Moses loomed large in Second Temple Jewish literature as the founder of the Jewish people. The first few generations of Christians had to engage with this reality and locate Jesus in a theological landscape dominated by the figure and the legacy of Moses. This paper will map some of the ways in which different Christian authors during the first 100 years after Easter configured Moses to serve their own purposes of promoting Jesus as the eschatological prophet. This study is not concerned with the historicity of either Moses or Jesus, but rather seeks to explore how the early Jesus communities engaged with the legacy of Moses in the first hundred years of Christianity.
|Title of host publication||Essays on Moses from Buenos aires|
|Subtitle of host publication||Moses in three traditions and in literature|
|Place of Publication||Newcastle upon Tyne, UK|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Number of pages||37|
|Publication status||Published - 02 Jan 2017|
Jenks, G. (2017). A prophet like Moses: Early christian use of the Moses tradition. In J. Greene (Ed.), Essays on Moses from Buenos aires: Moses in three traditions and in literature (1st ed., pp. 151-187). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.