I meant to get a preliminary review out before the movie was showing in theaters. However, I'm glad I waited to write this review until after I had seen the movie.
Answers to the Biblical Questions about Moses Question 1 The idea that at any time during his life Moses didn't know that he was a Hebrew by birth has no support in the Bible.
Though there is no explicit statement that he did know this during his youth and young adulthood, the story is written as if he knew all along. Here are the verses that give this impression: The daughter of Pharaoh came down to bathe at the river, while her attendants walked beside the river.
She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her maid to bring it. When she opened it, she saw the child. He was crying, and she took pity on him. Others in the court would likely also know that he was a Hebrew, both because the story of his discovery by Pharaoh's daughter was known to enough people her attendants, Moses' parents and siblings, at minimum and because he was of another race--Hebrew rather than Egyptian--so that he would look physically different from the Egyptians.
Then his sister said to Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and get you a nurse from the Hebrew women to nurse the child for you? Pharaoh's daughter said to her, "Take this child and nurse it for me, and I will give you your wages.
When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and Prince of egypt vs exodus took him as her son. These days mothers typically nurse infants for a year or so. But in ancient times, two or three years was common.
A three year nursing period is mentioned in 2 Maccabees 7: It is likely, then, that Moses had some memory of his Hebrew birth family from when he was a toddler. Further, it is unlikely that Pharaoh's court would have no idea where a 2 or 3 year old non-Egyptian child suddenly showing up in the court came from.
And Moses would have heard the talk about him in the court. She named him Moses, "because," she said, "I drew him out of the water. Moses, according to the Bible story, was named for his being drawn out of the water. It is highly unlikely that he would have grown up without knowing the meaning of his name and the story behind it.
One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and saw their forced labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his kinsfolk. There is no mention of his discovering who he was and who his people were.
It simply says that he went out to see his people, the Hebrews, as if he already knew who his people were. All of this suggests that Moses knew that he was of Hebrew birth right from the start--that he grew up knowing this fact about his identity.
Question 2 Since, as mentioned above, Moses may have lived with his birth family up to age three, there is a good chance that he knew his older sister Miriam from the time of his early childhood.
Miriam's age is not given in the Bible. Traditional sources vary on how old she was compared to Moses. Most commonly she is believed to have been five to seven years older, though some sources say she was as much as eleven or even fourteen years older than Moses.
See, for example, the entry on Miriam in the Judaism article, " Moses, Aaron and Miriam "; and the entry for Exodus 7: Aaron was was three years older than Moses see Exodus 7: All of this suggests that Moses may very well have had early memories of his two older siblings from the time he was a toddler living with his birth family.
The sister of Moses who watched him from a distance after he was put into the Nile in the ark, and who made the offer to Pharaoh's daughter to find a Hebrew woman to nurse the baby, is not named in the story of Moses' birth and infancy in Exodus 2: However, it was almost certainly his sister Miriam, since the only siblings of Moses mentioned in the Bible are Miriam and Aaron.
Kohath was the forefather of Amram; the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, a descendant of Levi, who was born to the Levites in Egypt. To Amram she bore Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam.Watch video · Val Kilmer, Prince of Egypt Like John Huston, Kilmer played a double role, inhabiting both Moses and the voice of God, a purposeful statement meant .
The Prince of Egypt For years the Christian community has been waiting for Hollywood to come out with a film by either actors or animation that would have an accurate portrayal of the bible.
The Prince of Egypt is created by Stephen Spielbergs studio Dreamworks SKG. Moses and the Exodus/Passover Event: Comparing Scripture with Disney’s The Prince of Egypt The Moses story and the Exodus/Passover event make up the single-most important story of the Old Testament.
Prince of Egypt The story of Moses is one of the more widely known stories from the Old Testament. The story is found in the book of Exodus and details the life of the prophet Moses.
The story of Moses has been the basis of several Hollywood movies. One of the movies, The Prince of Egypt, is a cartoon depiction of the story of Moses. It also was a much more significant part of the The Prince of Egypt than it was in Moses and the Ten Commandments.
When I first read a review noting this, I said how good can the special effects of a cartoon be. The Prince of Egypt Movie Review Preliminary Notes.
The DreamWorks presentation The Prince of Egypt opened at theaters on December 18, I meant to get a preliminary review out before the movie was showing in theaters.