Crossing the Red Sea Narrative
the Israelites have been living in the land of Egypt for about 400 years now and a new Pharaoh is now in control; that does not trust the people of Isreal out of fear.
but the Israelites continued to grow
then moses is born who’s name and birth foreshadows the exodus and deliverance of the people
just as The Lord first covenant with his second he remembered his first born son Israel and acted
Red Sea Narrative
As we read keep in mind the 6 themes and one new theme Chaos, control of water, Spirit of God, dove, dry land, and new life/creation.
we will each read the text but Jigsaw the different themes except for Chaos and present them
Control of waters
How is the control of the water at the red sea similar to his control during the flood?
again The LORD used a strong wind to push back or open up the waters.
This time there is something unique in the description of the wind, what is it?
what connections (hyperlinks) does this description?
Eden was planted in the east
So what is being foreshadowed by this description?
A new creation new life for the people
the Spirit of God
there are 3 references to the presence 1 is in ru-ah?
The LORD specifically is said to go ahead to guide them second is the strong east wind, and third is the angle of God referring back to the first mention this an is evidence that the messenger (Hebrew word referring to angle of God) is The angel of the LORD.
the description of the ru-ah from the east should remind us of what narrative?
foreshadowing what connection?
The Dove is not as clear in the text but can be seen in the description of the angel of The LORD as it was in the Creation Narrative.
Give the text references for the behavior and comparison between the narratives?
, and the difference is it is an angel of God not the spirit and it is lead as a pillar of cloud and pillar of Fire, but it is similar on how it hovers and leads they way and protect the people creating an opportunity for life.
where is the dry land?
; the people are allowed to cross the sea bed with no problems inbetween is the destruction of the Egyptians
If the crossing of the red sea is a symbol of baptism where Isreal the 1st born sun of The LORD is brought through to salvation, (they sing the song of Deliverance in ) what do the Egyptians represent in our lives?
the Egyptians represent God judgement on sin be played out and also washed away from us when we are saved in Christ.
there also something even greater that is built apon this and
the key here is Glory the Hebrew word glory Ka-d -osh is also used in translation and means weighty -ness for example the Death of Eli after the Ark of the covenant had be loss
so the LORD’s great glory was displayed when put his Ka-d-osh upon the Egyptians he twisted/removed (think sinking in the mud) their chariot wheels, making their chariots difficult to drive.
this really interesting after the account of the death of the Egyptians it is restated in “but the poeple of Isreal had WALKED through the middle of the sea on DRY GROUND,”
God’s deliverance here is once again described as “salvation” (v.
Understandably the Hebrews, seeing what has happened, are overwhelmed and “fear” Yahweh.
More importantly, “they put their trust in him and in Moses his servant” (v.
New Life/ Creation
Where is the new Life?
the song of deliverance/salvation from Egypt, death and slavery given to them by the an east wind giving freedom and the glory of the LORD Justice upon sin.
Causing a new life with in them restoring the Covenant that the LORD remembered
need one in this area
1 co 10:1-2
In and through the exodus experience Israel was united with and obedient to Moses, as Jesus Christ’s people are to him.