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Slap, J.W. (1974). American Imago. XXX, 1973: Moses and Pharaoh: A Psychoanalytic Study of Their Encounter. Dorothy F. Zeligs. Pp. 192-220.. Psychoanal Q., 43:696-696.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: American Imago. XXX, 1973: Moses and Pharaoh: A Psychoanalytic Study of Their Encounter. Dorothy F. Zeligs. Pp. 192-220.

(1974). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 43:696-696

American Imago. XXX, 1973: Moses and Pharaoh: A Psychoanalytic Study of Their Encounter. Dorothy F. Zeligs. Pp. 192-220.

Joseph William Slap

There is an awesomeness about the personality and accomplishments of Moses that tends to place him beyond the realm of mortal man, close to divinity itself; yet there are repeated reminders of his human origins and human failings. Zeligs attempts to show that the psychological basis for this contradictory image is a problem with self-esteem: while suffering deep and painful feelings of inadequacy, Moses had a strong wish for omnipotence and the sense of being special.

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Slap, J.W. (1974). American Imago. XXX, 1973. Psychoanal. Q., 43:696-696

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