The Prince Of Egypt

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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...