Moses was a religious leader, lawgiver and prophet to the Hebrew people of ancient Canaan, to whom the authorship of the Torah was traditionally credited.

He was the most important prophet in Judaism and was also considered an important prophet by Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith, Rastafari, and many other religions. Moses' staff was, in reality, a Staff of Eden, which he used to free the Israelites from Egyptian rule and to part the Red Sea. Moses was also the first known member of humanity to possess a Staff of Eden.