1/30/2018 Exodus Chapters 1-3
Obviously as we begin our reading of Exodus (definition: a going or marching out) we need to remember that the second book of the Torah is the continuation of the first book, Genesis.
And we need to consider the time frame. The events of Exodus occurred 430 years after the end of Genesis. If we put this time frame in perspective for our history: the Israelites would have been in Egypt since roughly 1588 (or about 32 years before the Pilgrims arrived in America …)
Just think of all the changes the Israelites had seen and undergone in Egypt during that 430 year time period … I believe this is one of the greatest challenges Moses faced — the Nation had lost their focus.