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In his new surroundings, he was schooled "in all the wisdom of the Egyptians " ( Acts ).
Moses next appears in the bloom of sturdy manhood, resolute with sympathies for his degraded brethren.
Next, God reveals to him His name under a special form Yahweh as a "memorial unto all generations".
He performs two miracles to convince his timorous listener, appoints Aaron as Moses's "prophet", and Moses, so to speak, as Aaron's God ( Exodus ).
Diffidence at once gives way to faith and magnanimity.
The event furnishes the theme of the thrilling canticle of Moses.
Hebrew liberator, leader, lawgiver, prophet, and historian, lived in the thirteenth and early part of the twelfth century, B. Nowadays the view of Lepsius, tracing the name back to the Egyptian mesh (child), is widely patronized by Egyptologists, but nothing decisive can be established.
Josephus and the Fathers assign the Coptic mo (water) and uses (saved) as the constituent parts of the name.
In Ex., ii, 10, a derivation from the Hebrew Mashah (to draw) is implied.
To deny or to doubt the historic personality of Moses, is to undermine and render unintelligible the subsequent history of the Israelites.