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Bibil Identifier bibil:218854
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Mockery of Kings and Prophets: The Balaam Narrative Contains an Implied Critique of Moses
Author Hepner, Gershon
Journal Revue Biblique (Volume: 118, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 180-185 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper proposes that the implication of Moses' delivery of YHWH's message to Pharaoh is comparable to Balaam's she-ass's delivery of YHWH's message to Balaam and hence to Balak. Moses' vision is construed as reflecting no more glory to him than the she-ass's glory obtained by her vision. The oblique anti-Moses polemic of the Balaam narrative parallels those against Elisha, and anticipates the anti-Moses polemic of the Baal-peor narrative in Numbers 25.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Balaam
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Moses
Pericopes Numbers 22
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