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The Life of Moses covers 120 years and is found in four books of the Torah namely Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Moses was also called a friend of God.

Life of Moses – Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

First of 60 images and comments covering the Life of Moses - as found in reading these books: - Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Moses is also found in many places other than these five books. By reading and looking at the 60 images you can learn about many of the events in the life of Moses.   Read more »
The Life of Moses timeline.

300-year gap between Joseph and Moses

There is a gap of 300 years between the end of Genesis and the start of the Life of Moses in the book of Exodus. There is a gap of 300 years between the end of Genesis and Exodus 1:7-10. Actually, the gap is between Exodus chapter one verse 6 and verses 7 to 10. Genesis in Hebrew means beginnings as there are many different beginnings recorded in that book.
Background Reading: Exodus 1:1-14. 1:1 These are the names of the Israelis who entered Egypt with Jacob, each one having come with his family:   Read more »

First 40 years of the life of Moses

The first 40 years of Moses' life were very varied, ranging from when he was a Hebrew baby found in the Nile to being trained as a future Egyptian Pharaoh. Not a lot is known about Moses in the Bible until he was called by God, other than the day Moses visited his people and killed an Egyptian, causing him to flee to Midian.
Background Reading: Exodus 2:1-15.   Read more »

Thutmose I, the Pharaoh or king of Egypt

From the time Joseph died to the time Moses took the people out of Egypt, there had been a number of Pharaohs or kings. Thutmose I, 1525BC- 1508BC, possibly was the Pharaoh of Egypt when Moses was born about 1525BC. It could have been his daughter Hatshepsut who took baby Moses out of the River Nile. Egypt at this time covered a vast area both sides of the Nile River and Sinai Peninsula to the Gulf of Aqaba on the eastern side, with the land of Midian on its western shores. Egypt was a very powerful nation.
Background Reading: Exodus 1:1-22.   Read more »

Miriam kept eye on Moses after he had been placed as a baby in a boat

Miriam was the older sister of Moses who kept a sisterly eye on him after he had been placed as a baby in a little boat in the papyrus reeds on the side of the Nile river. After talking to the Pharaoh's daughter who had found the baby, Miriam organized for the baby Moses to be looked after by his own mother. Miriam later was to play an important part in the Israelites forty years in the desert. One of the meanings in Hebrew for Miriam is: star of the sea.
Background Reading: Exodus 2:1-10.   Read more »

Second 40 years of the life of Moses

Exodus 2:11-7:7. The next 40 years in Moses' life saw him living as a shepherd in Midian beyond the Jordan, the Sinai peninsula, and Arabian Petraea. Midian in Hebrew means: contention. God prepares Moses for his life's calling to save Israel from the cruel Egyptian masters. During this time, Moses also married Zipporah, a daughter of a Midianite priest whose name, as we find out later, was Jethro. During this time the King or Pharaoh of Egypt died - Exodus 2:23.   Read more »
Timeline - covering the life of Moses.

God spoke to Moses out of a burning bush

Exodus 3:1-3. Moses drew near to see why the bush was burning yet was not consumed by the fire. God called out to Moses from the burning bush, and gave him a commission to lead the Israelites, God's people, out of Egypt. Many scholars think that Mount Horeb and Mt. Sinai are the same, a group of high peaks in the southern part of the Sinai peninsula, from which Mount Sinai derives its name. However, there are other views. Some say Mount Horeb, the mountain of God, is not the same as Mt. Sinai, which they say is located in Saudi Arabia. Others maintain a different location.   Read more »

Moses was asked to take off his sandals by God

Exodus 3:4-22 and 4:1-17. God spoke to Moses to take off his sandals as the place where he was standing was holy ground. God gave Moses a commission: "So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." Moses' call came to him from God towards the end of his forty years in Midian. Moses was a sheepherder, a very hard and often lonely job.
Background Reading: 3:4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from the center of the bush,   Read more »

The third 40 years of the life of Moses

Exodus 7:8-13 - Deuteronomy 34:12. The third set of 40 years now begins. Moses was 80 years old and Aaron was 83 when they spoke to Pharaoh. This was the start of the ministry God had called Moses to do for Him. This was at the end of 80 years of training of Moses by God. From about Exodus 7:1 through the books of Leviticus, Numbers and till the end of Deuteronomy cover the life and ministry of Moses the friend of God.   Read more »
Time line - covering the life of Moses.

Aaron’s Staff becomes a Snake

Exodus 7:8-13. Aaron's staff became a snake and then turned back to a staff under God's Command in front of the Pharaoh. This event happened before the Plague of Blood happened, which was the first plague out of ten plagues. Moses was eighty years old and Aaron was eighty-three years old when this happened. Throughout the time with the Pharaoh of Egypt God spoke to Moses who talked to Aaron who then told the Pharaoh.
Background Reading: 7:8 Then the LORD told Moses and Aaron, 9 “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Perform a miraculous sign,’   Read more »

The ten plagues of Egypt

Exodus 7:14-12:30. The Pharaoh or king of Egypt would not let Moses take God's people back to the promised land. The death of all firstborn, which included both people and livestock, was the last plague of the ten which struck Egypt. This plague dealt with Pharaoh himself. The Egyptians worshiped him as the god Horus in human form. His first born son held equal status with him on the throne. So God said that He would send plagues to demonstrate His power to Pharaoh so strongly that he would have to harden his heart in order to resist and keep God's people in Egypt.   Read more »

1st Plague Blood

The first plague that God performed on the Egyptians was against the god of the River Nile. Turning the water into blood so man and beast could not drink the water. Background Reading: 7:14 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go. 15 Go to Pharaoh in the morning as you see him walking out to the water. Wait on the bank of the Nile to meet him, and take in your hand the staff that was changed into a snake. 16 Then say to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has sent me to tell you: Let My people go, so that they may worship Me in the wilderness.   Read more »

2nd Plague Frogs

Exodus 8:1-15: 1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 2 “But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite your whole territory with frogs. 3 “The Nile will swarm with frogs, which will come up and go into your house and into your bedroom and on your bed, and into the houses of your servants and on your people, and into your ovens and into your kneading bowls. 4 “So the frogs will come up on you and your people and all your servants.”’”   Read more »

5th Plague

5th Plague cattle  Read more »

6th Plague

The sixth plagues of boils was against the Egyptian god of Isis – The Egyptian Goddess of Medicine and Peace.   Read more »

7th plague – Nut – Egyptian Goddess of the Sky

Nut – Egyptian Goddess of the Sky. So Moses told Pharaoh that this plague is to you God’s power. So this time tomorrow I will send a Hail storm. The Hail storm struck everything people and animals died if they were outside. The crops of barley and flax were ruined and the trees of the Orchards were shattered. The late crops like wheat and wild grain were not ruined.   Read more »

8th Plague-Locust

8th Plague -Locust   Read more »

Ninth plague – Darkness

Exodus 10:21-29. Thick darkness that could be felt in Egypt for three days, but in the land of Goshen, where the Israelites lived, there was light. Ra, the sun god of the Egyptians, had just been judged. Other places you will find darkness mentioned are: There was darkness for three hours as Jesus hung on the cross. Matthew 27:45 and Luke 23:44-46 and Revelation the sixth seal, Rev 6:12-17. Background reading 10:21 Then the LORD told Moses, “Stretch your hand toward the sky and there will be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness that one can feel.”   Read more »

Tenth plague – Firstborn die

The death of all firstborn, which included both people and livestock, was the last plague of the ten which struck Egypt. This was the plague that made the Pharaoh drive the people of Israel out of Egypt. God had hardened Pharaoh's heart up until this time. God then hardened Pharaoh's heart again after the Israelites were leaving Egypt and so we get the event of the crossing of the Red Sea. After Pharaoh let the people of Israel out of Egypt he hardened his heart and wanted to bring them back. Background reading Exodus 11:1-10.   Read more »

Passover commemorates the Exodus from Egypt

Exodus 12:1-10. Passover is the first day of a spring festival for Israel called The Feast of Unleavened Bread that lasts for seven days. This festival commemorates the Exodus from Egypt when the angel of death passed over and spared the Hebrew people. The Passover was held on the 14th day of the month Abib (or April), which was the first month of the Hebrew religious calendar. Passover - a passing over, The Passover festival, Hebrew Pesach or Greek Pascha. The Image depicts: A Lamb, Two candles that the woman of the house lights, The unleavened bread, and The four cups of wine:   Read more »

Moses the friend of God

Moses by faith led the people of God by following the cloud by day and the fire by night for nearly the next forty years, while God led them to the promised land in Israel. The life of Moses is found in Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy and one other book. MOSES 1525BC- 1405BC, Red Sea 1445BC, Tabernacle 1444BC and his death in 1405BC. Which book of the Torah is missing from this list?- GENESIS, EXODUS, NUMBERS, and DEUTERONOMY. Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible and he often acted as the mediator between God and the people of Israel.   Read more »

Pillar of Cloud by Day

Exodus 13:20-22. The pillar of cloud by day remained with them until they crossed the river Jordan. The cloud was a symbol of divine guidance. The pillar of fire by night and cloud by day stayed with the Israelites from leaving Egypt and until arriving in the promised land, a period of about thirty-eight years. Shekinah cloud or the cloud of God's presence. Exodus 24:16, 1 Kings 8:10, Isaiah 6:1-3 and Luke 2:9. When the cloud moved the camp of Israel followed. They followed in a set order, that was set out by Moses under God's instructions.   Read more »

Pillar of fire by night

Exodus 13:20-22. The pillar of fire by night remained with them until they reached the promised land. The pillar of fire was a symbol of divine guidance and was also God's way of supplying light for his people during the night. The pillar of fire by night and cloud by day stayed with the Israelites from leaving Egypt until arriving in the promised land, a period of about thirty-eight years. The pillar of fire produced enough light so they could travel by night. Traveling by night is cooler. The pillar of light must have had some unusual properties to enable over three million people and stock to see   Read more »

The Chariots of the Egyptian army

Exodus 14:1-31. The Egyptian army sank in the sand and the waters covered them. God destroyed the chasing Egyptian army and saved His people Israel from destruction. Also, this was God's way of providing His people the Israelites with modern army weaponry. Mt Sinai, where Moses saw the burning bush, is also in Arabia. Egypt at this time extended control all the way to the Gulf of Aqaba with military strongholds. There still is a 13km land bridge in the Gulf of Aqaba, the western arm of the Red Sea. That the Israelites would have used to enter Midian (Arabia) and move on to Mount Sinai.   Read more »

Moses crosses the Red Sea

Exodus 14:1-31. When Moses put his arm out at God's command, the waters of the Red Sea parted and were frozen in place on either side of some dry land. Moses crossed the sea in approx 1445BC with over 3 million people. When they had crossed safely over, the water came back drowning the chasing Egyptian armies. This was a continuation of miracles that God did as He brought His people the Israelites back to the land that He had promised them many centuries ago. The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD and also the people feared the LORD and put their trust in him and in Moses   Read more »

Moses’ older sister Miriam sings a song

Exodus 15:1-21. Miriam and Moses sing a victory song. Miriam, the elder sister of Moses who was now about 95 years old, rejoiced in the demise of the Egyptian army and the saving of God's people. She composed a song of victory to God in celebration. She then lead the women in a dance while she sang to them. The crossing of the Red Sea turns up in Scripture many times. Now the Israelites are outside Egyptian control and able to head to where God wants to take them. Background Reading: 15:1 Then Moses and the Israelis sang this song to the LORD:   Read more »

Waters of Marah and Elim

Exodus 15:22-27. When the people came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter, which is why the place has that name, as in Hebrew it means: bitter. People and stock cannot last long without water. Elim in Hebrew means: palm trees. What the people did was they grumbled to Moses about the situation, not thinking God would make the water drinkable. Background Reading: 15:22 Then Moses led Israel from the Reed Sea and they went to the desert of Shur. They traveled into the desert   Read more »

Manna means ‘What Is It?’

Exodus 16:1-36. Manna was a sweet gum or resin type of bread that God supernaturally sent from Heaven to feed His people. Manna in Hebrew means: what is it? Manna started on the sixteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt and they ate manna until they reached the border of Canaan. Manna lasted for only one day, other than on the sixth day, when it lasted for two days, as the seventh day was a holy rest day. Background Reading: 16:1 Later, they left Elim, and the whole congregation of the Israelis came to the desert of Sin,   Read more »

Water from The Rock at Massah

Exodus 17:1-7. Now the people of God were at Rephidim and again there was no water. You would have expected they would have by now learned that God would supply their water needs, but no they just started to grumble again. Moses was told to hit the rock so that water would come out for the people to drink. Moses was obedient to God's commands and the water poured forth. Did the people learn that God would look after them? - No! They just complained again when something was not to their liking. However, on a later occasion also involving rock and water Moses was disobedient.   Read more »

Moses at Mount Sinai

Exodus 19:1-25. God called Moses up Mount Sinai and gave him the Ten Commandments. Moses arrived at Mount Sinai three months after leaving Egypt. This day is known as the Feast of Weeks, or the Feast of Harvest, or by its Hebrew name, Shavuot. This feast is in late May or early June, which is late spring in Israel. In the New Testament, this day is called Pentecost, which means the fiftieth day after Passover. Sinai in Hebrew means: cliffs . Background Reading: 19:1 On the third New Moon after the Israelis went out of the land of Egypt, on that very day,   Read more »

The Ten Commandments or Ten Words of God

Exodus 20:1-17. Moses went up Mount Sinai and received from God the ten Commandments or Laws or the ten Words, written on both sides of two tablets of stone. The writing was the writing of God. The ten commandments or ten laws are the bases which some of today's countries use to make up their laws. This was the first time Moses went up the mountain. Afterwards, in a fit of rage against the people's idolatry, Moses broke the stone tablets; so he returned back up the mountain and received the second set from God.   Read more »

The Three Annual Feasts of God

Exodus 23:14-19. Celebrate these three annual Feasts to the Lord your God: -
1. Feast of Unleavened Bread or Passover. Hebrew Pesach or Greek Pascha.
2. Feast of Harvest or Pentecost. Hebrew Shavuot.
3. Feast of Ingathering or Feast of Booths or Tabernacles. Hebrew Succoth or Sukkot.   Read more »

The Feast of Passover

Numbers 28:16-31. The first of the Annual Offerings - The Passover. Passover today starts the Jewish religious calendar. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Nisan, which is either in the month of March or April. Passover refers back to when God spoke to Moses about the last of the Ten Plagues. God sent an angel of death who would kill the firstborn of anyone who did not have lamb's blood on the door of their house. Passover was the day the Hebrews left Egypt. Passover along with Pentecost and Feast of Trumpets make up the three sets of feasts God gave Israel to keep.   Read more »

Feast of Weeks or Pentecost

Numbers 28:26-31. This occurred in late spring, seven weeks after Passover and the ingathering of the first harvest (e.g. Wheat). According to oral tradition, the Feast of Weeks was the time of giving The Torah or The Law of Moses at Mount Sinai. The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost along with Passover and the Feast of Trumpets make up the three sets of feasts God gave Israel to keep. In the New Testament, Pentecost or Shavuot was the time when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples, as promised by Jesus, and there was a harvest of new believers.   Read more »

Feast of Trumpets or Feast of Shofars

Numbers 29:1-40. The Feast of Trumpets [Yom Ha Teruah] also mistakenly called Rosh Ha Shanah or the Head of the Year. Starts a period of these three feasts over 15 days:- 1. Trumpets - The trumpet or shofar, which is a ram's horn, is blown to prepare for the Day of Atonement. Which is the 10th day of the 7th month of the Jewish calendar. The Feast of Shofars (trumpets) in Hebrew is Yom Ha Teruah. 2. Ten days later The Day of Atonement in Hebrew is Yom Kippur, one of the holiest of days in the Hebrew religious calendar. Luke mentions this Feast as The Fast in Acts 27:9.   Read more »

The Golden Calf, the idol made by Aaron

Exodus 32:1-35. The Israelites demanded that Aaron make them an idol, a golden calf, in rebellion against the will of God, during the forty days that Moses was absent. Moses had climbed up Mt. Sinai to speak with God. There he received the two tablets of stone on which God wrote the Ten Commandments. God had said, "Do not make molten idols." But, in Egypt people had made molten idols to worship as their gods, so the people of Israel asked Aaron to make a similar one for them. They threw all their gold into the fire and Aaron fashioned a golden calf for them, saying,   Read more »

Moses with the New Stone Tablets

Exodus 34:1-35. Moses went up the mountain a second time to get a replacement set of the Ten Commandments. He had broken the first set in anger because the Hebrew people had sinned so greatly in worshiping a golden calf instead of God. Mount Sinai could be in Saudi Arabia, in the territory of the Midianites. Today the mountain is called Jebel El Lawz, the Mountain of the Law. After Moses had come down the mountain after he had, spoken with God he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the LORD.   Read more »

1st five of the Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:1-12. 1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make for yourself an idol. 3. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God.
4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
5. Honor your father and mother.   Read more »

2nd five of the Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:1-21. 1. You shall not murder. 2. You shall not commit adultery.
3. You shall not steal. 4. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
5. You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.   Read more »

Ark of God

Exodus 25:10-22 and 37:1-9. Moses got the instructions how to build the Ark of God or the Ark of the Covenant directly from God while Moses was up the Mountain. The details how to build the movable Tabernacle that housed the Ark of God were in such detail that today we would have used Blueprints or building plans. The Ark of God, or Ark of the Covenant, was placed inside the Tabernacle, which was replaced by a Temple under King Solomon. The Temple, was the center of Jewish worship. The Temple of Solomon was destroyed by the Babylonians in 587BC.   Read more »

The High Priest of Israel

Exodus 39:1-31. The High Priests were told to do certain jobs and to wear particular clothes. The High Priests were from the tribe of Levi. Aaron was the first High Priest and his son Eleazar was the next High Priest after Aaron had died. The High Priests were appointed to go between God and man until Jesus came, who died and rose again on the third day, as Scripture said would happen.
Background Reading: 39:1 From the blue, purple, and scarlet material they made finely woven garments for ministering in the Holy   Read more »

Tabernacle of God

Exodus 39:32-43 and 40:1-38. This was the place where the people of God worshiped God. The Tabernacle was so constructed that all its parts could be carried by the priests as the Israelites moved from one camp to the next. Certain sub-tribes within Levi were to carry different sections of the Ark when they traveled. The Kohathites carried the Holy things, the Gershonites carried the curtains and soft furnishings of the Tabernacle and the Merarites carried the poles and bases to put the Tabernacle up - Numbers 4:1-49.   Read more »

Aaron and Miriam oppose Moses

Numbers 12:1-16. Because Aaron and Miriam were the older brother and sister of Moses, they tried to tell him what to do and ended up coming off second best with God. Miriam paid the price of attacking her brother Moses by becoming leprous. Why do you attack my servant Moses, when I speak to him face to face as a friend? Aaron and Miriam wanted the power Moses had. Moses had seen and used great power as the adopted son of the Pharaoh's daughter, but now only wanted what the Lord God wanted.   Read more »

Exploring Canaan by 12 spies

Numbers 13:1-33. Moses sent out 12 spies, one from each tribe. Caleb and Joshua brought back a good report of the land but, because the other 10 spies brought back a bad report, the people did not want to enter the promised land. As a result, the Israelites stayed another 37 years in the desert before entering the promised land. Caleb was 40 years old when he went in as one of the 12 spies. Only he and Joshua brought back good reports about the land they had seen. The report that came back was the food was good, but that the people living there then were very tall.   Read more »

37 years in the wilderness

Numbers 14:33-34. The forty years, actually it was 37 or 38 years, started just after the last of the 10 plagues when Aaron was 83 and Moses was 80. Exodus 7:6-7. The people of God wandered around the desert because of their disobedience and unbelief. The people of Israel grumbled against Moses and God for all those years and more. It has been the same from the first man Adam. When we are with God we win, but when we move away from His protection we fail God. Background Reading: 14:1 At this, the entire assembly complained, started to shout,   Read more »

Aaron’s Rod that budded

Numbers 17:1-13. The Israelites were constantly grumbling against Moses. God said, "Moses, get me twelve staffs, one from each tribe. The staff that sprouts belongs to the man I have chosen." Aaron in Hebrew means: mountain of strength. They kept up their grumbling, saying to Moses "we will die" just after God said that they would not now die." Aaron and his sister had just finished having an encounter with the Most High God, after they themselves had grumbled against Moses.   Read more »

Speak to the Rock “Give Water”

Numbers 20:1-13. The people stayed a month at Kadesh and Miriam had just died and was buried there. They had just moved on to Meribah. Again the people complained against Moses and Aaron. God asked Moses to speak to the rock so that it would produce water for the people. However, because he was angry, Moses instead hit the rock twice. For this reason, he was barred by God from entering the promised land. This happened at Meribah, which in Hebrew means: Strife, contention or quarreling.   Read more »

Death of Aaron

Numbers 20:22-29. Miriam had died earlier and now it was Aaron's turn to die. Aaron did not enter the promised land because he rebelled against God's command at the waters of . Eleazar the son of Aaron became the priest after Aaron died. After Aaron had died Israel mourned for him thirty days.
Background Reading: 20:22 They traveled from Kadesh, and then the entire community of the Israelis arrived at Mount Hor. 23 Then the LORD told Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor, near the territory of Edom, 24 “Aaron is to be gathered to his people, since he is not to enter the land   Read more »

The Bronze Snake

Numbers 21:4-9. God sent snakes to punish the people who had sinned by speaking against Him and Moses. He then said to Moses to make a bronze snake that was fastened to a pole. If any person who had been bitten by the snakes then looked at the bronze snake in obedience to God's command, they would live. The people of Israel were at it again, growing impatient and saying, "Why have you, Moses, brought us into the desert to die? We do not like the food God supplies." The people Moses was leading were again forgetting very quickly the miracles God had performed for them   Read more »

Balak Summons Balaam

Numbers 22:1-24:25. Balak the king of Moab summons Balaam to curse the people of God. While Balaam is traveling by donkey to obey Balak's commands, Balaam's donkey sees an angel and takes evasive action to protect Balaam. God opens the donkey's mouth so that he talks to Balaam, and Balaam then sees the angel. The angel of the Lord says to Balaam, "Do only what I tell you." Balaam had been asked by God in the beginning not to go to King Balak. Background Reading: 22:20 God came to visit Balaam that same night and told him, “If the men come to call on you,   Read more »

Six cities of Refuge for Israel

Numbers 35:1-34 and Deuteronomy 4:41-43. These cities were places where a person could go to be protected if they had killed someone accidentally. The six cities were: 1. Kedesh in Galilee in Naphtali - Hebrew meaning: to be consecrated, hallowed, sanctified; 2.Shechem in Mount Ephraim; 3.Hebron in Judah; 4.Bezer in the desert plateau, for the Reubenites; 5.Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and 6. Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites; In Hebrew the word miqlat means asylum or restricted place. See Numbers 35:6-32, Joshua 20:2-13, I Chronicles 6:57-67.   Read more »

Daughters of Zelophehad

Numbers 36:1-12. The land belonging to a family was handed down from one male to the next. In this case Zelophehad had no sons to hand the land on to. He only had five daughters. The five girls brought their case to Moses and Moses took the case to the Lord God and got a ruling from Him. The ruling Moses gave was that the girls should inherit the land so long as they marry husbands from the families within their father's tribe, so the tribe of Manasseh can retain possession of their ancestral land inheritance.   Read more »

Moses Blesses the Tribes with Three Sermons

Deuteronomy 33:1-29. Moses gave three speeches to his people just before he died. Deuteronomy in Hebrew means Second Law. The whole book contains the three speeches Moses gave, which were rules to live by. Moses was a friend of God. God wrote on a second set of stone tablets, because Moses broke the first set. In these speeches, Moses reminded the people of all the things that God had done. Also he reminded them of all the requirements to be met for the blessings God wanted to give to His people.   Read more »

Moses lived for 120 years

Deuteronomy 34:1-12. Moses lived for 120 years. He was still very active when he died. He saw the promised land from a mountain top that he had just climbed, but was not allowed to enter it. Moses had broken a command that God had given him. Moses was a friend of God and God talked to him face to face. Background Reading: 34:1 Moses ascended from the desert plain of Moab toward Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the LORD showed him the entire land, from Gilgal as far as Dan, 2 all of Naphtali, the territories of Ephraim and Manasseh,   Read more »

Caleb was the son of Jephunneh

Numbers 14:26-38. Caleb became on of the leaders of Israel after Joshua had died. Caleb was Joshua's assistant who had gone with him to spy out the land of Canaan. Because of the delay caused by the people's unbelief, Caleb was 85 years old when he finally entered the promised land. Caleb was from the tribe of Judah and was a leader of Israel after the death of Joshua. He was a prince of Judah as the leader of the Hezronites, while Nahshon was the prince of the whole tribe of Judah. He was bold, impetuous, courageous, consecrated to God, vigorous and faithful in old age.   Read more »

Joshua – The Fall of Jericho

Joshua 5:13-15 and 6:1-27. Joshua led God's people into the promised land between 1405BC - 1390BC, which was during the last fifteen years of his life. Until this time he was Moses' personal servant and spent a lot of time in the presence of God in Moses' tent. The conquest of the promised land took about seven years. The first battle they won was taking the city of Jericho. The captain of the battle whom Joshua met was the Lord of Hosts Himself. Joshua the son of Nun, from the tribe of Ephraim, and Caleb,   Read more » Read what happened in Judges or Rulers of Israel

Questions and Answers 1-16

1. Where does the link on this page go? 2. In which chapter and verse do you find the 300 year gap between Joseph and Moses? 3. In the first 40 years Moses was being trained as? 4. Go against God and the Pharaoh and all the Egyptian people were going to learn a very important lesson. What was this lesson? 5. The name of the baby brother Miriam kept an eye on? 6. What was Moses' occupation for the next 40 years? 7. Who spoke to Moses out of the burning bush? 8. What was Moses asked to do by God? 9. What was Moses' occupation for the third set of 40 years?   Read more »

Questions and Answers 17-32

17. What happened to the Chariots of the Egyptian army? 18. Moses crossed the Red Sea with how many people? 19. Who led the Israelies in singing a victory song? 20. When the people came to Marah, why could they not drink its water? 21. What does the name Manna mean? 22. What was Moses asked to do to the Rock the first time? 23. What did God want Moses to come up the mountain to get? 24. Moses went up Mount Sinai and received from God what? 25. Name the Three Annual Feasts of God? 26. What was the first of the Annual Offerings?   Read more »

Questions and Answers 33-49

33. From whom did Moses get the instructions on how to build the Ark of God or the Ark of the Covenant? 34. The High Priests of Israel were from which Tribe? 35. What was the Tabernacle of God used for? 36. Aaron and Miriam were the older brother and sister of Moses, when they tried to tell him what to do. What happened? 37. Moses sent out 12 spies, one from each tribe, to explore the land of Canaan. How many spies came back with a good report? 38. If we round up the years in the wilderness, how many years is it? 39. Why had Aaron’s Rod budded?   Read more »

Time Line for Life of Moses

The Time Line for the Life of Moses including the books Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Approximately 7 Landscape A4 pages of notes if printed. You will find the lives of Moses, Aaron and their sister Miriam along with what happens to the people of Israel after they leave Egypt. Also, includes the feast that God asked the Israelis to keep. Other persons and events who turn up are Balaam, the twelve spies, The Daughters of Zelophehad and The Ten Commandments or 10 Laws of God.   Read more »

Background Information – Life of Moses

BACKGROUND NOTES and STUDY MATERIAL PAGE:- See Teaching notes or Email us:- to ask for some of the material that was used in preparing THE LIFE OF MOSES.   Read more »
BACKGROUND NOTES and STUDY MATERIAL PAGE:- See Teaching notes or Email us:- to ask for some of the material that was used in preparing THE LIFE OF MOSES.   Read more »

Next Module – Judges or rulers of Israel

Now you have completed the Life of Moses now continue onto the Life of the Judges or Rulers of Israel as found in the books of Joshua, Judges and 1 & 2 Samuel.
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Resources – Life of Moses

BOOKS Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ - Harold W. Hoehner - Zondervan 1977 Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 130 and 131, Doctoral Dissertation 1964 Revived 1972 Dallas Seminary. He has written other books. A Harmony of the Gospels and Analytical out line of the Harmony - A T Robertson 1922 renewed 1950 Harper & Row Publishers. Synopsis of the Four Gospels - Kurt Aland - United Bible Societies ISBN3-43805405-1 6th Ed 1983. Synopsis of the 1st Three Gospels - Basil Blackwell - Oxford 1963.   Read more »

The Jewish Festival of Sukkot

Introduction The Jewish Festival of Sukkot appears in the Bible in Lev 23:34. Some times spelt as Succot or Succos. It is described as the "Feast of Tabernacles." Sukkot is a pilgrimage festival, which means it is one of three festivals which, before the year 70 CE, was celebrated by a mass pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem.  For this reason it is also known as a foot festival. In Israel, Sukkot lasts for 7 days. The first and last days are holidays (Yom Tov) like Shabbat, in which, traditionally, work is prohibited. The intermediate days of Sukkot are called Chol Ha-Moed,   Read more »

Yom Kippur, means “Day of Atonement”

Introduction: Yom Kippur, means "Day of Atonement," is the most solemn and holy day in the Jewish calendar. According to the sources, Yom Kippur is a day of "self-denial" (Leviticus 23-27) and day to be cleansed of one's sins. It is observed eight days after Rosh Hashanah. Traditionally, it is believed that on Rosh Hashana God inscribes names in the "books" and on Yom Kippur, the judgment entered in these books is sealed. A traditional greeting is “may you be inscribed in the book of life.   Read more »

Rosh Hashanah or Yom Teruah (The Day of the Sounding of Shofar)

Introduction: Rosh Hashanah occurs 163 days after the first day of Pesach (Passover) Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and is celebrated for two days on the first and second of Tishri. It also marks the start of the ten days of repentance. In the Torah, Rosh Hashanah is also referred to as Yom Teruah (The Day of the Sounding of Shofar) and Yom Zikaron Teruah (The Day of Remembering the Sounding of the Shofar). In prayer, Rosh Hashanah is also called Yom Ha'Zikaron (The Day of Memorial) and Yom Ha'Din (The Day of Judgement).   Read more »

Now you have completed the Life of Moses now continue onto the Life of the Judges of Israel as found in the books of Joshua, Judges and 1 & 2 Samuel.