The Life of Moses: A Biblical Portrait

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The Life of Moses: A Biblical Portrait

  • Vice Pres., Catholic Theological Union
  • Professor of New Testament Studies
12 Lectures (5 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Only one man is recognized by three world religions as liberator, lawgiver, prophet and pastor. That man is Moses, and his story leaves a profound imprint on Western civilization.

In this new 4-CD set, you will address the various struggles and triumphs throughout the life of Moses and come to better understand his legacy for the future generations of God's chosen people, the Israelites, as well as for us as Christians today. This study will unite the accounts of Moses in the first five books of the Bible and illustrate clearly the full significance of this faithful servant.

The story of Moses is one of the most well-known biblical accounts. The burning bush, the plagues in Egypt, the parting of the sea and the 10 Commandments are widely familiar scenes that have been adapted for novels, art and film over the centuries. But what is factual and what fictitious elements have current adaptations added to our imagination?

With Dr. Stephen B. Reid, Professor of Christian Scriptures at Baylor University, you'll discover that the story of Moses begins with the story of his people. How did this people, promised the land of Canaan, get so off course that they landed in Egypt? You will begin with the opening chapters of the book of Exodus which depict the context of Moses' birth, adolescence and early career. As Moses flees into the wilderness he meets Zipporah, Jethro and the LORD. These encounters compel him return to Egypt and the vocation that will take the rest of his life.

Explore the ten plagues, Passover, the miracle at the sea of reeds, the adventures in the wilderness, the Covenant and Law at Sinai and Moses' reflections in his farewell address in Deuteronomy. This detailed new course offers profound insight into the narrative of one of the Old Testament's most important figures


Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • The People Before Moses
  • The Early Career of Moses
  • The Signs as an Instructional Tool
  • Freedom in History and Liturgy
  • God Will Provide: The Early Murmuring Traditions
  • Moses at Sinai
  • The Golden Calf
  • Covenant Renewal
  • Bridge Stories
  • Characters on the Edge of the Moses Story
  • Farewell Address and the Death of Moses
  • Is There a Real Moses?
About Your Presenter

Stephen Reid is Professor of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He holds degrees from Manchester College in Indiana, Bethany Theological Seminary and Emory University. He is the author or editor of such books as, Experience and Traditions. A Primer in Black Biblical Hermeneutics (Abingdon 1991), Listening In: A Multicultural Reading of the Psalms (Abingdon, 1997), Prophets and Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996) and Psalms and Practice: Worship, Virtue and Authority (Liturgical Press, 2001). He and his wife Kathy have authored Uncovering Racism (Brethren Press, 2000). He has also written numerous papers and publications on a wide variety of subjects for the Brethren Encyclopedia, New Harper Bible Dictionary and the Eerdman's Bible Dictionary, among others. He wrote the annotation for the section on Daniel for the Discipleship Bible and Psalms for the People’s Bible as well as articles for Feasting on the Word.

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