January 30, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters.

January 30: Matthew 4, Exodus 13, Exodus 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Matthew 4 tells of Jesus being led into the wilderness and be tempted of Satan as he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Jesus combated Satan with scripture, but Satan could quote scripture too. In the end Satan left him and Jesus began his ministry and called his first disciples.

In Exodus 13 the feast of unleavened bread is formulated and the consecrating of the firstborn to the LORD. The Hebrews have escaped from Egypt, and a proposed route is suggested.

Exodus 14 then tells of the miraculous crossing of the Red Sea and how the pursuing Egyptian army drowned.

Exodus 13, Consecration of the firstborn, from Succoth to Etham.

Exodus 13                    

The route the Israelis took has always been contested. Here is one proposed route according to the latest observations (from 2008 A.D.) The wilderness of Etham begins at the edge of the desert east of Succoth.