Wednesday, July 27, 2016

We are just starting our July discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's

Moses, Man of the Mountain 
 Zora's 1939 novel, based on the Book of Exodus, had some group members grateful for the lack of dialect, but others missed the language of Jonah's Gourd Vine.

Was Moses the actual brother of Aaron, or was he as Hurston proposes, an Egyptian around whom the "adoption" story was added? Opinions differ both in our group and among scholars.

The plagues in Hurston's account mirror those in Exodus: the blood, frogs, snakes, locusts, flies, darkness, and the deaths of the children.

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