18. The Exodus – God reveals Himself to the Jews at Mount Sinai

18. The Exodus – God reveals Himself to the Jews at Mount Sinai

Thus, delegating the responsibilities of everyday chores as per Jethro’s advice had greatly reduced the workload on Moses. Moreover, it was also the first step for the common Jews to gradually progress towards developing their own decision making capacity. By successfully fending off their first manmade adversity after the Exodus, viz. the attack by the […]

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14. The Exodus

14. The Exodus

The event that has been considered the most significant of all in the history of the Jews – the ‘Exodus’ had indeed begun! The Jews were forced to migrate to Egypt from diverse places due to the famine that had hit the regions outside Egypt. The sentiment of ‘One nation’…. the ‘Promised Land’, the land […]

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13. The Passover

13. The Passover

The Pharaoh kept going back on his word of releasing the Jews from bondage and slavery. God then inflicted the nine calamities or the nine plagues one after the other on the Pharaoh and on the people of Egypt, which harassed and hassled them to such an extent that they had lost their good night’s […]

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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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