Looking beyond the books of the Bible and into other ancient Jewish writings containing some very different views of biblical heroes can be a most interesting experience.
Have a look at The Prayer of Joseph (1st or 2nd century CE):
Even Moses appears to have had a pre-existence in heaven before he appeared on earth to deliver the Israelites from Egypt: I quote from “Imitatio Mosis: Patterns of Cosmology and Soteriology in the Hellenistic Synagogue” (Studia Philonica, 1972, 27-55)
Endnote #81 — unfortunately the Greek text did not copy and I have only approximated it in square brackets:
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