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This front matter section of the book Illuminating Moses: A History of Reception from Exodus to the Renaissance contains the table of contents, acknowledgements, list of abbreviations and a list of contributors. The book explores the dynamic figure of Moses. The representation of Moses in the Bible intensely impacted later Judeo-Christian literature, history, and theology. This impact begins with the book of Exodus, the reception of Moses in the Prophets, the Writings of the Hebrew Bible, and the gospels and epistles of the Judeo-Christian New Testament (NT). The book continues in late-antique Jewish and Christian writings, and flourishes in medieval Jewish philosophy and midrashim as well as scholastic writings in history and theology and Middle English vernacular literature. The audiences of Moses' story, as told in the Bible, were able to perceive the great symbolic potential and figurative beauty of the idea of Moses.

Keywords: book of Exodus; Hebrew Bible; Judeo-Christian New Testament (NT); medieval Jewish philosophy; midrashim; Moses; Renaissance



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