- An Exodus is a mass movement of people from one place to another
- The Israelites hurriedly left Egypt.
- They carried with them unleavened bread.
- The women took away the jewellery and clothing they had borrowed from the Egyptians as compensation for years of slavery, (had been slaves for 430 years)
- The journey of the Israelites through the harsh wilderness, fighting hostile local people, was a difficult one.
- Whenever they forgot the mighty deeds God had done for them God gave them a solution to their problems and restored their faith in him.
- Moses served as mediator between them and God.
- They were directed by God in the wilderness by a pillar of cloud during the day and a pillar of fire during the night. (Exodus 13:20 – 22, 14:19 – 20).