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The pharoah wanted to keep the Jewish population to a minimum, so he had his soldiers drown all of the new born baby males except for Moses who was saved by being placed in a basket in a river and being adopted by a relative of the pharoah. Moses became an official for the pharoah and one day when he was checking up on the people who were building the pyramids he found a guard beating a Jewish worker. He killed the guard and escaped into the desert. However, later on he was called upon by God with a flaming bush to go back and save his people who were being oppressed by the pharoah. Moses went back and asked for pharoah to let his people go, but pharoah refused and made the Jewish people work even harder, which caused them to rebuke against Moses for making their lives more difficult because they weren’t able to stick up for themselves.