Old Testament Study

Old Testament Study

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  • Date Submitted: 08/05/2009 1:07 PM
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The Transforming of God’s People

The process of transforming the Hebrew slaves into a nation was one of Gods greatest accomplishments. The creation of this nation is revealed as one of the most remarkable events in history. The Hebrews were slaves all their lives. One of their own, who was raised in the house of Pharaoh, would prepare them to leave a land and a life that was all they knew. Plagues were sent on the land of Egypt, and now all were about to face the worst. This last plague would have Pharaoh actually driving them out of Egypt. While they exit (known as the Exodus) out of Egypt into a land of the unknown, just as God delivered them from their captures, he also delivers them into myriad life changing events. All these events and transformations will be a contrast of the passed and the present in the life of the Hebrew nation. The Red Sea, known as the Sea of Reeds was inundated with Israelites who had made their journey on what is now called Passover. A holy day dedicated for the day Hebrews fled from Egypt's grip into the Sea of Reeds and beyond. In contrast, this day is marked as the Genesis of the Hebrews new life and the Exodus is the book of the new beginnings.

As they progress, man was sentenced to suffering and tribulation because of sin.
In Genesis 3, The same trials and tribulations occur again against Israel in Exodus 1. Disobedience is followed by hard toil. This is a cycle that is repeated many times on God's people. The sins of man led to the building of cities. God had hoped that the new world would all be on the same path of understanding and faith. As it is said, “come let us build a city that holds a tower to reach the heavens, so that we may remain together and not here and there between the lands.” Then the Lord said, “if as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. then said, “Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they...

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