The Story of Moses

In Egypt, thousands of years ago during the reign of Ramses II, a law was passed commanding that all male children born to Hebrew slaves be drowned in the Nile River. It was during this time that a certain Hebrew child was born, and because his mother was unable to hide him any longer, she placed him in a basket and set him adrift on the Nile River. This child, found by a daughter of the Pharaoh, was named Moses, meaning, “to take out”.

Upon reaching adulthood, Moses came to terms with the conditions of how his fellow Hebrew brothers were being treated under the harsh rule of the Egyptians. One day, upon witnessing an incident of severe brutality, Moses took it upon himself to kill an Egyptian mistreating a Hebrew. Knowing in certainty that he would be put to death for this crime, he set off to the Sinai Peninsula, remaining there for 40 years as a shepherd.

While shepherding his flock one day, he noticed a bush burning without being consumed. This burning bush was a sign from God speaking to Moses, commissioning him to go to Egypt to liberate the Hebrew people from slavery. Upon returning to Egypt, he was unable to persuade the Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go, resulting in the release of ten terrible plagues upon the Egyptians: diseases, swarms of deadly insects, and other terrible ailments. The final plague, the slaying of the Egyptian first-born sons, culminated in the death of the Pharaohs own son. It was at this stage that the Hebrew people were finally granted their freedom.

The Hebrews then set off on a journey through Egypt, but were met by the Pharaoh’s army at the Red Sea. It was at this point that God divided the waters for the Hebrews to pass, afterwards releasing them and drowning every member of the Egyptian army, including the pharaoh himself.

God appeared to Moses a second time on Mt. Sinai, giving him the Ten Commandments, establishing a covenant between God and the Israelites. Moses next prepared to lead the people from Mount Sinai to the promised land of Israel, on a journey lasting 40 years, hoping to shape them into a nation that could live under the laws of God. Finally, from the crest of Mt. Pisgah, Moses received a glimpse of the beloved Promised Land, dying shortly before his people were ready to cross the Jordan River. He then transferred his leadership to Joshua, leaving a legacy, including the first five books of the Bible, known as the Torah.

This voyage, called “The Exodus” is traceable today! There are few experiences as spiritually rewarding as a tour retracing the steps of Moses, one of the most important Biblical figures to have every existed!

A journey to this setting will strengthen your belief and bring you closer to your faith by forming a connection between what has been written and the events that took place, bringing all the Biblical events you have studied to life!

We at Aristotle Travel will take great care of every detail, making this pilgrimage an event lasting a lifetime. Taking into account the needs of every traveller, we understand that what you wish to embark on more than just a trip, but a monumental event bridging your belief with the realism of the written Word. You can trust us to make this an experience you will never forget!