The Origins and Evolution of the Moses Nativity Story

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BRILL, 1993 - Religion - 205 pages
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This book traces the development of the Moses nativity story from pre-Biblical sources through its Biblical formulation, and continues to trace its evolution in post-Biblical literature, from the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Jewish Hellenistic writings, through Rabbinic literature, and up to Medieval Jewish exegesis. Influence of the Moses nativity story is also detected in Christian writings: hence this book also traces the evolution of the story in the New Testament and early Christian works.
This study uses a literary-typological approach, similar to that of the Gunkel-Gressmann school and the method used by Loewenstamm. However, unlike these scholars and their disciples, who focused primarily on the biblical stage, this book gives equal attention to all stages of the evolution of the birth story pattern; and, while providing a detailed analysis of each work, also focuses on continuity, tracing the path along which the literary pattern of the Moses nativity story developed.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Moses Nativity Story in Postbiblical Sources
29
The Midrash
67
The Asatir
137
Christian Sources
157
620
177
Bibliography
191
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DENNIS J. COHEN is senior vice president and managing director of the Project Management Practice at Strategic Management Group. ROBERT J. GRAHAM has developed a consulting practice in project management and is the author of Project Management as if People Mattered and Creating an Environment for Successful Projects. Both Cohen and Graham have presented papers on this and other project management subjects at conferences of the Project Management Institute and Project World.

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