In A Commentary on the Book of Exodus, Cassuto’s comments have a vivid quality seldom found in the exegetical writings of other biblical expositors, who all too often prefer a simplistic and lifeless approach to their subject. Cassuto succeeds in injecting a sense of dramatic excitement into his interpretations. Without neglecting the scientific data provided by archeological and philological research, he makes us conscious of the literary attributes of the Bible.
A Commentary on the Book of Exodus does not separate the annotations from the biblical text, but forms a continuous, unified commentary in which the scriptural citations are interlinked with the exposition. The elements are so closely and artistically interwoven as to form a new literary entity—not a text with notes, but a homogeneous expository work, which must rank among the finest modern contributions to the treasury of biblical learning.
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Umberto Cassuto was a professor of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. An Italian historian and biblical and Semitic scholar, he began to make a name in the world of scholarship by virtue of a series of articles mainly on the history of Jews in Italy. In 1912, he began to publish important papers and books on Bible studies. All his works are of great significance to this day. Cassuto died in 1951.