The Origins and Evolution of the Moses Nativity Story / / by Jonathan Cohen.

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 Medie...

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Superior document:Studies in the history of religions, v. 58
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Place / Publishing House:Leiden ;, New York : : Brill,, 1993.
Year of Publication:1993
Edition:1st ed.
Language:English
Series:Numen Book Series 58.
Physical Description:1 online resource.
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Other title:Preliminary Material /
Introduction /
The Moses Nativity Story in the Bible /
The Moses Nativity Story in Post-Biblical Sources /
The Midrash /
The Asatir /
Notes on Rashi's Commentary /
Christian Sources /
The Tidings to the Shepherds (Luke 2:6–20) /
Notes on Ibn Ezra's Short and Long Commentaries /
List of Abbreviations /
Bibliography /
Index /
Studies in the History of Religions Numen Bookseries /
Summary: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.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-196) and indexes.
ISBN:9004378812
ISSN:0169-8834 ;
Hierarchical level:Monograph
Statement of Responsibility: by Jonathan Cohen.