Moses proper n

L.< Gk < Heb. mōsheh, 'rescued'.

  1. Old Testament leader; Israel's greatest prophet; compiler of the first five book of the Bible, the Pentateuch; man who went up mount Sinai to receive the ten commandments (see Exodus 14); one who guided the Israelites to the promised land but did not enter (see Exodus 34); [fig.] visionary leader; one who has a broad view of the world; [see Isaac Watts' hymn “There is a land of pure delight”.]
  2. Friend of God; prophet who spoke to Jehovah face to face (see Exodus 3:2, 33:11).