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Early Jewish and Christian Memories of Moses' Wives: Exogamist Marriage and Ethnic Identity
Winslow, Karen Strand

Lewiston, N.Y.: Mellen, 2005 pp. iv + 493. $139.95

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Studies in the Bible and Early Christianity, 66


Description: This book “frames” the appearances of Moses’ wives in Israel’s story and in the interpretive literature of Jews and Christians. Their responses to the account of Zipporah and the Cushite in the Scriptures reveal their views on circumcision, exogamy, monogamy, and even chastity, for an exegetical motif emerged that Moses “withdrew” from his wife after he became a prophet for God.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Amelia Devin Freedman
Published 12/29/2007
Citation: Amelia Devin Freedman, review of Karen Strand Winslow, Early Jewish and Christian Memories of Moses' Wives: Exogamist Marriage and Ethnic Identity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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