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I enjoyed learning about the many parallels between the ascent of Moses and the ascent of Abraham. Thank you.
I recently read in “Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism” the following passage: “It was widely assumed in rabbinic literature that Moses not only climbed to the top of Mount Sinai to receive the Torah, but that he also ascended into Paradise . . . There are several versions of this legend of heavenly ascent. That in Pesikta Rabbati is the most extensive.” Has anyone explored the parallels between the account of the ascent of Moses in our Moses 1 with the traditions of his ascent in the rabbinic literature?
Hi, Josh! You are correct in pointing out that there are many parallels to Moses 1 in the rabbinic literature than were explored in this article. Perhaps these are things you or some other reader may want to write about?
If I remember correctly, Douglas Clark may have touched on some of this literature:
Clark, E. Douglas. “A prologue to Genesis: Moses 1 in light of Jewish traditions.” BYU Studies 45, no. 1 (2006): 129-42.
Would enjoy hearing more about your findings as you continue to explore.
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Hi, Kamron. This is definitely a labor of love for us, and you are kind to let us know of your interest. I appreciate the work you are doing to advance the Gospel through art, too. –Jeff
Thank you, Brethren, for the generosity of this astonishing work, for your faithful tone and rigorous scholarship. As a non-scholar who spent twenty of my adult years outside of the church, I consider it a privilege and gift to have access to these insights.