Books: God's Underground?

MOSES, PRINCE OF EGYPT (303 pp.)—Howard Fast—Crown ($3.95).

JEPHTA AND HIS DAUGHTER (255 pp.) —Lion Feuchtwanger—Putnam ($3.95).

St. Paul told the Corinthians that "the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance." In latter days Moses has been psychoanalyzed by Freud (Moses and Monotheism) and has taken his turn at the treaDeMille (The Ten Commandments). Now. ex-Communist Howard Fast, veteran of 14 mostly ideological novels (Citizen Tom Paine, Freedom Road), has turned out what looks like Volume I of a Mosaic saga with overtones of both...

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