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PART 2

The Flood to the Deliverance From Egypt

The Flood to the Deliverance From Egypt

Only eight people survived the Flood, but in time they increased to number many thousands. Then, 352 years after the Flood, Abraham was born. We learn how God kept his promise by giving Abraham a son named Isaac. Then, of Isaac’s two sons, Jacob was chosen by God.

Jacob had a big family of 12 sons and some daughters. Jacob’s 10 sons hated their younger brother Joseph and sold him into slavery in Egypt. Later, Joseph became an important ruler of Egypt. When a bad famine came, Joseph tested his brothers to see whether they had a change of heart. Finally, Jacob’s whole family, the Israelites, moved to Egypt. This happened 290 years after Abraham was born.

For the next 215 years the Israelites lived in Egypt. After Joseph died, they became slaves there. In time, Moses was born, and God used him to deliver the Israelites from Egypt. In all, 857 years of history are covered in Part TWO.

 

IN THIS SECTION

STORY 11

The First Rainbow

When you see a rainbow, what should it remind you of?

STORY 12

Men Build a Big Tower

God was not pleased, and the punishment he gave still affects people today.

STORY 13

Abraham—A Friend of God

Why did Abraham leave his comfortable home to spend the rest of his life living in tents?

STORY 14

God Tests Abraham’s Faith

Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac?

STORY 15

Lot’s Wife Looked Back

What she did can teach us a valuable lesson.

STORY 16

Isaac Gets a Good Wife

What made Rebekah such a good wife? Her beauty, or something else?

STORY 17

Twins Who Were Different

Their father, Isaac, loved Esau more, but their mother, Rebekah, loved Jacob more.

STORY 18

Jacob Goes to Haran

Jacob married Leah first even though he was in love with Rachel.

STORY 19

Jacob Has a Big Family

Are the 12 tribes of Israel named after Jacob’s 12 sons?

STORY 20

Dinah Gets Into Trouble

It all started with the wrong friends.

STORY 21

Joseph’s Brothers Hate Him

What could make some of them want to kill their own brother?

STORY 22

Joseph Is Put Into Prison

He is sent there, not because he broke the law, but because he did what was right.

STORY 23

Pharaoh’s Dreams

The seven cows and seven heads of grain have something in common.

STORY 24

Joseph Tests His Brothers

How can he know whether they have really changed from the time that they sold him as a slave?

STORY 25

The Family Moves to Egypt

Why are the members of Jacob’s family called Israelites instead of Jacobites?

STORY 26

Job Is Faithful to God

Job lost his wealth, his health, and all his children. Was God punishing him?

STORY 27

A Bad King Rules Egypt

Why did he tell his people to kill all the Israelite baby boys?

STORY 28

How Baby Moses Was Saved

His mother finds a way around the law that all Israelite baby boys should be killed.

STORY 29

Why Moses Ran Away

Moses thought he was ready to save the Israelites when he was 40 years old, but he wasn’t.

STORY 30

The Burning Bush

Using a series of miracles, God tells Moses that the time has come for Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.

STORY 31

Moses and Aaron See Pharaoh

Why doesn’t Pharaoh listen to Moses and release the Israelites?

STORY 32

The 10 Plagues

God brought 10 calamities on Egypt, all because the Egyptian ruler Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let the Israelites go.

STORY 33

Crossing the Red Sea

Moses parts the Red Sea by God’s power and the Israelites cross on dry land.