Tag Archives: Moses

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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Lipovsky-in the wilderness

Let me remind you of the main thesis of Igor Lipovsky’s Early Israelites.  His subtitle is “Two Peoples, One History”.   He sees the house of Joseph as a different people than the house of Jacob.  The first came out of … Continue reading

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Cook-3 successors to Moses

I am always looking for something I had not considered before. As an interim pastor, I have often talked about the transition of leadership from Moses to Joshua.  It fits the theme of a transition of leadership from a resigned … Continue reading

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Fohrer-the groundwork: G

Here is more about Georg Fohrer’s views on the Pentateuch in his Introduction to the Old Testament. Fohrer held that the stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses went back to territorial occupation stories.  The final part of the occupation … Continue reading

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Fohrer-the oldest traditions of Genesis and Exodus

I am reading the introduction to the Pentateuch in Georg Fohrer’s Introduduction to the Old Testament. I ended my discussion yesterday by noting that Fohrer understood one important motive for producing the stories in the Pentateuch was to sanction Israel’s … Continue reading

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The Elusive Presence-Moses

Exodus 33:11 “The LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.” Spiritually this was how Israel remembered Moses. According to Samuel Terrien, the historical Moses was more a charismatic leader and war lord than … Continue reading

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