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Moses
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I. Old Testament – II. New Testament – III. Judaism

I. Old Testament

1. History of scholarship

For the biblical tradition of the Torah, Moses, born in Egypt (Exod 2:1–10), was the founder of Israel's religion and its lawgiver at Sinai (Exod 3f.; Exod 19 – Num 10), the designer of its judicial system (Exod 18*), the leader of the people in Egypt and during the exodus (Exod 2; 5–15) and the subsequent journey from Egypt to the land of Moab (Exod 16f.; Num 10 – Deut 34), who before his death (Deut…

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Otto, Eckart, Kraus, Wolfgang, Niehoff, Maren and Klein, Birgit, “Moses”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_14506>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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