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