The Prophet Moses lived about the 17th century before Christ. He was born into the Hebrew nation, which was enslaved in Egypt. When the male Hebrew children were killed, Moses's mother saved him by placing him in a basket in the Nile river. The basket was found by the wife of Pharaoh, and Moses was adopted into the royal family. As an adult, Moses murdered an Egyptian taskmaster and fled to Midian. There God appeared to Moses in a bush that burned but was not consumed. God sent Moses to free the Hebrews, and through many miraculous events, the people were freed. On Mount Sinai, God revealed the Ten Commandments to Moses, as well as the tenets of the Old Law. Moses spent the rest of his life mediating between God and His people, prefiguring the role of Christ.
The Prophet and God-seer Moses is commemorated on September 4.
This icon was painted by Fr. Theodore Koufos.