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How'd you end up in the river?
At the time Moses was born, the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt. His mother made a plan to put Moses in a basket to save him from the Pharaoh who ordered that all Hebrew baby boys are killed at birth so that they would not grow up and fight against him. The Pharaoh's daughter found Moses in the Nile River and took him back to live with her as though he was her son.
We'll arrive to the Promised Land in 40 years.
Are we there yet?
God spoke to Moses through a burning bush and told him to free the Israelites from slavery. Moses was sent by God to persuade the Pharaoh to set them free but he did not want to lose his slaves. Afterwards, horrible things happened in Egypt which were called The Ten Plagues and Moses warned the Pharaoh what would happen for each one.
The Israelites were freed after the last plague. God told the Israelites to mark some blood above their doors as a sign that would protect only them from the 10th plague. The eldest son in every Egyptian family, including the Pharaoh's died and he was so upset by losing his son that he let the Israelites leave Egypt.
After three months of roaming in the desert, the Israelites came to Mount Sinai and God gave Moses the ten laws which told the people how to live. Moses led God's people for 40 years and died before they reached the Promised Land.
Joshua led the Israelites into battle against the Canaanites. The Israelites marched around the walls of Jericho. The walls crumbled and they overran the city. The land was gradually taken by the Israelites after Joshua led them into three more wars. From the 12 sons of Jacob, each were divided among the 12 Tribes of Israel.
After Joshua died, the Israelites began to think that they needed a king of their own to fight off the Philistines. Saul was chosen as their King and he defeated the Israelite's enemies in battle after battle. Many thought that Saul became too extreme and God saw that the people were displeased. Although some enjoyed having Saul as their King, God chose another king and ordered Samuel to anoint David in secret.
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