The account of Moses:
During the time of Moses birth, a scared king had ordered that all male Hebrews (which Moses was) be killed at birth because the king was afraid the Israelites were become too numerous to control. Moses was born, and his mother kept him hidden for 3 months, but when she couldn’t hide him anymore, she placed him in a basket in the river and had his sister look after him to see what would happen.
The king’s daughter was bathing in the river, and her servants found the baby. She took him in and raised him in the palace as royalty. (Neat note: Moses’ birth mother was able to be his nurse). When Moses grew older he killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew man, and he fled to Midian where he worked for a man and married.
One day, while he is out tending his father-in-law’s flock, Moses sees a bush that is on fire, but the bush isn’t burning. It’s not being consumed. So, he wanders over and learns that he is standing in the presence of God.
During the encounter, God charges Moses with the task of leading the Israelites, who had suffered under hundreds of years of slavery, out of Egypt. Eventually, Moses goes with his cousin Aaron and does just that, with God’s miraculous help. God employs plagues and even drowns an entire army in a sea in order to free his people.
The Israelites were supposed to head directly to the promised land, but due to continual sin and grumbling, they wandered around in the desert for 40 years until an entire generation died off. Eventually, they did reach their last obstacle which stood between them and the promise of God, but Moses again disobeys God and is not allowed to enter with the people.
(Also, during their time in the desert, the Israelites are given the 10 Commandments and the ark of the covenant.)
This account is recorded in Exodus and Leviticus.