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Who Was Moses In The Bible?

Moses was born when the Egyptians were slaying the Hebrew male children so as to weaken that race. The Hebrew was the slave of the Egyptians. A new line of kings that knew not Joseph and were hostile to the Jews came to the throne. They adopted various inhuman measures for repression of the Israelites. (Exodus 1)

Moses is the ark of bulrushes and is found by the king’s daughter, adopted by her, cared for by his own mother and grew up in the court of Egypt. (Exodus 2:1-10)

He sympathized with his people and slew an Egyptian who was smiting one of the Hebrews. (Exodus 2:11-14)

Pharaoh seeking to slay him, he fled to Midian, where he was employed by Jethro, a Midian priest, whose daughter he married, and tended the flocks. (Exodus 3:11-22)

God talks with Moses at the burning bush and commissions him to lead his people out of Egypt. Moses expresses his doubts, and is told how to proceed and is assured of God’s presence. His rod is turned into a serpent. His brother Aaron is to be his mouthpiece. (Exodus 4:1-17)

Moses assembled the elders of Israel. He appealed to Pharaoh, who refused to let Israel go, and ten plagues are sent upon the Egyptians. The Passover is instituted and the people leave Egypt. (Exodus 4:18), (Exodus 5:13)

Israel pursued by the Egyptians, cross the Red Sea on dry land. The song of Moses was sung, (Exodus 14:15-19)

Moses brings the people of Israel to Sinai. God provides Mamma for his people to eat. (Exodus 16:4-8)

They remain at Sinai about one year, where Moses received from God the Ten Commandments, and many other laws and institutions for the people. (Exodus 20:1-17)

Leaving Sinai, they come to Kadesh. Spies were sent to Canaan. The people were afraid to go in and take the land and were doomed to wander for 40 years. (Numbers 14:10-45)

Moses leads Israel through the wilderness, and at the end of the 40 years brings them to the plains of Moab. With the exception of Joshua and Caleb, all the people who left Egypt died by the way. These two men, at Kadesh, had urged the people to take possession of the land and not to be influenced by the adverse report of the other spies; hence they were permitted to enter the land. (Numbers 15), (Numbers 36)

On Nebo Moses has a view of the land of promise. At Meribah Moses and Aaron failed to give God the glory in striking the rock for water and for this sin they were not allowed to enter the land. He died at the age of 120 and was buried in the land of Moab. (Deuteronomy 34)