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Rewriting Moses [electronic resource] : the narrative eclipse of the text / Brian Britt.

By: Britt, Brian M, 1964-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 402.; Gender, culture, theory: 14.Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark Internationa1, c2004Description: 1 online resource (x, 208 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780567381163 (electronic bk.); 0567381161 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Moses (Biblical leader) | Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Moses | Mo�ise (Chef biblique) | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old TestamentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rewriting Moses.DDC classification: 222.12092 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Contemporary images of Moses -- Subverting the great man: violence and magic in Moses fiction -- Double-Moses: gender and the sacred in Moses films -- Legend and history in modern scholarly portraits of Moses -- Biblical text, biblical tradition -- Concealment, revelation, and gender: the veil of Moses in the Bible and in Christian art -- Uncanny biblical texts -- Moses' heavy mouth: discourse and revelation in Exodus 4.10-17 -- Torah of Moses: Deuteronomy 31-32 as a textual memorial -- Song and the blessing: poetic discourse in Deuteronomy 32-33 -- Birth, death and writing of Moses.
Summary: Exalted for centuries as a hero and author of the Bible, Moses is inseparable from biblical tradition itself. Moses is also an inherently ambiguous figure and a perennial focus of controversy, from ancient disputes of priestly rivalry to modern issues of class, gender and race. In Rewriting Moses, Brian Britt analyses elements of polemic and ideology in the Moses of the Bible, of film, novel, visual art and scholarship. He argues that the biblical Moses lives within writing, while the post-biblical Moses lives more often in biography. Yet later rewritings of Moses refract biblical traditions of.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [188]-200) and indexes.

Part I. Contemporary images of Moses -- Subverting the great man: violence and magic in Moses fiction -- Double-Moses: gender and the sacred in Moses films -- Legend and history in modern scholarly portraits of Moses -- Interlude. Biblical text, biblical tradition -- Concealment, revelation, and gender: the veil of Moses in the Bible and in Christian art -- . Part II. Uncanny biblical texts -- Moses' heavy mouth: discourse and revelation in Exodus 4.10-17 -- Torah of Moses: Deuteronomy 31-32 as a textual memorial -- Song and the blessing: poetic discourse in Deuteronomy 32-33 -- Birth, death and writing of Moses.

Exalted for centuries as a hero and author of the Bible, Moses is inseparable from biblical tradition itself. Moses is also an inherently ambiguous figure and a perennial focus of controversy, from ancient disputes of priestly rivalry to modern issues of class, gender and race. In Rewriting Moses, Brian Britt analyses elements of polemic and ideology in the Moses of the Bible, of film, novel, visual art and scholarship. He argues that the biblical Moses lives within writing, while the post-biblical Moses lives more often in biography. Yet later rewritings of Moses refract biblical traditions of.

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