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5104 Moses, foreshadower of Jesus Christ

5104 Moses, foreshadower of Jesus Christ

Moses foreshadows Jesus Christ in his role as a law-giver, as a mediator between God and his people and as a prophet who declared the will of God. In these matters, Jesus Christ brought to perfection the work begun through Moses.

Parallels between the infancies of Moses and Jesus Christ

Their births Ac 7:20 See also Lk 2:11

Moses’mother hid him to escape the slaughter decreed by Pharaoh Ex 1:22; Ex 2:2

Herod’s attempt to slaughter Jesus Christ Mt 2:12,16

Moses, the Israelite exile in Egypt and Midian Ex 2:11,15,22; Dt 34:4

Joseph takes Jesus Christ to Egypt for safety Mt 2:13; Mt 8:20 Moses, like Jesus Christ, had no settled home in his own country.

Supernatural signs confirmed the callings both of Moses and Jesus Christ

Ex 4:5-9; Mt 3:17

Parallels between Moses and Jesus Christ

As mediators of covenants Heb 9:15 See also Ex 19:3-9; Jn 1:17; Heb 8:6-7

As those intimate with God Ex 33:11; Jn 5:20 See also Dt 34:10; Mt 17:3-5; Jn 14:9-11

As prophets Dt 34:10; Ac 3:22; Jn 6:14 See also Dt 18:15-18; Lk 24:19; Jn 4:19; Ac 7:37

As priests Heb 9:11-12 See also Heb 10:11-12

As those who reveal the glory of God Ex 34:33-35; 2Co 3:18 See also Jn 1:17

Moses as servant; Jesus Christ as Son Heb 3:1-6

See also

2218Christ, Son of God
2306Christ, high priest
2318Christ as prophet
2515Christ, birth of
2520Christ, childhood