American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- In the Bible, the Hebrew prophet and lawgiver who led the Israelites out of Egypt.
- Moses, Anna Mary Robertson Known as "Grandma Moses.” 1860-1961. American painter noted for her primitive and colorful paintings of rural scenes.
- Moses, Robert 1888-1981. American public official who planned many important public works and buildings in New York City, including Lincoln Center and the United Nations complex.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a flat-bottomed boat used in the West Indies for carrying hogsheads of sugar to ships.
- n. The patriarch who led the slaved Jews out of Egypt, brother of Aaron and Miriam in the Book of Exodus.
- n. A male given name.
- n. A surname.
- n. A large flatboat used in the West Indies for taking freight from shore to ship.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large flatboat, used in the West Indies for taking freight from shore to ship.
- n. (Old Testament) the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus; Moses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai
- n. United States painter of colorful and primitive rural scenes (1860-1961)
- From the Ancient Greek Μωϋσῆς from the Classical Hebrew משה (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin Mōses, from Greek, from Hebrew mōše, from Egyptian ms, child. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“These ... whom Moses and Aaron numbered, according to the word of the Lord _by the hand of Moses_.”
“Christian Church hold to-day, that God spake to Moses, and that _Moses committed to writing_ the messages that God gave him and commanded him to write, embracing the story of God's miracles, his instruction and dealing with them in the wilderness.”
“About an hour afterwards when Moses (_Moses in Egypt_ was the opera) was invoking the darkness, and there was a dead silence all over the house, unwonted sounds of disturbance broke out from a distant corner of the pit, and here and there a beard got up to look.”
“And that which is often said by Moses, is very often repeated by thy other prophets, _These and these things the Lord spake_,  and _the Lord said_, and _the Lord commanded_, not by the counsels, not by the voice, but by the _hand of Moses_, and by the _hand of the prophets_.”
“_faithful as was Moses in all his house_; yea, _more faithful_ -- _Moses as a servant_ over another's, he _as a son over his own house_, Heb.iii. 2, 5, 6 -- it cannot stand with his most exact wisdom and fidelity, to commit the grand affairs of church government to such as are not duly gifted, and sufficiently qualified by himself for the due discharge thereof.”
“Kohathites, all that might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, which Moses and Aaron did number, according to the commandment of the Lord _by the hand of Moses_. ”
“He was given the name Moses from the Hebrew root “to draw out” of the water and raised in the royal court.”
“As the Oxford Annotated Bible notes, the name Moses comes from “an Egyptian word meaning ‘to beget a child’ and perhaps was once joined with the name of an Egyptian deity”p.”
“And whereas he is said to have blessed Pharaoh, by this term Moses does not mean a common and profane salutation, but the pious and holy prayer of”
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