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Moses Μωυσῆς
(3,117 words)

I. Name

In the Bible Moses is the human mediator of revelation par excellence. His name occurs ca. 765 times in the OT (especially in Exod [290x]-Josh) and ca. 80 times in the NT (more frequently than the name of any other OT person, especially in reference to Moses as lawgiver and author of the Pentateuch) and is borne by no other biblical figure. The name mōšeh is explained in Exod. 2.10 by means of a wordplay with the root mšh, ‘to draw’: “I drew him out of the water”. Probably, however, the name also contains …

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C. Houtman, “Moses Μωυσῆς”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 07 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Moses>

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