Tag Archives: Midianites

Friedman-where Moses (and God) came from

Was Moses a Hebrew, an Egyptian, or a Midianite?  In The Exodus, Richard Elliott Friedman deals with this in connection with the origin of monotheism. As the story now stands in Exodus with the various sources now combined, Moses was … Continue reading

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Some old gossip about Moses’ marriage

This week I am going to post some things that relate in one way or another to Moses and the Exodus.  It is Passover week, after all. I am a sucker for stories from the Daily Mail, even though I … Continue reading

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A love-hate affair with nomads

I am going to blog about a book by Kenton Sparks. But I haven’t read enough of it yet to start. I was attracted to Sparks by some of his studies of Israel’s origins. So I am going to talk … Continue reading

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Zipporah’s conversion

One of the problematic texts that Georg Fohrer assigned to his N (Nomadic) stratum of the Torah was Exodus 4:24-26.  I am going to do a pretty literal translation here.   Now on the journey, at a lodging place, YHWH … Continue reading

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