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The escape of Moses to Midian

MOSES ESCAPES TO MIDIAN

The boy Moses grew into a nice healthy young man in the palace of Pharaoh. One day, as Moses was going round the town, he saw an Egyptian molesting a Jew. He looked round and when he thought no one was looking, he killed the Egyptian and buried him in the soil.

The next day, when Moses was going round town again, he saw two Hebrew men fighting. He tried to separate them but the one who was at fault, asked who made Moses a prince over them. He even asked whether Moses wanted to kill him the way he had killed the Egyptian the previous day. The revelation frightened Moses. Fearing that Pharaoh could hear and kill him, he fled into the land of the Midianites.


At Midian, Moses sat by a well. The Priest of Midian had seven daughters. The daughters came to the well to fetch water to feed their animals. Some men tried to intimidate the daughters but Moses intervened and saved them. Moses even fetched the water for the animals to drink. The girls left for home much early than usual. When their father inquired why, they told him about an Egyptian who saved them from the hands of some men. Their father asked them to go and bring the man, Moses, so that he could give him food.

Moses came to the house and became the herdsman to the Priest of Midian called Jethro. Moses was given one of the daughters of Jethro, Zipporah, to marry. Zipporah bore Moses a child whom he named, Geshon, meaning “I am a sojourner in a foreign land”.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS
1.            Narrate the story of the escape of Moses from Egypt.
2.            Give an account of the journey Moses made to the land of the Midianites.
3.            How did Moses come to live in Midian?
5.            How did Moses get into the employment of Jethro?
6.            What circumstances led to Jethro employing Moses?
7.            Describe the events that led to Moses marrying Zipporah.
8.            How did Moses become the son-in-law of his employer in Midian?

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS ON MOSES
Test One
1. Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law on Mount
A. Gilboa.
B. Horeb.
C. Nebo.
D. Carmel.

2. The Hebrew midwives refused to kill male children because
A. the Hebrew women prevented them from doing so.
B. they feared God.
C. they were of the same blood with the Hebrew women.
D. they had pity on them.

3. “Who made you a prince and a judge over us?” This statement by the two Hebrews to Moses signifies the
A. recognition of Moses’ divine authority by the Hebrews.
B. recognition of Pharaoh’s authority by the Hebrews.
C. rejection of Moses’ leadership by his people.
D. rejection of Moses’ as an Egyptian.

4. When Pharaoh’s daughter saw Moses in the basket she immediately
A. sent for a nurse for him.
B. called him Moses.
C. had pity on him.
D. called her maids.

5. Which of the following officials were charged by Pharaoh to kill the Hebrew male children?
A. Egyptian physicians.
B. Egyptian task masters.
C. Hebrew midwives.
D. Hebrew physicians.

6. Moses run away from Egypt because he
A. did not want to be brought up in Egyptian circles.
B. could no longer the famine in the land.
C. heard a divine call.
D. feared that the news of his act of murder would reach the king

7. Aaron accompanied Moses to Pharaoh because
A. Aaron was a Levite.
B. Aaron was bolder than Moses.
C. Moses was deficient in speech.
D. Moses wanted Aaron to be him witness before Pharaoh.

8. Moses experienced the burning bush that was not consumed at
A. Horeb.
B. Bethel.
C. Nebo.
D. Meriba.

9. When Moses brought the people of Israel out to meet God on Mount Sinai, the Mount was wrapped in smoke because
A. God kindled a fire on it.
B. the Israelites set up fire round about the Mount.
C. the Lord descended upon it with fire.
D. there was an earthquake on the Mount.

10. Who among the following did God direct Moses to appoint as his successor?
A. Caleb.
B. Aaron.
C. Eleazar.
D. Joshua.

Answers to the objective questions above>>

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