Moses

Moses is the most important prophet in Judaism and is also important in Christianity and Islam. Moses led the Israelites out of their slavery in Egypt, miraculously crossing a divided Red Sea. At Mount Sinai he received the Ten Commandments. He led the Israelites through 40 years of desert wandering and finally to the Promised Land. He died there, within sight of his goal, at the age of 120.

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What does covenant box mean in the bible?

It means that someone has made an eccentric translation of the original Hebrew words.

The Ark of the Covenant was the holy ark in which the two Stone Tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments were held. It was a heavy wooden box covered with gold, with a gold lid. See Exodus ch.25.

Link: Where is the ark of the Covenant?

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Why is the dating of the Exodus important?

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Knowing the date of the Israelite Exodus from Egypt would help us know the name of the pharaoh who let them go, but then drowned in pursuit. It would enable us to know the date of Hebrew settlement in the Promised Land. Most importantly of all, it would prove the historicity of the biblical Exodus account.

The Bible very clearly places the Exodus from Egypt around 1440 BCE, but we now know from archaeology that Egypt was at that time very much in control of Canaan and remained so until the late thirteenth century, which brings us to the time of Ramesses II, or Ramses II, pharaoh from around 1290 to 1224 BCE. No earlier pharaoh could have been the biblical pharaoh who drowned in pursuit of the fleeing Israelites as the crossed the Red Sea. Moreover, it was he who built the city of Ramses (Pi-Ramesses), mentioned in the story of the Exodus, thus ruling out his predecessors.

With so many problems with the biblical date, Jewish tradition places the date of the Exodus around 1312 BCE, while some Christians place it around 1250 BCE. Neither date is acceptable, as the Canaanite cities remained part of the Egyptian Empire throughout Ramses' reign. No pharaoh would need to pursue to Israelites across the Red Sea, knowing that their only escape was into the northern provinces of Empire, where they could once again be enslaved. In fact, no date has yet been suggested that harmonises the Exodus story with history as it is now known. For this and other reasons, over 90 per cent of scholars are said to believe there never was an Exodus as described in the Bible.

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Did God reveal himself to Moses?

No, he spoke through symbolistic representations, such as the burning bush, and spoke to him on mount sinai.

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Yes, God revealed Himself to Moses more than to any other human. See Numbers 12 and Deuteronomy 34.
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What was prophet Musa's mothers name Jochebed?

Moses mothers name was Jochebed.

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Who named the followers of Moses as Jews?

The followers of Moses are not Jews. The followers of Moses were the Israelites. Jews believe that the Messiah still hasn't come to earth yet.

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Where did moses settle after wandering the desert?

Moses never did settle anywhere , he died at the age of 120 years, while he was still leading the people to the promised land of Canaan.

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How many times did Moses fast?

According to a Jewish rabbi, 3 times; but I think 4. According to the rabbi #1 Ex 24. to get the Ten Commandments. #2. I think the rabbi means this hard to catch 2nd trip up the mount in Ex 32:30-31 To get forgiveness for the calf incident. #3 Ex 34:4-6 where Moses goes up the Mount to get the 2nd set of commandments. #4. In Deut 9:23-25 it says that Muoses fasted when they did not enter the promised land.

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Did Moses start the exodus from Memphis?

Possibly, though most of the Israelites were in Goshen, which was a four-day journey (150 km) to the east-northeast. See also:

Location of Goshen

Evidence of the Exodus

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In whom does God reveal Himself most fully?

He reveals himself most fully to a prophet. (Islamic religion) Like Allah (god) revealed himself only to Muhammad (prophet), or (Judaism) God to Abraham and then Moses (prophets).

Catholic AnswerOutside of Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, who was the fullness of God's revelation: God reveals Himself most fully in His Saints. These are the people who live their lives completely in accord with His Will. They pray continually, and do not offend Him with sin, their will is perfectly in line with His. They are the humble, in them, as in Mother Theresa of Calcutta that God is most visible.

A BIBLICAL ANSWER

God reveals Himself most fully is Jesus Christ. That is why whoever meets Christ meets God. Jesus Christ is Emmanuel, meaning God with us. Christ Himself said "who ever sees me sees my father for I and my father are one." Isaiah 6:9 says"..and His Name shall be called.......the everlasting FATHER......". The son that is born is also the everlasting Father. Praise God.

A Muslim Belief

Almighty God never ever revealed Himself fully to any one -NOT to any of the Prophets in this world. Almighty God talked to Hazrat Moses (AS) behind the curtain. When Hazrat Moses (May peace be upon him) expressed his desire to SEE Almighty God, he was told that he could not SEE Him.

There is NOTHING like Almighty God. No body - not even any Prophet- knows for certain what shape the Almighty has.

It is unfortunate that The Jews, the Christians and the Muslims exceed in their LOVE for their Prophets that they attribute the qualities that are associated with Almighty God alone.

If Almighty God has a wife and a son, where are the off-spring of His son? Where are His Parents? If he revealed Himself fully to Hazrat Jesus (May peace be upon him), why didn't He reveal himself to Abraham (AS), Moses (AS), David (AS), and other Prophets?

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How many years between Moses and Jesus?

According to Sacred texts, Moses lived for one hundred and twenty years and the time period between him and Abraham was five hundred years, and the period between Moses and Jesus was one thousand and six hundred eighty years.

According to the Bible as we have it today, Moses died around 1400 BC. Jesus was born in either 4 or 5 BC. So the difference would be 1396 or 1395 years.

According to Deut. 34:7 "Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died."

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What was Moses' Egyptian mother's name?

Moses had a Jewish mother called Jochebed.(Exodus 6:20; Numbers 26:59)

His adoptive 'Egyptian mother' was the 'daughter of Pharaoh', and is unnamed.(Exodus 2:1-10)(Acts 7:20-22)

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What is the name of Moses two wives?

Moses did not have two wives.

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What we know is that the name of Moses wife was Zipporah (Exodus 2:21).

However, there is debate over the issue of whether Zipporah from Ex 2:21 is the same wife as the reference to his wife described as an Ethiopian (or Cushite) woman in Num 12:1. There are arguments for both sides of the issue so we cannot be absolutely sure.

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What time frame did moses live?

Moses lived 1250 b.c, when he died he was 120 years old.

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Where did God lead Moses after Egypt?

God led Moses to what is now Israel.

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Where did Moses siblings die?

Moses had a brother Aaron and a sister Miriam.

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What is manna?

Manna(from the Holy Bible), is the bread that fell from the sky that's given to the Israelis by God when they are in the desert. It was after they escaped from Egypt and was led by Moses

also known as "bread from heaven""'Manna' still occurs in the desert. Insects which live on the feathery tamarisk trees in the Sinai area suck the sap of the tree. Then they exude drops of a sweet, resinous secretion, varying in size from a pinhead to a pea. These stick on the ground and evaporate into white, frost-like particles before turning yellowish brown. They taste like solidified honey. Modern Bedouin gather the manna early in the day, before ants - possibly the 'maggots' of the Bible - become active and eat it. They seal it up in pots, away from the ants, kneading it later into a paste which is a nourishing addition to their everyday diet.

"Depending on favorable conditions it is possible for one man to gather four pounds of manna in a morning. As early as the 15th century AD monks and Arabs in Sinai gathered manna soon after daybreak in order to sell it...

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Were in the bible does it talk about moses?

Moses can be found in Exodus.

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What job does Moses get in midian?

The job moses did in the land of Median, was to look after Jethro flock.

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How long would it took Moses to cross the desert if they did not wander?

A small band of fit men could walk from the Red Sea to the southern edge of what would become Judah in a few days at most, as long as they had food and water, and they followed the North Star and other signs for direction.

However, the biblical Exodus could not have been a small band of fit men. The Bible says there were 600,000 fighting men, which means there would have been at least 2.5 million people, including the very young and elderly, sick and injured people and women in the final stages of pregnancy. There are said to have been livestock and, presumably, wagons and other goods to slow them down. If the Exodus from Egypt really occurred as described in the Bible, the last of the people could have been crossing the Red Sea a month after the vanguard began its crossing. And every day, there would be births and burials to further slow progress. If such an enterprise were possible in ancient times, it must take probably at least two months from the time the first Israelites croseed the Red Sea until the last Israelites reached the Promised Land, by the shortest and quickest route. Meanwhile the blundering Egyptians managed to lose an entire army without the reported death of a single Israelite.

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Who was moses What did he do?

Moses was an Israelite, a great-great grandson of Jacob. He was born 245 years after the death of Abraham. The time when Moses was born was when the Pharaoh had ordered his people to kill all Israelite male infants because he (Pharaoh) was afraid that the Israelites would become too strong for him (Exodus ch.1-2).

Moses' mother didn't want him to die. So she made a basket for him and put him in it to float in the Nile reeds. He was found by Pharaoh's daughter, who took pity on him (Exodus ch.2) and raised him as her own son. (See: How did Moses know he was an Israelite?)

Moses was forced to flee after killing a cruel Egyptian taskmaster, and went to Midian, where he wedded the daughter of Jethro.

He eventually achieved the highest level of prophecy (Deuteronomy ch.34) and was called upon by God (Exodus ch.3). He brought the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery (Exodus ch.12). He received the Torah from God (Exodus 24:12) and later recorded it in writing (Deuteronomy 31:24). He went up on Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights (Deuteronomy ch.9-10) and brought down the Two Stone Tablets with the Ten Commandments (Exodus 31:18). He brought the Israelites into the covenant with God (Exodus ch.19 and ch.24), and he oversaw the building of the Tabernacle (Exodus ch.35-40). He was the humblest of men and the greatest of prophets (Numbers ch.12).

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What problems did Moses face and overcome?

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What does ten plagues teach christians?

it shows that god cares for people and can be moved by sadness but in this case it generally means that he doesn't accept any badness from anyone and wanted to free the Israelites from slavery.

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Where did Moses take the Hebrew slaves?

The Hebrew slaves stayed in Egypt, and didn't go anywhere. When they were

no longer slaves, they traveled toward the Red Sea and, after crossing it, into

the Sinai Desert. They followed alternate day and night pillars of cloud and fire

that led them on the preferred route, with Moses as military and administrative

authority.

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Who was Moses?

  • Moses was a man in the Bible times that brought the Israelites out of Egypt. This was probably the time during one of the Ramesses.
  • Some non-christian scholars and others, such as the referenced Robert G. Ingersol (1833-1899, Golden Age of Freethought) have debated if Moses was a historical figure or a myth.
  • Moses was a direct participant in most of the events in and writer of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy in the Bible. Genesis, some of which was undoubtedly passed down to him in either written or oral form, was compiled and edited into its present form by him. Despite the greatness of his personal achievements and the great responsibility he undertook under trying conditions brought about primarily by the intransigence of the Israelites, Moses was described as an exceedingly humble person, although he did get a little cranky at times.
  • The main character of the Jewish story of the flight from Egypt.
  • Moses is absolutely central to Judaism. Moses spoke to God and followed his commands. He led the people out of Egypt and witnessed many miracles in the wilderness. Moses built the Ark of the Covenant as God commanded and received the ten commandments. Some say that there is no evidence that Moses ever existed.
  • Jesus often referred to Moses as the Old Testament prophet, who led Israel out of Egypt (The Exodus). Speaking to Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews, Jesus said, "As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up (on the Cross), that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:14,15. Throughout the entire New Testament, Moses is referred to as the prophet who led Isreal, received the commandments of God and wrote the five books of the Pentateuch (Torah).
  • Moses was born 245 years after the death of Abraham. Pharaoh had decreed that Israelite boys be killed (Exodus ch.1), but the daughter of Pharaoh took pity on the infant Moses (Exodus ch.2) and raised him as her own son. He was forced to flee after killing a cruel Egyptian taskmaster, and went to Midian, where he wedded the daughter of Jethro. He eventually achieved the highest level of prophecy (Deuteronomy ch.34) and was called upon by God (Exodus ch.3). He brought the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery (Exodus ch.12). He received the Torah from God (Exodus 24:12) and later recorded it in writing (Deuteronomy 31:24). He went up on Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights (Deuteronomy ch.9-10) and brought down the Two Stone Tablets with the Ten Commandments (Exodus 31:18). He brought the Israelites into the covenant with God (Exodus ch.19 and ch.24), and he oversaw the building of the Tabernacle (Exodus ch.35-40). He was the humblest of men and the greatest of prophets (Numbers ch.12).
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What mountain did moses get the 10 commandments?

Moses got the ten commandments from God on Mount Sinai.

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Who was Moses' brother?

Aaron who later became the High Priest for Israel. See Exodus 4:14.

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