Judaism : Symbolism : Moses And The Creation Of Judaism

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Judaism History
There are many important figures in the history of Judaism, but probably none as pivotal as Moses, the ancient prophet.
Scholars of Jewish history differ on various relatively minor aspects of the story of Moses and his relationship to the founding of Judaism, but the magnitude of his role and contribution to Judaism is unquestioned.
Moses
One viewpoint among Jewish adherents is that God gave Moses the entirety of the Jewish Bible, and observing Jews are entirely within the Mosaic umbrella. Other scholars of Judaism dispute the notion that Moses wrote the entirety of the Tanakh, or Jewish Bible, based on linguistic analysis of the texts, but the primary story of Moses going up to Mount Sinai to receive the 10 Commandments is widely accepted as a primary construct that defines all the various forms of Judaism.
Moses was born in Egypt in the year 1393 BCE, during the period when the Israelites were slaves to the Egyptian rulers, who issued many harsh decrees. When he was three months old, Moses was hidden in a basket and set afloat on the Nile River to escape the Pharaoh’s decree that all Hebrew children are drowned. The Pharaoh’s daughter, Batyah, who raised him at the Egyptian palace, retrieved him from the river.
At the age of 20, Moses killed a man he witnessed killing a Jew, and then fled Egypt to Midian, where he married Zipporah, the daughter of Jethro, having two sons, Eliezer and Gershom. At the age of 80, in the Jewish religion tradition, God

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