The first and preeminent leader of the Israelites, who led the people out of Egypt to the threshold of the promised land; he is also the lawgiver and the archetypical prophet. He is the dominant individual character in the OT narrative from Exodus through Deuteronomy. Accounts there tell of his birth to a Hebrew slave in Egypt, his remarkable deliverance from the slaughter of infants under Pharaoh, his subsequent divine call (in an incident involving a burning bush), his confrontations with Pharaoh demanding the release of the Israelites from slavery, his leadership of the people in the exodus and subsequent wilderness wanderings, and his role as the great lawgiver in mediating the covenant between God and Israel at Mt. Sinai. In the NT Moses is mentioned principally in this latter context, in connection with the law (Matt 19:7; Mark 7:10; Luke 16:31; John 1:17; Rom 9:15; Rom 10:19; 1Cor 9:9; 2Cor 3:13). He is also citied as exemplary for his faith in God (Heb 3:2; Heb 11:24) and is regarded as having announced beforehand the coming of Jesus as Messiah (Acts 3:22; Acts 26:22).
7They said to him, “Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?”
10For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever speaks evil of father or mother must surely die.’
31He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’ ”
17The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
15For he says to Moses,
“I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,
and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”
19Again I ask, did Israel not understand? First Moses says,
“I will make you jealous of those who are not a nation;
with a foolish nation I will make you angry. ... View more
9For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned?
13not like Moses, who put a veil over his face to keep the people of Israel from gazing at the end of the glory that was being set aside.
2was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses also “was faithful in all God's house.”
24By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh's daughter,
22Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you from your own people a prophet like me. You must listen to whatever he tells you.
22To this day I have had help from God, and so I stand here, testifying to both small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would take ... View more