Scene 1: Pharaoh viewing the Hebrew people and planning how he might control them
Scene 2: Egyptian task masters forcing Hebrews to work hard
Scene 3: Midwife with a Hebrew woman who is expecting a baby
Scene 4: Task masters whipping Hebrews and forcing them to work even harder
Scene 5: Pharaoh instructing Shiphrah and Puah, the Hebrew midwives to kill any newborn boys
Scene 6: Pharaoh ordering all the baby boys to be thrown into the Nile
After the death of Joseph and his brothers, their descendants had many children and grandchildren and before long the
Hebrew race had grown so large that they soon filled the land of Egypt. There arose a new Pharaoh though who did not know
Joseph. He was a ruthless violent King who began a hatred for the Hebrew race that would change history. His concern was
simple - he feared that the foreigners dwelling in his land would rise against him and fight for his enemies if a war broke out.
His solution was to force them into slavery instead and wear them down with heavy work. (Spiritual application: God’s people
have faced persecution through the ages, people in the world often reject God, and we should not expect an easy life following
Him!). But Pharaoh’s plan did not work, the more he forced labor on the Israelites, the more children seemed to be born, so the
slavery became more bitter and intense and the hours were longer. In a desperate attempt to reduce the Hebrew population,
Pharaoh ordered the Hebrew midwives Shiphrah and Puah to let baby girls live, but kill the boys. In fear of God, the midwives
disobeyed the King and allowed the male children to survive. (Spiritual application: We must always obey God rather than man
- following His will is vital, regardless of the cost). The midwives explained to the furious Pharaoh that the Hebrew women were
stronger than his Egyptian woman and simply gave birth before they had even arrived - God richly blessed them for preserving
these precious babies. The ruthless leader of Egypt then ordered a horrific command - all baby boys were to be thrown into the
river Nile...shortly after there would be a mother of a baby who defied these instructions. God had a great plan for this child.
Israelites in Egypt by Eikon Bible Art is published by Eikon Bible Art and is our 53090th best seller. The ISBN for Israelites in Egypt is EIKON_1121.