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
... Moses was portrayed by Theodore Roberts in DeMille's 1923 silent film The Ten Commandments ... Moses appears as the central character in the 1956 Cecil B ... Burt Lancaster played Moses in the 1975 television miniseries Moses the Lawgiver ...
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 claimed to be the ...
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 ...
Jerry Moses
... Gerald Braheen Moses (born August 9, 1946 in Yazoo City, Mississippi) is a retired American professional baseball player ... 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 ...
Artapanus Of Alexandria - Works and Portrayal of Moses
... 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 ... taught an Egyptian pharaoh the science of astrology, while Moses bestowed many “useful benefits on mankind” by inventing boats, Egyptian weapons, and philosophy ... (Eusebius, 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 ...

More definitions of "Moses":

  • (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.

Famous quotes containing the word moses:

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

    So they took soot from the kiln, and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses threw it in the air, and it caused festering boils on humans and animals.
    Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 9:10.

    Institutions of higher education in the United States are products of Western society in which masculine values like an orientation toward achievement and objectivity are valued over cooperation, connectedness and subjectivity.
    —Yolanda Moses (b. 1946)