Exodus: Creation of the covenant community

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Exodus: Creation of the covenant community. Israel is in Egypt (Goshen) The Blessing At Work(1:7) A new king who does not “know” Joseph (1:8) Ruthless Oppression Continued Blessing (1:11-14). Exodus: Creation of the covenant community. The First Heroines Shiprah and Puah - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • EXODUS: CREATION OF THE COVENANT COMMUNITYIsrael is in Egypt (Goshen)The Blessing At Work(1:7)A new king who does not know Joseph (1:8)Ruthless Oppression Continued Blessing (1:11-14)

  • EXODUS: CREATION OF THE COVENANT COMMUNITYThe First HeroinesShiprah and PuahKings New Policy: Ethnic Cleansing (1:16, 22)The midwives feared God disobeyed the king (1:17)

  • EXODUS: CREATION OF THE COVENANT COMMUNITYOur Next Hero - MosesBirth and RescueMosheh (drawn out) raised in the palace of PharaohIdentification with his people a failed Rescuer

  • EXODUS: CREATION OF THE COVENANT COMMUNITYThe Family at Risk AgainThe Cry HELP! (2:23-25)The Call burning bush Hineni Here am I! (3:1-6)The Commission (3:7-10) God Enters Into The Chaos

  • MOSES DIALOGUE WITH GODWho am I?ANSWER: I AM WITH YOUWho are you? (what is your name?)ANSWER: I WILL BE WITH YOU HOWEVER I DECIDE TO BE WITH YOU

  • ehye asher ehyeI will be whoever I will beI will beI am with you (presence)whoeverI will determine how (transcendence)

  • I Will Be He will beYahweh (the personal name of God)In 1520 A.D. Petrus Galatinus created an artificial form of the name - JehovahIn most contemporary English translations, the name is translated as LORD

  • MOSES DIALOGUE WITH GODWhat if they dont believe me?ANSWER: ROD INTO A SERPENT AND LEPROUS HAND (ILL BE WITH YOU TO DO WHAT YOU CANNOT DO BY YOURSELF)But I cant speak!ANSWER: YOUR BROTHER AARON WILL BE YOUR MOUTH (PROPHET)I WILL BE WITH YOUR MOUTH

  • YAHWEHSo whats in a name????What is this Yahweh like???Three key incidents

  • A GOD WHO RESCUESPower Struggle Yahweh vs. PharaohLet my people go so they may worship me!Who is the LORD, that I should let Israel go? I do not know the LORD!The Plagues judgment against a heart that is hardened (says no to God)Deliverance by the Sea (yam suph)PASSOVER AND UNLEAVENED BREAD an annual festival lasting 8 days

  • A GOD WHO PROVIDESTHE WILDERNESS WHININGSFoodManna (What is this?) and Quail Waterfrom springs and rocksProtectionagainst raiding desert piratesAmalekitesGuidance by being present with the people Tabernacle pillar of cloud/fireThis event is celebrated annually in the week-long festival of TABERNACLES

  • A GOD WHO SHARES RELATIONSHIPCOVENANT AT MOUNT SINAII will be your God and you will be my peopleCovenant: based upon ancient relationships in which a stronger person would rescue a weaker person from a dangerous situation and then would provide basic necessities; in return, the client commits his/her loyalty/faithfulness to the patronThis event is celebrated annually in the festival of WEEKS or PENTECOST