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How did Moses die?

What happened to Moses before he died?

The account of Moses’ death is in Deuteronomy 34. He was not allowed to enter the Promised Land, because he and Aaron sinned against the Lord when they failed to honour Him before the people at Kadesh (Numbers 20). Aaron died soon after this event and his death is recorded in the same chapter: God told Moses and Eleazar to go up Mount Hor. Aaron’s priestly robes were removed and Eleazar put them on, and then Aaron died, in the presence of Moses and Eleazar.

It would seem that Moses’ death is similar, although it happens many years apart. The Children of Israel are ready to enter the Promised Land, and Moses’ work is finished. God calls him to climb Mount Nebo, and allows him to see all the territory that Israel is about to conquer. After that the Bible specifically says that he died, and that the Lord buried him. (Deut 34:5 and 6) although no one knows where his grave is, we can assume that he actually did die, and was buried, unlike Elijah who was taken into heaven in a chariot of fire (2 Kings 2).

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