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Moses was the Hebrew leader and prophet who delivered his people
from Egyptian slavery in the thirteenth century B.C. He was successful
in establishing a stable Jewish society through his Covenant with God
(Yahweh) at Mount Sinai and the promulgation of the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20: 2-17).
The Western world owes much of its moral and legal traditions to the
Covenant set forth in the Ten Commandments and the ancient laws of
Israel. In fact, as holy writ, the Covenant with God was not a list of
court decisions, but was rather akin to the notion of "fundamental law"
later developed in constitutional legal thought.
The biographical material about the author originally appeared on The Goodrich Room: Interactive Tour website.