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'''Moses''' is a [[prophet]] of the [[Old Testament]], who is traditionally considered the author of the [[Pentateuch]]. According to the Bible, he led the Hebrews out of Egyptian slavery, and delivered the famous [[Ten Commandments]] as well as numerous other commandments, collectively known as [[Mosaic law]].
 
'''Moses''' is a [[prophet]] of the [[Old Testament]], who is traditionally considered the author of the [[Pentateuch]]. According to the Bible, he led the Hebrews out of Egyptian slavery, and delivered the famous [[Ten Commandments]] as well as numerous other commandments, collectively known as [[Mosaic law]].
  
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====Kills a Man In Secret====
 
{{Bible|Exodus 2:12}}  ''And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.''
 
{{Bible|Exodus 2:12}}  ''And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.''
  
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*{{Bible|Deuteronomy 34:6}}  ''And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.''
 
*{{Bible|Deuteronomy 34:6}}  ''And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.''
 
*{{Bible|Deuteronomy 34:7}}  ''And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.''
 
*{{Bible|Deuteronomy 34:7}}  ''And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.''
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====Etymology of His Name and Implications====
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The name "Moses" is derived from two Egyptian words 'Mose' and 'Swh' meaning 'son of' and 'Nile' respectively (Another example is the name Thutmose which means 'son of Tut'). The motives behind Moses' name however is that because he is coming out of the Nile, a god to the Egyptians. Note, however, that not all of the Egyptian word for Nile is still present however; this seems to suggest that the character of Moses cuts the name of the Nile in half in rebellion from his old polytheistic upbringing! It seems that even the name of Moses suggests the Old Testament writers were seeking to merely make a point with Moses' character, and that he is more a symbol of something than an actual person.
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Revision as of 15:27, 3 May 2011

Moses is a prophet of the Old Testament, who is traditionally considered the author of the Pentateuch. According to the Bible, he led the Hebrews out of Egyptian slavery, and delivered the famous Ten Commandments as well as numerous other commandments, collectively known as Mosaic law.

Kills a Man In Secret

Exodus 2:12 Bible-icon.png And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.

Death

Deuteronomy 34:5 records the death of Moses, unless Moses is writing from beyond the grave, he didn't write all of the first five books of the Bible. In fact, it seems that there were four classes of authors who wrote the Pentateuch.

  • Deuteronomy 34:5 Bible-icon.png So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
  • Deuteronomy 34:6 Bible-icon.png And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
  • Deuteronomy 34:7 Bible-icon.png And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

Etymology of His Name and Implications

The name "Moses" is derived from two Egyptian words 'Mose' and 'Swh' meaning 'son of' and 'Nile' respectively (Another example is the name Thutmose which means 'son of Tut'). The motives behind Moses' name however is that because he is coming out of the Nile, a god to the Egyptians. Note, however, that not all of the Egyptian word for Nile is still present however; this seems to suggest that the character of Moses cuts the name of the Nile in half in rebellion from his old polytheistic upbringing! It seems that even the name of Moses suggests the Old Testament writers were seeking to merely make a point with Moses' character, and that he is more a symbol of something than an actual person.


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