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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Moses was 80 years old when he first spoke to Pharoh.

And the events leading to them being taken out of Egypt and receiving the torah and the 10 commandments.
(Exodus 7:7). And he lived till 120. (Deutoronomy 34:7). So he led the people in the 3rd quarter of his life from 80-120 which is interesting. That wisdom took priority over youth in this case in addition to him having a very humble nature. Although clearly despite his age he had much vigor as it does say his eyes were undimmed and his vigor unabated.

Which also means he was in exile from his people for most of his adult life to take on this role at 80.

It is also interested that back in Noah God reduced the life span to not more then 120 years. (Noah 6:3) which seems to be true as this is about the age of the oldest person is somewhere between 110-120.

So the pictures of Moses with a gray beard do seem appropriate like the one here on Wikipedia.



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