Who Was Moses In the Holy Bible?


Who is Moses?

Moses is one of Israel’s most famous prophets and the only person to have ever heard the audible voice of God through a burning bush.  Moses was a man chosen by God to lead the Israelites out of 400 years of slavery under Egyptian rule. 

When we think of the prophet Moses, we often think of a strong young man that had a lot of courage.  However, Moses was called by God at the age of 80.  Moses was no ordinary man because he was also raised by an Egyptian princess. 

When Moses was born, his mother put him into a basket and allowed it to float down the Nile river. She left it in the hands of God for his fate.  An Egyptian princess found the basket along the riverbank and found a baby inside.  She decided to adopt Moses as her own and raise him in the palace along with the entire kingdom.

Growing up, Moses receive his education from the Egyptians. He learned the customs of Egypt.  However, he later found out the truth of his true lineage.  He was told that he was a Hebrew.  He came from Israeli blood. Moses was truly not Egyptian, but rather a Hebrew. 

When Moses found out that he was a Hebrew, he no longer wanted to live amongst the Egyptian people. He instead wanted to live with his fellow brothers and sisters that were suffering under Egyptian rule in slavery.  However, God had a different plan for his life. 

God was going to use Moses to free his chosen Jewish people.  The Lord would go on to tall Moses to free his people from slavery.  After 400 years of captivity, the Lord God decided that it was time to let the people go. 

Moses would go on to receive the 10 commandments from God and give them to the people to follow. These writings were on stone tablets and written by the hand of God himself. Moses is the author of the Torah.  This makes Moses the most adored and respected prophet that ever lived.  Moses is an important prophet in Christianity and Islam as well. 

Moses lived during a time where there was an Egyptian pharaoh ruling over all the land.  He ruled that the Israeli people would be the slaves of Egypt. 

When Moses was in his 40’s, he was a prince in Egypt.  One day he came across a soldier that was beating Jewish slaves.  Moses had mercy on these slaves and killed the soldier that was beating them. 

The next time when Moses saw these two men, he told them to work.  They told him to please not kill them as he did his Egyptian soldier.  Moses got scared because of this.  He didn’t want anyone to know what he had done.  He decided to flee into the wilderness in order to escape punishment from Egypt for killing one of their own.  He stayed in the wilderness for 40 years and then resurfaced again in his 80’s. 

However, God had a different plan for his life. He would go on to tell Moses that he should return to Egypt to free the people of Israel. Moses was a man that had a speech impairment.  He didn’t think that he could stand before pharaoh and ask for anything.  However, God told him that he would send his brother Aaron to help him speak.

The Holy Bible tells us that Moses asked pharaoh 10 times to free the people of Israel, but he refused. However, on the 10th try, pharaoh finally told him to take the Israeli people and go.  Each of the 10 times that Moses stood before pharaoh, he told pharaoh that he would receive a plague each time that he refused his request.  The plagues were often full of sickness, death, disease, blood in the water and his staff turning into a snake.

When Moses finally took the Jewish people out of Egypt, he came across a sea known as the red sea. There was no way that Moses could cross the red sea without divine intervention.  Moses held his staff over the sea, and it parted for the Israeli people. 

However, pharaoh finally realized that he had let all the slaves go in his kingdom. He was not happy with this decision. He finally decided to go after the Jewish people again so that he can make them slaves.  He watched the Jewish people cross through the red sea because it was parted when Moses raised his staff over it.

When the Egyptians tried to cross through the red sea, the red sea caved in on them and all the Egyptian army that was chasing the Jewish people drowned in the red sea. 

After crossing the red sea, the people settled in a place called Mount Sanai.  It was at Mount Sanai that Moses received the 10 commandments. 

How Old was Moses When He Died?

Moses was 120 years old when he died.  Please read Deuteronomy 34:7 in the Old Testament for more information. 

When Was Moses Born?

Amram and Jochebed were the parents of Moses. He was born in the tribe of Levi. This is one of the 12 tribes of Israel.  He was born around 1571 BCE. 

Moses Parting the Red Sea

This was an amazing encounter between God and his people.  When Moses put his staff over the Red Sea, it parted for the Israeli people to walk through safely.  The Israelites were not harmed by the sea as they crossed. However, when the Egyptians tried to cross the red sea, they drowned as the sea waters caved in on them. 

Moses and the Burning Bush

In the book of Exodus in the Old Testament, God spoke to Moses from a Burning Bush.  It is said that the bush was on fire, but did not get burned up.  The bush was located on Mount Horeb.

The story of Moses and the burning bush tells us that Moses was approaching the burning bush and saw and angel in the bush.  He then heard a voice telling him to take off his sandals because he was standing on holy ground. 

The voice from the bush begins to speak to Moses and it tell him that his name is Yahweh and that he is the God of Abraham.  He is also the God of Isaac and Jacob.  These men were chosen by God to have a Jewish nation born after them that would be the “apple of God’s eye”.  

Yahweh tells Moses that he is going to lead his people Israel into the promised land. He told Moses also that he was to tell the priests this information. 

Some Miracles Produced by Moses:

  • Turns his staff into a snake. 
  • He turned water into blood.

The story of Moses is one that most people love because it means freedom for the Israeli people.  If you read the Old Testament and see how the people of Israel were enslaved and then set free by God, it allows you to have a feeling that allows you to see how much God loves you in the same manner.  As Christians, Jesus gives us the same kind of love and shows us that we receive salvation through him. 

Moses in the bible is a man that didn’t know why God chose him to lead Yahweh’s people out of slavery.  Moses tried to talk God out of it by telling him that he was slow in his speech. However, God told him that he was calling him to do this and would have his brother Aaron help him.  This shows that God doesn’t make mistakes.

The Lord will often call those that are most unlikely to serve him to complete a task.  This is something that happens time and time again. 

Who is Moses Brother?

Moses had a brother by the name of Aaron.  God chose Aaron to help Moses speak to pharaoh because Moses had a speech impairment. The two would go on to serve God and the Jewish people. 

Aaron was also the founder of the Israeli priesthood. 

How Did Moses Die?

Moses died of natural causes at the age of 120.  He was told by God that he could see the promised land, but not cross into it.

Moses and the Ten Commandments

The ten commandments were laws given to the chosen people of God.  These ten commandments would separate them from the rest of the world. 

God called Moses up to the top of a mountain.  He stayed there and God wrote with his hands-on stone the 10 commandments in which his people must obey and live by.

The mountain served as a place where Moses would stay to receive many laws, rules and regulations by God.  He would eventually go up to stay there for 40 days and 40 nights. The ten commandments were written so that people could live a holy and righteous life. 

Who Was Moses Father?

The father of Moses was a man by the name of Amram. He was born in Egypt and he was married to a woman by the name of Jochebed.  Amram had three children named Miriam, Moses and Aaron. 

Who Was Moses Son?

Moses had two sons. Their names were Eliezer and Gershom. 

What Was Moses Wife Name?

Moses had two wives.  Their names were Zipporah and Tharbis. 

What Was the Relationship Between Moses and Pharaoh?

Moses and pharaoh were not friends and did not have a good relationship.  In fact, Moses kept on reappearing before him to let the people of Israel go.  However, pharaoh kept on refusing and when he refused, Moses told him that he would bring plagues upon the Egyptian people through God. 

Moses went on to tell pharaoh numerous times that if he did not let his people go, more plagues would fall upon him and his kingdom.  On the last face to face encounter between the two of them, Moses told him that every first-born male would die if he did not let his people go.  As history shows us, pharaoh refused Moses request and he arose to the sounds of crying throughout all of Egypt.  Every first-born male child did die in Egypt.

 Who Was Moses Mother?

Moses mother was Jochebed.

Was Moses Real?

Yes, Moses was real and considered to be the most important prophet in the Old Testament.  He was responsible for writing the Torah and giving the Jewish people the ten commandments. 

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