Moses is an inspirational prophetic figure in Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious traditions. This book journeys through the Abrahamic faiths and illustrates their respective depictions of the Moses’ stories. Each chapter of the book examines the stories of the Prophet Moses in the biblical narrative of the Old Testament, in the exegesis of the Jewish Midrash, the Christian writer Ephrem the Syrian, and in the passages of the Qur’an. The book shows the relationship between the four primary sources and consequently between the religious traditions, which they represent. In exploring the differences and similarities between the Hebrew Bible, Jewish rabbinical commentaries, Syriac Christian exegesis and the Qur’an, this book seeks for a deeper understanding of the Prophet Moses in the religious history of humanity.
Table of Contents (v)
Chapter 1. Moses’ Childhood: The formative years of God’s chosen one in the Biblical narrative, the Jewish Exegesis, the writings of St Ephrem the Syrian and in the Qur’an (39)
Chapter 2. From the Burning Bush onwards: The beginning of signs in Moses’ story (81)
Chapter 3. Preparation to the Crossing of the Red Sea (115)
Chapter 4. The LAW for the Chosen People (193)
Chapter 5. Theology of Signs in relation to the story of Moses (275)