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Origin

Some 5,000 years ago in Egypt, the Jewish people lived in Egypt under the King's rule.[1]

He hated and feared them, so had them treated like slaves, but they kept prospering, so he ordered his soldiers to kill every son born of them.

A woman of the House of Levi who had a son hid him for three months, but was eventually forced to hide him in a floating basket of bulrushes, tucked in the reeds of the bank of the river.[2]

Egyptian royalty

He was found by the daughter of the King, and because she drew him out of the water, called him Moses.[2]

In exile

One day, he witnessed Egyptian soldiers mistreating Hebrews, and so killed the soldier. To evade the King's wrath, he went on an exile from Egypt.

He went to Midian, befriended the priest of the land, and married his daughter Zipporah. She bore Moses a son, whom he named Gershom, for he had been a stranger in a strange land.

The Egyptian King finally died, but the Israelites still suffered under Pharaoh Ramses,[2][3] so they cried to God. God, recalling his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, went to Moses and set a bush aflame, telling Moses to take his people out of Egypt and into a land of milk and honey. He turned Moses' shepherd rod into a magic staff and told him to go and meet Aaron, who would be his spokesman.

He met Aaron,[2] his brother,[3] told the elders of God's promise, and then left alongside Aaron.

Savior the Jewish People

Moses bested the Pharaoh's chief wizard Anath-Na Mut. Both threw their staffs down and turned them into snakes, but Moses' snake swallowed Anath-Na Mut's which led to Anath-Na Mut being banished from the Pharaoh's court for humiliating the Pharaoh.[1] Another account states it was Aaron who threw the rod.

Moses then asked god to help him free his people and he sent ten plagues to punish Egypt, these included; water turning to blood, frogs, lice, flies, livestock pestilence, boils, hail, locusts and darkness.[2] Moses then asked for the Hebrew doorposts to be marked with lamb's blood in order to protect the firstborn from the final plague. God sent the Angel of Death to take the first born of the Egyptians.[4] The darkforce known as the Void claimed to have been that being.[5][6].

Moses freed his people from Egypt and led them through Egypt by parting the Red Sea. When the flood waters came back they drowned the Pharaoh's men. Another Egyptian wizard who despised Moses named Nephut-Sha placed a curse on Moses. Nephut-Sha sacrificed many humans to Seth in his bid for revenge against Moses and the Jewish people. Seth transformed Nephut-Sha into the two demons Gog and Magog.[7]

Moses also was said to be menaced by the ancient sorceress Obmu-Doski.[8]

Transfiguration

Jesus went on a mountain with his disciples Peter, James, and John. While they were praying, Moses and Elijah appeared beside him.[9]

Paraphernalia

Weapons

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