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Implikacje dialogu – studium na temat spotkania Jetro i Mojżesza
Implications of dialogue – a study on meeting of Jethro and Moses

Author(s): Katarzyna Walkowiak
Subject(s): Jewish Thought and Philosophy, History of Judaism
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Teologiczne
Keywords: The meeting of Jethro and Moses; biblical exegesis; interreligious dialogue; nature of the dialogue; moment of dialog; exchange of gifts; Jethro councils; conversion to Judaism; worship of God YHWH;

Summary/Abstract: The pericope concerning the meeting of Moses and Jethro (Ex 18, 1–27) provides a number of interesting conclusions about the nature of the interreligious dialogue. Using biblical exegesis, literary analysis, as well as with the comments of Jewish rabbis, the article takes on the task to further examine the nature and consequences of the dialogue. While recognizing the meeting of the Midianite priest and Moses as a “moment of dialog”, the importance of the exchange of gifts in the process of dialogue has been particularly stressed. To make this dialogue possible, Jethro first heard and traveled to the desert, and in turn, Moses stood out in front of his father-in-law and told what God made with Israel.

  • Issue Year: 65/2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 345-364
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish