being announced. The passage has to do with the plague that God had set upon Egypt known as the Death of the First Born Son. It was the last plague that God had put upon  Pharaoh (Johnston, 1989). The plague was that every first born son was to die at midnight (Johnston, 1989). The meaning first born son literally meant every first born son such as a

  • Exodus: Movement of Jah People

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    Israelites, from the Biblical Book of Exodus. They are connected through Rastafarianism, a postcolonial religion the Jamaicans created, where the oppressed people sought to return to their ancestral promised land. Songs from Bob Marley such as “Africa Unite,” “Buffalo Soldier,” and “Exodus” display the Jamaican’s overcoming the European colonialism, how urgent it is to unite as one African body, and to return to Ethiopia. This is just like the Book of Exodus when Moses led his fellow oppressed Israelite

  • Analysis of Exodus 21-24

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    Exodus 21-24 was definitely quite an instructive piece of literature. It was almost raw in its nature as a text or “book” but more of reading an excerpt from a piece of non-fiction most similar to an instruction manual of some sort that you get when you buy a dissembled bike or desk. Something like being enrolled in a police academy there was definite sense of a master-slave relationship in the air. It is like something never before seen in the Torah, these chapters showed a whole new YHWH. The YHWH

  • Gensis Exodus Numbers Summeries

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    GENESIS: 1-2: God simply created everything, the Heavens and Earth. The created teaches us that God is creative and he is in control of all. Then he created man in his image, and told then to be fruitful. He provided everything we and the animals needed to live. There was morning and evening on the sixth day. On the seventh and final day of creation God rested. I think this means we also need rest. He made a helper for man and then was women from the rib of Adam. God gave the gift of marriage

  • Exodus 4: 18-26

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    The story of God contemplating killing Moses in Exodus 4:18-26 is a story that is not prominently taught in churches, yet it is important to learn and understand. Whether taken allegorically or literally, the stories in God’s Word should be processed and wrestled through. Understanding the plot of the story and formulating a personal response are two components that are important when reading passages, such as in Exodus. First, the narrative begins with Moses desiring to return to Egypt to see

  • Good And Evil As Depicted In The Book Exodus

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    In the Bible, there are many different stories. Each story portrays man as either good or evil. For example, in the book Exodus, the Israelites are portrayed as evil in three distinctive ways: as needy, greedy, and lack of obedience towards others. In the book Exodus, the Israelites are very needy. They constantly complain about lack of necessities. This angers God and he makes the Israelites pay. “And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it; and his anger was

  • Exodus To Canaan Research Paper

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    The story of the exodus to Canaan, the Promised Land, ends well, but only if one includes the Book of Joshua. Tragically, the generation of Israelites that departed Egypt with Moses angered the Lord so often by their unbelief and disobedience that he consigned almost all, except for a remnant, to roaming the wilderness for 40 years until they died, never inheriting the Land. This certainly was not Moses’ fault, he provided them unique and superb leadership. Thereafter Moses appoints Joshua as leader

  • Narrative Essay On My Personal Exodus

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    My personal Exodus Journey : Collin Cushenbery GOING TO EGYPT- My life before I was affected by my pornography addiction, was a much more simple and productive time. I was able to focus my time and effort on the things that actually mattered. Whether it was spending extra time studying for my classes, or putting in the extra work for my athletics. I was more focused on my relationships with people and was not spending long periods of time at my home by my self. My life in general was going

  • Exodus 16: Divine Provision and Gratitude

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    I. Introduction: Exodus 16:9-18 9Then Moses said to Aaron, "Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, 'Come near before the LORD, for he has heard your grumbling. '" 10And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the cloud. 11And the LORD said to Moses, 12"I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning

  • Contrasting the Gods in Homer’s Odyssey and the Biblical Book of Exodus

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    Contrasting the Gods in Homer’s Odyssey and the Biblical Book of Exodus Many authors have employed the religious beliefs of their cultures in literature. The deities contained in Homer’s Odyssey and in the Biblical book of Exodus reflect the nature of the gods in their respective societies. Upon examination of these two works, there are three major areas where the gods of the Greek epic seem to directly contrast the nature of the God of the Israelites: the way problems are solved, the prestige

  • Comparison of Genesis I and Exodus 20

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    which are the central concerns of the Bible. The narrative focus in the Bible is on the story that begins with Noah and is centered on the exodus from Egypt. The central event in the Bible is the creation of the covenant and the giving of laws and commandments. Although the creation of the world in Genesis I and the pronouncement of the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 are two completely different accounts in the Bible, there lies a similar theme between them: God creates an orderly and hierarchical universe

  • Comparing Odyssey And Moses Of Exodus

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    Odysseus of the Odyssey and Moses of Exodus         The Book of Exodus is considered to be an epic poem as by definition.  An epic poem as defined by Funk and Wagnalls is a poem celebrating in stately, formal verse the achievements of heroes, gods, and demigods (426).  The Book of Exodus as well as the entire Bible was written in the form of an epic poem.  Major characteristics of epic poems are that there is always a heroic figure.