Dating of exodus
You're using an out-of-date web browser, which can cause websites to appear broken and have lots of security issues.For these reasons we don't support very old browsers.Yahweh also speaks to Moses's brother Aaron; they both assemble the Israelites and perform signs so that they believe in Yahweh's promise.Moses and Aaron then go to Pharaoh and ask him to let the Israelites go into the desert for a religious festival, but Pharaoh refuses and commands the Israelites to make bricks without straw and increases their workload.Exodus begins with the deaths of Joseph and the ascension of a new pharoah "who did not know Joseph" (Exodus 1:8).The pharoah becomes concerned by the number and strength of Israelites in Egypt and enslaves them, commanding them to build at two "supply cities" called Pithom and Rameses (Exodus ).He is found and adopted by Pharaoh's daughter, who names him Moses.
One Hebrew child, however, is rescued by being placed in a basket on the Nile.Yahweh commands Moses to take a census of the Israelites and establishes the duties of the Levites. Yahweh commands Moses to send twelve spies ahead to Canaan to scout the land. The spies discover that the Canaanites are strong, and, believing that the Israelites cannot defeat them, the spies falsely report to the Israelites that Canaan is full of giants so that the Israelites will not invade (Numbers -33). Pharaoh finally agrees to let the Israelites go after his firstborn son is killed.
Yahweh leads the Israelites in the form of a pillar of cloud in the day and a pillar of fire at night.
In the final plague, Yahweh kills all the firstborn children of Egypt, but the Israelites, who have been commanded to kill one lamb per family and smear its blood on their doorposts, are spared.