Tag: Exodus

The Early Life of Moses (Exodus 1:1-2:25)

The Early Life of Moses (Exodus 1:1-2:25)

After the death of Joseph, the descendants of Jacob – the Hebrews – grew in number in the land of Egypt. But the time came when a new Pharaoh began to rule Egypt, one who had not known Joseph. Fearing that the Hebrews had grown too powerful, he sentenced them to slavery. They were forced to do hard labour, working … Continue reading The Early Life of Moses (Exodus 1:1-2:25)

The Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-22)

The Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-22)

The Song of Moses, also called ‘the Song of the Sea’, is a thanksgiving hymn that celebrates the miracle of the Red Sea and the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. It also looks forward to the founding of the Temple of Jerusalem. Pope Francis explains: “The book of Exodus tells us about Moses and … Continue reading The Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-22)

Miriam celebrates the Exodus (Exodus 15:1-21)

Miriam celebrates the Exodus (Exodus 15:1-21)

Miriam was the elder sister of Moses. Along with him and her brother Aaron, she was sent by God to help bring Israel out of Egypt (Micah 6:4). The first time we read about her  in the Bible is not long after Moses was born, when his mother had hidden him in a basket on … Continue reading Miriam celebrates the Exodus (Exodus 15:1-21)