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Bibil Identifier bibil:213862
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Beautiful Infant and Israel’s Salvation
Author Loader, James A.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 67, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-9 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The motif from the Exodus story of Moses as a beautiful infant is considered on several levels. Firstly, the immediate context of Exodus 2 in the Hebrew Bible and in the Septuagint is investigated. Exodus 2 is then related to the reception of the tradition in the New Testament and Jewish sources as well as in a patristic reading and one from the Reformation. The article concludes that the motif of Moses’ beauty is part of a relatively infrequent but nevertheless well-established constellation. It is submitted that this finding contributes to a reappraisal of the idea that the motif of beauty has no place in Israel’s texts of deliverance and an investigation of the contrary hypothesis is called for.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v67i1.913
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Moses
Pericopes Exodus 2
Hebrews 11
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