The Beginning of Moses – 1619 B.C. & Who Was Moses?

Finger Pointing UpI’ve been told that You and Moses were good friends, like You and Abraham had been, even though he was a murderer. 

So I must assume that if we stop sinning to the best of our ability, that no matter what the sins were, aside from blasphemy of the Holy Ghost, and walk Your way, You’ll forgive us. 

So what happened to Moses, now that he’s on the run?

The Beginning of Moses

“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. 

1. Midian Msap
Midian (/ˈmɪdiən/; Hebrew: מִדְיָן‬), Madyan (Arabic: مَـدْيَـن‎), or Madiam (Greek: Μαδιάμ) is a geographical place mentioned in the Torah and Qur’an. William G. Dever states that biblical Midian was in the “northwest Arabian Peninsula, on the east shore of the Gulf of Aqaba on the Red Sea”, an area which he notes was “never extensively settled until the 8th–7th century B.C.”

According to the Book of Genesis, the Midianites were the descendants of Midian, who was a son of Abraham and his wife Keturah: “Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah” (Genesis 25:1–2).

Some scholars have suggested that ‘Midian’ does not refer to geographic places or a specific tribe, but to a confederation or ‘league’ of tribes brought together as a collective for worship purposes.

Paul Haupt first made this suggestion in 1909, describing Midian as a ‘cultic collective’ (Kultgenossenschaft) or an ‘amphictyony’, meaning ‘an association (Bund) of different tribes in the vicinity of a sanctuary’. Elath, on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba was suggested as the location of the first shrine, with a second sanctuary located at Kadesh.

Later writers have questioned the identified sanctuary locations but supported the thesis of a Midianite league. George Mendenhall suggested that the Midianites were a non-Semitic confederate group, and William Dumbrell maintained the same case:

“We believe that Haupt’s proposal is to be adopted, and that Midian, rather than depicting a land, is a general term for an amorphous league of the Late Bronze Age, of wide geographical range, who, after a series of reverses, the most prominent of which are recorded in Judges 6–7, largely disappeared from the historical scene…’

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.

And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 

And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses.  And he said, Here am I.

And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground. 

Moreover, he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.  And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God. 

And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;

And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 

Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. 

Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

And he said, Certainly, I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain. 

And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name?  What shall I say unto them? 

And God said unto Moses,1 I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name forever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. 

Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:

And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.

And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God. 

And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand. 

And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders, which I will do in the midst, thereof: and after that, he will let you go. 

And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty:

But every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that sojourned in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians” (Ex 3:1-22).

1 Many people do not believe that Jesus is God, but He is.  I Am means, Yahweh, Jehovah, and Lord.  Jesus calls himself I Am when He was here on earth also. 

“Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am” (Jn 8:57-58). 

He says in other places as well:

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall n ever thirst (Jn 6:35).

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (Jn 8:12).

“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture” (Jn 10:9).  

2. Canaan in Ancient Sources
Canaan in Ancient Sources
In short, “Canaan” in ancient texts is mainly a geographical and political term that refers to land, and not to any specific ethnic group or culture. (Noll, 2007, 62–64) It was mainly a label applied to the region of Phoenicia and Palestine by outsiders.

As Danish scholar Niels Peter Lemche puts it, “The Canaanites of the ancient Near East did not know that they were themselves Canaanites. Only when they had so to speak ‘left’ their original home, only when they lived in some other part of the Mediterranean area, did they acknowledge that they had been Canaanites.” (p. 152)

Amurru, the Historical Amorites
The name “Amorite” ultimately comes from Old Akkadian Amurru, meaning “the West”. It was used by the ancient Assyrians as a general term for the Bronze-Age cultures of the desert and steppe-land in Syria. For the most part, it designated no specific nation or ethnic group, although a kingdom by that name did exist for a while around the 14th century BCE in central Syria.

Hatti, the Historical Hittites

The original Hittites were an Indo-European people who settled in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) around 2,000 BCE and became one of the Near East’s greatest empires. They called themselves Hatti, and their capital was the central Anatolian city of Hattusa. Although they contended with Egypt for control of the Levant, Hittite rule never extended further south than some Syrian vassal states.

The use of the term “Hittite” in Assyrian inscriptions changed over time. During the time of Shalmaneser III (9th century), it referred to the neo-Hittite states—Carchemish in particular.

After his, however, the neo-Hittite states lost their independence and ethnic identity. By the time of Sargon (ca. 720 BCE), Hittite had become a synonym for Amorite and was used to indicate all of Syria-Palestine. (Van Seters, p. 66)

By the neo-Babylonian period (ca. 626 BCE), Hatti had replaced Amurru as the standard term for Palestine—including the kingdom of Judah. In fact, Judah is explicitly referred to as part of the Hittite region (“Hatti-land”) in the Babylonian Chronicles’ account of Nebuchadnezzar’s conquest.

“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep” (Jn 10 11:). 

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (Jn 11:25). 

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”  (Jn 14:6). 

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (Jn 15:5). 

He had declared to be God more than once: 3. Alpha

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Jn 1:1).

“I and my Father are one” (Jn 10:30).

“Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last…” (Rev 1:11).

“Fear not; I am the first and the last: 

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Rev 1:17-18).

Who Was Moses?

4. The Moses
The Moses (Italian: Mosè [moˈzɛ]; c. 1513–1515) is a sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli in Rome. Commissioned in 1505 by Pope Julius II for his tomb, it depicts the biblical figure Moses with horns on his head, based on a description in chapter 34 of Exodus in the Vulgate, the Latin translation of the Bible used at that time.
Moses (“I drew him out of the water”) son of Amram and Jochebed from the tribe of  Levi, and the younger brother of Miriam and Aaron.  At the time of  his birth, the Israelites were experiencing severe oppression in  Egypt.  Moses was adopted by a Egyptian princess and lived in Egypt many years.Later, Moses was forced to flee Egypt after killing an Egyptian overseer who had beaten a Hebrew slave.  He escaped into the Sinai desert, met with a Midiante priest named Jethro, and married one of his daughters, Zipporah.  He had two sons by Zipporah.The turning point in Moses life was the divine revelation of the burning bush.  God ordered Moses to return to Egypt and lead His people out of bondage. Only after a series of ten divinely ordained punishments did Pharaoh agree to set the Israelites free.Moses, at the age of 80, then assumed a new role, leading the Israelites on their historic journey.  Moses, at God’s command, parted the Red Sea, to allow an escape route for the Israelites from the Egyptian army.  Moses received the Ten Commandments from God, written on two stone tablets on Mount Sinai.The Israelites sinned greatly in the desert, and God wanted to destroy them, but Moses talked to God, and saved His people.  Because of their disobedience, grumbling, and not trusting in God, the Israelites were forced to live in the desert for 40 years, where they received manna (a bread-like substance) from heaven, to keep them alive.  The entire Exodus generation died off (except for Joshua and Caleb) and their children were the ones who would later settle in Israel.God instructed Moses to build a moveable Temple and to construct the Ark of the Covenant.  After witnessing the conquest of the eastern side of the Jordan River,
5. Astarte
Figurine of Astarte with a Horned Headdress

This goddess of the Canaanites was connected with fertility and maternity. Astarte was connected with fertility, sexuality, and war. Her symbols were the lion, the horse, the sphinx, the dove, and a star within a circle indicating the planet Venus. Pictorial representations often show her naked. She has been known as the deified morning and/or evening star.

The deity takes on many names and forms among different cultures and according to Canaanite mythology, is one and the same as the Assyro-Babylonian goddess Ištar, taken from the third millennium BC Sumerian goddess Inanna, the first primordial goddess of the planet Venus.

Hittites – Canaan Tribe

According to the mysterious but incredible Table of Nations, these Hittites were brown descendants of Heth, son of Canaan. The name Hittite comes from the name Heth. It means “warrior”.

Numbers 13:29 speaks of the Hittites as dwelling in the hill country. This also harmonizes with what archaeology has shown us. The Hittites greatest power was in modern Turkey but extended down to the hill country north of Canaan. The Hittites settled down mostly in central Anatolia, while the Luvians established themselves in the southwest, and the Palaians spread out to the north. They were called the Hatti.

During the time of King David and Solomon the Hittites were on the control of the nation of Israel. II Chronicles 8:7 tells us that Solomon levied a tribute on “the people that were left of the Hittites.”

Studies at Hattusas, the capital of the Hittite Empire, has revealed that the Hittites were a mighty nation. In II Kings 7:6 the Hittites are joined with the ancient Egyptians against Samaria. They said, “Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.”

Fall of the Hittites

However, it was not Assyria which caused the fall of the Hittite Empire. The blow was delivered by the so-called “Sea People,”. This was a group who attacked much of the Middle East by land and sea around 1200 BC. The Sea People are believed to be the people of Phoencian. The people of Phoencian were Canaanites according to new DNA research.

During the same timeframe, a new wave of people swept into the region, the Phrygians. Even the might of the Hittite Empire could not hold back the tide.

Where did the Hittites Go?

When Phrygians moved through the Anatolian Peninsula, they drove many of the Hittites into the lands of Syria. But that is not the only place they went.

Notice what the Encyclopedia Britannica says:

“The earliest known inhabitants of the country [Germany] were the Chatti, who lived here during the first century a.d. ‘Alike both in race and language,’ says Walther Schultze, ‘the Chatti and the Hessi are identical’” (”Hesse,” vol. 13). Furthermore, the Old High German spelling of Hesse was Hatti!

They were the Hessians in history. The Hessians were known for the military skill and worked as Mercenaries. The Hessian army were the same people who fought George Washington on Christmas Day crossing the Delaware.

Also Napoleon marched into Germany to unseat the Hessian Prince, Prince William IX of Hesse-Hanau. He left $3,000,000 to Nathan Mayer and fled to Denmark. The money was never returned to Prince William IX of Hesse-Hanau. This is how Nathan Mayer Rothschild got their start, they invested this money and started their own banks. Also rented out the Hessiah Army.

Creation Wiki says, “Heth”

The only dark people anywhere on the face of this planet bearing the name Hatti or Chatti (that is, Hittites) are amongst the American Indians. Europeans first encountered them in New England and in the plains of America. The inter-tribal name of the plains confederation of the Indians was “Chatti”. The main tribe was the Sioux, living in both North and South Dakota. Even today, they call themselves Očhéti Šakówį.

They are an exception to the rule that the American Indians are brachycephalic (i.e. round-headed), a characteristic of Mongoloids- the Sioux are actually long-headed (dolichocephalic). Their features are quite different too. For example, their noses are hooked and longer than most Indians.

Moses was notified of his imminent death.  Moses conferred his authority upon Joshua, to lead the 600,000 men (not counting women and children) into the land of “milk and honey.”  Moses died at age 120.He is credited with writing the first five books of the Bible.  He talked with God and at God’s command he performed amazing miracles.  The story of Moses is covered in the Books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  He is mentioned 80 times in the New Testament, usually as a lawgiver.  He is also seen as the prophet who points the way to Jesus. Moses, along with Elijah appeared in the Transfiguration with Jesus.

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