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46. Coats, Moses, pp. 53-55. 47. The father is unnamed. 83-91 is Jethro, but is in any case not linked to Moses. 48. , Isa. 9-10). Such mythological allusions are even less likely to occur in the Qur'an than in the Tanak. 49. Coats, Moses, pp. 89-108. 50 While there are references to Moses selecting seventy elders and to God appointing leaders after Moses, nothing comparable to the non-heroic Jethro tradition of Exodus 18 occurs. The priestly aspects of Moses in the Pentateuch do not belong to the heroic Moses.
He thus set up a process in which each step must be taken in order. Form criticism became divided into at least two parts: form criticism and Gattung criticism, the first of these Uberlieferungsgeschichtliche Studien (I, Halle, 1943; II, Stuttgart, 1948) traced the basic elements or themes of the Pentateuch as separate traditions gradually melded into a basic stream (G). He separated Genesis-Numbers from Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, the latter comprising a Deuteronomistic history, a literary unity by a Deuteronomic author.
Cupitt; London: A. & C. Black, 1969), p. x (= Was ist Formgeschichte? Neue Wege der Bibelexegese [Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2nd edn, 1967]). BUTLER Narrative Form Criticism 43 strict history. 13 Poetic narratives, on the other hand, carried the imprint of the circles that formed, preserved, and transmitted them for centuries. Such poetic narratives appear in different Gattungen: myth, saga, fairy tale, and fable. Only later do short stories and legends appear. Myths were narratives in which the active persons were divine.