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Moses
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(Hebrew Mošæh, Greek Μω(υ)σῆς; Mō(y)sȇs).

[1] Israelite religious founder

[German version]

I. Biblical tradition

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 h…

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Knauf, Ernst Axel (Berne), Ego, Beate (Osnabrück) and Rist, Josef (Würzburg), “Moses”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e810420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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