Moses Essays

  • The Book Of Moses

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    to be printed, they were titled, "The (First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth) Book of Moses." If we are talking about the central figure in these books, that is a proper sub-title. Indeed, except for God, Moses is the towering giant! However, the references to Moses are in the third person; the word "I" is never in the text in reference to Moses. Would the most humble man on earth write of himself, "Now Moses was very meek, more so than all the men on the face of the earth!" (Numbers 12:3 RSV

  • Moses Beliefs

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    The life of Moses, recounted in the Bible and many other historical documents, has long fascinated millions of people across the world. For thousands of years, Moses’s bravery, steadfastness, and, perhaps most significantly, the miracles that God used him to perform, have inspired many to great new accomplishments and personal victories. However, when most people look at the story of Moses, this is all that they see—miracles, courage, and an inspiration for living a moral Christian life. Unfortunately

  • Moses Principles Of Leadership Essay

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    Moses is one of the most well known individuals in the Bible, and this is for good reason. Moses was the person whom God used to lead His people out of slavery, and also to deliver His Law to Israel. Moses had a relationship with God that was unlike any during his lifetime. As a result of being chosen by God to lead the great nation of Israel, Moses provides many good principles of leadership to learn from. One thing that is essential in being a leader in ministry is a clear call

  • Second Speech Of Moses Speech

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    Second speech of Moses (5: 1-26: 19). This is a call to Israel to listen to Jehovah, who has spoken with them face to face on Sinai. Notice how Moses returns to declare the Law with some necessary adjustments, and so he adapts it for their new life on the other side of the Jordan. It is not a simple recount of regulations and ordinances. Each word shows that the heart of Moses is full of zeal and devotion to his God. He speaks for the good of the nation. Throughout the discourse obedience to the

  • The Influence Of Moses Maimonides In Jewish Religion

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    The impact of Moses Maimonides in Jewish belief, thought and prayer stretches throughout the centuries as he is recognised as “the greatest Jewish philosopher” (The philosopher’s zone- Jewish philosophy: Maimonides ABC radio). This title was given to him after his works the Mishnah Torah, the Commentary on the Mishnah and the Guide for the Perplexed. Moses Maimonides, also known as Rambam or Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon, was born in Spain, Cordoba in 1135. At just age sixteen he wrote a paper on the correct

  • Book Of Exodus Research Paper

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    protected the baby Moses from Pharaoh’s plan to kill all the Hebrew boys. The baby Moses was saved by Pharaoh’s daughter. In Exodus 2:10, it was recorded that Pharaoh's daughter raised Moses as her own son. This account showed that God not only thwarted Pharaoh’s plan to kill Moses, the irony was that Moses was raised up under the nose of Pharaoh as a “son” of her daughter (“Moses” in Egyptian means “son”) (Childs 1974:19). As part of God’s plan to save and train Moses, God allowed Moses to be raised and

  • The Five Covenants

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    Jehovah gave him laws for his people to live by. Israelites agreed to his commands and to follow them and Moses took blood from oxen and sealed the agreement on the altar and the people. Our father knew his people would not keep the agreement. Within 40 days they had broken the agreement and made an idol. Jehovah was angry and broke the laws and therefore the agreement was broken also. Moses pleaded with Jehovah to remember his previous promise to Abraham and God saw he had to fulfill that promise

  • Exodus 18: 13-27 Analysis

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    For this essay I chose the bible passage Exodus 18:13-27 which is about Moses’ Father-in-law, Jethro, advising him on appointing judges and people under him to help take care of and make decisions for the people. This was because Moses was trying to do it all by himself and Jethro helpfully points out that there is no way he can do this by himself day in and day out. He will tire himself out because there are simply too many people for him to settle all disputes and keep everyone aware of all of

  • Mosaic Authorship

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    Mosaic authorship is reinforced by scattered references to writing in Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Only God and Moses write in the Pentateuch. God writes laws (Exod. 24:12), the architectural plans for the tabernacle (Ex. 31:18), names of the elect in a special book (Ex. 32:32), and the tablets containing the ten commandments (Ex. 34:1; Deut. 4:13; 5:22; 9:10; 10:2-4). Moses writes four distinct genres of literature: prophecy about holy war (Ex. 17:14), laws (Ex. 24:4, 34:27-28; Deut. 31:9,

  • Machiavelli's Creation Of The Golden Calf

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    Machiavelli had a great appreciation for Moses and the methods he used to retain his power, specifically in Exodus 32 where Moses punishes his people for the creation and worship of the Golden Calf. Machiavelli believes that violence is necessary for a leader to hold onto their power, “…all armed prophets have conquered, and the unarmed ones have been destroyed.” (6). Without a leader taking up arms it allows for others to usurp them and gain control. Moses goes so far to say “…. Put every man his

  • The Old Testament: The Davidic Covenant

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    wants to take us all on a journey, and it’s a journey towards eternal life with him. At the end of every covenant there was a reward. In the Abrahamic Covenant God blessed Abraham with the nation of Israel and in the Mosaic Covenant God rewarded Moses and the people of Egypt with the promised land. While rewarded Noah with life, God had let Noah and his family live and not get killed by the great flood, plus God promised Noah the he will never destroy the earth by a flood. God had also rewarded

  • Major Primary Source Paper: The Koran

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    1500 years ago. It was written down by the prophet Mohammed. It is believed to come directly from God. God was not the one that told Mohammed though God told the angel Gabriel and intern Gabriel told Mohammed. In the Koran Moses and Jesus are two different prophets of God. Moses was the son of an Israelite slave in Egypt. The Egyptians did not allow the slaves to have boys and order them killed because they did not want the Israelite bloodline to continue. So in hopes to save her son she put him

  • Importance Of Mosaic Law

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    word torah, “instruction.” The Hebrew word for “law” probably comes from the causative form of the verbyarah, “to shoot/throw.” Laws are therefore rules governing one’s actions. The Mosaic Law is the document that God gave to Israel through Moses while Moses was on Mt Sinai. It was to govern the life of the Israeli theocracy—the priest nation. The law contained requirements, blessings, and curses. The law is that which points out God’s will for Israel. The Mosaic Law was in force only during the

  • Passover: Jewish Religion

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    times. Passover is a well-established Jewish holiday, known for its profound connection to Jewish redemption and Moses as for its links with Christianity. The onset of Passover instigated through its primary observances in relation to the freedom bestowed upon the children of Israel from Egypt after generations of slavery. God promised Israelites freedom from slavery and sent Moses to guide them out of Egypt. However pharaoh had refused God’s will which lead on to ten plagues visiting Egypt and

  • Fear In The Bible Analysis

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    Stories Of Fear In The Bible There are stories of fear in the Bible - Moses was afraid to leave his comfortable shepherd’s life behind and confront the terrible Pharaoh; the ten scouts who Moses had explore the Promised Land were afraid and caused the Hebrews to wander for another 40 years; Jonah was afraid of God’s command, so ran to the edge of the sea where he was swallowed by a fish; and how David must have trembled before the mighty Goliath! Yes - even Jesus Christ himself experienced fear

  • Hebrew Influence On Western Civilization Essay

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    are: a writing system, complex government, job specialization, complex religion, art and architecture, rise in cities, public works, and finally social classes. To start, Moses helped them with religion and transformed them into a nation in the early 13th century, as well as, helped them believe in Yahweh, the one god. After Moses, the Hebrews had their first king, Saul, which can be assumed that at this point they had a complex government. With having a place to call their homeland,

  • Abraham's Role In The Odyssey

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    word. His promise to Abraham was that if the covenant is obeyed, Abraham’s descendants will outnumber the stars and will have the land of Canaan. In order to obey the covenant, God has to free the Israelites from the rule of the Pharaoh. God sends Moses and Aaron to convince the Pharaoh that they are messengers from God and to release the Israelites at once. The Pharaoh does not believe them, so He enacts the ten plagues on the people of Egypt, with his final plague killing the firstborn of every

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Abrahamic Covenant

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    God’s Word Bestowed Blessings God has shown mercy to his people over and over again. The Pentateuch, the first five books of the bible, also known as the Torah or the Talmud; has been a historical depiction of God’s clemency and retributions, (Arnold & Beyer, 2015). As early as the Noahic Covenant, God displayed his desire to collaborate with his people for the benefit of the world. The Abrahamic Covenant revealed God’s mighty power by establishing a lineage as vast as the stars above; as well as

  • Polytheism In The Bible

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    line between being the strict lawmaker, but also creating laws that take into consideration human nature. In Exodus 32 we read about the creation of the Golden Calf and descent of the Israelites down the path of idolatry, which Moses warned them was a great sin against God. Moses reasons with God, and is able convince him that he should not destroy his chosen people, and

  • Salvation In Daniel O Malley's Bridge

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    Christians often view salvation as a heavenly resting place; in reality, however, salvation is a lifelong journey that can bridge the gap between Heaven and Earth. This spiritual bridge can be crossed through faith coupled with good works. “Bridge”, a short story by Daniel O’Malley, features a young boy who struggles to comprehend salvation as well as find his own. This motif of salvation is achieved through the use of biblical allusions which also help support the fact that the bridge is a physical