Exodus 3:1
א) וּמֹשֶׁה הָיָה רֹעֶה אֶת צֹאן יִתְרוֹ חֹתְנוֹ כֹּהֵן מִדְיָן וַיִּנְהַג אֶת הַצֹּאן אַחַר הַמִּדְבָּר וַיָּבֹא אֶל הַר הָאֱלֹקִים חֹרֵבָה:
Moses was pasturing the flocks of Jethro, his father in law, the chief of Midian, and he led the flocks after the free pastureland, and he came to the mountain of God, to Horeb. [Translation by Judaica Press]

Suggested Discussion Questions:

1. Why are we told that Moses was tending flocks when he encountered God?

2. What does Moses' role as a shepherd contribute to our understanding of him as a leader of the Jewish people?

Time Period: Biblical (early ancestors to 165 BCE)