Moses was born (1391–1271 BC) in during a time when the Egyptian Pharaoh was oppressing the Israelites. This was roughly 1000 years after the first prophet Abraham. At the time, the Egyptian Pharaoh feared the Israelites would grow in strength and compete with his power. The Pharaoh had declared that all male born Hebrew children would be drowned in the River Nile. Legend states that his mother Jochebed concealed her newborn son in an arc of bulrushes and let her baby float down the river. Her newborn son was fortuitously found by the Pharoah’s daughter who adopted him and gave the Egyptian name of Moses meaning to “be born” a son”. Moses An Egyptian prince who became the leader and prophet of the Jewish people – taking them from slavery in Egypt across the Red Sea to Mount Sinai. On Mount Sinai, Moses received the Ten Commandments, which form an important basis of the Old Testament and the Torah.