egypt to the land
In this section we pick up the biblical story with the Israelites in Egypt. By all accounts they were doing well. God was blessing them and they multiplied. Unfortunately as Pharaohs came and went there came to the throne a Pharaoh who had not known Joseph.
Pharaoh and the people of Egypt began to see the Hebrews as a threat. The Hebrews were enslaved (actually along with almost everyone else) and forced to help build cities.
The Hebrews then cried out to their God. God heard them and put a plan in place for their freedom. This plan included Moses and Aaron, plagues and a miraculous escape. Thus the next section of their trek began.
This trek would lead them across the Reed Sea (often misinterpreted as the Red Sea...and a look at a map will quickly tell you that they had no need to cross the Red Sea) and into the wilderness. For a variety of reasons which you will discover the Hebrews spend forty years wandering around.
During this time the people are given the Law in order that when a new generation finally does enter into the Land of Promise they will be ready to follow God.
The story ends with Moses dying before he can enter the Land and the people poised for conquest.