Moses The Egyptian In The Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (london, British Library Cotton Ms Claudius B.iv) by Herbert R. BroderickMoses The Egyptian In The Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (london, British Library Cotton Ms Claudius B.iv) by Herbert R. Broderick

Moses The Egyptian In The Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (london, British Library Cotton Ms…

byHerbert R. Broderick

Hardcover | November 15, 2017

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In Moses the Egyptian, Herbert Broderick analyzes the iconography of Moses in the famous illuminated eleventh-century manuscript known as the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch. A translation into Old English of the first six books of the Bible, the manuscript contains over 390 images, of which 127 depict Moses with a variety of distinctive visual attributes. 
 
Broderick presents a compelling thesis that these motifs, in particular the image of the horned Moses, have a Hellenistic Egyptian origin. He argues that the visual construct of Moses in the Old English Hexateuch may have been based on a Late Antique, no longer extant, prototype influenced by works of Hellenistic Egyptian Jewish exegetes, who ascribed to Moses the characteristics of an Egyptian-Hellenistic king, military commander, priest, prophet, and scribe. These Jewish writings were utilized in turn by early Christian apologists such as Clement of Alexandria and Eusebius of Caesarea. Broderick’s analysis of this Moses imagery ranges widely across religious divides, art-historical religious themes, and classical and early Jewish and Christian sources.
 
Herbert Broderick is one of the foremost historians in the field of Anglo-Saxon art, with a primary focus on Old Testament iconography. Readers with interests in the history of medieval manuscript illustration, art history, and early Jewish and Christian apologetics will find much of interest in this profusely illustrated study.
 
Herbert R. Broderick is a professor of art history at Lehman College of the City University of New York. Professor Broderick is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.  
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Title:Moses The Egyptian In The Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (london, British Library Cotton Ms…Format:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.94 inPublished:November 15, 2017Publisher:Longleaf Services Univ of Notre Dame du LacLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0268102058

ISBN - 13:9780268102050

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“No doubt this publication will create a vivid discussion in different fields of the academic world. I hope that Egyptologists will also take note of this inspiring work.” —Dietrich Wildung, director emeritus, Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, Berlin