In this 6th Grade lesson, we study Moses, the Ten Commandments, and the passage through the Red Sea.
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Moses before the Burning Bush by Domenico Feti
In our last lesson, we learned how Joseph was able to save Egypt from starvation by storing food from years of abundance. You remember that the Israelites (Joseph’s family came from Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, so they became known as Israelites) came to Egypt to avoid starving. Joseph had an important job with the government. For a long time, the Israelites lived in Egypt in peace.
After hundreds of years went by, Egypt came to be ruled by an evil Pharaoh. This Pharaoh hated the Israelites. Pharaoh feared that they would try to overthrow the Egyptians who were in control. He made the Israelites slaves in Egypt, and life was very difficult for them. The Egyptians were afraid that there were too many Israelites, and so they decided to make a law that said all newborn Israelite baby boys were to be killed. The Israelite families did everything they could to protect their baby boys, but the Egyptians would cruelly kill them by throwing them into the Nile River.
One day, an Israelite family had a baby boy. The Israelite family was very afraid that the Egyptians would kill the baby. The family tried to hide him, but as he grew, it became harder to hide him. Finally, one day the mother placed the baby in a basket, put the basket in the Nile River, and then she and his older sister followed him down the river to make sure he was safe. This baby was Moses.
As Moses drifted down the river, Pharaoh’s daughter found him and loved him. She didn’t want anything bad to happen to him. Moses’ sister, Miriam, who had been watching, offered to take the baby and find a woman to take care of him. She said yes and Miriam took Moses back to her mother. Moses stayed with his real mother until he was old enough to go and live in Pharaoh’s palace as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter.
When Moses went to live in the temple, the court jesters were concerned because they saw him take the crown off of Pharaoh’s head and place it on his own head. So they tested Moses by putting a bowl of gold and bowl of hot coals in front of him. They decided that if he chose the gold, he would have to be killed. Moses chose the hot coal, which spared his life. But since he was just a small child, he put the hot coal in his mouth, which caused him to have a terrible speech problem.
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