Mojžíš / Moses - Praha, CZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Noe1
N 50° 05.419 E 014° 25.115
33U E 458409 N 5548834
Quick Description: Bronzová socha proroka od sochare Františka Bílka z roku 1905 / Prophet bronze statue by sculptor František Bílek from 1905.
Location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia
Date Posted: 1/7/2016 3:14:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ85G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"Moses is a prophet in Abrahamic religions. According to the Hebrew Bible, he was a former Egyptian prince who later in life became a religious leader and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. The historical consensus is that Moses is not an historical figure. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew ("Moses our Teacher"), he is the most important prophet in Judaism. He is also an important prophet in Christianity, Islam, Baha'ism as well as a number of other faiths.

According to the Book of Exodus, Moses was born in a time when his people, the Israelites, an enslaved minority, were increasing in numbers and the Egyptian Pharaoh was worried that they might ally with Egypt's enemies. Moses' Hebrew mother, Jochebed, secretly hid him when the Pharaoh ordered all newborn Hebrew boys to be killed in order to reduce the population of the Israelites. Through the Pharaoh's daughter (identified as Queen Bithia in the Midrash), the child was adopted as a foundling from the Nile river and grew up with the Egyptian royal family. After killing an Egyptian slavemaster (because the slavemaster was smiting a Hebrew), Moses fled across the Red Sea to Midian, where he encountered the God of Israel speaking to him from within a "burning bush which was not consumed by the fire" on Mount Horeb (which he regarded as the Mountain of God).

God sent Moses back to Egypt to demand the release of the Israelites from slavery. Moses said that he could not speak with assurance or eloquence, so God allowed Aaron, his brother, to become his spokesperson. After the Ten Plagues, Moses led the Exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea, after which they based themselves at Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments. After 40 years of wandering in the desert, Moses died within sight of the Promised Land."

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Associated Religion(s): Abrahamic religions (such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Baha'i Faith)

Statue Location: near synagogue

Entrance Fee: free

Artist: František Bílek

Website: Not listed

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