Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sommer et al. (eds), Mosebilder

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Mosebilder. Gedanken zur Rezeption einer literarischen Figur im Frühjudentum, frühen Christentum und der römisch-hellenistischen Literatur. Hrsg. v. Michael Sommer, Erik Eynikel, Veronika Niederhofer u. Elisabeth Hernitscheck. [Pictures of Moses. Thoughts on a Literary Figure's Reception in Early Judaism, Early Christianity, and Roman-Hellenistic Literature.] 2017. IX, 478 pages. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 390. 149,00 €. cloth. ISBN 978-3-16-155790-3.
Published in German.
Moses – prophet, leader and mediator of God’s revelation. As Israel’s spokesperson and negotiator, he plays a decisive role in early Judaism as well as early Christianity. But he is also mentioned by pagan authors. Beyond doubt, Moses’ history of reception is very complex and convoluted. In the course of time, this figure was associated with various ideas and fulfilled different functions depending on the literary context. Certainly, the multifaceted portrayals of Moses reflect the diversity of early Jewish and early Christian conceptions and are the product of their complex history. By also focusing on often-neglected and less well-known texts, the particular aim of this volume is to illuminate the manifold depictions of Moses.

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