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What Nobody Ever Told You About Moses

As major biblical figures go, it's pretty hard to top Moses in terms of importance and renown. Arguably the central protagonist of the first five books of the Bible (well, not counting Genesis), he's a major prophet, lawgiver, and liberator for the Jewish people, which makes him a towering presence in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and many other religions. Even if you're not religious, multiple movies and other broad cultural associations mean you can probably bring to mind images of Moses

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    What Nobody Ever Told You About Moses

    What Nobody Ever Told You About Moses

    As major biblical figures go, it's pretty hard to top Moses in terms of importance and renown. Arguably the central protagonist of the first five books of the Bible (well, not counting Genesis), he's a major prophet, lawgiver, and liberator for the Jewish people, which makes him a towering presence in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and many other religions. Even if you're not religious, multiple movies and other broad cultural associations mean you can probably bring to mind images of Moses parting the Red Sea, bringing the Ten Commandments down from the mountain, talking to a burning bush, or telling Pharaoh to let his people go.

    The Untold Truth Of The Ark Of The Covenant

    The Untold Truth Of The Ark Of The Covenant

    The Ark of the Covenant is one of the holiest artifacts of the Hebrew Bible. So holy, in fact, even looking at it or touching it could be deadly. Thanks to the massive success and cultural ubiquity of the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark featuring two-fisted archaeologist Indiana Jones racing Nazi nogoodniks to the location of the miraculous chest, people have a basic conception of what the Ark of the Covenant is. That is to say, they know it's a thing that belongs in a museum and Nazis shouldn't have it and maybe it will shoot ghosts at you until you become a puddle of liquid skin and eyeball goo.

    The Secret Of The Ark Of The Covenant's Lid

    The Secret Of The Ark Of The Covenant's Lid

    The Ark of the Covenant is one of the most sought-after treasures from Judeo-Christian scripture. The only other artifact that comes close would be the Holy Grail, and just like the Grail, depending on who you believe, no one has ever found the Ark. Not only is the Ark a piece of religious history, it's believed to hold wondrous powers that could wipe out whole nations, part seas, and probably do some other miraculous biblical stuff.

    The Untold Truth Of Joseph In The Old Testament

    The Untold Truth Of Joseph In The Old Testament

    While other figures like Adam and Eve and Noah might get more attention, Joseph is one of the main characters of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. He's the favored son of Jacob, also known as Israel, after whom the whole nation was named. He's also the great-great-grandson of Father Abraham, who–Sunday School joke coming up–had many sons, and many sons had Father Abraham. Joseph plays a key role in the Israelites settling in Egypt, which obviously becomes a whole thing with Moses in the second book of the Bible, Exodus.

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