What was Moses' accomplishment?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

He was a great basketball player, is retired and is in the NBA Hall of Fame.

AnnNettie Paradise Profile

Moses was a “Man of the true God,” leader of the nation of Israel, mediator of the Law covenant, prophet, judge, commander, and historian. As a writer, Moses was the writer of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, namely, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. His authorship has been acknowledged by the Jews throughout their history, this section of the Bible being known by them as the Torah, or Law. 

Jesus and the Christian writers frequently speak of Moses as giving the Law. He is generally credited with writing the book of Job, also Psalm 90 and, possibly, 91. (Matt. 8:4; Luke 16:29; 24:27; Ro 10:5; 1Cor. 9:9; 2Cor. 3:15; Heb 10:28)

Catherine Howard Profile

According to the Judo-Christian tradition and writings (Torah and Bible) would be leading the Jews out of Egypt.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

Moses is credited with writing the first 5 books of the bible, although it is impossible that he did (Hebrew was not a written language in the time period he was supposed to have lived) He is also credited with freeing the Israelites from 400+ years enslavement in Egypt (again is not possible). He mainly is a legendary person, that may or may not have lived. His legend is credited with shaping the culture of the Hebrew people.

thanked the writer.
Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
Your comment about the Hebrew language is a good one, in that brings up an interesting point, thank you.

Concerning the origin of the Hebrew language:

Secular history does not distinguish the origin of the Hebrew language, or any of the most ancient languages now known, such as Sumerian, Akkadian (Assyro-Babylonian), Aramaean and Egyptian, for example.
This is because these languages were already fully developed, even in the earliest written records that are available to examine.

This is the reason that those who have suggested that the Hebrew language was derived from Aramaic, or from some Canaanite dialect, are merely engaging in conjecture.

Such conjecture abounds, of course. And misleads many, along with speculations that would include the major language groups, if they were not conveniently overlooked, by those who start the conjecture.
Dash TwentyOne
Dash TwentyOne commented
Concerning the Hebrew language, in particular, the Bible remains the historical source giving reliable evidence of the origin of the language that we know as Hebrew.

Hebrew was, of course, spoken by the Israelite descendants of “Abram the Hebrew” (Ge 14:13), who, in turn, was descended from Noah’s son Shem. (Ge 11:10-26)

In view of God’s prophetic blessing on Shem (Ge 9:26), it is reasonable to believe that Shem’s language was not affected when God confused the language of the disapproved people at Babel.- Ge 11:5-9

Thus, Shem’s language would remain the same as it had been previously, possibly even the “one language” that had existed from Adam, onward. (Ge 11:1) If this is true, then this would mean that the language that eventually came to be called Hebrew, was perhaps the one original tongue of mankind.

And a study of Hebrew, reveals interesting dynamics of expression and identification, that not all languages possess.

In any event, what is accurately known about its origin, goes well beyond conjecture and speculation, and also beyond the issue of whether or not one accepts the validity of the Bible text.

It is tied to most ancient languages that are known to have existed.
Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

That would depend who you ask. Former Israeli Prime Minister, Golda Meir, said that Moses wasn't held in very high esteem by her government. He led the Israelites through the desert for forty years then settled in the only part of the Middle East that has no oil.

But, in the land beneath the Southern Cross, he's not as well known as you might think. I was once dancing with a woman and the music changed.

I said, "I don't know this dance."
"Do you want to sit down?"
"No, it's OK. I'll pick it up by Osmosis."
"What's Osmosis?"
"He's the guy who led the Israelites out of Egypt in the Old Testament."
"Oh, I haven't read the Bible."
And, no, I'm not kidding.

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