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Bibil Identifier bibil:200544
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Mosaic Disability and Identity in Exodus 4:10; 6:12, 30
Author Junior, Nyasha
Author Schipper, Jeremy
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 16, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 428-441 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the book of Exodus, Moses describes himself as having a speech difficulty at three different points (4:10; 6:12, 30). These descriptions occur at points in the narrative in which his complex relationship to the Egyptians or Hebrews is at issue. Informed by the burgeoning field of disability studies, this article explores the construction of Moses' identity in the book of Exodus in order to show that his references to his disability provide more than simply an excuse to avoid his divine commission. While his disability may function as an excuse, Moses' emphasis on his disability allows him to circumvent questions about his group identity.
DOI 10.1163/156851508X302033
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Moses
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Identity
Pericopes Exodus 4,10
Exodus 6,12
Exodus 6,30
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