|Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt rejoicing.
Soon they realized they were in a dangerous
situation. They had to find food and water in order to survive.
Desert like the one the Israelites crossed
The Pharoah had second thoughts about letting
the Israelites leave Egypt. He sent
his army to stop them. Pharoah's army
overtook the Israelites at the Red Sea.
The Israelites were very afraid. According to
the Torah, God caused the
Red Sea to part so that the Israelites could escape.
The Red Sea
The parting of the Red Sea
The former slaves had to find a way to avoid
clashes with the powerful Philistines.
Moses wisely decided not to go to Canaan
directly and was able to avoid the Philistines.
Instead he led the Israelites to Canaan by
a roundabout path in the wilderness.
The journey lasted forty years before the
Israelites reached the "Promised Land".
Moses and the Ark of the Covenant in the desert