Compare and Contrast

-The film shows an accurate depiction of the oppression of the 

Hebrews in Egypt

-Scripture tells us that midwives were instructed to kill Hebrew 

boys. The film depicts soldiers doing so.

-Scripture tells us that Moses was placed in a basket in the 

reeds. The film depicts Moses’ basket on a harrowing journey 

down the river.

-Scripture tells us that Pharaoh’s daughter finds the child and 

raises Moses as her own. The film depicts Pharaoh’s wife finding 

him and raising him as a “prince of Egypt” – the brother of 

Ramses, the future Pharaoh. 

-The film does not mention Moses’ mother nursing Moses as is 

told in Scripture

-Scripture tells us that Moses murdered the Egyptian out of 

anger. The film depicts the event as more of an accident. 

-Scripture tells us that Moses later is breaking up a fight 

between 2 Hebrews when he begins to fear for his own life. The 

film depicts his fears coming to the surface in discussion with his 

“brother” Ramses (a fictional relationship).

-The film has some of the dialogue rearranged (out of 

sequence). Otherwise it is fairly accurate. 

-Scripture tells us that God identifies himself as “I am who am.” 

The film uses “I am that I am.”

-Scripture tells us that Aaron accompanied Moses to help him 

speak since Moses was not eloquent. The film does not include 


-The biggest difference here is that in the film, Moses and 

Pharaoh are “brothers” who are joyfully reunited. Scripture tells 

us that no such relationship existed and the name Ramses is not 

mentioned in the Exodus story.

-Scripture tells us that Aaron accompanied Moses to visit 

Pharaoh and that Aaron’s staff (snake) swallowed the other 

staffs (snakes). 

-The film depicts Moses as a young man although Scripture tells 

us that Moses was 80 years old when he spoke to Pharaoh.

-Again, Scripture tells us that Aaron accompanied Moses while 

the film depicts Moses acting alone. 

-The film quickly glosses over plagues 2 through 9 while 

Scripture provides detailed accounts of each. 

-Scripture tells us that Moses informs Pharaoh of the 10th

Plague: the death of the firstborn. The film seems to depict 

Pharaoh himself announcing the final plague. 

-Scripture provides great detail about the Passover ritual 

whereas the film glosses over the details.

-The film makes no mention of Moses bringing along Joseph’s 

bones as is told in Scripture. 

-The film also depicts the column of fire suddenly appearing as if 

for the first time while Scripture tells us that it led them the 

whole way. 

-Scripture tells us that the Lord brought a strong wind that blew 

all night to create the dry land. The film depicts it as a sudden 


-The film depicts Pharaoh as participating in the charge and 

being swept by the waters while Scripture makes no mention of 

Pharaoh’s participation in the pursuit.

The film quickly jumps ahead to show Moses descending the 

mountain with the Ten Commandments skipping over Scriptures 

accounts of the journey through the desert. 

haggadah Section: -- Exodus Story