Midrash: Moshe’s Role in Creation


I recreantly came across an academic publication in which a Jewish professor made the statement that Jewish patriarchs, like Yakob and Moshe, were credited with a role in creation according to Jewish midrash. I am aware of a post-Talmudic midrash, Pirke Rabi Eliezer, in which Yakob’s stone in Genesis 28:18 is taken to represent the navel of the earth.

Are you aware of any texts/teachings that say similar things regarding Moshe’s supposed role in Creation?

Thank you



  1. I am not familiar with such a text, but that does not mean that it is not a possibility. The amount of Midrashic texts is enormous; some are more well known and some are less so. If the paper that you read furnished sources, Just Ask! will be happy to try and investigate them for you.

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