Date of Moses, was: [b-hebrew] Re: PS /g/

Peter Kirk peterkirk at
Thu Nov 18 12:24:52 EST 2004

On 18/11/2004 16:29, gfsomsel at wrote:

> ...
>You will note that the nun in M:Na$.eH is raised indicating a later
>addition.  Also, the LXX clearly has MWUSH.  It would seem that there was
>an attempt here to dissociate Moses and his family from idolatry.

Possibly. Or possibly just a note of a well-known textual crux. A scribe 
may well have assumed that this Gershom was the son of Moses rather than 
an otherwise unknown son of some Manasseh.

But even if I grant this, what is to stop these events being dated to 
the 14th century BCE, a century or so after the date for Moses which can 
be derived (at least relative to the early monarchy) from this same book 
of Judges?

Peter Kirk
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