Moses is one of the central figures in Judaism. It is Moses who leads the captive Israelites out of Egypt and to the Promised Land in modern day Israel. It is Moses to whom God speaks on Mount Sinai, and Moses is the one who first articulates the Law to the Israelites. The first section of the Torah, the Jewish holy book, is comprised of the Books of Moses, and his influence can be found throughout the rest of the text.
Muslims also revere Moses. Moses is one of the greatest prophets sent by Allah, and one of the few who brings a sacred text to the Earth to teach people correct behavior. Moses is also closely linked to Muhammad in Islam. The parallels between the two prophet’s lives are deliberately emphasized in Islamic writings, and Moses is often referenced before important events occur or important teachings are imparted.
Moses is also an important figure in Christianity. Christians do not revere Moses to the extent that Jews or Muslims do, but he is still one of the central figures in the Old Testament. He is referenced by Jesus Christ several times in the Gospels, and the story of the Israelite’s exodus from Egypt is perhaps the best known Old Testament story among Christians.