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The Prophet Moses, also known as the Prince of Egypt, is a biblical figure from the Old Testament. His greatest contributions to the Jewish religion include the 10 Commandments and leading the Israelites out of Egypt.

When Moses was born King Ramsey ordered a decree killing all Jewish baby boys, because of the dream he had. Fearing for Moses' life his mother put him in a basket and sent him down the Nile River. There he was rescued and raised by the Pharaoh as a Prince of Egypt. It was not until later in his life that he realized who he was and seeing the treatment of his people, as slaves, left the Pharaohs kingdom.

His personal exile brought him to enlightenment and also brought him closer to God. It was because of this that he heard God’s voice in the burning tree and was told to lead the Jewish people out of Israel. So he returned to the kingdom of the Pharaoh and approached him asked for his people to be set free. The Pharaoh denied this request and by using the powers given to him by God Moses sent a plague upon Egypt. Each time Moses asked for his people be set free and each time the Pharaoh declined a new plague would come upon the land. The final plague was death of all the newborn children in Egypt. In order for the Jews to escape the same fate they were instructed to paint the blood of a sacrificed Lamb on the outside of their door. This would signify that they were the holy people and that the plague should passed over in them, this night was known as Passover.

After this final plague the Pharaoh agreed to let the Jews go however, as they reached the Red Sea they turned back to find the Egyptian army barreling at them. Not knowing what to do Moses inserted his staff into the water and it parted, allowing the Jews to cross. Once they had made it to safety the massive seawalls crashed inward sealing the Egyptian army into a watery grave.

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