The Second Book of Moses Called


King James Version



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Aaron commands the Israelites to bring their gold to him so they can make a golden calf idol in Moses' absence. Aaron Receiving Gold from the Israelites by Frans Francken the Younger (1581-1642) oil painting on copper. Image Source

Exodus Summary

The Book of Exodus derives it’s name from the "exit" of the the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Moses leads the Isrealites from Egypt to Mount Sinai where God provides instructions to build a Tabernacle and gives Moses the Ten Commandments as laws to live by. "The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace." (14:14) is the most popular verse in the book.

Key figures in the book besides Moses include Pharaoh and Pharaoh’s daughter, Moses' brother Aaron, Joshua and Miriam. Events covered include a chronological history of the Israelite's slavery in Egypt, Moses’ rise to leadership of the Israelites, the 10 plagues that afflicted Egypt after Pharaoh refused the Israelites their freedom, the departure of the Israelites from Egypt led by Moses, the parting and crossing of the Red sea by the Israelites, God giving Moses the 10 commandments at Mt. Sinai as well as the instructions for the tabernacle, the building of the tabernacle, and the formation of the priesthood of whom Aaron who becomes the first Levite priest and worship rituals formed and practiced among the Israelite people that would guide and sustain them while they wandered in the desert between Egypt and the promise land for some 40 years.

Most Popular Verse in Exodus 
Most Popular Verse in Exodus with 12,100 average monthly searches on Google.

Most Popular God Quote in Exodus 
Most Popular God Quote in Exodus with 4,400 average monthly searches on Google

In Exodus the Israelites and their livestock were thirsty as they had no water to drink in the wilderness. So God commanded Moses to strike a rock with his rod to obtain drinking water from it (Exodus 17:5-7, compare to Numbers 20:2-11). Pieter de Grebber, 1630. Image Source


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