This book in the Holy Bible tells the story of God's chosen people's struggles with slavery and the beginning of the Hebrew nation later called Israel. It follows the development of the race from Jacob's twelve sons (Tribes of Israel) to the deliverance from bondage and the beginning of the journey to the promised land by the leading of the glory of the LORD GOD. The testimony of both the Jewish community and the Christian church is that Moses was author of the book that emphasizes God's covenant faithfulness.