"...the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, 'Moses! Moses!' And Moses said, 'Here I am.'"
– Exodus 3:2,4 (NIV)
Ordered to be put to death because he was a Hebrew son. Rescued by Pharoah’s daughter out of the Nile River. Called through a “burning bush” experience. These powerful statements characterize the Old Testament hero, Moses—Israel’s most-honored leader.
This 30-minute, animated Bible video recounts the traumatic early years of Moses’ life, his privileged youth in Pharaoh’s household, and his dreary days of tending sheep in the Midian desert. Watch God’s awesome hand as He moves a tiny baby from a papyrus basket coated with tar and pitch to become the eventual deliverer of Israel!
Did You Know? Moses’ name means "I drew him out of the water" Moses’ parents were named Amram (his father) and Jochebed (his mother) Pharoah’s daughter ended up paying Moses’ mother to nurse her own child!
Pharaoh and his men; the Pharaoh’s daughter; the Hebrews, Jochebed and Amram, their son Moses; the Hebrew shepherd Jethro, his family and his daughter, Zipporah.Scriptural References:
Exodus 1:9-22, Exodus 2:1-21, Exodus 3:1, Exodus 4:1-20Overall Theme:
The ancient Hebrews are enslaved by the Egyptians and forced to build the great cities of the Pharaohs. They suffer every indignity, including the slaying of every Hebrew son. One family tries courageously to save their newborn child. God chooses this infant as the one who will deliver his people from slavery. When the time comes, God reveals his plan to Moses who obeys God every step of the way.Summary:
Except for a mother’s desperate plan, the strong will of an Egyptianprincess, and the mighty hand of God, Israel’s most honored leader maynever have seen his first birthday.
Pharaoh needs the Hebrews to build the great cities and pyramids of Egypt, but he’s also worried about their growing numbers. To solve this problem, Pharaoh takes a drastic step: He orders all Hebrew infant sons be killed.
Shortly after the decree, a son is born to the Hebrews Jochebed and Amram. They decide to ignore the Pharaoh’s command. Jochebed places her infant son in a basket and floats him out into the river, where he is discovered by the Pharaoh’s daughter. Knowing it is a Hebrew child, she declares that God has chosen this child to be saved and names him Moses, because he was drawn from the water. The child is taken to Pharaoh’s palace where he is raised as a prince .
battlefield. Moses sees one of the Hebrews being beaten and murders the Egyptian overseer. The Pharaoh declares that Moses must die for spilling Egyptian blood.
Moses escapes across the burning desert. Coming upon an oasis, he drives a band of renegades from the well of Jethro and his family, who are Hebrew shepherds.
Moses later marries Jethro’s daughter, Zipporah, and has a loving family. The persecution of the Hebrews in Egypt continues and God speaks to Moses through a burning bush that Moses is the one to free the Hebrews. Moses obediently returns to Egypt to carry out His wishes, freeing his people from slavery.Background:
About 430 years before Moses was born, the Lord told Jacob to take his family to Egypt. There, God promised, He would make Israel a great nation and then return them to the promised land. Moses reminds us that the Lord keeps His promises to
us and demonstrates the power of faithful obedience.BONUS Resource & Activity Books
Each interactive DVD includes a 48-page Instant Download Resource & Activity Book full of skill-developing activities, word games, puzzles, coloring pages, and more! Provides hours of fun and learning for the entire family! The special "Certificate of Achievement" located in the back of the book serves as an excellent award your child can display after completing the activities.
DVD Chapter Index:
- Pharaoh Orders Death of Every Infant Hebrew Son
- Moses is Born
- Moses is Hidden in the River
- Pharaoh’s Daughter Adopts Moses
- Moses is Nursed by His Mother
- Moses Protects Israelite Slaves
- Moses Defends Israelites
- Moses is Sentenced to Death and Flees
- Moses Flees to Midian
- "Moses’ Song"
- God Calls Moses to Deliver Israelites from Bondage
Principles and Values Taught in This Video
Courage, Faith, Obedience, Empathy, and Leadership.