According to the Bible, Great Prophet Moses lived in the XIII century BC at a time when the powerful neighboring countries could not imagine any other faith than polytheism. All the major powers of that time were pagan – Egypt, Babylon … Later states – Greece, Rome were also pagan. And only a small Israelite kingdom positioned itself as a country with faith in one God. Only one person managed to make such a revolution in the minds of the Jews – the great prophet and liberator of the nation.
To tell the truth, it is very difficult to fight old beliefs. They tend to come back. Only miracle could help. Even the birth of this biblical hero happened in the frame of miracles.
Moses was born in that ill-fated year when the Jews were in Egyptian captivity and the pharaoh made a cruel decision to destroy the Jewish children. The Egyptians believed that there were too many Jews. And they decided to get rid of the “extra” slaves. Baby Moses was also threatened with death because of this order. Sheltering a child from Pharaoh’s soldiers was mortally dangerous for the whole family. To save the future prophet, his mother desperately put the newborn in a basket and hid it in a thicket of reeds – she hoped someone would take pity and take a cute baby.