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Moses: Creating a Founding Figure

Moses: Creating a Founding Figure Abstract:Creating religions by historiography covers also creating narratives on founding figures of religion. One striking example is the figure of Moses in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish and Christian traditions. The creation of the narrative of Moses as the founding figure of Judaism took place on two different levels: in the biblical (and parabiblical) tradition and in the scholarly discussion. This paper is describing and analyzing both narratives and, finally, is presenting an historical explanation how the narrative on Moses as founding figure in the biblical tradition, followed by the scholarly discussion, most probably came into being. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archiv für Religionsgeschichte de Gruyter

Moses: Creating a Founding Figure

Archiv für Religionsgeschichte , Volume 20 (1): 15 – Mar 28, 2018

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de Gruyter
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© 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
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1868-8888
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1868-8888
DOI
10.1515/arege-2018-0005
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Abstract

Abstract:Creating religions by historiography covers also creating narratives on founding figures of religion. One striking example is the figure of Moses in the Hebrew Bible and Jewish and Christian traditions. The creation of the narrative of Moses as the founding figure of Judaism took place on two different levels: in the biblical (and parabiblical) tradition and in the scholarly discussion. This paper is describing and analyzing both narratives and, finally, is presenting an historical explanation how the narrative on Moses as founding figure in the biblical tradition, followed by the scholarly discussion, most probably came into being.

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Archiv für Religionsgeschichtede Gruyter

Published: Mar 28, 2018

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