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Covenants with moses 2010


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Covenants with moses 2010

  1. 1. Moses<br />Learning Objectives:<br /><ul><li> To examine the importance of the covenant with Moses.
  2. 2. Consider the impact of the 10 commandments up to the present day</li></li></ul><li>Please write keywords in the back of your books, with a sentence to explain what they mean.<br />Covenant<br />Law<br />Exodus<br />Mitzvot<br />Mount Sinai<br />
  3. 3. What do you know about Moses?<br />Moses<br />
  4. 4. Understanding covenants with Moses<br />What do you know about Moses and covenants that G-d Made with him?<br />A covenant is an agreement between two parties. There are two types of covenants: conditional and unconditional. A conditional or bilateral covenant is an agreement that is binding on both parties for its fulfillment. Both parties agree to fulfill certain conditions. If either party fails to meet their responsibilities, the covenant is broken and neither party has to fulfill the expectations of the covenant. An unconditional or unilateral covenant is an agreement between two parties, but only one of the two parties has to do something. Nothing is required of the other party.<br />
  5. 5. Understanding covenants with Moses<br />The covenant with Abraham was the start of the story of the Jews but the covenant that Moses mediated between G-d and the Jewish people was the start of the Jewish nation. <br />
  6. 6. Jews enslaved in Egypt 1300 BCE<br />Many Jewish people were living in Egypt. The pharaoh of Egypt had made the Jewish people become slaves.<br />Whenever Jews want to remind themselves of the character of <br />G-d they remember the events of the Exodus<br />Moses was a Hebrew (Jew) but was raised Egyptian. He was told by G-d to tell pharaoh to let his people go<br />
  7. 7. Moses Called by G-d to free the Jews<br />Pharaoh refused to let the Jews go. So G-d sent ten plagues upon Egypt but the Hebrews remained unharmed<br />
  8. 8. Moses Called by G-d to free the Jews<br />During the tenth plague when the angel of death visits Egypt. Pharaohs first born son dies. So he finally decides to free the Jews. These events are connected to the Jewish festival of the Passover feast.<br />During the tenth plague when the angel of death visited Egypt. Pharaohs first born son dies. So he finally decides to free the Jews. These events are connected to the Jewish festival of the Passover feast.<br />
  9. 9. Moses Called by G-d to free the Jews<br />The Jews had 24 hrs to pack up everything and leave, this is known as The Exodus. Moses was going to lead the Jewish nation to the promised land. However after the Jews had left Pharaoh changed his mid and set after the Jews to stop them. When Moses got to the Red Sea G-d parted it so the people could cross. As pharaoh pursued them G-d closed the waters on them and they drowned.<br />
  10. 10. Moses Called by G-d to free the Jews<br />The Hebrews (Jews) made it safely across and the thousands that had followed Moses from slavery in Egypt, found themselves in the desert. On a day one of a journey that would last 40 years in search of the promised land. <br />
  11. 11. Map of Moses route<br />
  12. 12. Moses in the wilderness<br />After some time in the desert the Jewish people quickly forgot that the G-d of Abraham had delivered them from slavery in Egypt. They began to turn to other G-d and idols that were prevalent at the time. The created for themselves a golden calf at the foot of Mount Sinai. This angered Moses and G-d. it was at this point in Jewish history that G-d gives the 10 commandments (Mitzvot or Laws). Instructions for the Jewish nation.<br />
  13. 13. Watch the movie clip<br />
  14. 14. Write out each of the 10 commandments.<br />2) Give a written description of what each one means.<br />3) Explain whether or not you think each one is relevant today.<br />4) If you think they are not relevant you must replace them and explain why.<br />
  15. 15. Moses and the Ten Commandments<br />Exodus 20:2-17 <br /> 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. <br /> 3 "You shall have no other gods before me. <br /> 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments. <br /> 7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. <br /> 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. <br /> 12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. <br /> 13 "You shall not murder. <br /> 14 "You shall not commit adultery. <br /> 15 "You shall not steal. <br /> 16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. <br /> 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."<br />
  16. 16. Commandments, laws and Mitzvot<br />In return for G-d saving the Jews they had to keep his commands (Mitzvot).When the Jewish people where given these commands by Moses they responded, ‘we hear and obey!’ <br />
  17. 17. Commandments, laws and Mitzvot<br />The Ten Commandments are central to Jewish life and belief. Although Judaism teaches that there are 613 Mitzvot (commandments) that have to be obeyed, the Ten Commandments remain the most important. The are a code for living<br />G-d wanted the Jews to be a kingdom of priests; they were supposed to live as an example of how G-d wanted all people to live.<br />
  18. 18. 1) Take one of the 10 commands out of the box.<br />2) You will have to speak about it for 1 minute without stopping<br />
  19. 19. 1) Research Deuteronomy 30:14-16 and copy it into your book.<br />2) What does this say about the relationship between G-d and the Jews? Write half a page please.<br />3) Explain the importance of the 613 Mitzvot and there relationship to the 10 Commandments. Write half a page please.<br />