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Moses

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Nile River © Intellectual Reserve. Mormons believe the story of Moses as it is recounted in the Bible. More information about Moses and his greatness as a seer and leader is available in the Pearl of Great Price

Moses was the prophet of the Lord who led the Children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt. Through him the "Law of Carnal Commandments" was given, emphasizing obedience, repentance, and sacrifice. The principle account of Moses' life and mission is found in the book of Exodus in the Old Testament. The scriptures also provide more information regarding Moses in the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Book of Moses (in the Pearl of Great Price).

The Jews revere Moses as the Lawgiver, as the Mosaic Law is the basis of Jewish ethics and belief. Islam also reveres Moses, and his mission is faithfully recounted in the Qur'an. Christians revere Moses as a prophet and lawgiver, but many Christians erroneously feel the Mosaic law was an old law of vengeance, done away with by Christ. (See Law of Moses.) Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have information about Moses, revealed through revelation and written in the Pearl of Great Price, which describes his greatness as a prophet, seer, and revelator.