Was Moses a sinner? Did He forfeit His right to enter the Promised Land by rebuking the Children of Israel and by striking a stone to which He should have spoken? Did He murder an Egyptian? Did God “seek to kill” Him for failing to circumcise His first-born son in accordance with Jewish tradition?
Various church dogmas have for centuries blamed Moses for such acts of supposed wrongdoing. Does the Bible evidence support these allegations? Or do the charges against Moses arise from misunderstandings – and perhaps needlessly restrictive theology?
The Bahá’í Faith teaches that Moses, as a Messenger of God, was divinely sinless and perfect. A careful reading of relevant Old and New Testament texts supports this perhaps surprising conclusion. Here is a fresh look at the scriptural evidence – a succinct yet comprehensive re-examination that not only clears the good name of an unjustly maligned Prophet, but also facilitates a deeper appreciation of the oneness and wholeness of religion.