11. Moses meets God; God’s name pronounced for the first time ever

11. Moses meets God; God’s name pronounced for the first time ever

Moses was now 40. His inborn virtue of righteousness added to his compassion for his Jewish brethren had already made Moses their leader, their torchbearer. He began to seriously contemplate over the atrocities they faced at the hands of the Egyptians then. With the thought of freeing his Jewish brethren from these atrocities always on […]

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10. Enslavement of the Jews in Egypt for hundreds of years; the birth of Moses

10. Enslavement of the Jews in Egypt for hundreds of years; the birth of Moses

Numbering a mere 70 (‘Seventy Souls’) when they moved to Egypt along with Jacob, the Jews grew in number rapidly over the following few generations and soon their population ran into millions. Though they had mingled well with the Egyptian society, their awareness of their religion, that of the divine vision that their patriarch Abraham […]

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04. Test of Abraham & Isaac; Jacob – the son of Isaac is made successor

04. Test of Abraham & Isaac; Jacob – the son of Isaac is made successor

The Jewish religious texts have multiple instances of God testing Abraham. The test in which God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac is believed to be the most challenging of all. But it was Isaac who was to take Abraham’s responsibilities and rewards under God’s covenant further, to truly realize the divine vision that […]

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