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Moses is known as the leading figure for the formation of the nation of Israel
Moses Quick Facts
- Raised in Pharaoh’s house
- Fled into the wilderness at the age of 40 after killing an Egyptian
- Lives in wilderness as a shepherd until 80 years old
- Called by God at 80 years old to deliver Israel from slavery in Egypt: Exodus 3 & 4
Achievements: delivered Israel out of slavery, 10 Commandments, Tabernacle, first leader for nation of Israel, wrote Pentateuch
Moses didn’t do these achievements by himself – Aaron
Moses wasn’t interested in doing Israelite liberation by himself: Exodus 4:1, 10, 13
Aaron Quick Facts
- Was Moses’ brother, 3 years older (Ex 7:7)
- Died at 123 years old (Num 33:39) – 40 years with Moses
Aaron’s Roles in the life of Moses
- Spokesperson: Exodus 4:10-16
Exodus 4:16 “…he shall speak for you to the people; he will be as a mouth for you & you will be as God to him”
- Working together: the term “Moses and Aaron” is cited more than 20 times in 10 Plagues narrative (Exodus 5-12)
- First High Priest: Leviticus 8
- Military Support: Exodus 17
- Golden Calf – Exodus 32
- Revolts against Moses with Miriam – Num 12
1 – Partnership doesn’t require perfection.
2 – With whom are you partners & who is your partner?
3 – Your divine destiny requires partnership / community.