Moses and his Exodus. Ten things you didn’t know… Maybe

Moses and his Exodus. Ten things you didn’t know… Maybe
Isabel del Rio

Exodus movie by Ridley Scott

The upcoming Exodus film by Ridley Scott, about how Moses helped lead the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, is set for December 12, 2014. However, what do you know about Moses? Here, some clues.

The authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed to Moses.

He is the most important prophet in Judaism, but also very important in Christianity and Islam, and even other faiths.

There are historians who claim that the biographical details attributed to Moses imply the existence of an historical religious leader involved in the consolidation of the Hebrew tribes in Canaan during the Bronze Age. Others say he is only a mythical figure.

According to the book of Exodus, Moses was born in Egypt in conflictive times for Hebrew people. Her Hebrew mother, Jochebed, hid him and he was adopted by a daughter of the pharaoh.

After having problems with the Egyptian authorities because he killed a slave master, Moses fled across the Red Sea and he met the God of Israel in the form of a “burning bush”.

Thus, God sent Moses back to Egypt to request the release of the Israelites, most of them slaves. Of course, the pharaoh refused to do so.

Egypt had to suffer Ten Plagues until the pharaoh freed the Israelites.

Since Israelites didn’t have a country, Moses led the Exodus of his people.

During the Exodus, at Mount Sinai, Moses received the Ten Commandments.

After 40 years of wandering in the desert, he died within sight of the Promised Land.

What do you think of this epic biography? Aren’t you excited waiting the new movie Exodus by Ridley Scott starring Christian Bale, Aaron Paul, and Joel Edgerton?

Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you.


Old movies. Charlton Heston starring as Moses

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Isabel del Rio

Managing Editor at Yareah® Magazine. Author of ‘Ariza’ (2008) and ‘The Girls of Oil’ (2010)

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