We start off immediately with a recap of Israel and his children. Almost like setting up a sequel.
Does anyone know how the Genesis writings relate historically/chronologically to the Exodus writings?
The Exodus story starts out with what seems to be a ridiculously bad move by the new Pharaoh. If he wanted to "deal wisely with Children of Israel" he wouldn't "make their lives bitter with hard bondage".
God looks kindly on the midwives for not killing the males.
We learn very little about Moses after he is found and raised by Pharaoh's daughter. Only that he kills an Egyptian for beating a Hebrew and is forced to run and hide from Pharaoh. What is the purpose of this information? It seems inserted only to show that Moses sides with the Hebrews.
After Pharaoh dies, God shows up, it seems he forgot the covenant he made with his chosen people (?!?!) Today's question is "Really? God let's his chosen people suffer for so long and then decides to help them?"