Yahweh commands Moses and Aaron to divide the Israelites according to tribe and count the fighting aged men. The total is 603,550. The Levites are counted separately as keepers of the tabernacle.
Exodus 6: God Promises Deliverance
Yahweh explains to Moses who he is and the covenant he made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He tells Moses and Aaron to demand release of the Israelites.
Exodus 1: The Israelites Oppressed
The generation of Joseph dies. The Israelites grow into a large population under successive Pharaohs. Becoming too large of a population, Pharaoh commands all the Hebrew boys drowned in the Nile at birth.
Genesis 42: Joseph’s Brothers Go to Egypt
As famine spreads across the land, Joseph’s brother go to Egypt. Joseph recognizes them and tricks them, insisting that they bring Benjamin to Egypt. The brothers return and Jacob protests.
Genesis 37: Joseph’s Dream
Joseph has a dream that he will be a ruler. His jealous brother sell him into slavery. Thinking Joseph is dead, Jacob mourns him.