Q&A: Moses' Real Name

Moses' Real Name

Question

Was Moses' birth name "Moses," or did his birth mother give him another name?

Answer

Actually, the Bible doesn't mention any name for Moses other than "Moses," the name given to him by Pharaoh's daughter. Almost certainly his real parents had given him a different name. It would be nearly unthinkable that they hadn't named him at all, or that they had also named him "Moses." Still, we don't have any way to know what this other name may have been.


Answer by Ra McLaughlin

Ra McLaughlin is Vice President of Finance and Administration at Third Millennium Ministries.