50 Parallels Between Moses and Yeshua

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Source (Hebrew New Testament, p388-390)
50 Parallels Between Moses
and Yeshua “The LORD your God will raise up to you
a prophet from the midst of you, of your brothers, like me. You shall listen to him.” (Deut 18:15 cf. Acts 3:22)

1. Moses, a Jew by birth, was born when Egyptians (gentiles) ruled the people of Israel (Ex. 1:8-10).
Yeshua, a Jew by birth, was born when Romans (gentiles) ruled the people of Israel (Lk. 2:1-5).
2. An evil ruler, Pharaoh, decreed that all male Hebrew babies should be killed by casting them into the river (Ex. 1:22).
An evil ruler, Herod, decreed that all male Hebrew babies should be put to death (Mt. 2:16).
3. Moses was hidden in Egypt 3 months to keep him alive (Ex. 2:2).Yeshua was also hidden in Egypt to keep
him alive (Mt. 2:13).
4. Moses’ mother put him in the river in a basket (Ex. 2:3). Yeshua’s mother put Him in a feeding
trough (Lk. 2:7).
5. “Moses” means drawn out of water (Ex. 2:10). Drawing out of water is a picture of
salvation (Isa. 12:3). (Moses was Israel’s vehicle of salvation).
Yeshua’s name is Hebrew for “salvation” (Mt.1:21).
6. The favor of God was upon Moses, even as an infant. Pharaoh’s daughter took him
out of the river and he became a prince in Egypt (Ex. 2:5).
The favor of God was upon Yeshua. Wise men worshipped Him and presented gifts to Him (Mt. 2:11).
7. Moses was brought up by a man who was not his natural father (Ex. 2:9-10).
Yeshua was brought up by his stepfather, Joseph (Lk. 2:33).
8. Moses, when grown, saw the burdens of his brethren and had compassion on them (Ex. 2:11).
Yeshua saw His people as sheep without a shepherd and had compassion on them (Mk. 6:34).
9. Moses, at a well, was kind to the daughters of the priest of Midian and watered their
flock (not the usual custom) (Ex. 2:17).
Yeshua, at a well, was kind to a Samaritan woman and offered her water (not the usual custom) (Yo.:9-11).
10. Moses was in exile in a foreign land until the king of Egypt died (Ex. 2:23).
Yeshua was in exile in a foreign land until King Herod died (Mt. 2:19-20).
11. Moses was a shepherd of God’s people (Ps. 77:20).
Yeshua called Himself the “good shepherd”
who came to lay down His life for the sheep (Yo. 10:11-16).
12. Moses began his ministry in a supernatural way. A bush burned with fire, but
was not consumed, and God spoke from the midst of the bush (Ex. 3:2-4).
Yeshua began his ministry in a supernatural way. A dove descended on Him and a
voice from Heaven said, “This isMy beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Mt. 3:16-17).
13. God sent Moses to deliver His people because He knew their sorrows (Ex. 3:7).
God sent Yeshua to deliver His people because He knew their enslaved, brokenhearted
state (Lk. 4:18).
14. Moses “came down” to deliver His people (Ex. 3:8) and to “bring them up to
the Promised Land.” Yeshua came down from Heaven to deliver
His people and to bring them up to heaven one day (Phil. 2:7-8).
15. Moses was very humble, saying “Who am I?” (Ex. 3:11). He was called “very
meek” (Num. 12:3). Yeshua was “meek and lowly” calling all to
find rest for their souls in Him (Mt. 11:28- 30).
16. Moses performedmany public miracles following God’s direction (Ex. 4:4-9).
Yeshua performed many public miracles following God’s direction (Yo. 5:19-20).
17. The reason behind Moses’ liberation of the Hebrews was for them to serve God (Ex.9:1).
The reason behind Yeshua’s liberation of mankind is for us to serve God (Heb. 9:14;12:28).
18. Moses delivered the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage through blood (Ex.
12:13, 23). Lambs without blemish were 389 Prophecies Fulfilled
slain. Their blood protected Hebrew homes from death.
Yeshua delivered all mankind from the bondage of sin through blood His blood,
shed on the cross as The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. (Yo. 1:29;Heb. 9:11-15).
19. Moses instructed Israel to remember the Lord’s deliverance (Ex. 12:25-27) via a
covenant meal (Passover). Yeshua instructed His disciples (talmidim)
to remember His deliverance from sin via a covenant meal (Passover, the “Lord’s
Supper”) (Lk. 22:14-20).
20. Moses gave the Israelites sweet, “living water” to drink (Ex. 16:25).
Yeshua promised living water to all who believe in Him (Yo. 7:38).
21. God revealed His healing power through Moses (Ex. 15:26).
God revealed His healing power through Yeshua (Mt. 4:23).
22. Moses gave God’s people bread fromheaven to eat (manna) (Ex. 16:15).
Yeshua said that He was the true bread from heaven that gives life to the world (Yo.6:33).
23. The whole congregation of Israel murmured against Moses (Ex. 15:24).
The Jewsmurmured at Yeshua (Yo. 6:41).
24. Moses told the people to gather manna
every morning – daily bread (Ex. 16:20-21). Yeshua taught His disciples to feed their
souls with spiritual bread daily (Mt. 6:11).
25. People were ready to stone Moses (Ex.17:4)
People were ready to stone Yeshua(Yo.10:31).
26. Moses received God’s Law on a mountain and told the people what God
expected of them (Ex. 9:3). Yeshua set the Law back in its proper place
on a mountain (Mt. 5:1). (The Sermon on the Mount.)
27. God came to Moses in a thick cloud (Ex. 19:9; 24:16).
God came to Yeshua on the Mt. of Transfiguration in a thick cloud (Mk. 9:7).
28. Moses sprinkled the blood of the first covenant on the people (Ex. 24:8).
Yeshua sanctified the people with his own blood, the blood of the New Covenant (Heb.13:12).
29. God gave Moses commandments to teach His people (Ex. 24:12).
God gave Yeshua commandments to teach His people (Yo. 13:34).
30. Moses interceded with God for Israel when He was angry with His people (Ex.32:11-14).
Yeshua interceded with God on behalf of sinful man; He “made intercession for the
transgressors” (Is. 53:12) and became the final sacrifice for sin (Mt. 20:28; Heb. 7:25).
31. God spoke with Moses face to face (Ex. 33:11; Num. 12:8).
Yeshua had an intimate “face to face” relationship with God, His Father (Yo. 14:31).
32. Moses fasted for 40 days and 40 nights when he received the Law (Ex. 34:28).
Yeshua fasted for 40 days and 40 nights when He was tempted in the wilderness (Mt. 4:1-2).
33. Moses’ face shone with the glory of God (Ex. 34:29).
Yeshua’s face shone with the glory of God (Mt. 17:1-2).
34. God told Moses how He wanted to be worshipped – the Tabernacle (mishkan) (Ex.40).
God told Yeshua how He wanted to be worshipped – “spirit and in truth” (Yo. 4:23-24).
35. Moses, a prophet, was a mouthpiece for God. He spoke the words God gave him (Ex. 19:7-8).
Yeshua, as a prophet spoke the words that God gave Him (Yo. 8:28-29).
36. Moses commanded the children of Israel to keep their lamps burning continually (Lev. 24:2).
Yeshua commanded His children to put their light on a lampstand and let it shine before men (Mt. 5:15-16).
37. Moses fed the children of Israel (a multitude) in a supernatural way (Ex.16:15).
Yeshua fed a multitude (5,000) with five loaves and two fishes (Mt. 14:19-21).
38. Moses was faithful in God’s house (Num. 12:7).
Yeshua, the High Priest of our profession, was faithful to He who appointed Him (Heb.3:16).
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39. Moses beseeched God to pardon the iniquity of His people (Num. 14:19).
Yeshua, on the cross, beseeched God to forgive the iniquity of those who were
crucifying Him (Lk. 23:34).
40. God listened to Moses (Num. 14:20). God listened to Yeshua (Yo. 11:41-42).
41. Moses said that the “little ones” in the wilderness would enter the Promised Land (Num. 14:31).
Yeshua said that the Kingdom of God belonged to the “little ones” (Mk. 10:14).
42. Moses told the Israelites to remember and do all the commandments of the Lord (Num. 15: 38-39).
Yeshua told His disciples to keep His commandments if they would abide in His love (Yo. 15:10).
43. Moses told the Israelites that Godwould show that He had sent Moses by
doing signs and wonders (Num. 16:28).Yeshua told His disciples that the works He
did were to prove that the Father was in Him and He was in the Father (Yo. 14:10-11).
44. Moses made a fiery serpent on a pole and the Israelites were healed when they
looked upon it (Num. 21:9). Yeshua was lifted up on a pole. All who
looked upon Him by faith (as He took their sin) were healed (Yo. 3:14-15).
45. Moses chose 12 men, 1 of each tribe and sent them out (to scout) to bring fruit
(Deut. 1:23). Yeshua chose 12 men and sent them out to bear fruit (Mt. 10:1).
46. Moses said that in the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses a truth would be established (Deut. 19:15).
Yeshua said that where 2 or 3 were gathered in His name, He would be in theirmidst (Mt. 18:20).
47. Moses’ relatives criticized and challenged him (Num. 12:1-2).
Yeshua’s relatives criticized and challenged him (Yo. 7:5; Mt. 13:57).
48. Moses was Israel’s judge, the final authority in decision-making (Ex. 18:21-22).
Yeshua will return to earth as a judge. All must appear before the “judgment seat of Messiah” (2 Cor. 5:10). Yeshua will judgeall at His appearing (2 Tim. 4:1).
49. Moses reappeared after his death (on the Mt. of Transfiguration) (Mt. 17:3).
Yeshua reappeared after His resurrection from the dead (seen by many for next 40 days) (Acts 1:3).
50. Moses as deliverer was initially rejected by His people, and took a gentile bride…
Zipporah. (Ex. 2:11-14;16-21). Yeshua as deliverer was initially rejected by His people, and took a gentile bride (2 Cor. 11:2).

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