[b-hebrew] Moses

Brian Roberts formoria at carolina.rr.com
Fri Jul 30 11:49:51 EDT 2004


Sargon was a future ruler. Moses had what we all agree was likely an 
Egyptian name. Exodus says he was raised by the Pharaonic family. I 
don't know baby Moses was considered a future ruler. It is simply a 
suggestion, a glorified rumination, if you will. :)


On Friday, July 30, 2004, at 12:24  PM, Jonathan D. Safren wrote:

>>
>> 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).
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