Theology & Philosophy

Moses and the Liberation of the Hebrew Nation


This conference will examine the career of Moses as political and spiritual leader as presented in Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. We will also read selections from the Qur'an and sayings of Muhammad in order to compare the status of Moses within Judaism and Islam.


Conference Readings

The Qur'an. Translated by M. A. S. Abdel Haleem. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Alter, Robert. The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.

Narrated by Abu Dhar. “Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 8, Number 345.” (September 2, 2015).

Narrated on the authority of Anas b. Malik. “Hadith found in ‘The Book of Faith (Kitab Al-Imam)’ of Sahih Muslim.” (September 2, 2015).