What does moses mean?

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ˈmoʊ zɪz, -zɪsmoses

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Moses(noun)

    (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai

  2. Moses, Grandma Moses, Anna Mary Robertson Moses(noun)

    United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)

Wiktionary

  1. Moses(ProperNoun)

    The patriarch who led the slaved Jews out of Egypt, brother of Aaron and Miriam in the Book of Exodus.

    Moses supposes his toeses are roses,But Moses supposes erroneously,Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses,As Moses supposes his toeses to be! (Singin' in the Rain)

    Etymology: From the Μωϋσῆς from the משה

  2. Moses(ProperNoun)

    The pharaonic patriarch who led the slaved Hebrews out of Egypt, the brother of Aaron and Miriam described in the Book of Exodus and the Quran.

    Etymology: From Latin Mōsēs, Mōȳsēs, from Ancient Greek Μωϋσῆς ( Mōüsês ) , from Biblical Hebrew מֹשֶׁה‎ ( mōše ) . Further etymology is unclear, but it may have come from Ancient Egyptian.

  3. Moses(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Hebrew.

    Etymology: From Latin Mōsēs, Mōȳsēs, from Ancient Greek Μωϋσῆς ( Mōüsês ) , from Biblical Hebrew מֹשֶׁה‎ ( mōše ) . Further etymology is unclear, but it may have come from Ancient Egyptian.

  4. Moses(ProperNoun)

    A surname.

    Etymology: From Latin Mōsēs, Mōȳsēs, from Ancient Greek Μωϋσῆς ( Mōüsês ) , from Biblical Hebrew מֹשֶׁה‎ ( mōše ) . Further etymology is unclear, but it may have come from Ancient Egyptian.

  5. Moses(ProperNoun)

    A dialect of the Columbia-Wenatchi language

    Etymology: From Latin Mōsēs, Mōȳsēs, from Ancient Greek Μωϋσῆς ( Mōüsês ) , from Biblical Hebrew מֹשֶׁה‎ ( mōše ) . Further etymology is unclear, but it may have come from Ancient Egyptian.

  6. Moses(ProperNoun)

    pseudonym for Harriet Tubman

    Etymology: From Latin Mōsēs, Mōȳsēs, from Ancient Greek Μωϋσῆς ( Mōüsês ) , from Biblical Hebrew מֹשֶׁה‎ ( mōše ) . Further etymology is unclear, but it may have come from Ancient Egyptian.

Wikipedia

  1. Moses

    Moses (), also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew (מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּנוּ, lit. "Moses our Teacher"), is the most important prophet in Judaism. He is also an important prophet in Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, and a number of other Abrahamic religions. In the biblical narrative he was the leader of the Israelites and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah, or acquisition of the Torah from Heaven, is traditionally attributed. According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Israelites, an enslaved minority, were increasing in population and, as a result, the Egyptian Pharaoh worried that they might ally themselves with Egypt's enemies. Moses' Hebrew mother, Jochebed, secretly hid him when the Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed in order to reduce the population of the Israelites. Through the Pharaoh's daughter (identified as Queen Bithia in the Midrash), the child was adopted as a foundling from the Nile river and grew up with the Egyptian royal family. After killing an Egyptian slavemaster who was beating a Hebrew, Moses fled across the Red Sea to Midian, where he encountered the Angel of the Lord, speaking to him from within a burning bush on Mount Horeb, which he regarded as the Mountain of God. God sent Moses back to Egypt to demand the release of the Israelites from slavery. Moses said that he could not speak eloquently, so God allowed Aaron, his elder brother , to become his spokesperson. After the Ten Plagues, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, after which they based themselves at Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses died within sight of the Promised Land on Mount Nebo. Rabbinical Judaism calculated a lifespan of Moses corresponding to 1391 and 1271 BCE; Jerome gives 1592 BCE, and James Ussher 1571 BCE as his birth year. Scholarly consensus sees Moses as a legendary figure and not a historical person, while retaining the possibility that a Moses-like figure existed in the 13th century BCE.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moses(noun)

    a large flatboat, used in the West Indies for taking freight from shore to ship

Freebase

  1. Moses

    Moses was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the Qur'an, and Baha'i scripture, a religious leader, lawgiver, and prophet, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew, he is the most important prophet in Judaism; he is also an important prophet in Christianity and Islam, as well as a number of other faiths. The existence of Moses as well as the veracity of the Exodus story are disputed amongst archaeologists and Egyptologists, with experts in the field of biblical criticism citing logical inconsistencies, new archaeological evidence, historical evidence, and related origin myths in Canaanite culture. Other historians maintain that the biographical details and Egyptian background attributed to Moses imply the existence of an historical political and religious leader who was involved in the consolidation of the Hebrew tribes in Canaan towards the end of the Bronze Age. According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Children of Israel, were increasing in numbers and the Egyptian Pharaoh was worried that they might help Egypt's enemies. Moses' Hebrew mother, Jochebed, hid him when the Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed, and the child was adopted as a foundling by the Egyptian royal family. After killing an Egyptian slavemaster, Moses fled across the Red Sea to Midian, where he encountered the God of Israel in the form of a "burning bush". God sent Moses back to Egypt to request the release of the Israelites. After the Ten Plagues, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, after which they based themselves at Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses died within sight of the Promised Land.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Moses

    the great Hebrew law-giver, under whose leadership the Jews achieved their emancipation from the bondage of Egypt, and began to assert themselves as an independent people among the nations of the earth; in requiring of the people the fear of God and the observance of His commandments, he laid the national life on a sure basis, and he was succeeded by a race of prophets who from age to age reminded the people that in regard or disregard for what he required of them depended their prosperity or their ruin as a nation, of which from their extreme obduracy they had again and again to be admonished.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. moses

    A flat-bottomed boat used in the West Indies for bringing off hogsheads of sugar; it is termed single or double, according to its size.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moses in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of moses in a Sentence

  1. John Calvin:

    The sum is, that the worship of God must be spiritual, in order that it may correspond with His nature. For although Moses only speaks of idolatry, yet there is no doubt but that by synecdoche, as in all the rest of the law, he condemns all fictitious services which men in their ingenuity have invented.

  2. The NBA:

    We are stunned and deeply saddened by the passing of Hall of Famer Moses Malone, an NBA legend gone far too soon.

  3. Sigmund Freud:

    We are certainly getting ahead if I am Moses, then you are Joshua and will take possession of the promised land of psychiatry, which I shall only be able to glimpse from afar.

  4. Harry S. Truman:

    How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?

  5. Proverb:

    He who gives charity anonymously is greater than moses.

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