Bible: Exodus

(1250 BCE)

The biblical book known in English as the book of Exodus is the second book of the Pentateuch section of the Old Testament, and it contains one of the core narratives of the Bible, namely, the departure of the Israelite slaves from Egypt and their encounter with God at Mount Sinai. The book of Exodus relates how, under the leadership of Moses and his brother, Aaron, the Israelites make their escape from the Egyptian pharaoh and how, just as Pharaoh’s army attempts to recapture them, the soldiers drown through the intercession of God, while the Israelites are able to cross the “Red...

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Moses, holding the tablet with the Ten Commandments (Library of Congress)

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