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Among the most detestable villains in history, you could not find one worse than Moses. Here is an order, attributed to ‘God’ to butcher the boys, to massacre the mothers and to debauch and rape the daughters. I would not dare to dishonor my Creator’s name by [attaching] it to this filthy book. Men and books lie. Only nature does not lie. Thomas Paine
St Paul is a case in point. He famously encountered God who appeared to him in a blinding flash. And what about Moses the bringer of the Ten Commandments? He believed he heard the voice of God speak to him from a burning bush. Horizon: God on the Brain, BBC 2003
The ethnic cleansing begun in the time of Moses is brought to bloody fruition in the Book of Joshua, a text remarkable for the bloodthirsty massacres it records and the xenophobic relish with which it does so. Professor Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
One man, Moses, is said to have come face to face with an all-powerful supreme being. But the historical evidence of this incident seems to have been blown away by the sands of time. Mysteries of the Bible: Moses and Mount Sinai s1e1, A&E 1994
Who was Moses? What happened on Mount Sinai? ibid.
Scholars have long puzzled over the mystery of the burning bush. ibid.
Could there have been a rational explanation for the plagues? ibid.
There remains not a single trace of their passing. Not a footprint, not a shard of pottery, not a scrap of evidence. ibid.
All subsequent prophets stand in the shadow of Moses. Mysteries of the Bible s2e6: Prophets: Soul Catchers
There are two separate accounts of the creation of the world, two versions of the covenant made between God and the patriarch Abraham, and even two distinct versions of Moses obtaining water from a rock. Mysteries of the Bible s3e7: Who Wrote the Bible?
Why have the Ten Commandments survived with such impact to the present? Mysteries of the Bible s4e11: Ten Commandments s4e11
Moses had not ascended Sinai. ibid.
Archaeologists have failed to find any evidence that an ancient people ever stopped here. ibid.
How could they worship a golden calf after all they had come to know about God? ibid.
Why is Moses, perhaps the greatest worker of miracles in the Hebrew Bible, punished by God for miraculously drawing water from a rock? Mysteries of the Bible s5e6: Magic & Miracles
All scholars agree about the Sea of Reeds. ibid.
For what seems a minor transgression Moses will suffer a terrible punishment. ibid.
Are their stories real or merely myth? Archaeologists dig through the Bible to determine what is fact, what is fiction and whether Moses really wrote the Hebrew Bible. Is there evidence to support the exodus of the chosen people from Egypt or was the exodus really a smaller group of Canaanites who chose to be free? Nova: The Bible’s Buried Secrets 1/2, National Geographic 2008
Are their stories real or merely myth? Archaeologists dig through the Bible to determine what is fact, what is fiction and whether Moses really wrote the Hebrew Bible. Is there evidence to support the exodus of the chosen people from Egypt or was the exodus really a smaller group of Canaanites who chose to be free? ibid.
It became known as the Merneptah Stele. Today it is in the Cairo Museum: ‘Israel has been shorn; its seed no longer exists’. ibid.
History proved the Pharaoh’s confident boast to be wrong. Rather than marking their annihilation, Merneptah’s Stele announces the entrance on to the world stage of a people named Israel. ibid.
The well-established Egyptian chronology gives the date as 1208 B.C. Merneptah’s Stele is powerful evidence that a people called the Israelites were living in Canaan in what today includes Israel and Palestine over three-thousand years ago. ibid.
Scholars search for intersections between science and scripture. The earliest is the Victory Stele of the Egyptian pharaoh Merneptah from 1208 B.C. Both the Stele and the Bible place a people called the Israelites in the hill country of Canaan which includes modern-day Israel and Palestine. ibid.
In the Bible no single event is mentioned more times than the Exodus ... It could not have happened before Ramesses became king around 1275 B.C. and it could not have happened after 1208 B.C. when the Stele of Pharaoh Merneptah – Ramesses II’s son – specifically locates the Israelites in Canaan ... In a hundred years of searching, archaeologists have not yet found evidence of migration that can be linked to the Exodus. ibid.
The character of Moses is the most horrid tale that can be imagined. Moses was a wretch that committed the most horrible atrocities that can be found in the literature of any nation. ‘For Moses said unto them (according to the Bible), kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known a man by lying with him, but all the women that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves’. Thomas Jefferson
The Hebrew Yam Suf literally means Sea of Reeds. When the Greek translators took the Hebrew – Yam Suff – and translated it into Greek they translated it as Red Sea. Professor James K Hoffmeier, archaeologist Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Bible researchers have calculated the birth of Moses around 1,520 B.C. The ruling pharaoh of Egypt at that time was Thutmose. Ring of Power, 2008
In the Old Testament the slaves identified very much strongly with Moses. Moses is like the quintessential hero. Francois Clemmons
Who was he? And where exactly did his law come from? Ann Widdecombe, The Bible: A History: Moses & The Law, Channel 4 2010
Why is Moses always pictured with horns? Because Moses was the leader of a lunar cult. The moon worshippers. Jordan Maxwell, lecture Project Camelot Conference September 2009
The book of Job is one of the books of the Old Testament. I do not know which prophet brought it forth. We know that Moses brought forth what’s called the Pentateuch, and it is part of the great religious tradition of Judaism and Christianity. Dallin H Oaks, Mormon apostle, PBS interview
What were the stones that Moses therefore brought down from Sinai but meteorites. Philip Gardiner, The Ark, The Shroud & Mary, documentary & book
The view that Moses had personally written down the first five books of the Bible was virtually unchallenged until the seventeenth century. Michael Coogan, Stonehill College
Wandering for forty years there would be something. Professor Eric Cline
We do not have a single shred of evidence to date – there is nothing archaeologically to attest to anything from the Biblical story. No plagues. No parting of the Red Sea. No manna from Heaven. No wandering for forty years. Professor Eric Cline
The Ark of the Covenant: down through the ages it has inspired terror and obsession. This gold-encrusted chest held the Ten Commandments and gave Moses a direct hotline to God. With it the Israelites conquered the holy land and they built a new temple. Then in perhaps the greatest Biblical riddle ever the Ark of the Covenant simply vanished from scripture. Riddles of the Bible s2e3: The Hunt for the Ark of the Covenant, National Geographic 2012