I wrote this post to serve as a micro summary of the genealogy from Adam to Moses. I’d like to encourage you to get into Genesis. There is a lot to be taken from the lessons found within this book. Many of these lessons point to the importance of putting our trust in God, and how He will bring us through the trials we must face while here on Earth.
130 years into Adam’s life, he had a son named Seth. Seth had sons who had sons, and eventually we come to Noah. Noah had 3 sons who stepped out of the Ark, Shem Ham and Japheth. Once again Shem had sons who had sons, and eventually that brings us to Abram who later becomes known as Abraham.
Abraham had a son named Isaac who later had two sons, Jacob and Esau. Jacob had 12 sons, one whose name was Joseph. Joseph is sold by his brothers. God brings him through this long journey from being a sold servant to being placed in charge of the entire land of Egypt. Joseph ends up forgiving his brothers and bringing his family into the land of Egypt, 70 in all. Years pass, and after Joseph and all his brothers passed on, the Israelites continued multiplying across the land of Egypt.
Beginning of Exodus:
Eventually a new King with no knowledge of Joseph came into power. Concerned about the number of Israelites now among them, he decides to enforce slave labor, and oppress the Israelites. Still, the Israelites continue to multiply, so the King decides to put out an order to kill their first born sons. It’s about this time that Moses is born.
You may continue reading about Moses here.