The Life of Moses: A Biblical Portrait
Date: June 2010
Duration: 4 hours 25 minutes
Only one man is recognized by three world religions as liberator, lawgiver, prophet and pastor. That man is Moses, and his story leaves a profound imprint on Western civilization.
In this audio program, you will address the various struggles and triumphs throughout the life of Moses and come to better understand his legacy for the future generations of God's chosen people, the Israelites, as well as for us as Christians today. This study will unite the accounts of Moses in the first five books of the Bible and illustrate clearly the full significance of this faithful servant.
The story of Moses is one of the most well-known biblical accounts. The burning bush, the plagues in Egypt, the parting of the sea and the 10 Commandments are widely familiar scenes that have been adapted for novels, art and film over the centuries. But what is factual and what fictitious elements have current adaptations added to our imagination?
With Dr. Stephen B. Reid, Professor of Christian Scriptures at Baylor University, you'll discover that the story of Moses begins with the story of his people. How did this people, promised the land of Canaan, get so off course that they landed in Egypt? You will begin with the opening chapters of the book of Exodus which depict the context of Moses' birth, adolescence and early career. As Moses flees into the wilderness he meets Zipporah, Jethro and the LORD. These encounters compel him return to Egypt and the vocation that will take the rest of his life.
Explore the ten plagues, Passover, the miracle at the sea of reeds, the adventures in the wilderness, the Covenant and Law at Sinai and Moses' reflections in his farewell address in Deuteronomy. This detailed course offers profound insight into the narrative of one of the Old Testament's most important figures.