Rembrandt - Moses with the Ten Commandments - Google Art Project

Let my people go.

Moses to Ramseses towards the Hebrews

Moses (Hebrewמֹשֶׁה‎, ModernMoshe Tiberian Mōšéh, Moše ; Arabicموسى‎ Mūsā ) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an, and Baha'i scripture, a religious leader, lawgiver, and prophet, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew (מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּנוּLit. "Moses our Teacher/Rabbi"), he is the most important prophet in Judaism he is also an important prophet in Christianity and Islam, as well as a number of other faiths.

He is the hero of the books of Exodus through Deuteronomy. His name meant he was pulled from the water. He was best known for how he saved the Israelites from slavery and especially for the first Passover.

He was born to a Jewish woman named Jocheved, who had had two other children named Miriam and Aaron. She had hidden him in a basket and sent it by river so he wouldn't be killed under Pharaoh's orders. He was then saved by the Egyptian princess named Tuya, who had taken turns with his real mother raising him. Moses grew up in the palace.

In culture

  • Moses is the protagonist of "The Prince of Egypt" where he is voiced by Val Kilmer and sung by Amick Byran.