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This is the introductory chapter of the book Illuminating Moses: A History of Reception from Exodus to the Renaissance. It presents an overview of how the other chapters in the book are organized. The book explores the dynamic figure of Moses. Moses clearly emerges as the leader of the Exodus from Egypt, lawgiver, prophet, writer of the Torah (or Pentateuch), an extraordinary psalmist and poet, a typological figure, a key antecedent whose fulfillment is seen in Joshua, the judges Huldah and Deborah, the prophet Elijah, and the king Josiah in the Hebrew Bible, Jesus in the Christian New Testament (NT), and such diverse people as St. Francis, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I, the Sidneys, Sir Francis Drake, Michelangelo, and the Pope in the Renaissance. These understandings had a tremendous impact on Jews and Christians for thousands of years.

Keywords: Deborah; Elijah; Exodus; Hebrew Bible; Jesus; Jews; Joshua; Moses; New Testament (NT); prophet



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