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14 Facts About Moses

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Moses is a prophet in Abrahamic religions.

In religion, a prophet is an individual who has claimed to have been contacted by a divine being, specifically a god or goddess, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural source to other people.

The Abrahamic religions, also referred to collectively as Abrahamism, are a group of Semitic-originated religious communities of faith that claim descent from the practices of the ancient Israelites and the worship of the God of Abraham.

Abraham, originally Avram or Abram, is the common patriarch of the three Abrahamic religions.

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According to the Hebrew Bible, he was a former Egyptian prince who later in life became a religious leader and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah, or acquisition of the Torah from Heaven is traditionally attributed.

Hebrew Bible or Hebrew Scriptures is the term used by biblical scholars to refer to the Tanakh, the canonical collection of Jewish texts, which is the common textual source of several canonical editions of the Christian Old Testament.

The Bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans.

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Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew, he is the most important prophet in Judaism.

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He is also an important prophet in Christianity, Islam, Bahá'í Faith as well as a number of other faiths.

Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader who has become the central figure of Christianity.

Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion which professes that there is only one and incomparable God and that Muhammad is the last messenger of God.

The Bahá'í Faith is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people.

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According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Israelites, an enslaved minority, were increasing in numbers and the Egyptian Pharaoh was worried that they might ally themselves with Egypt's enemies.

Pharaoh is the common title of the monarchs of ancient Egypt from the First Dynasty until the Roman Annexation of Egypt in 30 BCE, although the actual term "Pharaoh" was not used contemporaneously for a ruler until circa 1200 BCE.

In political and sociological theory, the elite are a small group of powerful people that control a disproportionate amount of wealth, privilege or political power in a society.

The Israelites were a Semitic-speaking people of the ancient Near East, who inhabited part of Canaan during the tribal and monarchic periods.

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Moses' Hebrew mother, Jochebed, secretly hid him when the Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed in order to reduce the population of the Israelites.

According to the Torah, Jochebed was a daughter of Levi and mother of Aaron, Miriam and Moses.

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Through the Pharaoh's daughter, the child was adopted as a foundling from the Nile river and grew up with the Egyptian royal family.

The Nile is a major north-flowing river in northeastern Africa, and is commonly regarded as the longest river in the world, though some sources claim that the Amazon River is longer.

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After killing an Egyptian slavemaster, Moses fled across the Red Sea to Midian, where he encountered The Angel of the Lord, speaking to him from within a burning bush on Mount Horeb.

Mount Horeb, Hebrew: חֹרֵב, Greek in the Septuagint: χωρηβ, Latin in the Vulgate: Horeb, is the mountain at which the book of Deuteronomy in the Hebrew Bible states that the Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God.

The burning bush is an object described by the Book of Exodus[3:1–4:17] as being located on Mount Horeb.

Midian, Madyan, or Madiam is a geographical place mentioned in the Torah and Qur’an.

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God sent Moses back to Egypt to demand the release of the Israelites from slavery.

In monotheism, God is conceived of as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith.

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Moses said that he could not speak with assurance or eloquence, so God allowed Aaron, his brother, to become his spokesperson.

Aaron is a prophet, high priest, and the brother of Moses in the Abrahamic religions.

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After the Ten Plagues, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, after which they based themselves at Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments.

Mount Sinai, also known as Mount Horeb or Gabal Musa, is a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt that is a possible location of the biblical Mount Sinai, which is considered a holy site by the Abrahamic religions.

The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are a set of biblical laws relating to ethics and worship, which play a fundamental role in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The Exodus is the founding myth of Israel, telling how the Israelites were delivered from slavery by their god Yahweh and therefore belong to him through the Mosaic covenant.

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After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses died within sight of the Promised Land on Mount Nebo.

The Promised Land is the land which, according to the Tanakh, was promised and subsequently given by God to Abraham and his descendants, and in modern contexts an image and idea related both to the restored Homeland for the Jewish people and to salvation and liberation is more generally understood.

Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximately 817 metres above sea level, mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land.

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According to archaeologist William G. Dever, scholarly consensus sees Moses as a legendary figure and not a historical person, yet he allows for the existence of a historical "Moses-like" figure, and some scholars still discuss the possibility of a genuine historical figure of "Moses" in some form.

A legend is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and demonstrating human values, and which possesses certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude.

William G. Dever is an American archaeologist, specialising in the history of Israel and the Near East in Biblical times.

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Rabbinical Judaism calculated a lifespan of Moses corresponding to 1391–1271 BCE; Jerome gives 1592 BCE, and James Ussher 1571 BCE as his birth year.

Rabbinic Judaism or Rabbinism has been the mainstream form of Judaism since the 6th century CE, after the codification of the Babylonian Talmud.

James Ussher was the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656.

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