August 28 – Moses the Black; Augustine of Hippo

Moses the Black (ca. 330–ca. 405), slave to an Egyptian official, was driven out when he committed a murder. A large and imposing man, Moses formed a band of brigands (every account uses the word “brigands” so brigands they are (and besides it’s fun to say)) who went about murdering, robbing, and stuff like that.… Continue reading August 28 – Moses the Black; Augustine of Hippo