Moses Facts

Moses Facts
Moses was an important prophet in Christianity, Islam, and several Abrahamic religions, but the most important in Judaism. He was born to a Hebrew mother, but she hid him in a basket and floated him away after the Pharaoh had ordered all Hebrew newborn males to be killed to reduce the Israelite population. He was adopted by an Egyptian princess after being found in the Nile River in a basket and he grew up with the Egyptian royal family. Moses eventually fled across the Red Sea to Midian after killing an Egyptian slavemaster for mistreating a Hebrew. He met Zipporah, married her and had two sons together.
Interesting Moses Facts:
The name Moses is derived from the Hebrew name Mosheh.
In Midian, at the Mountain of God, he met The Angel of the Lord, who spoke to him from a burning bush. Moses returned to Egypt to deliver the Israelites from slavery to the Promised Land.
Moses' brother Aaron was his spokesperson as he was not a great speaker himself. It is believed that Moses stuttered.
When Moses returned to Egypt the Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites leave.
Ten plagues soon fell upon Egypt and the Pharaoh let Moses lead the Israelites to the Red Sea crossing.
The Pharaoh tried to kill the Israelites but the Red Sea parted and allowed them to pass. When the Pharaoh's army tried to pass the seas closed and swallowed them.
Moses led the Israelites to Mount Sinai and received the Ten Commandments on stone tablets.
Moses was 120 years old when he died. He had wandered the desert for 40 years leading the Israelites. He was within view of the Promised Land when he died.

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