Scholars cannot prove that there is a real relationship between Moses and Ramesses II because it is unclear if Ramesses II is the pharaoh mentioned in conjunction with Moses in the Bible. In fact, scholars even squabble over whether there were two pharaohs or just one during the time Moses spent in Egypt.Continue Reading
If Ramesses II was one of the pharaohs who reigned during the Hebrew exodus in Egypt, then his daughter was the one who picked Moses out of the river and adopted him, making Moses part of the royal family. Some theories say that Seti I, who was the predecessor of Ramesses II, was the father of the woman who adopted Moses, but this then makes Ramesses II the second pharaoh during Moses' time who died in the Red Sea, and historical accounts say that Ramesses II died in his home.
Another problem is that scholars cannot find a specific mention of a man named Moses in ancient Egyptian history. However, there is a working theory that the name Moses is derived from Thutmose, who also happened to be the mysterious son of pharaoh Amenhotep III who disappeared into history without a trace. Yet another theory says that Thutmosis III was the pharaoh during Hebrew exodus. Either way, there is no clear relationship between Moses and Ramesses II.Learn more about Christianity
In the Bible, Moses led the Jews out of slavery, guided them through 40 years in the wilderness and received the Ten Commandments. He is a figure from the Bible and is important to many world religions, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam.Full Answer >
The total number of people that were led out of Egypt by Moses was 600, 000. The people of Israel were allowed to leave Egypt after the 10 plagues that God sent to the land.Full Answer >
Moses did not take any animals into the Ark, because it was not Moses, but Noah that took seven pairs of each species on the ark. This information is found in the book of Genesis seventh chapter and verses one and two.Full Answer >
Bible trivia questions for youth can ask the type of birds Noah sent after resting in the ark, the name of the mountain where Moses received the 10 Commandments, and the first and last books in the Bible. Good questions should cover material the youth have learned recently.Full Answer >