Moses was an Israelite Egyptian Military leader who rebeled! Any thoughts or info?

by Witness 007 19 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    Josephus and other non bible sources say Moses was an excellent Egyptian Military commander who defeated the Ethiopians. Now while I'm re-reading these bible accounts I get the feeling that Moses was a brutal and smart Military man. As the "meekest man" on earth he invaded many nations killing all the inhabitants, taking their land {promised by Jehovah} spoils and virgins. The fact he passed on leadership to another Military General Joshua is also suspect. What do you think.

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  • zombie dub
    zombie dub

    from what I have read there is strong evidence that:

    1) Moses, or Mose, is a title, not a name

    2) Moses of the bible is 2 people (this is backed up by many factors, the fact that the 'mose' character is has more than 1 father in law, but not more than 1 wife etc.)

    3) One character was likely to be a priest that started the monotheistic jewish religion, another a prince

    read this for more details - well written book, certainly makes more sense of the bible that trying to fix moses as one man.

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    Numbers 12:1 New World Translation study edition "Miriam and Aaron began to speak out against Moses on account of his Cushite {Footnote Literally: Ethiopian} wife he had taken..."

    Exodus states Moses had a Midianite wife and lived with the Medians???? Hmmmm!

  • zombie dub
    zombie dub

    its not that confusing, it moses is just a title, like "the king" - you could say in a history book

    1) the king was 6' tall and had a wife called Jane

    and later on in the book

    2) the kind was 5' tall and had a wife called Jill

    Just different people.

  • Psychotic Parrot
    Psychotic Parrot

    Did Moses or the people he is based on even exist?

  • JosephMalik

    Meek does not mean dumb, incompetent or weakling. While I do not know myself, a History channel presentation depicted the Israelites as very competent warriors and an extension of the Egyptian military for a long time that guarded its northern borders before they were finally enslaved by the then ruling Pharaoh who acted in fear of them and their skills.


  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    Yeah but "Jehovah" always "blessed" them with a military victory.

  • yknot

    And yet even today Moses has 'influence' today on the geographical beliefs of professed Israelite descendents and their military forces......

  • nykid

    Good question but as for me I doubt that Moses or anyone like him ever existed.

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