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Bibil Identifier bibil:213648
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Call Narratives of Gideon and Moses
Title (English, ) Literary Convention or More?
Author Shalom-Guy, Hava
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 11, Issue: 11)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-19 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Comparison of the Gideon (Judg 6:11–24) and Moses (Exod 3:1–15) call narratives raises the question of whether they are different manifestations of the same literary convention—a biblical “type-scene” of appointment and investiture—or display literary dependence. I suggest that their affinity goes beyond the shared features of the call-narrative convention and argue that the author of the Gideon narrative deliberately created direct literary links between the protagonist’s investiture and that of Moses—the archetypical biblical leader—as a means of elevating Gideon’s stature.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Call Report / Call Narrative
Pericopes Judges 6,11-6,24
Exodus 3,1-3,15
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