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Moses is regarded as the most important prophet in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and many more. Moses listened to God and saved many slaves from the land of Egypt and received the Ten Commandments for God. The Ten Commandments are still used today and will be used a very long time.
Moses was born around the month of February/ March in 1391 BC according to Exodus. At this time Jew’s were slaves for Pharaoh because the Pharaoh was afraid of them rising against him. All of the newborn Hebrew boys were drowned in the Nile River. Moses’s mother could not bear to let her son die so she went against Pharaohs orders. She hid Moses in a basket for three months but decided to let him go to God. She put him on an Ark into the river and he floated away, though Miriam, Moses’s sister followed the basket until it reached Pharaohs palace. Pharaohs daughter Thermuthis was bathing in river when she saw the basket. She ordered her servants to get it and realized it was a baby, she decided to keep him and raise him as her own baby. She could not raise him so Miriam, Moses’s sister asked Thermuthis if she needed someone to raise the baby. Then Miriam gave the suggestion that Jochebed would be good to raise the baby. Thermuthis agreed and so Moses’s own mother raised him but no one knew except Miriam. I can’t imagine the pain that Jochebed went through knowing that one day Moses would grow up and not even care who she is.
Moses then became son of Thermuthis and brother to Rameses II, Pharaohs son. Moses never forgot that he was a Hebrew and one day he was walking through the empire and came across a soldier beating a slave. Moses lost his temper and killed the guard, he was sure that Pharaoh would have him killed for his brutal actions. He then decided to run away to save himself from death. As he was walking into Midian he saw a couple of shepherds being rude to seven girls. He beat up the shepherds and saved the seven sisters, then he found out that they were Jethro’s daughters. Jethro was impressed with Moses’s skill and then adopted him as his own son. Zipporah, Jethro’s daughter got her and Moses married and they stayed in Midian for years. Moses became a shepherd and was gifted with son, Gershom. He was walking through Mount Horeb and came across a burning bush. He stopped his herd of sheep and listened. It is believed in the bible that God spoke to him through the bush, God revealed his name to Moses as well. God instructed Moses to go back to Egypt and free his slaves. This is when he fights with his brother Rameses II, Moses warns Rameses what will happen if he doesn’t surrender and let his people go but Rameses declines. Over ten days went by with plagues and devastation, God hardened Rameses heart every plague as well. The whole Egyptian empire was in ruins and all of it only affected the Egyptians, not the Hebrew’s. The tenth plague was the scariest, all newborn males were killed that night after Moses put sheep’s blood over the doors. Again the Hebrew’s were safe and this event is what is known as Passover. After all of it was over Pharaoh said to Moses that his people could go.
Then the Hebrews had to rush from Egypt, before Pharaoh changed his mind. While leaving quickly, Pharaoh had changed his mind and ordered his army to get the Hebrews back. Though the army chased the Hebrews, a miracle happened at Red Sea and they were saved. The miracle was Moses lifting up his rod over the sea. As a result, the ocean separated, making a dry and safe path for the Hebrews. After the Hebrews reached the shore, Moses lifted up his rod again and the path closed, drowning Pharaoh's army as they were chasing after them. The millions of Hebrews and Moses included all arrived at Marah where the water was bitter, the people blamed Moses. He then used his rod to plant a tree in the water, making it sweet and drinkable. Later then ran low on food and again blamed Moses, they said they would rather be back in Egypt. God then provided mana in the morning and quail in the evening. As they went further they came to Rephidim, again facing the same problem Moses brought water from a rock, they thirst was quenched. Then the natives of the land, Amalekites people of Canaan attacked the Hebrew’s. When Moses raised his arms and hands with the rod in hand the Hebrew’s were in favor of the battle but when Moses lowered the rod the Amalekites started to win. Moses got tired so Aaron and Hur came and had him sit down lifting his arms, and the Hebrews won the fight. The Hebrews soon reached Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Laws or The Ten Commandments. While Moses was at the top of the mountain praying to God, the Hebrews went to Aaron for a God. Aaron then got a huge amount of gold ornaments, charms, décor, and clothing, and built a golden calf. As Moses came down from the Mountain, he was very surprised to see the people worshiping a golden calf. He was very angry at Aaron and the idol-worshipers and told them it was a sin. Moses ordered the sons of Levi to kill any idol-worshipers, Miriam and Aaron both went against Moses during this time. Miriam being an Ethiopian was given Leprosy for seven days.
The Hebrew’s then entered Canaan and Moses ordered Joshua and Caleb, spies to see if the land of Canaan would be resourceful. After forty days they came back with grapes and other items proving it was good land. The Hebrews started crying and said they would rather be in Egypt, this upset Moses and decided to have any man, age twenty or older to wander into the wilderness for forty days. The children were allowed to enter Canaan. The Hebrews wanted to correct themselves by collecting materials that were a good resource for Moses, but he ignored them. If they tried to join the Canaanites would attack them. The Canaanites were Led by Korah, Dathan and Abiram, the Tribe of Reuben, along with 250 Hebrew princes, they accused Moses and Aaron as making themselves more important than the rest of the people. At this, Moses asked them to meet him the next morning, with a censer for every man. However, Dathan and Abiram refused to come. Moses got angry and went to the location where Dathan and Abiram's were.
After reaching Dathan and Abiram's tents, Moses spoke. When he did the ground opened and engulfed the tents. On the other hand, the 250 princes, with the censers, were consumed by fire. When Hebrews came and accused Moses and Aaron of killing the fellow Hebrews, they were struck with a plague that eventually killed 14,700 people. The plague ended only when Aaron went, with his censer, into the midst of the people. Leaving Sinai, Hebrews camped in Kadesh. There, they started complaining again, due to the lack of water. At this, Moses struck a stone twice, making water come out. Later on Moses refuses to fight the people of Canaan so he goes further with the Hebrews that are left, they go through the border of Edom. As they pass through the Hebrews complain again for manna or serpents, the people were bitten by them and then Moses put a bronze serpent on the top of his staff, whoever looked at it were healed.
Moses’s death is unclear but he is said to be 120 years old when he passed.
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