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Bibil Identifier bibil:202608
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Moïse, héros de la diaspora
Title (French, ) Enquête sur les aspects de la figure de Moïse reflétant, à l'époque perse, les préoccupations de la diaspora égyptienne
Author Römer, T.
Journal Transeuphratène (Volume: 36)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language French
Pages 141-153 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article tries to demonstrate that some texts in the Torah reflect in a quite discrete way the importance of Moses for the Jews in the Diaspora. For them M.oses was indeed a very popular figure, but the traditions that circulated among the Jews in Egypt especially were quite different from the "official" picture of Moses in the Pentateuch. Moses' death outside the Promised Land in Dt 34 shows that the land is not at the centre of Jewish identity. The plague stories in Ex 7-9 provide hints of a tradition about Moses as a magician. In the call story in Ex 4, Moses is for a moment affected with skin disease; this reflects a tradition attested by Manethon according to which Moses was the chief a group of leprous strangers. Miriam's complaint about Moses' Ethiopian woman in Nb 12,1 must be explained in the context of a popular story about Moses' heroic acts in Ethiopia, as attested by Artapanus and Josephus according to which Moses was also a military leader.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Moses
Pericopes Deuteronomy 34
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