Moses Dynamic Character

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The dynamic character of Moses is first introduced in the Bible in the Book of Exodus. Born to the tribe of Levi in Egypt during a time when the Pharaoh ordered the death of all newborn Israelite boys, Moses already encounters difficulties as a baby. His mother saves him by placing him in a basket near the Nile River, where he is discovered and adopted by the Pharaoh’s daughter. Although he is an Israelite, Moses grows up as an Egyptian. His life of estrangement from his Israelite roots causes confusion in his life. He kills an Egyptian when he witnesses this taskmaster hitting an Israelite, but then later tries to assert dominance over two Israelites who are quarreling. They call him out on his act of killing and he is forced to flee to Midian. In Midian, God appears to Moses as a burning bush and calls him to lead His people out of slavery. Although at first he is hesitant, Moses eventually submits to God’s wills and transitions into a leader, leading…show more content…
Moses is hesitant. At first, Moses resists God’s command asking, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”. God tells Moses that He will be with him, but Moses continues to deny the call to duty by making excuses such as, “I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor now that you have spoken to your servant: but I am slow of speech and tongue.” Eventually God convinces Moses to overcome his reluctance, and Moses returns to Egypt. This reluctant characteristic of Moses shows that he has potential to be a successful leader. Often leaders who don’t plan to be leaders become the greatest ones because they are not hungry for power. Sister Helen Prejean got pulled unexpectedly into the death penalty controversy in the United States but has become a great leader in the movements to abolish the death penalty. Sister Helen searches not for fame but for justice for those sentenced to

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