Comparison Of The God Of Exodus And The Exodus

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In the Exodus, the second book of the Bible, we are told the story of how God through Moses freed the Israelites from oppression in Egypt. Moses was born to an Israelite mother during a time when the Pharaoh who was fearful of the size and strength of the Israelite people, decreed that all Israelite male babies should be thrown into the Nile River. Moses’ mother trying to save her son placed him a basket in the reeds in the river, where he was found by the Pharaoh’s daughter who raised him as her own. When Moses was all grown up, he saw the witnessed the suffering of his people, the Israelites which eventually lead to him killing an Egyptian soldier whom he saw whipping an Israelite slave. He fled to Midian where he made a life for himself. Then the Pharaoh died, and the new Pharaoh made the lives of the Israelites more difficult. They cried out to God for help, and God hearing their cries remembered his covenant with Abraham, and chose Moses to led the Israelites out of Egypt. The God of Exodus is not comparable to the God we are often told of because the God we are told of is full of love and light, whereas the God of Exodus is not merciful and all-loving, is rather painted as an entity of wickedness. I do not see him as a hero because he allows and encourages acts of evil which includes the killing of Egyptian babies, and he is manipulative and excessively prideful.
God first appears to Moses on Mount Horeb. There he tells him that he is to go to Egypt to free the

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