According to tradition, M. was a Levite who grew up as an Egyptian prince, was forced to flee to Midian, was called there by the god Yahweh to lead the enslaved Hebrew people out of Egypt; Biblical cultic and moral law were revealed to him on Mt. Sinai, and he led the Hebrew people through the desert to the edge of the Promised Land, where he died …
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Knauf, Ernst Axel (Berne),
Ego, Beate (Osnabrück) and
Rist, Josef (Würzburg),
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