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Moses was the creator of Israel’s nationhood and founded its religion. Moses was the son of Amram and Yochebed of the tribe Levi. Moses was born in Egypt during the period in which the Pharaoh had ordered that all newborn male Hebrew children be cast into the Nile. He once witnessed an Egyptian beating a Hebrew slave so he killed the Egyptian. Fearing punishment, he fled into the desert of Midian and became a shepherd for Jethro. He later married Jethro’s daughter Zipporah.


Moses was born on 1525 B.C. and died 1405 B.C.

He lived to be 120 years old.


Moses was born in Egypt, but fled to a place called Midian after killing an Egyptian. He stayed in Midian until God called him to deliver the Hebrews from the grip of the Egyptians.


Moses was important to history because he was a prophet by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. He also led the people of Israel out of slavery in Egypt and through their desert wanderings.

Works Cited

"Moses." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.

"Moses." Historic World Leaders. Gale, 1994. World History in Context. Web. 20 Nov. 2013.