Moses (Hebrew: Moshe) was an important Hebrew lawgiver, leader and prophet who was appointed by God to lead his people the Israelites out of slavery in ancient Egypt. He is also recognized as the author of the first five books of the Bible (known collectively as the Pentateuch or the Torah): Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and most of Deuteronomy. Moses is not only important to Christians, but also to Jews and Muslims.

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Early life

Moses, a Levite, was born in Egypt (see Ex. 2:1-2) to Amram and Jochebed (Exodus 6:20) and was the younger brother of Aaron and Miriam (1 Chronicles 6:3). His family lived in the region of Goshen in the Nile Delta, where, even under brutal slavery, the Israelites had grown to a great multitude that the Egyptians eventually viewed them as a national security threat (Exodus 1:12). [1]

In exile in Midian

God appeared to Moses out of a burning bush.

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Last years

Moses died on Mount Nebo while viewing the Promised Land. He was 120 years old when he died, yet "his eye was undimmed, and his vigor unabated." The Lord buried Moses in the valley in the land of Moab opposite Beth-peor, and to this day nobody knows where he is buried." (Deuteronomy 34:7 ^[1]^)

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  1. ? Crossway Bibles (2001). The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. Wheaton, IL: Good News Publishers.

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