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The Prince Of Egypt Essay

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After reading several Biblical Stories from THE BIBLE AS IN LITERATURE, and viewing the animated picture, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, I have realized that there are many significant differences that change the meaning of the message being sent through these works. The story of Moses is told through both of these works of literature. Although they are telling the same story they are different in many ways. The first difference that caught my attention is Moses? encounter with the burning bush. Another difference between the two, are the ways that they show many miraculous works being performed. By contrasting the significant changes of these two works it is simple to see how God?s relationship with Moses, and the way he shows his power through Moses, effects the meaning behind the story.While watching over his father in- law?s flock, Moses? attention is drawn to a burning bush. The reason this bush catches his attention is because the bush is on fire , but it is not burning up. "And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt" (Exodus 3:2,3). When God saw that Moses? attention was attracted to the bush, he began to talk to Moses saying, "Moses, Moses!? Do not come near; put off your shoes from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground" (112). By saying this God was saying to him that he is now in the presence of the Lord. Moses obeys what God tells him, and then God Continues to tell him that he is the chosen one. After hearing this Moses fears that he is not the right man for the job. He feels as though the people will not Listen to him, and he also fears that he will not know what to say or do. ?Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring forth my people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt? But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?? (Exodus3 :10,11). Hearing this, God promises Moses that he will always be with him and tell him everything to say and do. He said, "But I will be with you??(112). Then Moses says to God, "If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' and they ask me, 'What is his name?' what shall I say to them?" (112). God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And then he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"(Exodus 3 :14) God also said to Moses, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you': this is my name for ever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations. » (exodus 3 :15)?. Moses I still doubting God and he feels that if he goes to the people of Isreal, and tell them everything God has said that they will want to know who had...

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