Prof. Yahuda Challenges Freud Theory on Moses

Prof. Abraham S.E. Yahuda, London orientalist and biblical scholar, guest of honor at a luncheon of the Association of Reform Rabbis in New York City at the Taft Hotel yesterday challenged what he termed the “speculative and imaginary” theories about Moses and the origin of monotheism in Egypt which were advanced by Prof. Sigmund Freud shortly before his death a year ago.

Prof. Yahuda said that not only was Dr. Freud unqualified to advance any opinion on the subject, but that he had blindly copied and followed certain theories of Egyptologists and biblical critics, particularly of the German theologian, Prof. Sellin, who later withdrew his own statements at the Congress of Orientalists at Leipzig.

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