Exploring Exodus

The Origins of Biblical Israel
Product Number: EB00167662
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307760692
Publisher: Schocken
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The book of Exodus records the pivotal events in the formation of biblical Israel-the deliverance from slavery, the leadership of Moses, the wilderness wanderings, and the giving of the Law at Mount Sinai. Bible scholar Nahum Sarna, whose widely praised Understanding Genesis has become a standard text, examines and illuminates the distinctiveness of the Exodus narrative in light of ancient Near Eastern history and contemporaneous cultures-Egyptian, Assyrian, Canaanite, and Babylonian. In a new foreword to this edition, Sarna takes up the debate over whether the exodus from Egypt really happened, clarifying the arguments on both sides and drawing us back to the uniqueness and enduring significance of biblical text.

Author(s): Nahum M. Sarna
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Aug 10, 2011

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