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Amazing Parallels

Amazing Parallels

A careful comparison of lives of the two men reveals 27 distinct parallels between the lives of Jesus and Moses.

1. Both Moses and Jesus were born in a period when Israel was under foreign rule.
Exodus 1:8, 11; Luke 2:1-5

2. Cruel kings decided that both Moses and Jesus should be killed as infants.
Exodus 1:15-17; Matthew 2:16

3. The faith of both Moses’ and Jesus’ parents saved their lives.
Hebrews 11:23; Matthew 2:13-14

4. Both Moses and Jesus found protection for a time with the people of Egypt.
Exodus 2:10; Matthew 2:14-15

5. Both Moses and Jesus displayed unusual wisdom and understanding.
Acts 7:22; Luke 2:46-47

6. Both Moses’ and Jesus’ character were marked by meekness and humility.
Numbers 12:3; Matthew 11:28-30

7. Both Moses and Jesus were completely faithful to God.
Numbers 12:7; Hebrews 3:1-6

8. Both Moses and Jesus were rejected by Israel for a time.
Exodus 2:13-14; Exodus 32:1; Matthew 27:21-22

9. Both Moses and Jesus were criticized by their brothers and sisters.
Numbers 12:1; John 7:5

10. Both Moses and Jesus were received by Gentiles after being rejected by Israel.
Exodus 2:15, 21; Acts 13:44-48

11. Both Moses and Jesus prayed asking forgiveness for God’s people.
Exodus 32:31-32; Luke 23:34

12. Both Moses and Jesus were willing to be the punishment for God’s people.
Exodus 32:31-32; 1 Peter 3:18

13. Both Moses and Jesus endured a 40 day fast.
Exodus 34:28; Matthew 4:2

14. Both Moses and Jesus spoke with God face to face.
Numbers 12:7-8; Deuteronomy 34:10; John 1:18

15. Both Moses and Jesus went up into a high mountain to have communion with God, taking some of their closest followers with them.
Exodus 24:9-10; Matthew 17:1, 5

16. After their mountaintop experiences, both Moses and Jesus’ face shone with supernatural glory.
Exodus 34:34, 35; Matthew 17:2

17. God spoke audibly from Heaven to both Moses and Jesus.
Exodus 19:19-20; John 12:23, 28

18. Both Moses’ and Jesus’ places of burial were attended by angels.
Jude 9; Matthew 28:2, 5-6

19. Both Moses and Jesus appeared alive after their deaths.
Matthew 17:3; John 20:19, 20

20. Both Moses and Jesus were teachers.
Deuteronomy 4:1; John 3:1-2

21. Both Moses and Jesus were shepherds to God’s people.
Psalm 77:20; John 10:11, 27

22. Both Moses and Jesus revealed God’s Name to His people.
Exodus 3:13-14; John 17:6, 11-12

23. Through both Moses and Jesus God gave His people food from a supernatural source.
Exodus 16:14-15; Matthew 14:19-21

24. Both Moses and Jesus brought deliverance to God’s people.
Exodus 3:7-8; Luke 4:17-19, 21

25. Both Moses and Jesus brought healing to God’s people.
Numbers 21:4, 6-9; Matthew 4:23; 1 Peter 2:24

26. Both Moses and Jesus worked great miracles.
Deuteronomy 34:10-12; Acts 2:22

27. Both Moses and Jesus established and sealed with blood a covenant between God and His people.
Exodus 24:7-8; Hebrews 9:11-15



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