The Bible tells us a lot about the life of Moses. In fact, the Bible contains stories from throughout the life of this remarkable man, beginning with his birth all the way through his death on Mt. Sinai—and even beyond!
God revealed himself to Moses in a flaming bush that did not burn, giving him instructions to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.
But not even hearing the voice of God coming from a supernatural burning bush was enough to get Moses psyched up about the assignment. He pushed back with five weak excuses as to why he wasn’t the man for the job.
God answered each of these objections in great detail, using logic as well as signs and miracles. Of course, Moses went on to do what God was instructing him to do, leading the Israelites out of bondage and, in the process, playing a role in some of the most dramatic stories of the Bible, including the parting of the Red Sea and receiving the Ten Commandments.
But Moses’ conversation with God in Exodus 3 and 4 provides fascinating dialogue, and is just one of the many indications that Moses had a truly unique and intimate relationship with God.
According to the final chapter of the Book of Deuteronomy, Moses ascended Mount Nebo to view the Land of Canaan, which God had said he would not enter; he died in Moab.
According to Christian tradition, Moses was buried on the mountain, although his place of burial is not specified ( Deuteronomy 34:6 ).
NKJV – “So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD. And He buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth Peor; but no one knows his grave to this day.”
Mt Nebo is approximately 710 metres (2,330 ft) above sea level . It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the
The view from the summit provides a panorama of the land and, to the north, a more limited one of the valley of the
River Jordan . The West Bank city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day.
Some Islamic traditions also stated the same, although there is a grave of Moses located at Maqam El- Nabi Musa, 11 km (6.8 mi) south of Jericho and 20 km (12 mi) east of Jerusalem in the Judean wilderness.
Scholars continue to dispute whether the mountain currently known as Nebo is the same as the mountain referred to in Deuteronomy