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Bibil Identifier bibil:222167
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Moses Story: Literary-Historical Reflections
Author Carr, David M.
Journal Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Volume: 1, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 7-36 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Building on recent trends in scholarship, this article studies the formation of the written Moses story as a discrete literary unit, as opposed to primarily treating its stories as mere components in the broader formation of the Pentateuch. After a review of how study of the Moses story has and has not been linked with broader trends in pentateuchal research, the article traces six relatively reconstructable stages in the formation of the Moses story, from at least one pre-D Moses composition (now truncated through its combination with Deuteronomy) to the harmonization of parts of that story with Deuteronomy in Second Temple manuscript traditions and the differentiation of a “Torah of Moses“ from the historical books of Joshua and following. Notably, even late stages such as P (and the combined P/non-P Hexateuch) that combine the Moses story with other literary unities (e.g. Genesis traditions) still preserve structural and other signs of the independent origins of the Moses story vis-á-vis the materials that precede and follow it.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Origins : Moses
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Priestly
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Moses
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