[b-hebrew] Moses

Jonathan D. Safren yonsaf at beitberl.ac.il
Fri Jul 30 12:24:00 EDT 2004


>
> How do you know that baby Moses, or baby Sargon, was considered "a future
> ruler"? Anyway, risking the future ruler's life is not a very good way to
> ensure his future. It is much more likely that this is a literary motif
that
> was used in various ANE literary works, including Exodus.


Also in Oedipus Rex and Snow white.
See the article on the literary motif of the abandoned child in VT 17
(1967).
Jonathan D. Safren, Editor
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