Moses’ father-in-law Jethro visits the Israelite camp, He advises Moses to organize elders as judges over the Israelites to help him resolve their disputes. He returns home, leaving Moses’ wife and sons with him.
Moses is wracked with doubt at Yahweh’s request that he go to Pharaoh and demand the release of the Israelites.
While tending his father-in-law’s flock near Mount Horeb, Moses encounters Yahweh, who commands him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
Moses is born, hidden away, then tricked into the hands of Pharaoh’s daughter and raised as a prince. He kills an Egyptian in a fit of rage and flees into exile. He marries and has a son.