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What was Moses' role in Hebrew society ?

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michellenguye... | Student, College Freshman | (Level 1) Honors

Posted January 24, 2012 at 1:34 PM via web

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What was Moses' role in Hebrew society ?

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shirleygirl1953 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 24, 2012 at 4:02 PM (Answer #1)

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To lead the Jews from bondage in Israel to the Promised Land.
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Posted January 24, 2012 at 4:06 PM (Answer #2)

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To lead the Jews from bondage in Egypt to the Promised Land.

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thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 24, 2012 at 3:17 PM (Answer #3)

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Moses is the main character in Exodus, the second book of the Old Testament, the part of the Judaeo-Christian Bible accepted as scriptural by both Jews and Christians. The first five books of the Old Testament, know as the Pentateuch, are traditionally attributed to Moses, but were actually transmitted orally for many generations, and have multiple authors. Moses, according to Biblical tradition, led the Jews out of their captivity in Egypt to the promised land. He transmitted God’s laws to the Jewish people, thus acting as a source of spiritual and moral as well as practical leadership.

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