How did Moses die?

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  1. Moses is an important biblical figure and a prominent prophet in many widespread religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other various other Abrahamic Religions. He was chosen as a lawgiver and preached the teachings of the Holy book Torah. His exact date of birth is unknown but is said to be either 1391 BCE or 1571 BCE. He was born in ancient Egypt to Jochebed and Amram. The Egyptian Pharaoh of that time was concerned about his position. The Israelite minority was growing and he feared they would partner with Egypt’s enemies and fight against him.

    He then ordered all infant boys to be killed to stop their increase. When Moses was born his mother hid him in a trunk and left it in the Nile River. From there he was adopted Queen Bithia and grew up as a part of the royal family.

    Once he witnessed a slave-master mistreating a Hebrew slave and could not stand against it and ended up killing him. He then fled to Midian across the sea where the Angel of God spoke to him on Mount Horeb.

    On God’s command, Moses returned to Egypt to free the Israelites from their fate of slavery. Moses requested his elder brother Aaron to be given the position alongside him for he could not eloquently express himself.

    After the downfall of the Egyptian king and leading the Israelites out of Egypt, the Ten Commandments were bestowed upon him. These commandments form the basis for Christianity.

    Not much is known about the actual cause of his death. It is not clearly described how he died or was buried. At the time of his death, he was known to be around 120 years old. He climbed the top of Mount Nebo where his body gave up and he peacefully passed on.

     

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