Moses (The Bible) Moses is a major religious leader, lawgiver and prophet in the bible. According to Exodus, Moses’ mother hid him in a stream when the Egyptian pharaoh ordered that all Hebrew baby boys be killed. He is found by the pharaoh’s daughter and raised in the midst of the royal family. After he kills an Egyptian whom he finds beating a Hebrew, Moses flees across the Red Sea to escape execution. Here he marries, has children and works in the in-laws’ shepherding business. Oh, and he has his first encounter with God in the form of the burning bush. God tells him to go back and lead the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land. This he does, after God visits ten plagues upon Egypt due to the pharaoh’s reluctance to let the Israelites go. Moses and his people flee Egypt via the parting of the Red Sea and make it to Mount Sinai, where the Ten Commandments on tablets of stone are given by God to Moses. The Israelites then wander in the desert for forty years, and Moses dies just as they come within sight of the Promised Land. The Bible tells us he is 120 years old. This is quite a life span, with quite a lot of remarkable living packed into it, too. And we’re pretty sure he looked just like Charlton Heston.
Moses the Raven (Animal Farm) Moses the Raven is a character in George Orwell’s 1945 allegorical novella, Animal Farm, who is a special pet of Mr. Jones. He does not have to work and he does not listen to the revolutionary speeches of Old Major. He is a tame bird who likes to talk about “Sugarcandy Mountain”, where animals go when they die, and he is accused of giving false hope to the animals that their hard lives and sufferings will be compensated for after death. Napoleon and the other pigs find him very troublesome in their efforts to organize the animals. When the animals on the farm do revolt, Moses leaves at the same time as the Joneses and the other humans, but he returns years later. By this time, Napoleon and the pigs have become just like the humans they revolted against, and they have no objection to Moses being back – after all, he can go right back to giving the animals false hopes all over again, keeping them in their place, pacified and submissive, but now to the pigs instead of to the humans. Indeed, for his efforts, he is rewarded with beer every day. We don’t have much trouble knowing what Moses represents, do we!?
Amos Moses - a song by Hank Williams, Jr.
Books of Moses - a song by Tom Waits
Brown Moses - a song by Frank Zappa
Go Down Moses - a song by Louis Armstrong
Little Moses - a song by Joan Baez
Moses - a song by Bette Midler
Moses - a song by Coldplay
Moses - a song by Soulfly
On The Rock Where Moses Stood - a song by Flatt and Scruggs
Song of Moses - a song by Petra
Baby Moses and the Princess (Mission City Press Inc.) - “I Can Read!” series. To keep her baby safe from an evil king, Miriam's mother places her child in a basket on the river. Worried Miriam stands by the river to watch over her baby brother. What will happen when the princess finds him? What is God's plan for Moses? Find out as compelling narration, music, and sound effects bring this story of baby Moses to life. Recommended for ages 4-7.
Don't Mess With Moses!: Peculiar Poems and Rib-Tickling Rhymes (Marty Nystrom) - Humorous and edgy, these Scripture-based poems are written with a nod to the style of Shel Silverstein. The clever words and quirky illustrations are guaranteed to grab the attention of elementary-age children. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Grandma Moses (Mike Venezia) - From the “Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists” series, this volume presents a biography of Grandma Moses including pictures of her art work. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Moses Goes to a Concert (Isaac Millman) - Moses and his school friends are deaf, but like most children, they have a lot to say. They communicate in American Sign Language, using visual signs and facial expressions. This is called signing. And even though they can't hear, they can enjoy many activities through their other senses. Today, Moses and his classmates are going to a concert. Their teacher, Mr. Samuels, has two surprises in store for them, to make this particular concert a special event. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Moses Goes to School (Isaac Millman) - A day at a school for the deaf is like a day at any school. Moses goes to a special school, a public school for the deaf. He and all of his classmates are deaf or hard-of-hearing, but that doesn't mean they don't have a lot to say to each other! They communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), using visual signs and facial expressions. Isaac Millman follows Moses through a school day, telling the story in pictures and written English, and in ASL, introducing hearing children to the signs for some of the key words and ideas. At the end is a favorite song -- "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" -- in sign! Recommended for ages 5-8.
Moses' Big Adventure: A Lift-the-Flap Bible Book (Allia Zobel Nolan) - A lift-the-flap book of mammoth proportions—big size, big flaps, big learning, big fun! This book uses flaps with hidden images and information to teach children amazing facts about the great adventures of God's servant, Moses. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Carole Boston Weatherford) - A Caldecott Honor book. This poetic book is a resounding tribute to Tubman's strength, humility, and devotion. With proper reverence, Weatherford and Nelson do justice to the woman who, long ago, earned over and over the name Moses. Recommended for ages 5-8.
The Moses Basket (Jenny Koralek) - Long, long ago in the land of Egypt, a Hebrew mother and her daughter, Miriam, hide a newborn baby boy in a basket that they float down the Nile River to save the childs life. Rescued from the river by the Egyptian princess, Pharoahs daughter, the boy is named Moses. When he grows up, he leads the Israelite people out of slavery. Beautifully retold and sumptuously illustrated, this picture book presentation of a favorite Bible story will delight young readers. Recommended for ages 6-9.
The Year with Grandma Moses (W. Nikola-Lisa) - A unique introduction to an important American Artist. “When Grandma Moses looks out her window, / she sees a world of spotted cows, / a world of thunderstorms, rain-drenched fields, / and hand-washed laundry flapping in the wind.” This stunning picture book introduces children of all ages to the work of legendary artist Grandma Moses. Beginning in the spring -- full of thunderstorms and scenes of laundry flapping in the wind -- Nikola-Lisa's lyrical text captures the seasons on a farm and highlights the simple yet wonderful moments depicted in Grandma Moses's folk art paintings. The experience is made all the more intimate by Grandma Moses's journal excerpts, which give readers a first-hand look at what inspired the artist. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Moses - Moses Malone (basketball player); Moses "Moe" Horwitz (actor, one of the Three Stooges); Moses de León (religious figure); Moses Denson (football player); Moses Gomberg (pioneer in organic chemistry); Moses Gunn (actor); Moses Mendelssohn (German philosopher); Moses Moreno (football player); Moses (common pseudonym for Harriet Tubman)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Moses - Woody Allen (comedian, filmmaker); Mia Farrow (actress); Gwyneth Paltrow (actress); Chris Martin (musician)
Moses - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Moses.