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Interpretations de Moise: Egypte, Judee, Grece et Rome (Philippe Borgeaud Thomas Romer, Youri Volokhine (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2009) 9789004179530
Interpretations de Moise: Egypte, Judee, Grece et Rome (Philippe Borgeaud Thomas Romer, Youri Volokhine (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2009) 9789004179530
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Title: Interpretations de Moise: Egypte, Judee, Grece et Rome

Author: Borgeaud, Philippe Thomas Romer, Youri Volokhine (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2009

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004179530

Volumes: 1; Pages: 320

List Price in Cloth: $154.00 Our price: $130.99

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The present volume is the result of a team research which gathered biblical scholars, philologists, and historians of religions, on the issue of the multiple "Interpretations of Moses" inherited from the ancient mediterranean cultures. The concrete outcome of this comparative inquiry is the common translation and commentary of the fragments from the works of the mysterious Artapanus. The comparative perspective suggested here is not so much methodological, or thematic. It is first of all an invitation to cross disciplinary boundaries and to take account of the contributions of diverse cultures to the formation of a single mythology, in the case, a Moses mythology. With respect to Judea, Greece, Egypt or Rome, and further more an emerging christianity and its "gnostic" counterpart, the figure of Moses is at the heart of a cross-cultural dialogue the pieces of which, if they can be seperated for the confort of their specific study, mostly gain by being put together.
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