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Like Unto Moses: The Constituting of an Interruption James Nohrnberg

Like Unto Moses: The Constituting of an Interruption

James Nohrnberg

Published May 1st 1995
ISBN : 9780253340900
Hardcover
416 pages
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This exhaustive and important study of the meaning of Moses in the Bible demonstrates conclusively the Mosaicization of the canon... Nohrnberg possesses a remarkable typological imagination. No summary can do justice to the sheer brilliance of theMoreThis exhaustive and important study of the meaning of Moses in the Bible demonstrates conclusively the Mosaicization of the canon... Nohrnberg possesses a remarkable typological imagination. No summary can do justice to the sheer brilliance of the congruities and disparities he discovers on every page. --Journal of ReligionLIKE UNTO MOSES proposes a series of challenging perspectives on theprocess of canon-formation in the Bible. James Nohrnbergs ability totrace connections among different elements of the biblical corpus isunflaggingly resourceful, sometimes provocative, and often deeplyinstructive. --Robert Alter... an insightful study of the traditions of Moses in the Bible. --ChoiceThis is a formidably argued, large book.... It is also certainly the most sophisticated book on Moses and one of the most sophisticated readings of the Bible which I have ever had the pleasure of reading.... I think it is a brilliant achievement and would recommend it to every reader of the Bible. --R. P. Carroll, The Society for Old Testament Study Book ListThe Moses of the Bible is a veiled figure who exists both inside and outside the text which describes and defines him. Moses is a creation of Israelite literary and scriptural tradition, an ideological construct, a reinvented memory, a projection of what Israel wished to see in Moses. Nohrnberg examines the texts of Moses for their representation of the traditions self-doubt and its revisionary, deuteronomic content.