Jesus and Moses

Rick Phillips

The New Testament says something funny about Moses that scholars don't quite understand.  Hebrews 11:32 says that Moses' parents hid him "because they saw that the child was beautiful."  Baby Moses was special, and his parents understood something of his wonderful calling before God.  In fact, the Jewish historian Josephus wrote that Moses' father received a dream in which he learned that his child would grow up to deliver Israel from Egypt.  Christians look back on Moses and realize he was wonderful as one who anticipated the birth of baby Jesus.