What are Moses?


Moses (Hebrew: מֹשֶׁה‎, Moshe Mōšéh Moše ; Arabic: موسى‎ Mūsā ) was, according to the Hebrew Bible and the Qur'an, a religious leader, lawgiver and prophet, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew (מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּנוּ, Lit. "Moses our Teacher/Rabbi"), he is the most important prophet in Judaism, and is also considered an important prophet in Christianity and Islam, as well as a number of other faiths.

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Moses - Modern Reception - Film and Television
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Moses Dobruška
... Moses Dobruška, German Moses Dobruschka, alias Junius Frey (12 July 1753, Brno, Moravia – 5 April 1794) was the first cousin once removed of Jacob Frank, the founder of the Frankist sect who ...
Jerry Moses
... Gerald Braheen Moses (born August 9, 1946 in Yazoo City, Mississippi) is a retired American professional baseball player ... Major League Baseball career with the Bosox, but over the course of his nine years in MLB Moses would play for seven different teams ... Moses first appeared briefly with the Red Sox in 1965 at age 18 due to his bonus status, but soon returned to the minor leagues for more seasoning ...
John Moses (priest)
... John Moses KCVO was the Dean of St Paul's from November 1996 until his retirement on 31 August 2006 ... Moses' last service as dean was a Sung Eucharist on 12 July 2006 ... A graduate of Nottingham University and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Moses studied at Lincoln Theological College, where he was ordained in 1964 ...
Artapanus Of Alexandria - Works and Portrayal of Moses
... the Egyptian adventures of the three major Jewish patriarchs, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses, depicting them as heroes responsible for many of the cultural innovations of the ancient Near East ... to Artapanus, Abraham taught an Egyptian pharaoh the science of astrology, while Moses bestowed many “useful benefits on mankind” by inventing boats, Egyptian ... PrEv 9.27.4) He also recounts that the Greeks called Moses Musaeus and that he taught Orpheus, who was widely considered to be the father of Greek culture ...

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  • (noun): (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai.

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    Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.
    Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 33:11.

    To doubt the end were want of trust in God,
    Who, if he has decreed
    That we must pass a redder sea
    Than that which rang to Miriam’s holy glee,
    Will surely raise at need
    A Moses with his rod!
    Henry Timrod (1828–1867)

    No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao tse and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)