The Story Of Exodus

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The book of Exodus explains how the Jewish tradition has embraced pain, bondage, and sacrifice. Reading the story of Israel’s birth and struggle revealed that initially, the nation of Israel was a small nation (Fisher, 2014, p. 253). In light of the Israelites starting out with only seventy peoples, including families when they entered Egypt, they multiplied and became a great nation (Deffinbaugh, 2004). Also, after reading the story of Egypt bondage and exodus, and how the Lord used Moses in Egypt to speak to Pharaoh concerning the children of Israel (Fisher, 2014, p. 253). After doing some comparison and contrast concerning this story. Moses was sent to deliver the Israelites from bondage. Pharaoh wanted to keep the children of Israel …show more content…
On the other hand, the Lord had given Moses a decree that he would destroy all firstborn of the Egyptian children, and all their creatures would be destroyed as well (Fisher, 2014, p. 254). As a result of the final plague, Pharaoh released the children of Israel from bondage (Fisher, 2014, p. 254). Therefore, after the children of Israel were released, Pharaoh Army pursued the children of Israel, God told Moses to stretch forth his rod, and an east wind blew dividing the Red Sea to allow the safe passage for the children of Israel (Fisher, 2014, p. 254). By the same token after looking at the movie the Prince of Egypt that portrays the story of Moses in the book of Exodus (Finkle-Cox, Rabins, Chapman, Hickner, & Wells). There are certain scenes in the movie that are quite different than it was told in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The film displays a straightforward portrayal of the oppression of the Hebrews in Egypt (Finkle-Cox, et al., 1998). The scriptures state the midwives were informed by Pharaoh to murder the boys; the movie shows it being done by the soldiers. Also, it specified in the Scriptures that Moses informed Pharaoh of the tenth plague, which was the death of …show more content…
Some viewers felt that even though it was not totally Biblically accurate, it was a good movie. Other comments that were mentioned believed that it was an excellent movie. My daughter felt that the visual images in the movie were outstanding. Furthermore, the order of events in Exodus closely matches the origins and growth in abortion in America today (Deffinbaugh, 2004). The slaying of the Israelites started as a matter of national policy, just as the Supreme Court’s outcome unlocked the door to massive killings of the innocent unborn (Deffinbaugh, 2004). Moreover, there are some similarities of Moses assignment from God for the children of Israel and the assignment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave an analogy about the struggle of the Israelites and how the Egyptians enslaved them in his speech at the Lincoln Memorial (Tuason, n.d.). Dr. Martin Luther King Jr expounded on the fact that through the leadership of Moses, and the supervision of God, the children of Israel ultimately gained their freedom from Pharaoh (Tuason, n.d.). Using the story of Moses, Dr. King brought unity to the civil rights movement. The story of Moses gave his followers the confidence they needed to continue their fight against racial injustice, non-violence, and to continue their campaign for

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