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HE SUPPOSED HIS BRETHREN
WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD

Study On The Life of Moses

The Second Book of Moses, Called Exodus 2

Moses Flees from Egypt:

11 And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: Heb. 11.24 and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?

14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? Acts 7.23-28 And Moses feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.

15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Mid'i-an: Acts 7.29 Heb. 11.27 and he sat down by a well.

16 Now the priest of Mid'i-an had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

18 And when they came to Reu'el their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon today?

19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.

20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.

21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zippo'rah his daughter.

22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: 2 for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

23 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the , and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the .

24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant Gen. 15.13, 14 with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.

And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown...According to Acts 7:22-23, which was written by a Hebrew writer; how old was Moses at this time?

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He went out to his brethren and looked on their burdens and he spied an Egyptian smiting a Hebrew, one of his brethren.

In Acts 7:23-25, the Jewish writer of this book gives insight into this assault that was observed by Moses. From verse 24, how did Moses view the way in which he handled this situation?

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In Acts 7:25, Moses did not feel he was merely acting on his own initiative. Whom did Moses feel was working with him at this time?

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How did Moses Hebrew brethren feel about this incident, according to Acts 7:25?

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The next day, Moses saw two Hebrew brethren in a fight. Moses attempted to bring reconciliation between the two saying to them: "Sirs, you are brethren. Why do you wrong one another? In Exodus 2:13, Moses asks: Why did you hit him? What did the Hebrew man who was mainly responsible for the argument which escalated into a fight (Exodus 2:13) say to Moses?

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According to Exodus 2:14, how Moses was afraid. He saw that although God had called him to be their leader, his people were not yet prepared to leave their . Or it seemed to him that God had not sufficiently opened a way. Verse 14b says Moses feared what?

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What did the Pharoah do when he learned of the of the Egyptian?

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What sort of action was taken by Moses at this time that he was rebuked by those of his own people?

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Who or what was he really running from according to Exodus 2:15?

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How can this be reconciled with Hebrews 11:27? Hebrews seems to speak of his final departure from Egypt, after he actually had become Israel's leader. For at that time, Moses confronted Pharoah, who was one of his Egyptian relatives. He boldly and courageously commanded Pharoah to let the Israelite people go, and Moses renounded his position in the courts of Pharoah. What was Moses greater fear?

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Midian was a country in Arabia on the eastern shore of the Sea, not far from Mount Sinai. The Midianites occuppied an extensive district from the eastern coast of the Sea to the borders of Moab.

The Midianites came from Midian, the fourth son of Abraham and Keturah. (Genesis 24:2,4) According to Acts 7:29, what was Moses relationship to the land of Midian?

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In Midian, Moses sat down by a well. Reuel, (meaning "friend of God) who was the priest of Midian, had _____________ daughters who came to draw water at this particular well, so that they could fill the troughs and water their fathers flocks?

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*The priest of Midian is called Reguel in Exodus 2:18 and Numbers 10:29. In Exodus 3:1, 4:18; 18:1-27; he is called what?

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The title "priest of Midian" shows that he was the spiritual head, or "prince" of a branch of the Midianites. The name Reguel indicates that this priest served the old Semitic God (El) From verse 17, the YEGARESHUM came and interfered with the s duties of tending the needs of the flock. Who were these who came and drove the women away?

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Did Moses intervene in this situation, and if so, in what way?

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When the daughters returned home to their father, what did Reuel ask them in verse 18?

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The women explained to their father the problem encountered at the well. In explaining, how did they describe Moses ethnicity at this time?

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According to Exodus 2:20, what did Reuel say to his daughters about the stranger named Moses? Did he show him hospitality?

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Reuel, priest of Midian gave Moses one of the daughters for his wife. What was her name?

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The Midianite women bare Moses a son, named what?

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Who named the child, from the description of the child's name? What memorial did the child's name intend to convey?

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*Moses life in Midian was still a banishment, as he was unable to safely return home. The name Gerson means "banishment."Ger," the first part of the name, is common to both Hebrew and Egyptian; and speaks of being a "sojourner. The second part of the name "Shom," is comparable to Shemmo, which means a foreign or strange land.

The name means also: "To thrust or drive away." In a strange land, Moses was obliged to live far from his brethren, and the pain seems to have been increased by the fact that Zopporah seemed unsympathetic. (Exodus 4:24) Acts 7:29, tells us that Moses begat how many sons while in Midian?

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*The second son's name Eliazer means "God is my help." For in Exodus 18:4, Moses said: The God of my father said he was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharoah. How many years did Moses live in the land of Midian?

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Some suppose that Moses wrote the book of Job, one of the earliest books of the bible; during his sojourn in the land of Midian. The king of Egypt died near the end of this 40 year period, in which Moses had escaped to Midian.

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