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
When you see a rainbow, what should it remind you of?
God was not pleased, and the punishment he gave still affects people today.
Why did Abraham leave his comfortable home to spend the rest of his life living in tents?
Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac?
What she did can teach us a valuable lesson.
What made Rebekah such a good wife? Her beauty, or something else?
Their father, Isaac, loved Esau more, but their mother, Rebekah, loved Jacob more.
Jacob married Leah first even though he was in love with Rachel.
Are the 12 tribes of Israel named after Jacob’s 12 sons?
It all started with the wrong friends.
What could make some of them want to kill their own brother?
He is sent there, not because he broke the law, but because he did what was right.
The seven cows and seven heads of grain have something in common.
How can he know whether they have really changed from the time that they sold him as a slave?
Why are the members of Jacob’s family called Israelites instead of Jacobites?
Job lost his wealth, his health, and all his children. Was God punishing him?
Why did he tell his people to kill all the Israelite baby boys?
His mother finds a way around the law that all Israelite baby boys should be killed.
Moses thought he was ready to save the Israelites when he was 40 years old, but he wasn’t.
Using a series of miracles, God tells Moses that the time has come for Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
Why doesn’t Pharaoh listen to Moses and release the Israelites?
God brought 10 calamities on Egypt, all because the Egyptian ruler Pharaoh stubbornly refused to let the Israelites go.
Moses parts the Red Sea by God’s power and the Israelites cross on dry land.