Differences Between Moses And Jesus

Last Updated on December 11, 2021 by QCity Editorial Stuff

Jesus and Moses are two of the most well-known figures in history. They represent different spiritual views, yet they both have a lot to teach us about how we can live our lives. Jesus taught that love is central to life and that by loving one another we show our love for God (John 13:34). He also said that “You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32), which means we should seek out knowledge as well as take care of ourselves physically, emotionally, psychologically, socially, and spiritually. Moses was more focused on people’s actions than their beliefs. One way he showed this was through his Ten Commandments; those who followed these rules were rewarded with blessings from God, while those who disobeyed were punished. 

It is interesting to note that two of the most important figures in Christianity are identical in the name. However, looking at their lives and stories they are very different. This blog post will look at some of the differences between Moses and Jesus. The article will begin by explaining what Moses taught during his time on earth before looking at how he is viewed as a religious figure today. The second section of the blog post will compare this with Jesus Christ who continues to be an influential figure in Western religion today. The final part of this piece will explore why these two men were so significant for both Judaism and Christianity respectively. 

Comparison Between Moses And Jesus

Parameters of ComparisonMosesJesus
Born EgyptBethlehem
Flee Moses had to flee from his home at the age of 40 after killing an Egyptian guardJesus didn’t have to leave where he grew up
Water Moses never walked on waterJesus did
Killed Moses killed an EgyptianJesus never hurt anyone
Married Moses married Zipporah and had two sons; when they were both adultsJesus remained unmarried

What Is Moses?

Moses is one of the most influential figures in history. His contributions to society are still seen today, with the Ten Commandments being a central part of many religions around the world. Moses was also an incredible leader who led his people through forty years of desert wandering and took them safely into Canaan, which they called their own land. The Hebrews were slaves for four hundred years before Moses came along and freed them from Egyptian rule. During this time, he was raised by Pharaoh’s daughter as her son and taught how to read and write both hieroglyphics and Hebrew. He saw firsthand how cruel Egyptians could be towards their Hebrew slaves so when he grew up he decided that it was time for him to free his people from bondage using any means necessary. Moses was one of the most spiritual leaders in history as well as a strong leader, which made him perfect for the task ahead.

Moses, a Hebrew prophet and the leader of ancient Israelites, is known for leading his people out of Egypt and delivering to them God’s laws. He is also responsible for writing the first five books of the Old Testament in the Bible. Moses was born in Egypt around 1500 BC to Amram and Jochebed (Exodus 2:1-10). The son of Hebrews who had been taken into slavery by Egyptians, he spent much time alone while growing up because his family feared that Pharaoh would kill him if they were found (Exodus 2:11-4:18). One day when he was 40 years old, Moses saw an Egyptian beating a fellow Hebrew slave. In anger at this injustice against one of his own people, Mose killed the Egyptian in self-defense. 

What Is Jesus?

What Is Jesus

In the Bible, Jesus is referred to as “the son of God”, but what does this mean? In order to understand who Jesus is and why he came down from heaven, we must first look at the story of creation as told by God in Genesis 1. In this passage, it says that man was made in the image and likeness of God. This means that we are created by a divine being who has many attributes such as love, mercy, and justice. We also see other aspects within us such as creativity, compassion, and wisdom. As creatures made in his likeness with these characteristics inherent within us, there can be no doubt that all people have some type of relationship with their creator – even if they don’t realize it or acknowledge it. 

10 Differences Between Moses And Jesus

1. Moses was born in Egypt, Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

2. Moses had to flee from his home at the age of 40 after killing an Egyptian guard, Jesus didn’t have to leave where he grew up.

3. When Moses struck a rock with his staff and water came out, it wasn’t for anyone’s thirst but rather as a sign that he would lead the Israelites into Canaan; when Jesus turned water into wine it was because there were people who needed refreshment.

4. After parting the Red Sea and leading the Israelites across on dry ground, Moses never walked on water as Jesus did.

5. God spoke to both of them directly but only appeared before one (Jesus).

6. Both died without seeing their work completed – Moses went up Mount Nebo looking over Jericho and Jordan River while Jesus ascended back to Heaven after being crucified.

7. Moses was raised in the Egyptian royal family, Jesus was not.

8. Moses had to flee Egypt for his life because of a murder he committed; Jesus did not.

9. Moses killed an Egyptian who hit him with a rod on the backside; Jesus never hurt anyone.

10. When they were both adults, Moses married Zipporah and had two sons; when they were both adults, Jesus remained unmarried. 

Interesting Statistics Or Facts Of Moses 

1. Moses was born in Egypt to Amram and his wife Jochebed.

2. God had been speaking to him from a burning bush since he was young. 

3. He is the one who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

4. In order for Pharaoh to let them leave, they needed enough food on their journey. 

5. For this reason, Moses asked for all their livestock and wealth which were given back with interest. 

6. When they reached Mount Sinai, he ascended it alone and came down with two tablets of stone containing the Ten Commandments written by God himself.

Interesting Statistics Or Facts Of Jesus

1. Jesus was born in a manger.

2. The Bible is the most printed book of all time.

3. There are over 5,000 languages spoken in the world today – and many people don’t speak any language besides their own.

4. A lot of people think that Jesus had blonde hair and blue eyes; he actually had brown hair with dark eyes.

5. One out of every five children on earth lives without clean water to drink.

6. Jesus’ mother Mary may have been only 10 years old when she became pregnant with him.

Conclusion About The Differences Between Moses And Jesus

Jesus is the quintessential prophet who came to fulfill ancient prophecies. Moses, while also a prophet, was not the one prophesied about in Isaiah 40-55 or Malachi 3-4. He never claimed to be Messiah and his work focused on leading Israel out of bondage in Egypt rather than fulfilling all that God had spoken. They are both significant figures in scripture but they serve different purposes for us today – just as prophecy fulfilled by Christ should guide our life now rather than that which has been fulfilled through His coming into this world.


Resource 01: https://www.christianity.com/jesus/
Resource 02: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/moses

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