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Bible Names H-M: Moses


Moses in Easton's Bible Dictionary drawn (or Egypt. mesu, "son;" hence Rameses, royal son). On the invitation of Pharaoh (Gen. 45:17-25), Jacob and his sons went down into Egypt. This immigration took place probably about 350 years before the birth of Moses. Some centuries before Joseph, Egypt had been conquered by a pastoral Semitic race from Asia, the Hyksos, who brought into cruel subjection the native Egyptians, who were an African race. Jacob and his retinue were accustomed to a shepherd's life, and on their arrival in Egypt were received with favour by the king, who assigned them the "best of the land", the land of Goshen, to dwell in. The Hyksos or "shepherd" king who thus showed favour to Joseph and his family was in all probability the Pharaoh Apopi (or Apopis). Thus favoured, the Israelites began to "multiply exceedingly" (Gen. 47:27), and extended to the west and south. At length the supremacy of the Hyksos came to an end. The descendants of Jacob were allowed to retain their possession of Goshen undisturbed, but after the death of Joseph their position was not so favourable. The Egyptians began to despise them, and the period of their "affliction" (Gen. 15:13) commenced. They were sorely oppressed. They continued, however, to increase in numbers, and "the land was filled with them" (Ex. 1:7). The native Egyptians regarded them with suspicion, so that they felt all the hardship of a struggle for existence...

Moses in Fausset's Bible Dictionary (See AARON; EGYPT; EXODUS.) Hebrew Mosheh, from an Egyptian root, "son" or "brought forth," namely, out of the water. The name was also borne by an Egyptian prince, viceroy of Nubia under the 19th dynasty. In the part of the Exodus narrative which deals with Egypt, words are used purely Egyptian or common to Hebrew and Egyptian. Manetho in Josephus (contrast Apion 1:26, 28, 31) calls him Osarsiph, i.e. "sword of Osiris or saved by Osiris". "The man of God" in the title Psalm 90, for as Moses gave in the Pentateuch the key note to all succeeding prophets so also to inspired psalmody in that the oldest psalm. "Jehovah's slave" (Numbers 12:7; Deuteronomy 34:5; Joshua 1:2; Psalm 105:26; Hebrews 3:5). "Jehovah's chosen" (Psalm 106:23). "The man of God" (1 Chronicles 23:14). Besides the Pentateuch, the Prophets and Psalms and New Testament (Acts 7:9; Acts 7:20-38; 2 Timothy 3:8-9; Hebrews 11:20-28; Judges 1:9) give details concerning him. His Egyptian rearing and life occupy 40 years, his exile in the Arabian desert 40, and his leadership of Israel from Egypt to Moab 40 (Acts 7:23; Acts 7:30; Acts 7:36)...

Moses in Hitchcock's Bible Names taken out; drawn forth

Moses in Naves Topical Bible -A Levite and son of Amram Ex 2:1-4; 6:20; Ac 7:20; Heb 11:23 -Hidden in a small basket Ex 2:3 -Discovered and adopted by the daughter of Pharaoh Ex 2:5-10 -Learned in all the wisdom of Egypt Ac 7:22 -His loyalty to his race Heb 11:24-26 -Takes the life of an Egyptian taskmaster; flees from Egypt; finds refuge among the Midianites Ex 2:11-22; Ac 7:24-29 -Joins himself to Jethro, priest of Midian; marries his daughter Zipporah; has one son, Gershom Ex 2:15-22 -Is a herdsman for Jethro in the desert of Horeb Ex 3:1 -Has the vision of the burning bush Ex 3:2-6 -God reveals to him his purpose to deliver the Israelites and bring them into the land of Canaan Ex 3:7-10 -Commissioned as leader of the Israelites Ex 3:10-22; 6:13 -His rod miraculously turned into a serpent, and his hand was made leprous, and then restored Ex 4:1-9,28...

Moses in Smiths Bible Dictionary (Heb. Mosheh, "drawn," i.e. from the water; in the Coptic it means "saved from the water"), the legislator of the Jewish people, and in a certain sense the founder of the Jewish religion. The immediate pedigree of Moses is as follows: Levi was the father of: 1. "The song which Moses and the children of Israel sung" (after the passage of the Red Sea). Ex 15:1-19 2. A fragment of the war-song against Amalek. Ex 17:16 3. A fragment of lyrical burst of indignation. Ex 32:18 4. The fragments of war-songs, probably from either him or his immediate prophetic followers, in Nu 21:14,15,27- 30 preserved in the "book of the wars of Jehovah," Nu 21:14 and the address to the well. ch. Nu 21:14 and the address to the well. ch. Nu 21:16,17,18 5. The song of Moses, De 32:1-43 setting forth the greatness and the failings of Israel. 6. The blessing of Moses on the tribes, De 33:1-29 7. The 90th Psalm, "A prayer of Moses, the man of God." The title, like all the titles of the psalms, is of doubtful authority, and the psalm has often been referred to a later author. Character. --The prophetic office of Moses can only be fully considered in connection with his whole character and appearance. Ho 12:13 He was in a sense peculiar to himself the founder and representative of his people; and in accordance with this complete identification of himself with his nation is the only strong personal trait which we are able to gather from his history. Nu 12:3 The word "meek" is hardly an adequate reading of the Hebrew term, which should be rather "much enduring." It represents what we should now designate by the word "disinterested." All that is told of him indicates a withdrawal of himself, a preference of the cause of his nation to his own interests, which makes him the most complete example of Jewish patriotism. (He was especially a man of prayer and of faith, of wisdom, courage and patience.) In exact conformity with his life is the account of his end...

Moses in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE mo'-zez, mo'-ziz (mosheh; Egyptian mes, "drawn out," "born"; Septuagint Mouse(s)). The great Hebrew national hero, leader, author, law-giver and prophet. I. LIFE 1. Son of Levi 2. Foundling Prince 3. Friend of the People 4. Refuge in Midian 5. Leader of Israel II. WORK AND CHARACTER 1. The Author 2. The Lawgiver 3. The Prophet LITERATURE The traditional view of the Jewish church and of the Christian church, that Moses was a person and that the narrative with which his life-story is interwoven is real history, is in the main sustained by commentators and critics of all classes. It is needless to mention the old writers among whom these questions were hardly under discussion. Among the advocates of the current radical criticism may be mentioned Stade and Renan, who minimize the historicity of the Bible narrative at this point. Renan thinks the narrative "may be very probable." Ewald, Wellhausen, Robertson Smith, and Driver, while finding many flaws in the story, make much generally of the historicity of the narrative...

Moses in Wikipedia Moses (Hebrew: מֹשֶׁה‎, Modern Moshe Tiberian Mō; Greek: Mωϋσῆς Mōsēs in both the Septuagint and the New Testament; Arabic: موسىٰ, Mūsa) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a religious leader, lawgiver, and prophet, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew (Hebrew: מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּנוּ‎, Lit. "Moses our Teacher/Rabbi"), is the most important prophet in Judaism,[1][2] and is also considered an important prophet by Christianity,[1] Islam,[3] the Bah' Faith,[4] Rastafari,[1] and many other faiths. Moses has also been an important symbol in American history, from the first settlers up until the present.[5]...

Moses Scripture - Leviticus 8:30 And Moses took of the anointing oil, and of the blood which [was] upon the altar, and sprinkled [it] upon Aaron, [and] upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon his sons' garments with him; and sanctified Aaron, [and] his garments, and his sons, and his sons' garments with him.

Moses Scripture - Leviticus 9:7 And Moses said unto Aaron, Go unto the altar, and offer thy sin offering, and thy burnt offering, and make an atonement for thyself, and for the people: and offer the offering of the people, and make an atonement for them; as the LORD commanded.

Moses Scripture - Numbers 12:2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard [it].

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