When and where was Moses born

Keyword: Moses

Outstanding leader of the people of Israel in the Old Testament.

Hebrew: Moshe, Greco-Latin: Moses; literally means "the one who pulls out, the savior". In the Bible the name is interpreted as being pulled out of the water (Exodus / Exodus 2:10).

Moses was born when the people of Israel lived in Egypt and had to do slave labor (Exodus 1: 8-14). In addition, the Pharaoh (= the king of Egypt), for fear that the Israelites would become too numerous, ordered their newborn boys to be killed (Exodus / Exodus 1:22). Moses is first hidden by his Israelite mother, then left in a watertight box on the bank of the Nile, where he is found by Pharaoh's daughter (Exodus / Exodus 2: 1-10).

He grew up at Pharaoh's court, but felt a bond with his own people, the Israelites. When he kills an Egyptian overseer who killed one of his fellow nationals, Moses has to flee (Exodus / Exodus 2: 11-15). In a foreign country, God appears to him in a "burning bush" and gives him the task of leading the people of Israel out of Egypt (Exodus / Exodus 3). Because Pharaoh does not want to let the people go, God sends ten plagues to the Egyptians, which Moses announced to Pharaoh (Exodus / Exodus 5–12). After leaving Egypt, the Israelites are persecuted by the Egyptians. But through a miracle God opens a way through the middle of the sea for them (Exodus 14-15).

Moses leads the people through the desert to Mount Sinai. There God makes a covenant with the people and gives them the Ten Commandments through Moses (Exodus / Exodus 20: 1-17).

Moses' relationship with God is characterized by the fact that God speaks to him "like one person to another" (Exodus 33:11). This expresses a special closeness to God. Moses is considered a unique prophet, who far surpasses all other prophets in importance (Deuteronomy / Deuteronomy 34: 10-12). His name is forever associated with the law (Hebrew = Torah), to which Judaism owes its religious identity.

For the New Testament, Moses is important on the one hand as the giver of the law (Matthew 19: 7-8; Luke 24:44) and on the other hand as a prophet who points to JesusChrist (Luke 24:27; John 1:45).

Nickname of the Israelite progenitor Jakob. As a common name, it refers to the entire twelve-tribes people.
Land on the Nile, one of the oldest sites of human culture.
Slavery existed in many forms and under various conditions throughout the ancient world.
They form the heart of the biblical law and briefly describe how people should relate to God and one another.
The Old Testament precepts, especially the five books of Moses.
Members of the community of faith in which the biblical people of Israel continue.
Man who proclaims what God has to say in a certain situation.
Greek form of the Hebrew name Yeshua.
Originally designates the king of Israel appointed by anointing on behalf of God, then the savior promised by God for the people.