Moses led the Hebrews in...
Moses led the Hebrews in their escape from Egypt. The Hebrews had always lived in
Egypt; thus, they always lived with the assumption that a man (pharaoh) was god, or at
least semi-divine. At Moses' time the belief also existed in the Greek world that heroes
received divine honors after death.
When sociologists study modern cults they often find a revered leader who, again in
sociological terms, is charismatic. Across history, religions have tended not only to focus
too much upon individual religious teachers and leaders when they were alive, but to