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Julie Zimmerman Dierdre Fulton CAMS 110 Hebrew Bible Fall 2007 Essay Assignment December 10, 2007 Rebels with a Cause: Moses and David Moses and David were not just two of the most important national heroes in the bible, but these leaders were also two of the first cases of rebels in history. Whether rebelling against an Egyptian Pharaoh or an Israeli King, the act itself was for a greater good. Taking a look through each personal history, it is found that some qualities are so alike it is uncanny, while others are profoundly different. This paper will explain the lives of both Moses and David, starting at the origins, go through their fist rebellion, how each climbed the leadership ladder, their conflicts, personalities, and end with their final days. Moses was born with the odds stacked against him. At the time, the Pharaoh ordered all of the Hebrews that any boys born were to be thrown into the Nile. When Moses’ mother saw how beautiful he was she could not do it, and hid him for 3 months. When it became too hard to hide him, she made a reed basket and put him in the Nile. Pharaoh’s daughter happened to be bathing at the time, and felt sorry for the Hebrew
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baby. She took him as her own and named him Moses. (Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures, Exodus 1-3) David was born as a shepherd boy in Israel. He got national attention when he became a famed warrior, overtaking Goliath. David was just a boy at the time, and Goliath was an experienced fighter, doing it all of his life. Nobody thought that David would be able to win, especially King Saul. David insisted though, and they allowed him to fight. He won and received the reward which was the daughter to marry and riches. (Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures, I Samuel 17-18) Both Moses and David were born into families that were nothing special. David was just a shepherd, and Moses was born a Hebrew in a time of oppression. They both also became a part of the royal family as well. Moses was by luck and David by skill. As apparent, both of these leader’s early lives have many parallels with one another. After Moses had grown a little older, he witnessed an Egyptian man that was striking a Hebrew. He then went after the Egyptian man and struck him down. The irony in this is that Moses did not yet know at the time that he was, indeed, a Hebrew as well. The Pharaoh eventually found out about the striking, and ordered to have Moses killed.
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course CAMS 110 taught by Professor Fulton,deirdreno during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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