Through Moses, God fulfilled his first promise to Abraham: to make his descendents a great nation. The children of Israel became enslaved in Egypt. God raised Moses to deliver them, inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians, which culminated with the Passover. God led the Israelites across the Red Sea and gave them the Torah at Mt. Sinai, where He adopted them as His own people. By worshipping the golden calf the Israelites broke the covenant, but God renewed it through Moses' mediation. The Tabernacle was the meeting place between God and His people.