Thursday, July 08, 2021

Moses took credit for Jethro's idea?

PROF. BERNARD M. LEVINSON: The Founding of Israel’s Judicial System (
Even before Israel receives laws at Sinai, Exodus tells how Jethro the Midianite advises Moses to establish judges, a unique origin story for the judicial system with no parallel in ancient Near Eastern law collections. Deuteronomy revises the story to credit Moses with this idea after the revelation at Horeb.

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