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The Pilgrimage Pattern in Exodus
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The Pilgrimage Pattern in Exodus


Sheffield Academic Press 1997

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Underlying Exodus in its priestly redaction is a pilgrimage. Smith's new book starts by reviewing pilgrimage shrines, feasts and practices in ancient Israel. Next, it examines the two pilgrimage journeys in Exodus. In Exodus 1-15, Moses' journeys to Mount Sinai, experiences God and receives his commission. In Exodus 16–40, Moses and the people together journey to Mount Sinai for the people's experience of God and their commission. Between lies Exodus 15, the fulcrum of the book: verses 1–12 look back and verses 13-18 look forward to Israel's journey to Sinai. Finally, the different meanings of Torah in the book of Exodus are contrasted, and the book concludes with a consideration of Exodus's larger place in the Pentateuch.

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  • Includes detailed table of contents, indexes, and bibliographies to aid study

Product Details

  • Title: The Pilgrimage Pattern in Exodus
  • Author: Mark S. Smith
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 355

About Mark S. Smith

Mark S. Smith is Professor of Theology, Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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