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Definition for moses (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for moses
“When he put me on the phone, I talked to her, and told her, ‘Moses was working on writing stuff,’” he recalled.
And the next time his friend saw Moses, it was online; his bloody body was slapped on a stretcher.
Moses felt like he was doing something finally; that this was going to be his thing and he wanted her to know it.
The scriptural Moses is defined by his frailties, his inability to act.
And, in a gratuitous show of homicidal prowess, Moses kills two assassins he meets while wandering in the desert of Sinai.
And there is the cave under the rock where Moses dwelt, when he fasted forty days and forty nights.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville|John Mandeville
One of the greatest of men has no handle to his name—he is simply Moses.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua|William Garden Blaikie
This suggestion of a divine fire under the control of Moses opens an interesting speculation.The Emancipation of Massachusetts|Brooks Adams
The mention of the laws of Moses leads me to offer a suggestion.The Moral Instruction of Children|Felix Adler
While Moses was in the mountain where he talked with God face to face, he had no law, he made no law, he administered no law.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians|Martin Luther
British Dictionary definitions for moses
Cultural definitions for moses
The great leader, lawgiver, and prophet of the ancient Israelites (Hebrews). According to the Old Testament, Moses was born in Egypt (see also Egypt), where the Hebrews were living as slaves. When Moses was an infant, the Egyptian ruler, or pharaoh, ordered all the male children of the Hebrews slain. Moses' mother placed him in a small boat made of bulrushes and hid him in a marsh, where he was found by the daughter of the pharaoh, who adopted him.
When Moses was a grown man, he killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew and had to flee Egypt to escape punishment. One day, while Moses was living in exile, God spoke to him from a burning bush, commanding him to return to Egypt and bring the Hebrews out of bondage. Moses went back to Egypt and told the pharaoh of God's command; when the pharaoh refused to release the Hebrews from slavery, God sent the plagues of Egypt to afflict the Egyptians. The pharaoh finally relented, and Moses led his people out of Egypt across the Red Sea, on the journey that became known as the Exodus. Shortly afterward, Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai. Moses and his people wandered in the wilderness for forty years; then, just as they came within sight of the Promised Land, Moses died.