Moses Ready to Smash - Rembrandt
Moses (14th - 13th Century BC)
Moses was a prophet and the one who lead
his people out of
Apparently, it was
Ramses II who ruled Egypt at
At Mount Sinai, Moses received the
Ten Commandments, which qualify
as god-given in the religions of Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam.
Curiously, the first set was
breakable, but regardless, the second set was the law hence.
And the laws kept on coming. According to Jewish and
Christian faith, Moses was the author of the Torah, or the
first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus,
Numbers, and Deuteronomy,) aka the Pentateuch, which relates
the events from The Beginning to Moses' death.
But Moses' authorship is
doubtful. Deuteronomy chapter 34 verse 7, for example,
Moses was an
hundred and twenty years old when he died.
Not likely written by Moses
Was It Common in These
Days to Have Sets of Laws?
Here is more about
Hammurabi's Code, compiled 400
And here more on
About the Ancient Egyptians.