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The previous Genesis study ended with chapter 50 which ended with the decrease of Pharaoh to all his people: “Every boy that is born you must through into the river, but let every girl live” (Exodus 1:22). The Hebrew text for the first verse of Exodus chapter one & two (Exodus 1:1; 2:1) can be translated “And” or “Now“…These are the names of the sons o fIsrael who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family…“. This indicates a continuation of the story that ended in Genesis 50. So, this begins our study into the continuation of Israel in Exodus and the life of Moses which is starts and is portrayed in starting in the second chapter of Exodus.
3.06.2022 – Genesis…Continued, “Who Does God Use?,” Rick Bickel
Israel Multiplies in Egypt – ‘1 Now these are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob; they came each one with his household: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 All the persons who came from the loins of Jacob were seventy in number, but Joseph was already in Egypt. 6 Joseph died, and all his brothers and all that generation. 7 But the sons of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly, and multiplied, and became exceedingly mighty, so that the land was filled with them.’ Exodus 1:1-7 NASB
Israel Midwives and babies in Egypt – ’20 So God was good to the midwives, and the people multiplied, and became very mighty. 21 Because the midwives feared God, He established households for them. 22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born Some versions insert to the Hebrewsyou are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.”’ Exodus 1:20-22 NASB
The Birth of Moses – ‘1 Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a daughter of Levi. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was beautiful, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got him a (I.e. papyrus, reeds-wicker) basket and covered it over with tar and pitch. Then she put the child into it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a distance to find out what would happen to him.’ Exodus 2:1-4 NASB