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Religion and Theology
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Name: Course: Tutor: Date: Significance of Moses’ Life in the History of Israelites Introduction Moses is considered as one of the popular prophets of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He organized the Israelites and led them out of the slavery and bondage of Pharaoh.
(Seters 34) Indeed these historians and archaeologists believe that Moses as well as the exodus story is essentially origin myths devised by later generation of the Israelites. In support of their position, they refer to the “logical inconsistencies, new archaeological evidence, historical evidence, and related origin myths in Canaanite culture” (Seters 45). Indeed Moses’ existence is greatly supported by most of the Abrahamic religions and their holy texts–the Quran, the Bible and the Torah. Though these holy texts provide some biographical details of Moses, they do not reveal much of the historical facts and figures of Moses’ age. Even these texts claim that Moses was assigned with the holy duty of setting the Israelites free from the communal slavery under an unnamed pharaoh King. By the time Moses was assigned with the duty of leading the Children of Israel out of Egypt from the slavery and bondage, modern Archaeologists believe that King Ramesses is supposed to rule Egypt during the late Moses period from 1391 to 1271 BCE. Though Rabbinical Judaism asserts Moses’ lifespan between 1391 to 1271 BCE, Christian Tradition refers Moses to an earlier date. Brief History of Moses and His Preaching Moses as a religious figure is supported only by some religious texts such as the Quran, the Bible, the Torah and few others. ...
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